Rafting Business Back On Track

SHADY COVE, Ore. — This time last year, thunderstorms moved through southern Oregon and lightning sparked several fires. The smoke from those fires moved into the valley and just about put rafting companies out of business for the year. One company said so far this year, they’re back on track. Rafts are stacked up and ready … Continue reading »

Shady Cove to Discuss Marijuana

SALEM, Ore. — Another Southern Oregon city will take up the issue of how to deal with legal medical marijuana dispensaries this week. Shady Cove officials are meeting to discuss it Thursday night at 6 p.m. at the Shady Cove City Council Chamber. Meanwhile, Oregon lawmakers are deciding how much local governments can do when … Continue reading »

Water Short-Circuits System

SHADY COVE, Ore. — A leaking roof is being blamed for problems with the new security system at Shady Cove School. The sheriff’s office and school staff were alerted last week when the new alarm went off twice without anyone pushing the button. The system was just installed this summer as a way to remotely … Continue reading »

Water Bonds Discussed For Shady Cove

SHADY COVE, Ore. – When the ballots are counted in Jackson County on Tuesday night, Shady Cove residents and city officials will know if the third time is the charm for efforts to create a city-wide water system. Shady Cove has long been known as the largest city in the state without it’s own water … Continue reading »

Helicopter Crash Being Investigated

DRY CREEK, Ore. – The pilot of a downed helicopter is uninjured, but the aircraft remains in the middle of the forest. The helicopter had been helping the Oregon Department of Forestry on two fires before experiencing problems Sunday afternoon. The crash site is on private land outside of Shady Cove. At the crash site … Continue reading »

Police Search For Ghoul-Dressed Burglar

SHADY COVE, Ore. — A man caught on surveillance dressed in a Halloween costume is suspected of stealing thousands of dollars worth of items from two different stores in Shady Cove. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the two separate burglaries that occurred on July 27 and July 28 this year. The Sheriff’s … Continue reading »

Nearly-Drowned Rogue River Fisher In Critical Condition

By Sharon Ko SHADY COVE, Ore. — A man fishing in the Rogue River is in serious condition after he almost drowned while fishing. Witnesses say 45-year-old Robert McGarvey was fishing upstream. They say he possibly had a stroke causing him to fall into the water. Some fishers downstream say they saw McGarvey floating face … Continue reading »