ODF: Fire Season "Over"

By Jim McCoy Wed 15th October NewsFire seasonODF
Officials are declaring the fire season “over” for Oregon Department of Forestry lands. In looking at the season that was, 280 fires burned over 9,500 acres of ODF lands, compared to 348 fires burning 43,000 acres in 2013. The largest was the Oregon Gulch fire that burned some 8,300 acres approximately 14 miles southeast of Ashland.Read More »

Bloomberg Puts Financial Support Behind Measure 90

By Jim McCoy Wed 15th October NewsMeasure 90Michael Bloomberg
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has contributed $1.25 million to the campaign for Measure 90, which would change Oregon's primary election system. Campaign finance records show the billionaire made the donation last week. If Measure 90 wins, Oregon would abandon partisan primaries for a "top-two" election system similar to what's used in Washington and California.Read More »

Hitchhiker Allegedly Attacks Driver

By Jim McCoy Wed 15th October NewsattackKelsey Pawlyk
A 25-year old woman listed as a missing person in the San Francisco Bay area has been arrested in Medford. Police say 25-year old Kelsey Pawlyk was hitchhiking on I-5 near Central Point when a man picked her up.Read More »

Harris Beach Campground Closed For Improvements

By Jim McCoy Wed 15th October NewsHarris Beach
The campground at Harris Beach outside of Brookings will be closed now through November 20th. Projects are underway to improve drainage and access. The preliminary phase will include replacing several failing culverts. The day use area will remain open except for a 1-2 day closure for paving that has not yet been scheduled.Read More »

News - Oregon Employment

By admin Wed 15th October News
Oregon Employment has see another growth in the month of August.
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News - Ebola Preparedness

By admin Wed 15th October News
The Oregon Health Authority has indicated that a passenger with Ebola Symptoms could pass through the Portland Airport.
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Oregon Job Picture Remains Steady

By Jim McCoy Tue 14th October Newseconomyjobs
Oregon state officials say the pace of job growth in Oregon has slowed in recent months, and figures released Tuesday reflect that. The state Employment Department says the unemployment rate remained at 7.1 percent in September, and payroll employment was down by 300 jobs. The unemployment rate has been at about 7.0 percent during 2014. Especially early in the year, hiriRead More »

Fire In Garage Of Medford Home

By Jim McCoy Tue 14th October News2300 block of Temple Drivefire
A home in the 2300 block of Temple Drive of Medford was the scene of a fire this morning. At 4:53 a.m., firefighters received the 911 call and arrived at the scene within five minutes. Crews arrived to find the home’s occupants safely out of the home. The garage and the roof over the garage were damaged by the fire, and there was smoke damage inside the home.Read More »

Grants Pass Man Charged With Burglarizing Multiple Businesses

By Jim McCoy Tue 14th October NewsBurglaryKevin Heath Haugen
A Grants Pass man is being charged with breaking into multiple businesses. Police says 44-year old Kevin Heath Haugen broke into Radio Shack, Verizon Wireless and into the AT&T store twice. All reportedly occurred in the early morning hours of October 12th and 13th.Read More »

Motorists- Expect Delays, Road Work On Fern Valley Road

By Jim McCoy Tue 14th October NewsFern Valley Interchange Project
Motorists in southern Oregon are advised by the Oregon Department of Transportation to expect delays on Fern Valley Road between Interstate 5 and Highway 99. Tonight and Thursday night, bridge beams are being set on the new Bear Creek Bridge. Expect single-lane traffic control between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. There will also be some minor delays tomorrow as cranes are re-positioned.Read More »


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