Pear Blossom Related Road Closures

Pear Blossom festivities will affect traffic in the downtown Medford area over the course of Friday and Saturday. Through 7 p.m. tonight, Main Street will be closed from Riverside to Central Avenue, Bartlett Street will be closed from Middleford Alley to 8th Street, and the public parking lot between Riverside Avenue and Bartlett, north of 8th.Read More »

New Funding For Increased Highway 140 Patrols

Grant funds from ODOT will once again strengthen patrols in the Lake Of The Woods safety corridor along Highway 140 between mileposts 29 and 47.  Safety corridors are segments of the highway system that are deemed to have inordinately high fatal crash rates.Read More »

Memorial Service For Missing Man

A Canadian man will be remembered at a public memorial service Saturday, more than a year after he was last seen leaving his stranded van in the Nevada wilderness.
     The service for Albert Chretien will be held at the Bethel Church in his hometown of Penticton, British Columbia.Read More »

Surgeon Sentenced

A Bend man with ties to Medford has been sentenced to six years for a scam in which he lured investors into putting money into franchised alternative medicine centers.Read More »

More Details Surface In Death of State Hospital Worker

More details are surfacing in the on the job death of an Oregon State Hospital employee who died Wednesday night. 36-year old Matthew Barron of Salem reportedly died of natural causes between 6 and 6:30p.m. An autopsy is pending. Barron is survived by a wife and 3 children. He had worked for nearly three years as a mental health security technician.Read More »

Case Calls Attention to Oregon Child Labor Laws

Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian is urging businesses that employ minors to consult his agency (BOLI) first. This comes after Oregon City’s Schultz Manufacturing was fined after a teen was injured using a band saw that he shouldn’t have been operating.Read More »

Fire Sprinkler Goes Off At RVMC

A fire sprinkler went off in the mental health unit at Rogue Valley Medical Center this Thursday caused a rush of firefighters and police to the hospital. Any flames were quickly doused, but flowing water necessitated a full response. Crews vacuumed up the water and police were investigating the incident.

Meeting For New ACCESS Food Share Garden

ACCESS is starting a new food share garden at the OSU Extension Center on Hanley Road. An informational meeting will be held Saturday, April 14, at the Jacksonville Library Community Room from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.Read More »

Tri Met Making Fee Changes

Portland's regional mass transit agency plans to increase fares by as much as 19 percent and eliminate its free-rail zone in an effort to close a budget deficit.
     TriMet projects a budget shortfall of between $12 million and
$17 million, pending the outcome of contract talks with workers.Read More »

Free Concert Featuring Local Performers at Craterian Theater

Craterian Performances is announcing the 11th annual Stars On Stage, Sunday, April 22 at 7 p.m., at Medford’s Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater on South Central. The free community concert will feature 20 local winners of the District 8 high school music competitions.Read More »


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