Median Sales Price Increase For Jackson County Homes

By Jim McCoy Fri 4th May Newseconomyreal estate

The latest report from the Rogue Valley Association of Realtors shows local home prices on the rise. The median price in the most recent rolling quarter  was $149-thousand dollars, a 4.9 percent increase over the last year. The county is broken up into 11 areas in their reporting, and 9 of them reported an increase in sale price.Read More »

Search Continues For Missing Man Swept Into River

By Jim McCoy Fri 4th May NewsRogue Riversearches

Following up on a story from the Dove morning news, searchers were out at first light Friday looking for a man who fell into a roaring stretch of the Rogue River in the Cascade Range of southern Oregon.
     Jackson County sheriff's spokeswoman Andrea Carlson says the
21-year-old man was visiting family members in the area. He wasRead More »

Policeman, Residents Burned In Grants Pass Apartment Fire

By Jim McCoy Fri 4th May NewsfireGrants Pass news

Three residents of a Grants Pass  apartment complex on Northeast 8th Street and a police officer were injured in an early Friday morning apartment fire. The names and condition of the victims have not been released.Read More »

Oregon Medicaid Overhaul Gets Federal Funds

The Obama administration is buying into an ambitious health care initiative in Oregon, to the tune of $1.9 billion over five years.
     The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday
it has tentatively agreed to help Oregon pay the startup costs of a
plan that would improve coordination among care providers andRead More »

Klamath Falls City Councilor Faces Sex Abuse Charges

By Jim McCoy Thu 3rd May NewsGregory TaylorKlamath Falls news

A member of the Klamath Falls City Council has been arrested on a charge of sexual abuse of a boy under the age of 6.
     The Herald and News reports that 60-year-old Gregory Alvin Taylor was booked Wednesday at the Klamath County jail and released after posting 10 percent of the $100,000 bail.Read More »

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

Jackson County residents will once again have opportunity to drop off household hazardous waste Friday and Saturday this week at the Rogue Transfer and Recycling Station at 8001 Table Rock Road in White City. The $5-per vehicle cost covers up to a cubic yard of waste.Read More »

Eagle Point School Superintendent OK'ed To Hire Strike Subs

By Jim McCoy Thu 3rd May NewsEagle Point schoolslabor disputes

The Eagle Point School District is planning to hire substitute teachers if the teachers' union goes ahead with a threatened strike on Tuesday.
     The school board gave Superintendent Cynda Rickert permission
Wednesday to hire substitutes and to offer incentive pay to
employees who choose not to strike.Read More »

Phoenix-Talent School District Name Change

By Jim McCoy Wed 2nd May NewsPhoenix newsschools

Officials at a southwest Oregon schooldistrict think a name change would help them retain students. The Phoenix-Talent School District lost 54 students this year to the neighboring Ashland district, under a new state open enrollment law.Read More »

Eagle Point School Board Meeting

By Jim McCoy Wed 2nd May NewsEagle Point School District

The Eagle Point School Board is meeting today at 6 p.m. to discuss alternative plans as talks between the district and the education association failed to yield a resolution Tuesday night. Further negotiations have been postponed until Monday, May 7th at 1 p.m. The strike deadline is Tuesday.Read More »

Six Southern Oregon Medical Marijuana Growers Charged

By Jim McCoy Wed 2nd May Newsmedical marijuana

Six men have been charged in the first federal prosecution in Oregon of medical marijuana growers. Two were arraigned Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Medford, two more were slated to appear today (Wednesday), and the last two are expected later this week.
     They are accused of conspiring and selling thousands of poundsRead More »


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