Advisory For Jackson Creek Lifted

By Jim McCoy Wed 18th July Newshealth advisoryJackson Creek

The Oregon Health Authority says the health advisory for Jackson Creek in the Central Point area has been lifted. Water monitoring data confirms the species of blue-green algae cells in the creek water were of the non-toxic producing variety.Read More »

Ashland Fire: Cause of Benson Way Fire "Undetermined"

By Jim McCoy Wed 18th July NewsAshland newsfire

The Ashland Fire Department says the cause of the fire at Alchemical Solutions, an organic distillery on Benson Way Friday is undetermined. Division Chief Marguerite Hickman says equipment used in distilling may have been the cause, but more testing would be needed at a forensic laboratory to be more specific.Read More »

Home Building Construction on the Rise

By Steve Johnson Wed 18th July News
Home-builder confidence in the United States is up to a five year high. Sales of new homes are expected to strengthen this year across the nation.
Locally you might have noticed a steady trend of large construction projects throughout Southern Oregon.Read More »
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Tsunami Dock Removal Work To Begin July 31st

By Jim McCoy Wed 18th July Newstsunami debris

Most of Agate Beach at Newport will remain open to the public when workers cut up and remove the 66-foot long dock that washed ashore June 5. It had been carried away from a port in Japan by the March 2011 tsunami.Read More »

Little Change In State Employment Picture

By Jim McCoy Tue 17th July Newseconomyjobs

Oregon employers created 1,700 new jobs in June, but the unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 8.5 percent. That's according to new figures released on Tuesday. The unemployment rate was 8.4 percent in May. Hiring was strong in the manufacturing sector as well as transportation and utilities, but those gains were partially offset by declines in government and service jobs.Read More »

Gov. Kitzhaber Declares State of Emergency For Wildfires

By Jim McCoy Tue 17th July NewsfiresGov. John Kitzhaber

Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared a state of emergency in response to wildfires that have burned more than 1,100 square miles in southeastern Oregon. Kitzhaber signed an executive order Tuesday directing state agencies to assist affected landowners and seek federal disaster assistance.Read More »

Jackson County Fair Begins

By admin Tue 17th July NewsfairJackson County
The Jackson County Fair has begun, without the 100 degree temperatures
normally associated with the week long event.Read More »
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Check cashing arrest

By admin Tue 17th July News
Police say an Oregon man tried to cash a check from another man's account, only to run into his victim at the bank. Medford police arrested 37 year old Matthew Frombach on Saturday after the victim's friend chased him down and tackled him outside the bank.Read More »

Forest Homicide

By admin Tue 17th July NewsLake County
Sheriff's officers in Southern Oregon say a woman whose body was found in a utility trailer on national forest land earlier this month is a homicide victim. Lake County Sheriff Phil McDonald says an autopsy has identified the woman as 47 year old Valerie Annette Watts of Lakeview.  Her daughter reported her missing on June 25.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Jackson County Surveyor Dies In Accident

By Jim McCoy Mon 16th July NewsJackson County SurveyorKerry Bradshaw

A motor vehicle accident on Wilson Road in Central Point has claimed the life of Kerry Bradshaw, Jackson County Surveyor. The accident occurred Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Jackson County Administrator Danny Jordan says he will remember Bradshaw as a "kind man and worked toward creating and implementing his vision for the Surveyor's office.Read More »


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