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It took some 15 years for volunteers to get a skate park built, but probably fewer than 15 minutes for vandals to mar its surface last week with poorly written words, alien faces and pot leaves. City officials noticed the graffiti last week on the
The city's ailing wastewater treatment plant along Highway 234 isn't collecting as much waste as expected, leading city and state officials this week to extend the timeline by as much as two years for finding the best fix for the failing facility.
Hoping to stem vandalism and other shenanigans at downtown parks and the city beach next year, city officials have directed City Manager Rick Hohnbaum to negotiate with the Jackson County Sheriff's Department for a part-time public safety position.
A man is lodged in the Jackson County Jail without bail after shooting a woman in a Gold Hill-area home, according to information from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. Robert Joseph Simonson, 41, is charged with murder, unlawful use of a weapon,
A Grants Pass resident died in a car crash Thursday night after the car she was a passenger in lost control on a curve in Sardine Creek Road near Gold Hill and slammed into a tree, police reported. Brittany Jo Nieman, 26, was pronounced dead at the
At first, it looks like Dan Bryant is just floating slowly down the Rogue River on a sunny Saturday afternoon, but a closer look shows he's clinging to a bungee cord that's anchored to a tree on the bank, with the cord getting tighter by the second.
A new bridge over Kane Creek to replace a rusted-out culvert was completed within minutes of a deadline promised to business owners by Oregon Department of Transportation officials. The $1.2 million project required a detour that closed access to Old
A Medford man died Wednesday night after he rolled his car on Old Stage Road and was ejected from the vehicle, police reported. The Jackson County Sheriff's Department said James Michael Hyde, 50, was traveling south in the 5300 block of Old Stage
Council members will give final review of a $2.26 million budget on Monday that, if approved, would bring an increase to water and sewer rates for a second year in a row. While city officials saw no changes to revenues or expenses over last year's $2.
Drug cops raided four Jackson County marijuana dispensaries Thursday, making four felony arrests and leaving behind a crowd of angry medical marijuana advocates and patients. The sweep included three medical marijuana businesses in Medford and one in