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DMV to Close Multiple Offices For Summer in Oregon

Due to the fact the Dept. of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is facing worker shortages, and a statewide reorganization of offices, the Corvallis Gazette Times is reporting that 10% of DMV offices will be closing this summer. With six to 60 offices being closed, the offices shutting down include Lebanon, Ashland,...
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Rogue Valley News, Friday 5/27 – Another Search Warrant Served by Josephine Co. Sheriff’s Office, Talent Hosting Event on 6/1 to Celebrate Receiving a $200,000 Grant to Rebuild Malmgren Garage

The latest news stories of interest in the Rogue Valley and around the state of Oregon from the digital home of Southern Oregon, Wynne Broadcasting’s Another Marijuana Search Warrant Served by Josephine Co. Sheriff’s Office. INCIDENT DATE AND TIME: May 25, 2022 at 6:00 AM. REPORTING DEPUTY:...
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Let the Tongues Wag – A Juicy Divorce! – by Carolyn Kingsnorth

“Merritt Divorce Case Testimony Thrills J’ville” read the 1924 Medford Mail Tribune headline. June may be a traditional time for weddings and all the accompanying pageantry, but there’s nothing like a juicy divorce to set neighborhood tongues wagging!. The Merritt divorce even gained statewide attention. Gossipy charges...

Jacksonville Spring 2022 Review – by Mayor Donna Bowen

As I sit at the Mayor’s desk in City Hall, some of the duties that I am responsible for honoring are routine and even boring. Tasks that have to be done over and over, as Mayor, are just part of the job. Thankfully, there are also plenty of hours that are filled with enthusiasm and satisfaction. It is a source of relief and fulfillment to sign-off on a project, a resolution, or even minutes from a City Council meeting. This is also a way to measure the progress made by myself, Council, Committees, Commissions, and every group that works to make Jacksonville a great place to live, with all the amenities we enjoy. As Mayor, along with the City Council, we have experienced a busy winter and spring. Plenty of projects have been crossed-off our to-do lists. I’ll give you a brief review of some of the big ones this month, with more in-depth writing on some of these projects as they come to fruition.

Calling All OWE Volunteers!

For the first time in two years, Asante Foundation’s signature event, Oregon Wine Experience® (OWE), is back and bigger than ever. Be part of this unique celebration…as a volunteer!. Join in on the fun and give back to the cause through hundreds of volunteer opportunities available this...

Safety-Kleen Teams up With Oregon Dirt Racer Austin Torgerson

Safety-Kleen, a leading environmental services company, will team up with Torgerson Racing as the partner for Austin Torgerson’s racing career. Torgerson competes in both Micro Sprints and 360 Sprint Cars, competing primarily in California while based out of Medford, Ore. 19-year-old Torgerson recently won three of his last four...

Various Thoughts – by Whitman Parker

This month, I wanted to circle back around and touch base on a few perennial topics that are always on my mind. During the first week of June, town will see an influx of visitors as the Britt Festival season kicks off, setting the stage for another amazing season of popular and orchestral music. Years ago, I would have said “classical” music, but having picked up a thing or two from Music Director Teddy Abrams, “orchestral” is a more appropriate term. I’m excited to see and hear what the orchestra has in store for us on the hill and am thrilled to have Teddy on the cover of this issue! Along those musical lines, please join me in welcoming Abby McKee as Britt’s new CEO—she brings a wealth of non-profit-work experience with her and is highly respected and well-tuned for the position. I’d like to thank Donna Briggs for a decade of leadership, and, most importantly…friendship!

Bank robbery suspect on the run in Gold Hill area

GOLD HILL, Ore. - Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputies are attempting to locate a Grants Pass bank robbery suspect spotted on I-5 mile near Gold Hill around 6:15 this morning. JCSO deputies are searching for the suspect with a K-9 and drone unit. The suspect is Donald Lawrence...

Summer Thursdays at Hanley Farm – by Pam Sasseen

On behalf of the Jacksonville Review and its readers, we would like to sincerely thank Pam Sasseen for her 10+ years of bringing us “Focus on the Farm.” From day one, Pam has been an ardent supporter of Hanley Farm and the Hanley House and has played a major role in telling their respective stories. We wish Pam well as she retires from contributing this most-appreciated column and we thank her for supporting local history.

Sagebrush to Sea: A Journey Across the Siskiyou Crest

In June 2019, partners Luke Ruediger and Suzie Savoie hiked nearly 200 miles through the wildlands of the Siskiyou Crest, starting on the Pacific Crest Trail at Interstate 5 near Siskiyou Summit on the western edge of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument above Ashland, Oregon, and ending 10 days later on the shores of the Pacific Ocean south of Crescent City, California. The journey traversed the beautiful Applegate River watershed, the headwaters of the Illinois River, the Smith River and many, many miles of the rugged Klamath River watershed. We hope to bring you along on this visual journey across this wild and largely unknown region, through old-growth forests, lush mountain meadows, colorful rock gardens, and across the long, rugged spine of the Siskiyou Crest.

Canby Baseball Shocks No. 3 South Medford in Round 2 of State Playoffs

For the latest Canby sports news, follow @CougarCountryOR on Twitter, and catch The Canby Current’s weekly sports podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music and at Led by a tight-knit cadre of seniors who have been friends and teammates for many years, the Canby Cougars baseball team...

D&S Harley-Davidson reopens in Phoenix two years after Almeda Fire

PHOENIX, Ore. -- D&S Harley-Davidson reopened its doors at its original location in Phoenix Thursday after 20 months of rebuilding due to the Almeda Fire. Before the Almeda Fire in 2020, D&S Harley-Davidson had been standing in Phoenix for more than 20 years. After the fire, there was nothing left -- the business was a complete loss. Instead of closing the doors for good, the business moved to a temporary location in Medford where they remained for nearly two years.

Tue 8 AM | Skipping the methane phase, to 'Electrify Ashland Now'

Natural gas is often mentioned as a "bridge fuel," an energy alternative that moves us closer to full renewable energy, with somewhat fewer emissions than coal or oil. The hangup is on the "somewhat." In fact, methane gas that leaks without burning is a potent greenhouse gas, more potent than carbon dioxide. So the recently-born Electrify Ashland Now proposes to get off the methane train in favor of electrifying sooner.

Helping kids process through the trauma of a mass shooting

MEDFORD, Ore. - Processing through the trauma of yet another senseless, school shooting is difficult for adults. So let's take a second and imagine what it's like for children. They're trying to make sense in their minds all of what they've seen online or heard in person. One licensed family...

Moving back home, D&S Harley makes their triumphant return

Phoenix, Or. — Owning a business is already a challenge, but serving a community for 51 years can make a business not only a company but also a part of the local culture. D&S Harley Davidson in Phoenix has returned to their location at 3846 S. Pacific Highway. After two years in a temporary location after the Almeda fire razed their building, the motorcycle supplier gets to be where they belong.


Drivers on the Interstate 5 corridor between Ashland and the California border should expect delays due to construction on the Siskiyou Summit during the Memorial Day weekend. Gary Leaming of the Oregon Department of Transportation said while ODOT will pull most statewide lane restrictions over the holiday, the single lane of traffic in each direction on the freeway south of Ashland will continue. Leaming said that full depth reconstruction of the southbound slow lane continues into next month. Drivers should give themselves more time and extra following distance for safety.

The 2022-2023 Proposed Budget is available!

The 2022/2023 Proposed Budget is available for review on the City’s Website or at City Hall. Click HERE to view the budget online. The Proposed Budget will be discussed at the Budget Committee Meeting on June 6, 2022 at 6:00pm.