Two Lives Claimed By Southern Oregon Creeks

By Jim McCoy Mon 9th February NewsDwight RussellGrave Creek
The storms pummeling Oregon in recent days apparently claimed a life in Southern Oregon. Josephine County sheriff's deputies report the body of 65-year-old Dorvin "Dwight" Russell was found Saturday snagged in tree branches along Grave Creek in the Sunny Valley area. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports ( ) Russell's home had been cut off by floodwaters, andRead More »

Independent Party Seeking Formal Recognition In Oregon

By Jim McCoy Mon 9th February NewsIndependent PartyPolitics
The Independent Party of Oregon wants the Secretary of State to quickly certify the party, after it picked up enough members to qualify as a major political party. State law sets a mid-August deadline for Secretary of State Kate Brown to recognize a new major party. Party officials say they hope she'll do it soon so they can prepare for 2016 elections.Read More »

AAA: Gas Prices Rise In Oregon

By Jim McCoy Mon 9th February NewsAAAgas pricesOregon
The AAA auto club reports gasoline prices in Oregon are rising. The average price of a gallon of gas Monday is $2.24. That's up 12 cents in a week. It's still 14 cents lower than a month ago.Read More »

Mt. Ashland Re-opens

By Jim McCoy Sat 7th February NewsMt. Ashland
Having received 19 inches of snow in the last 24 hours (as of 8:30 a.m. Saturday), Mt. Ashland is re-opening for skiing. 24 inches of snow are reported at the base, with an upper snow depth of 39 inches. Sonnet opened at 9 a.m, and so will the Comer and Windsor lifts. According to the Mt. Ashland website, more snow accumulation is expected over the next few days.Read More »

Oregon AG: Kitzhaber/Hayes Allegations "Troubling," "Serious"

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is calling allegations against Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancée "very serious--and troubling." Rosenblum says in a statement that her office is considering its legal options "to ensure that we are best serving the state." Her office released the statement to The Oregonian late Thursday and confirmed it to The Associated Press.Read More »

Suspect From Golden Wok Robbery Arrested

By Jim McCoy Fri 6th February NewsGolden Wok robberyRhett Howerton
A suspect has been arrested in the January 18th robbery of the Golden Wok restaurant in Medford. During the course of the robbery, the suspect menaced a restaurant employee with a knife. Forensic evidence gathered from the crime scene led authorities to 44-year old Rhett Howerton- a man well-known to authorities due to several recent police calls.Read More »

Weather Causes Damage To Ashland Homes By Fallen Trees

By Jim McCoy Fri 6th February NewsAshlandfallen trees
In another example of the hazards posed by the stormy weather, theDove has received a report of damage to two homes and a vehicle on the upper side of Tolman Creek Road at Morada in Ashland. Chief Marguerite Hickman from Ashland Fire and Rescue says she can't provide a damage estimate at this time, but can report there were no injuries from the incidents.

ODOT: Motorists Using Highways 238 & Highway 199 Urged To Use Caution

By Jim McCoy Fri 6th February News
ODOT is advising travelers to use additional caution and drive for the rainy, windy weather conditions. High water is reported on Oregon 238 east of Applegate (milepost 20-23) and on U.S. 199 in the Sauers Flat area (milepost 24.6). “Creeks and drainage ditches are running full in places,” said ODOT District Manager Jerry Marmon.Read More »

Debris At Lost Creek Lake Prompts Warning

By Jim McCoy Fri 6th February NewsdebrisLost Creek Lake
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is warning boaters at Lost Creek Lake about large amounts of forest debris floating throughout the reservoir. The debris is the result of heavy rainfall last month. Tree trunks, branches, bark and other forest debris are scattered throughout the lake.Read More »

News - Gun Rights Proclamation

By admin Fri 6th February News
Jackson County Commissioners are working on stating their support for the Second Amendment.
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