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Gary West Meats suspends jerky production

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – A local award-winning, family-owned purveyor of artisan smoked meats is suspending jerky production. Jacksonville-based Gary West Meats, in business since 1966, sent out the following statement to customers: Thank you for being the best part of our business for …

Head of the Britt Festival retiring

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – The head of the Britt Music and Arts Festival is retiring. For over a decade, Donna Briggs oversaw the oldest outdoor music festival in the northwest. On September 7, she announced she’s stepping down from her position as president …

Britt to require vaccine or negative COVID test

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Southern Oregon’s leading concert venue is requiring either proof of vaccination or testing for COVID-19. With the surge in COVID-19 cases locally and across the nation, the Britt Festival is taking precautions and requiring patrons to prove they’ve been …

Britt Fest updates mask policy

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Southern Oregon’s leading concert venue is updating its mask policy. After being shut down last year, the Britt Music and Arts Festival is back. On Tuesday, Britt updated its mask policy amid a steep rise in COVID-19 cases locally. …