Talent Man Arrested on Domestic Violence

TALENT, Ore. — The Talent Police Department arrested Travis Thomson for his involvement in three separate domestic violence reports recently. Police say he was involved in one concerning a non-threatening gunshot wound to another man’s leg on January 23rd. Two additional reports happened after that, which also involved his ex-girlfriend. All were reported at the … Continue reading »

Out & About: Bear Creek Salmon Festival

Art Along the Rogue, Grants Pass The streets of Grants Pass are coming alive with color and sound this weekend. The heart of downtown Grants Pass is the canvas for the two-day art along the Rogue Festival. Come see how chalk art street painters transform city sidewalks and walls into works of art. Many of … Continue reading »

Talent Students Learn About Japan

TALENT, Ore. — An already bilingual classroom at Talent Elementary becomes tri-lingual for the day. The Japan-America Society of Oregon designed a special “on the road” program to teach kids about life in Japan. The students in Mrs. Kuriyama’s class can speak English and Spanish, and on Friday they were speaking some Japanese. Three Japanese … Continue reading »

Talent Tree Lighting Ceremony

TALENT, Ore. — A special tree lighting ceremony will be held in Talent this Tuesday evening to promote living and giving in our local community The 25th Annual Lights For Life Tree Ceremony is put on by the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation. It will be held at the Talent Community Center on Tuesday night at … Continue reading »

Talent Family Gets New Home

TALENT, Ore. — A Talent family who lost their home in a fire last month is now moving into a new house. The Knudson family has spent the past 3 days moving its belongings into their new house in Talent. Their old home was destroyed by a fire in September. Since then, the community has … Continue reading »

Fire Destroys House In Talent

TALENT, Ore. – Three members of a Talent family are out of their home following an early morning fire that brought in crews from three fire districts. The fire on Foss Road completely gutted the home of Malone and Sasha Knudson and their son, Dylan. Malone Knudson was in the shower about 5:45 a.m. on … Continue reading »

Local West Nile Concerns Addressed

EAGLE POINT, Ore. – The CDC says the West Nile Virus is spreading farther and faster this season than ever before. More than 1,100 cases have been reported in 47 states and at least 41 people have died. No state has been hit harder by West Nile than Texas, which is why many communities are … Continue reading »

West Nile Warning For Southern Oregon

TALENT, Ore. – For the first time in five years, mosquitoes are testing positive for West Nile Virus in Southern Oregon. The mosquitoes were found in Talent alongside the Bear Creek pathway. Vector Control says crews were out here Tuesday morning, fogging and looking for the source of these small creatures. West Nile Virus causes … Continue reading »

Talent Field Burns Out of Control

By Yessenia Anderson TALENT, Ore. — Half a dozen fire fighters helped contain flames on a field, after a controlled burn got out of hand. The fire began in an open field near the intersection of Talent Avenue and Rogue River Parkway. Fire crews were completely smoked out as they continued to douse the sparks. … Continue reading »

Talent Faces Trash Troubles

TALENT, Ore. — What Talent residents throw away, Recology picks up – but taking away that garbage is getting costly for the company. Recology says more people are choosing to recycle. It helps the environment, but hurts the company, saying producing fewer cans of trash means they have to charge less. Recology is also seeing … Continue reading »

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