Economy

21 March 2014

CenturyLink to close Medford call center

Posted in Economy, Local

Medford, Ore. -- CenturyLink announced today that they will be closing their Medford call center on June 6th. The closure will eliminate 105 local jobs. A CenturyLink spokeswoman said the closure w ...

20 March 2014

Local housing market springs into action

Written by Jennifer Elliott, Posted in Economy, Local

Medford, Ore. -- Spring has sprung, marking the time of year that home sales usually spring into action. Lynn Green just sold her west Medford home. It was on the market for 2 days. " I was shocked, ...

19 March 2014

Spike in food prices has shoppers feeling the effects

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Economy, Local

Medford, Ore. -- A spike in food prices has grocery shoppers feeling the pinch. New numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show food prices rose 0.4 percent in February. It's the highest ...

17 March 2014

Inmate's 'fall' highlights jail's medical cost woes

Posted in Economy, Local

Grants Pass, Ore. -- (Grants Pass Daily Courier) Highlighting the high cost of health care for inmates, authorities say a female prisoner at the Josephine County Jail recently faked a fall and then ...

17 March 2014

ODFW faces possible budget cuts

Posted in Economy, Regional

(The Salem Statesman Journal) Hunting and fishing is at an all-time low in Oregon. And that's bad news for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The agency relies on license and permit fees ...

17 March 2014

Professor: "There is right now a climate of fear at SOU"

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Economy, Local, Politics

Ashland, Ore. -- Faculty, staff and administration at Southern Oregon University have been tight-lipped even during a process that could result in top administrators losing their jobs. NBC 5 News ha ...

17 March 2014

Ashland's season not affecting expansion plan

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Economy, Local

Ashland, Ore. -- For the first time in 50 years Mt. Ashland called it a season before even opening their lifts. The decision affected 2,500 season pass holders, but General Manager Kim Clark said i ...

16 March 2014

Callahan's Lodge feeling the hit

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Economy, Local, Weather

Ashland, Ore.-- A busy Sunday morning at Callahan's Lodge is something the owner's said they want to see more of. "It's been a reckoning that we would have never projected," said owner, Donna Bergqu ...

14 March 2014

Mt. Ashland calls it a season before opening lifts

Posted in Economy, Local, Weather

Ashland, Ore. -- With less than a foot of snow on the mountain and no snow in the spring forecast managers at Mt. Ashland have made the difficult decision to call it a season. Rick Saul, Mt. Ashland ...

14 March 2014

Southern Oregon University releases final retrenchment plan

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Economy, Local

Ashland, Ore. -- Southern Oregon University released their final retrenchment plan Friday, in an effort to make up university debt. In the 29 page report, the university explains the reasoning beh ...