lead

Lead in armories

Ashland, Ore. —  Armories across Oregon are temporarily closing their doors. Events are being cancelled, over concerns about lead. The National Guard is cancelling all community events in toxic armories across the country. That includes the armory in east main street in Ashland. …

Search for lead pipes coming to an end

Medford, Ore. — The Medford Water Commission is wrapping up it’s investigation of lead pipes in the water system. So far 24 lead pigtails have been uncovered in neighborhoods that predate 1946. A couple dozen places still need to be checked. At homes with a …

Medford Water Commission Manager resigns

Medford, Ore. – Larry Rains announced he’s resigning from his position as manager of the Medford Water Commission effective October 31st. Rains made the announcement after the regular board meeting Wednesday. Following his announcement, the water commission board put Rains on paid …

Providence testing water for lead

Medford, Ore. — Providence Health System is testing its water sources for lead. The hospital wide testing comes after elevated levels were found in several departments. Providence said it’s taking the proactive approach after learning about the recent lead findings around the …

Medford Water Commission fires spokeswoman

Medford, Ore. — The spokeswoman for the Medford Water Commission is without a job tonight. Sara Bristol was fired Friday by manager Larry Rains. She was hired in October, and was not given a reason for her dismissal, but she was still …