Gov. Kitzhaber Declares Drought

SALEM, Ore. — Gov. Kitzhaber declared a drought emergency in Jackson County on Tuesday, according to a press release sent out by the Governor. Jackson County Commissioners requested the emergency declaration this spring, and the State Drought council considered the county’s request by weighing current water conditions, future climate forecasts, and agricultural impacts. “Historic drought … Continue reading »

Election Office Contact Information

Ballots mailed out Friday, May 2, 2014. Ballots must be turned in by Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by 8:00 P.M. If you haven’t received your ballot by Friday May 9, 2014, contact your county elections office with the information below. Jackson County Elections 1101 W Main St # 201 Medford, OR 97501 Phone: (541) 774-6148 … Continue reading »

Hay Producers Already Irrigating

APPLEGATE VALLEY, Ore. — The dry weather that has stretched on for months has impacted hay producers who say they have had to irrigate much sooner than usual. In a normal year, a field can produce three harvests of hay and ranchers irrigate after the first cut. This year, producers say they’re just hopeful to … Continue reading »

SOU’s Avila Gets Centrowitz’s Attention

EUGENE, Ore. – Eric Avila already proved he can compete with the top collegiate runners in the nation when he set the best time in the 5,000 Meter Run at the Stanford Invitational earlier this month. On Saturday, Avila established his presence among the best overall runners in the country. Avila finished 0.33 seconds behind … Continue reading »

Governor Visits Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — Governor John Kitzhaber is hoping to increase economic development and job creation in Southern Oregon. Kitzhaber was in Medford this afternoon and met with development leaders in the area and toured the development hub downtown. Recent studies show there are more new jobs in the state, but Kitzhaber says some regions like … Continue reading »

Local Runner Remembers Boston Bombing

MEDFORD, Ore. – Boston Marathon runner Justin Rosas wore jacket the jacket given out at last year’s race Tuesday and said he will never forget April 15th 2013. “It’s actually been more difficult today than I would have guessed on the one year anniversary. I don’t think about it every day, I do think about … Continue reading »

2014 Britt Festival Lineup Announced

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – The lineup for the 2014 Britt Festival has been announced. Organizers say about 60,000 people attend the summer festival to hear all genres of music. Artists at the festival range from classical, country, jazz, rock, pop, bluegrass and folk genres. The launch party wrapped up this evening for the 52nd season for the … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: School Buses

MEDFORD, Ore.– Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber recently signed a proclamation declaring April 8 through the 12th as school bus safety week. This week, Oregon Trails takes a look at when school buses got on the road in our region and how transportation has grown in Southern Oregon.

Josephine County Voters’ Pamphlet Out

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — The Josephine County Voters’ pamphlet for the May 20, 2014 Primary Election is officially out and posted to the County Clerk’s website.  The last day to register to vote or change your party affiliation for the Primary Election is April 29th. Ballots are scheduled to be mailed to the registered voters of … Continue reading »

Allergy Season in Full Swing

MEDFORD, Ore. — The flowers and trees in the Rouge Valley can be easy on the eyes but hard on the sinuses. Allergy sufferer Mike Brown knows all too well as he walked his dog Monday morning. “Never had an allergies. None, absolutely none.  Come here, Boom! It’s like the waters let loose,” said Brown. … Continue reading »

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