Local

20 February 2013

Deputy Layoffs Worrisome for Some Small Communities

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

Kevin Fitzsimmons who is dad to 8-month old Chloe and is also a resident in Gold Hill, said he's not happy about the 66 possible layoffs at the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. "I think they're a ne ...

20 February 2013

Fiscal Squeeze Forcing JACO Sheriff Layoffs

Written by Craig Smullin, Posted in Local

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department has confirmed they have handed out pink slips to 66 employees... roughly a third of the department... as they negotiate a new contract with their union. The C ...

20 February 2013

Pet Talk Pet of The Week: February 20th

Posted in Local

  This week's pet is Gru.   Gru is a four month old male Chihuahua who just arrived at Southern Oregon Humane due to a hoarder case. He is very sweet little guy, who would really love a good home. ...

20 February 2013

Jackson County Sheriff's Department Hands Out 66 Pink Slips

Posted in Local

66 employees with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office could lose their jobs, as the county try's to negotiate a deal with the Employees Association.Those pink slips would cut back on patrols in the ...

20 February 2013

Parking On East Main May Go Diagonal

Posted in Local

The Parking Commission is proposing a novel change for the parking spaces in downtown Medford that would require drivers to change their habits. The project on East Main street would eliminate para ...

19 February 2013

Ashland City Council Considers Hospital Merger

Posted in Local

Tuesday night the Ashland City Council is expected to vote on a Merger between Asante Health Systems and Ashland Community Hospital...   The ACH Foundation and hospital board have already given the ...

19 February 2013

Weather Mayhem

Posted in Local, Regional

We told you it was coming and it came - caused some problems and went on it's way - the big "S" word - snow. Sunrise Meteorlogist Adam Colpack tracked the storm, NBC5s RaeAnn Christensen tracked th ...

19 February 2013

Shots Ring Out on Bear Creek Greenway

Posted in Local

There's been another violent incident on the Bear Creek Greenway. It's a trail with a history...the David Grubbs murder and an attempted rape near Talent come immediately to mind. Now police say a t ...

19 February 2013

The War On Seeds

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Local

It's quitely referred to as 'the War on Seeds'. We are talking about genetically modified organisms otherwise known as G.M.O.'s. It's a controversial topic in southern Oregon. Organic farmers say th ...

19 February 2013

Merger Rejected by Premierwest Shareholders

Written by Craig Smullin, Posted in Local

A proposed takeover of Medford-based PremierWest Bank by Washington-based AmericanWest Bank will have to wait. While shareholders approved two of three proposals Tuesday the merger wasn't one of the ...