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Excellence in Business Awards celebrates 99th year

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local business leaders were honored Thursday at the Medford-Jackson County Chamber’s ‘Excellence in Business Awards’. It’s the year’s largest gathering of Southern Oregon’s brightest and most successful business leaders and people that have made a significant difference to the local …

Dine to Donate at Texas Roadhouse

MEDFORD, Ore. — People had a chance to give back to local firefighters on 9/11 by getting a bite to eat at Texas Roadhouse. Ten percent of sales went to the Firehouse Five Foundation. They help families who have just gone through a …

Fire information call center closing

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The call center which has been providing information to people about fires in Southwest Oregon is closing. The Joint Incident Command Center in Grants Pass has housed federal, state, and local agencies. Volunteers have also been answering phones …

Haircuts for firefighters

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Looking around Grants Pass, the support for firefighters is clear through the numerous signs and displays of gratitude. Using the extra foot traffic from tonight’s First Friday Live event, many businesses are giving some of their sales to the …

Smart meter presentation

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Smart meters were on the agenda at Wednesday’s Grants Pass City Council meeting. Pacific Power representatives explained how the new meters would work, how they transmit data, and that customers’ privacy would be protected. The presentation from Pacific Power …

Fire near Winco under investigation

MEDFORD, Ore. — A fire near the Winco Plaza Tuesday evening shut down a lane of Interstate 5. Firefighters shut down a southbound lane of I-5 near exit 27 so they could get in quickly to suppress those flames. People nearby say they …

Greenway fires under investigation

MEDFORD, Ore. — Firefighters in Medford are investigating four fires that started along the Bear Creek Greenway Friday evening. Fire crews first got a report of a fire burning on the Greenway across Bear Creek from Railroad Park just after 8 p.m. …

Evacuations reduced near Ramsey Canyon fire

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has reduced all remaining Level 2 “Be Set” evacuations to a Level 1 “Be Ready” notice. According to JCSO, the following areas are now under a Level 1 “Be Ready” notice: East Evans Creek …