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Eagle Point School District Preparing For Walk Out

The superintendent for the Eagle Point school district says she is preparing for the possibility of a walk out.  Cynda Rickert issued a press release after learning Wednesday night that the union negotiating for district employees had declared an impasse in talks, which have been going on over a year.Read More »

Section of Highway 101 Remains Closed

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that Highway 101 11 miles south of Port Orford is still blocked by a lanslide. About 400 yards of debris make up the slide. They say the slide remains active due to saturated soils. Because of safety concerns, clean up won't begin until it becomes more stable.Read More »

Bend Girl Recovering From Meningitis

(From Associated Press)

A 5-year-old Bend girl stricken with life-threatening meningitis nearly two weeks ago has improved from critical to serious condition at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland.Read More »

Flood Watch Issued for Eagle Point, Grants Pass

The National Weather Service is issuing a flood watch for the Rogue River at Eagle Point, near the site of the former Gold Ray Dam and Grants Pass through Sunday. Heavy rains are expected this weekend, combined with melting snow. A “flood watch” means that flooding is possible, but not imminent.

Mount Ashland Closure

For the second time in a week, blizzard-like conditions forced the closure of Mount Ashland to skiers on Thursday. In the last 7 days, the mountain has received over 7-inches of new snow, bringing the depth at the top to over 149 inches. Officials plan to re-open Mount Ashland Friday morning at 9 a.m.

Friend of Victim Held in Eagle Point Shooting

An Eagle Point man is dead, and another is in custody this morning (Thursday) after a shooting incident at their residence. At 12:40 p.m. yesterday, police responded to a reported suicide on North Buchanan in Eagle Point, and upon arrival, they found 24-year old Joseph Faaeteete dead in the garage.Read More »

Tip Leads To Burglar Arrest

A tip from an alert employee at Baldini’s restaurant led to the arrest of a suspected burglar. Grants Pass police took 23-year old Jack David Spurgeon into custody, after they found him inside Lam-Air Heating Tuesday night. Spurgeon allegedly entered the business through the roof, stealing tools, cash and office supplies.Read More »

Studded Tire Season Extended

Highway officials say it's looking wintery in Oregon's snow zones, so drivers with studded tires can keep using them during the first days of April. The annual deadline for removing studded tires had been the end of the day Saturday.
     That's been extended through Monday, April 9. Studded tires haveRead More »

Rolling Slowdowns on I-5 Over; Traffic Flowing Again

According to information from ODOT, the emergency rolling slowdown on Interstate 5 near Medford is over, and traffic is once again open.

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