November 2012

Median Sales Price on Jackson County Homes Climb Again

By Jim McCoy Fri 2nd November Newsreal estatesouthern Oregon economy
If you’re selling a home in Jackson County, there’s encouragement in a new report from the Rogue Valley Association of Realtors. In the most recent rolling quarter, the median price rose 11.6 percent to 174-thousand dollars. That’s up over 18-thousand dollars from this time last year.Read More »

Change Your Batteries While Changing Your Clocks

By Jim McCoy Fri 2nd November Newsfire safetysmoke alarms
Firefighters are reminding everyone that while you “fall back” by setting your clocks back by one hour Saturday night, make sure to also change the batteries on your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.Read More »

Youth Charities Benefit From Medford Cruise, Rotary

Nine southern Oregon youth organizations received over $14,900 dollars this morning courtesy of the Medford Cruise and the Greater Medford Rotary. The Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Talent, St. Vincent De Paul, and Medford Parks and Recreation were among the recipients.Read More »

Earthquake "Cages" Proposed to Protect Oregon School Students

By Jim McCoy Fri 2nd November Newsearthquake preparednessschools
Portland architect Ben Kaiser has proposed a way to protect school children from earthquakes and save school districts money. Kaiser says steel cages could be installed in schools to create safe zones where children would rush as a quake begins.The Oregonian reports the quake cages would cost about one-fourth as much as a seismic upgrade to a building. A 2007 state survey found that 57 perRead More »

Nelson "Ready To Lead" Oregon State Hoops Team

By Jim McCoy Thu 1st November Sportscollege basketballOregon State Beavers
Roberto Nelson is looking forward to his chance to guide the Oregon State Beavers now that Jared Cunningham has moved on. The Beavers went 21-15 last season for their first 20-win season since 1989-90.Read More »

Chargers- Chiefs Go At It in Thursday Night Football

By Jim McCoy Thu 1st November SportsKansas City ChiefsNFLSan Diego Chargers
The NFL game tonight is being played in San Diego as the Chargers play host to the Chiefs.Read More »

Police Identify Items Stolen from Slain Cab Driver

By Jim McCoy Thu 1st November Newsmurder investigationWilliam Huson
Medford police are identifying some of the items stolen from a cab driver who was murdered nearly two weeks ago. William Huson carried a black leather shaving kit containing a brown, bi fold leather wallet, along with his identification, other paperwork, and an undisclosed amount of cash.Read More »

Robotic-Assisted "Single Site" Surgery Performed in Southern Oregon

By Jim McCoy Thu 1st November Newsmedical innovationmedicine
Dr. Mark Eaton owns the distinction of performing the first ever da Vinci "Single-Site" procedure in Southern Oregon, according to Asante.Read More »

First Bike Signal Operating in Southern Oregon

By Jim McCoy Thu 1st November NewsAshland newsbicycles
Southern Oregon has its first bicycle signal up and running. Cyclists have a dedicated lane and signal on Ashland street towards the bridge spanning Interstate 5 at Exit 14, approaching the southbound on-ramp. An ODOT spokesman says signals like this have been a success in Portland and Eugene. When the bike’s signal is green, all motor vehicles turning must stop.Read More »

Police Report Relatively Tame Halloween in Ashland

By Jim McCoy Thu 1st November NewsAshland newsHalloween
Halloween festivities once again drew a crowd to Ashland, but all in all, police saw less of the notorious that the night tends to bring. 11 citations were handed out, mostly for pot possession, four were arrested. One was arrested for disorderly conduct and interfering with an officer. Three were cited for drunk driving, plus there were other citations issued for a variety of minor offenses.Read More »

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