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Medford Commons Parking Study

By Steve Johnson Wed 14th March News

 

THE CITY OF MEDFORD WANTS TO FIND OUT WHAT THE PARKING NEEDS MIGHT BE FOR THE LITHIA COMMONS BUILDING NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION.  BETWEEN NOW AND APRIL 29TH THE CITY WANTS PARKING EXPERTS TO SUBMIT STUDY PROPOSALS TO DETERMINE THE DEMANDS OF THE NEW COMMONS BUILDING BETWEEN FOURTH AND SIXTH AVENUE….AND THE PARKING NEEDS REQUIRED OF THE NEW CONSTRUCTION.Read More »

Oregon Highway Traffic Congestion

By Steve Johnson Wed 14th March News

A PROBLEM WITH FUEL EFFICIENT VEHICLES ON THE ROAD IS THAT THERE MAY BE LESS TAX MONEY AVAILABLE TO BUILD AND REPAIR THE ROADS THEY DRIVE ON.  TRAFFIC VOLUME IN THE MEDFORD AREA ON INTERSTATE-5 AND THE PACIFIC HIGHWAY HAS DROPPED UP TO 15-PERCENT IN A RECENT SIX YEAR PERIOD.  PART OF THE REASON FOR FEWER CARS ON THE ROAD IS SAID TO BE REFLECTED IN THE OVERALL DOWNTURN OF THE ECONOMY.&Read More »

Simmons Sentenced

BILLY SIMMONS- RECENTLY CONVICTED ON MANSLAUGHTER
CHARGES IN THE 1996 DEATH OF RUCH TEENAGER KAELIN GLAZER-
HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON. THE SENTENCE
WAS HANDED DOWN WEDNESDAY IN JACKSON COUNTY
CIRCUITY COURT BY JUDGE BENJAMIN BLOOM.

Gold Hill Man Arrested on Drug, Theft Charges

MEDFORD POLICE GOT A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN THEY BARGAINED
IN EXECUTING A SEARCH WARRANT TUESDAY OF A GOLD HILL
MAN’S HOME ON SUSPECTED DRUG DISTRIBUTION CHARGES. NOT
ONLY DID THEY FIND THAT 33-YEAR OLD TOMMY JAMES LOFTIS
WAS IN POSSESSION OF METH, THERE WERE ALSO A NUMBER OF
STOLEN ITEMS IN HIS HOME- MOSTLY CONSTRUCTION ANDRead More »

Forecast: Ashland School Enrollment To Continue Decrease

BECAUSE IT’S A COMMUNITY NOT KNOWN FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, THE NEW RESIDENTS ASHLAND CONTINUES TO DRAW TEND TO BE OLDER. THE EFFECT IS THAT ENROLLMENT IN ASHLAND SCHOOLS IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ITS DOWNWARD TREND. BY 2021, A FORECAST PREDICTS THERE WILL BE 227 FEWER STUDENTS THAN THERE ARE TODAY.Read More »

ODOT: Some Local Traffic Levels Decreasing

ACCORDING TO A STUDY RECENTLY RELEASED BY “O-DOT”
LOCAL TRAFFIC ON INTERSTATE 5 AND HIGHWAY 99 HAS
DECREASED 15 PERCENT SINCE 2004. GARY LEAMING ATTRIBUTES
THE TREND TO THE RECESSION, RISING GAS PRICES AND MORE
PEOPLE DOING THEIR SHOPPING ONLINE. BUCKING THAT TREND
IS HIGHWAY 62, WHERE TRAFFIC HAS INCREASED FROM 36-Read More »

Simmons Sentencing Today

THE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING A RUCH TEEN IN 1996 WILL
BE SENTENCED TODAY. BILLY SIMMONS’ MOTION TO HAVE
HIS CONVICTION THROWN OUT WAS DENIED. HIS ATTORNEY
CONTENDS THAT THERE WASN’T ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO FIND
SIMMONS GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER, BUT YESTERDAY JUDGE
BENJAMIN BLOOM REJECTED THE MOTION BY ANDREWRead More »

Storms Bring New Snow to Mt. Ashland

THE STORMY WEATHER THIS WEEK IN SOUTHERN OREGON IS
BRINGING PLENTY OF NEW SNOW FOR SKIERS. AS OF LATE
TUESDAY, MOUNT ASHLAND HAD RECEIVED 12 INCHES OF THE
WHITE STUFF OVER A 24-HOUR PERIOD, AND NOW THE SNOW
DEPTH THAT RANGES FROM 76 INCH BASE, TO 107 AT THE TOP.
RICK SAUL SAYS THIS SETS THE STAGE POSSIBLY EXTENDEDRead More »

Oregon Roads Challenged By Weather

OREGON HIGHWAYS 42 SOUTH, 241, AND 542 IN COOS COUNTY
REMAIN CLOSED THIS MORNING DUE TO DOWNED TREES AND
LIMBS CAUSED BY SNOW AND HEAVY WINDS. “O-DOT” IS REPORTING
SIMILAR CONDITIONS SOUTH AND EAST OF REEDSPORT ON
HIGHWAY 101 AND OREGON 38 IN DOUGLAS COUNTY. MOTORISTS
ARE ADVISED TO USE CAUTION THIS MORNING. “I-5” SOUTH OFRead More »

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