Articles tagged with: Oregon

25 March 2014

Roller Odyssey to close after 37 years

Posted in Local, Economy

Medford, Ore. -- A long-time Southern Oregon business is closing it's doors. Skaters at Roller Odyssey in Medford will take their last laps in the coming weeks. Owner Cheryl Masterson said the ec ...

25 March 2014

Local entrepreneurs utilizes drones for new business

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Local, Politics, Economy, Technology

Medford, Ore. -- A pair of local entrepreneurs are taking cutting edge technology and starting a new business. Siskiyou County, California based company, Aerotech Videography and Media Company, uses ...

25 March 2014

Oregon economist says baby boomers will slow economic growth

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local, Economy

Are baby boomers to blame for a projected slow-down in Oregon's economy? One state economist, Josh Lehner, said in a post this week on the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis website that data shows ...

25 March 2014

Coquille man gets 25 years for sexually assaulting a 7 year-old

Posted in Local

Coquille, Ore. -- (The World) A Coquille man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl this summer. In a hearing Monday morning, Judge Richard Barron ...

25 March 2014

Bend has first licensed medical-pot dispensary

Posted in Regional, Politics, Health

(KTVZ) "I couldn't believe we were the first in Bend," Ben Hebert, owner of Dr Jolly's, said Monday. "That's a great feeling. That's a lot of hard work to get to this point." Dr. Jolly's is not eve ...

25 March 2014

14 Oregon counties had unemployment rates at, or below state average

Posted in Regional, Economy

(OPB) Oregon county unemployment figures were released Monday for the month of February. Fourteen counties had rates at, or below the statewide average of 6.9 percent. Benton County had the state ...

25 March 2014

A change in the weather raises hopes for growers fearful of drought

Written by Jennifer Elliott, Posted in Local, Weather

Ashland, Ore. -- A fast change in the weather brings rain to the region. At the Ashland grower's market, businesses that rely on water, are glad for the sudden rain. "Anything counts," says Teri Whi ...

24 March 2014

Grants Pass bar fight turns deadly

Posted in Local

Grants Pass, Ore. -- Police said 39 year-old Britt Bones was wanted on felony charges from Nebraska to Jackson County. Now, he will face murder charges after Saturday's fight at the Red Rock Lounge. ...

24 March 2014

Ashland considers temporary dispensary ban

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

Ashland, Ore. -- The city with one of the most tolerant stances on medical marijuana dispensaries will now consider a temporary ban, said Ashland City Councilor, Carol Voisin. She said it's due to c ...

24 March 2014

Risk of mudslides in the Rogue Valley

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Local, Weather

Ashland, Ore. -- The fatal mudslide in Washington over the weekend now has local geologists looking at the possibility of slides in southern Oregon and northern California. Geologist Eric Dittmer sa ...