Rogue Valley Stars Practice Dance Moves

MEDFORD, Ore. — Stars of the Rogue Valley are putting on their dancing shoes for the Fourth Annual Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars event and tickets are now on sale. The dance showdown is less than a month away on November 10th. So far, about 12% of the tickets have been sold. Contestants like … Continue reading »

Hiring For Seasonal Work Begins

MEDFORD, Ore. – Thousands of jobs will soon be coming to the Rogue Valley as Harry & David continues to bounce back from its struggles in 2010. The company says it is adding close to 1,300 jobs in Southern Oregon for the upcoming holiday season. Many of those jobs will be based in Harry & … Continue reading »

Fire Officials Recommend Planning Ahead

ROGUE VALLEY, Ore. — The warm, dry weather has fire officials warning Rogue Valley residents of potential wildfires. Officials say you should have an evacuation plan in place in case a fire forces you to leave your home. At this time, the fire danger level rests at high. “Preperation is the key. We can’t emphasize … Continue reading »

Possible New Rogue Valley Rail Service

By Ron Brown NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — It’s been 57 years since passenger trains rolled through the Rogue Valley and 60 years since they carried passengers over the Siskiyou Pass. Now, with federal funding pledged to help overhaul the Siskiyou Line for freight service, some Rogue Valley residents are wondering: why not add passenger service? … Continue reading »

Haze Covering the Rogue Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. — A smoky haze is covering the Rogue Valley and has been since Monday. The Department of Environmental Quality says it’s coming from fires in California, the recent fireworks, everyday pollution by cars, and summer vegetation emitting gas. A spokesman says older trees typically give off gases that produce a natural haze in … Continue reading »

Rogue Valley Summer Events Bring Tourism Dollars

By Steven Sandberg MEDFORD, Ore. — The summer tourism season in Southern Oregon is booming, as several events bring thousands of visitors to the Rogue Valley and organizers say it’s a huge boost to the local economy. In just the past week, the Rogue Valley was host to several week-long events and the opening of … Continue reading »

Rogue Valley Public Transportation Use Increases

By Danielle Craig MEDFORD, Ore. — Bus ridership is up across the country and in Southern Oregon, the Rogue Valley Transportation District is meeting the demand. Two and a half months ago it added evening and weekend service. The added bus stops have increased ridership by 21%. An increase in the use of public transportation … Continue reading »

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