Construction to Force Interstate Detours

PHOENIX, Ore. – Interstate 5 traffic will be detoured starting Tuesday night near Phoenix, so bridge beams can be placed for the new Fern Valley exit 24 overpass. Southbound traffic will be detoured from Medford exit 27 to Talent exit 21 using Oregon 99 from November 18th through the 20th from 10:00 P.M. to 5:00 … Continue reading »

Motorcycle Crash Kills Woman

NEAR ROSEBURG, Ore. — Oregon State Police is investigating Sunday evening’s motorcycle-involved crash on I-5 south of Roseburg that killed a female adult passenger and injured two adult males. On September 21st at about 6:35 p.m., a 2009 Harley Davidson driven by Kevin Wiltrout, 32 from Phoenix, Ore. was traveling down the on-ramp to southbound … Continue reading »

Talent Dispensary Focused On Going Green

TALENT, Ore — A medical marijuana dispensary focused on “going green” is up and running in the Rogue Valley. For the last five weeks, Talent Health club has been working with patients at their store on South Pacific Highway. The shop is one of three Rogue Valley dispensaries with city and state certification that are open, … Continue reading »

Pipeline Crews Restricted To Night Shift

ASHLAND, Ore. — The pipeline that currently connects Talent and Phoenix to Medford Water District, will soon have another piece with its final connection to Ashland. Crews have been working on the pipeline from Talent to Ashland along Highway 99 for the last several months. Now that they have made it to South Valley View … Continue reading »

Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Talent

TALENT, Ore. — A state and city approved medical marijuana dispensary will soon be opening in Talent. Despite Talent’s current moratorium, Green Valley Wellness on South Pacific Highway will welcome patients after months of preparation. Green Valley Wellness received a business license from Talent in March, about a month before the city put an emergency … Continue reading »

Pipeline Project Underway Near Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — A move bringing more water to Ashland has been talked about for years by city officials and is now underway. Construction crews are working on a pipeline project near Ashland and Talent. Right now, the construction is on Highway 99 near the intersection with South Valley View Road. In the last 10 … Continue reading »

New Rest Area Coming Soon

ASHLAND, Ore. — A plan for a new rest stop near Ashland is moving forward. Yesterday, Jackson County commissioners approved using alternative water sources for the project. It is a requirement that all rest areas be connected to a water supply. In this case the water supply would be served by the city of Ashland. … Continue reading »

Decisions on Medical Marijuana

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass City Council voted unanimously at Wednesday night’s City Council meeting to enact a one year moratorium on dispensaries. The moratorium spans from May 1st, 2014 through May 1st, 2015. However, the Council also approved an ordinance to ban medical marijuana within City limits altogether. Therefore, even after the … Continue reading »

Movie Rental Giant To Close Its Doors

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Those in the movie rental business said 2004 was the peak for industry and 2009 is when they took a big hit. On demand, streaming, and Redbox are among the change to movie renting.  Ever since, movie rental giants have been closing and soon Blockbuster will hit eject. “You’ll find our … Continue reading »

Cougar Spotted Near Talent Apartments

TALENT, Ore. — Just before sunset on Tuesday, a cougar was spotted lurking near a Talent apartment complex. Police said the cougar was not very afraid of people and appeared to be either sick or injured and may have been hit by a car. It was the second time Talent police had been called out … Continue reading »

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