Addressing the Need for Coats

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County’s average wage rate is up five percent from last year, but there are still 20-thousand kids who live below the poverty line. Kids all across Southern Oregon need coats to keep them warm this winter. It may not be the latest toy, but a coat at this time of year … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Inducing Labor

Well, it appears this baby is staying put! I guess I can’t blame him – he’s heard his big brother’s toddler temper tantrums – he’s probably a little scared! As my due date approaches (two days away!) I’m thinking more and more about how to naturally induce labor. Some of my co-workers have suggested the … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Guessing Game

With just eight days to go to my due date – I’m getting anxious for this baby to arrive! My co-workers are having a little fun with it, placing their bets on when baby #2 will arrive and how much he’ll weigh. You can take part, by guessing which one of my colleagues has the … Continue reading »

Police Forced to Shoot Bear in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police officers were forced to shoot a bear in a residential neighborhood early Thursday morning. At about 4:10 a.m., officers were notified of a black bear in the Washington Elementary School area. The bear was reported to have been going through trash cans in the area. When police arrived, the bear … Continue reading »

Rain Pours on Onion Mountain Fire

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Rain continues to fall on the Onion  Mountain Fire and the National Weather Service in Medford estimates the amount of rain that has fallen in the past day is equivalent to 20,000 bucket drops. Containment is officially listed at 80% but fire officials believe the end has come. “This rain, it … Continue reading »

Town Hall for Veterans Healthcare

MEDFORD, Ore. — A town hall put on by the American Legion will be held Monday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Jackson County Roads and Parks auditorium. The meeting is open to the public and veterans are encouraged to attend and share their experiences with the VA delays in medical care or benefit claims … Continue reading »

Crash into Water Kills Medford Man

NEAR COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The victim of a single vehicle fatal crash on London Rd. near Cottage Grove last week has been identified as 36-year old, Joaquin Vargascortes from Medford, according to officials. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle in the water off London Rd. near milepost 12 on … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Preparing for Baby #2

I’m ready. Well, as ready as you can be with a baby on the way. Yesterday I spent my day off packing my hospital bag (yes, three weeks later than suggested), put together a big brother kit for my son, wrote down the 24 hour schedule for my son, packed his overnight bag and wrote a … Continue reading »

Communities Evaluate Summer Water Usage

MEDFORD, Ore. — After a summer plagued by drought, the Medford Water Commission is taking a first look at summer water usage for this year. The agency says the city used noticeably less water than average, after highlighting drought conditions in notices and newsletters. The commission says it expected the community to use more than … Continue reading »

Fire Was an Accident at Auto Shop

MEDFORD, Ore. – The fire that scorched a Medford auto shop has been ruled an accident by Medford Fire-Rescue officials. The fire happened early Thursday morning at American Auto at 943 Summit Avenue. Investigators said an electrical failure appears to have sparked the flames. They believe the fire started in the cab of a truck that … Continue reading »

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