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Medford Police conduct illegal camping sweep

Medford, Ore. – Police conducted a check on camping spots occupied by homeless people in the City of Medford. Medford Police said the clean up early Thursday morning illustrates the toll illegal camping takes on the environment. MPD wrote on a Facebook …

Tips for reducing bear encounters

Medford, Ore. – It’s camping season once again, and families across southern Oregon are headed outdoors to enjoy the wonders of nature. But as the temperatures rise, so do the number of bear encounters. Now, experts are providing advice to make your …

Bear Creek Greenway sweep reveals marijuana grows

Talent, Ore.- Officers from several agencies have completed a safety sweep of Bear Creek Greenway in anticipation of the start of the school year. Medford Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Ashland Police Department, Central Point Police Department, Phoenix Police Department and …

Oregon boy killed during camping trip

Bend, Ore. (KVAL) — Brayden Zeisler loved animals, he loved the outdoors and he had an infectious laugh. On Friday, the families of Brayden and his 5-year-old cousin, Chloe Phillips visited fall creek recreational area. As they played on the beach a tree fell, …

Work begins on new Jackson County RV park

 Central Point, Ore. — Work is now underway on a new RV park near the Expo. Gates are now up along the north end of the Jackson County Fairgrounds as crews transform the empty lot into a 92-space RV park. County officials say …