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News in Jackson County, Oregon
Jackson County Health briefs public about how they're preparing for Ebola
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:05:32 -0700
Medford, Ore. -- The Jackson County Health Department held a press conference briefing the community on how they're preparing for Ebola on Thursday. The important thing the health department tried to impress upon those at the meeting today, is the likelihood of Ebola spreading to Southern Oregon is very low. Nevertheless, it's hard not to worry, or even panic. According to the CDC, the mortality ...
Local Hospitals Prepare for Ebola
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:47:20 -0700
MEDFORD, Ore. – Jackson County health officials are preparing for what they say is a possible, but very unlikely, Ebola outbreak. The department held a news conference Thursday to address the issue. Meanwhile local health systems like Asante Rogue Regional and La Clinica are putting together personal protective equipment and holding role-play scenarios to prepare … Continue reading »
News10 News Break Oct. 17
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:49:18 -0700
6 homeless camps discovered near Bear Creek Greenway MEDFORD, Ore. -- Police discovered half a dozen homeless camps near the Bear Creek Greenway yesterday, according to the Medford Police Department. One of the sites was about 200 feet off the bikepath on the south end of Medford. ...
News10 News Break Oct. 18
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:19:15 -0700
Medford School District to keep eye on international travel MEDFORD, Ore. -- The Medford School District said it is keeping an eye on students who are travelling internationally as best as it can without violating anyone's right to privacy. ...
First Yellowstone photographer also shot first images of Blackwater Canyon, Davis
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:11:46 -0700
By Rick Steelhammer The pioneering landscape photographer who exposed the world to the first images of the Yellowstone country and other iconic landscapes of the American West also captured some of the earliest images of West Virginia's Blackwater Canyon and the town of Davis. After mustering out of his Vermont infantry regiment near the end of the Civil War, William Henry Jackson traveled by ...
Missing Georgia Woman Found Safe
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:32:19 -0700
JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Oregon State Police has made contact with a woman and confirmed she is safe in the Crater Lake area and in need of no assistance. Andria C. Terrell’s husband reported to OSP that his wife was traveling to Crater Lake on Sunday in a rented blue 2014 Kia Forte displaying California … Continue reading »
Major Local Timber Purchase Announced
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:32:20 -0700
MEDFORD, Ore. — Seattle-based Green Diamond Resource Company is investing in Southern Oregon timber land. The company recently announced the purchase of 600,000 of land from JWTR LLC in Klamath Falls for an undisclosed price, meeting with Jackson County Commissioners Thursday to discuss the final terms. Of that land, 17,000 acres were burned in the … Continue reading »
Missing Children Forum Held in Medford
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:17:20 -0700
MEDFORD, Ore. — Wednesday night marked the first night of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office informational series. Wednesday’s event focused on Southern Oregon’s amber alert program and the largest child abduction response team in the nation. Wednesday’s event was called “A Child Goes Missing: The Community’s Response To Our Biggest Fear.” Participants talked about child abduction efforts in ...
Surge in OHP patients strains local health care providers
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:49:45 -0700
Medford, Ore. -- The number of patients in Jackson County with health insurance skyrocketed after the Affordable Care Act leaving clinics and doctors scrambling to figure out how to better serve patients. It's been nine months since the Affordable Care Act went into effect and since then more than 380,000 Oregonians have enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan. And health care providers in Southern ...
Oregon Trails-Josephine County Name
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:47:25 -0700
NEAR KERBY, Oregon–Crystal clear water babbles quietly down Josephine Creek, not far from the place where more than 160 years ago gold was first discovered on one of the largest tributaries of the Illinois river. And it was there that a California-bound immigrant family, including Virginia Josephine Rollins camped for a few months. Toni Webb … Continue reading »