Names Released of Crash Victims

By Jim McCoy Tue 24th July Newscrashhit and run

The names of the reforestation crew members involved in a crash early Monday morning have been released. 23-year old Efren Vargas-Urena was killed when a Pacific Coast Contracting company van was struck by a pick-up driven by Leta Schroeder. Injured were 23-year old Arnulfa Anaya, 21-year old Dimas Rodriguez and 37-year old Pedro Santana-Arriaga were hospitalized.Read More »

Car Goes Over Embankment On Galice Road

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd July Newscar crash

A woman is being treated for life threatening injuries she sustained in a one car accident this morning in the 7500 block of Galice Road this morning. The vehicle went over the embankment and into the Rogue River.Read More »

Local Employment Picture Unchanged

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd July Newseconomyjobs

The latest report from Worksource Oregon shows the county employment picture is holding steady. The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate holds at 10.4 percent, but it’s improved over June 2011’s figure of 11.7 percent.Read More »

Police Seeking Woman Involved In Early Morning Crash

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd July Newsfatal car crash

A reforestation crew worker was killed early this morning in a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Crater Lake Highway and Highway 99 near the Rogue Valley Mall. The passenger was one of seven in a van struck by a pick-up truck driven by a woman who fled the scene at 3:40 a.m.Read More »

Air Patrol Reconnaissance (VIDEO)

By admin Mon 23rd July News
The next time you see a red white and blue airplane flying, it might be mapping out any seismic activity that’s occurred in Southern Oregon.
The Civil Air Patrol has been conducting emergency training exercises in Medford, Bend, Salem and Portland.  They’re photographing major points of interest that could be vulnerable as a result of eRead More »
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Walden Announces Good News For Grants Pass Veterans (VIDEO)

By Jim McCoy Fri 20th July NewsGrants Pass newsGreg WaldenVeterans

Oregon Second District Congressman Greg Walden (see also video below) announces that the Veteran's Administration has agreed to upgrade the Grants Pass Health Center, which expands services to some 11,000 veterans in Josephine County. The effect of the move will end veterans needing to travel to White City or Roseburg for routine care.Read More »

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Tribes Protest State's Delay on Klamath Dams

By Jim McCoy Fri 20th July NewsKlamath Dams

Two Northern California Native American tribes are protesting a decision by state officials to postpone the relicensing process for four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River.The Eureka Times-Standard reports the Hoopa and Resighini tribes are upset over Tuesday's decision by the State Water Resources Control Board to put the process on hold for another year.
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Blackwell Road House Fire

By Jim McCoy Fri 20th July Newsfire

A fire did "significant damage" to a house on Blackwell Road this morning. A neighbor reported the blaze to Jackson County Fire District 3 after 9 a.m. 

Nobody was home at the time of the incident. The surrounding land and garage were unharmed.Read More »

Southern Oregon Home Construction (VIDEO)

By admin Fri 20th July News

The commerce department reports housing starts rose to the highest level since October of 2008, but that might take a while to see the results in Southern Oregon according to one builder.

At the high point several years ago there were one or two homes being built and sold each week by Malot Construction.  Now it's averaging about one home per quarter.Read More »

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Update: Medford Air Travel Declines In June

By Jim McCoy Thu 19th July NewsMedford airporttravel

Air travel was down at the Medford airport in June, posting its lowest numbers for the month in four years. The 2012 passenger count of 60,432 was just marginally better than the 2008 figure of 60,267.Read More »


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