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Past articles by Vickie:

Applegate driver likely killed by fallen tree

Applegate resident Steven Anson Marsh, 45, died in a single vehicle crash after possibly striking a downed tree in the roadway, Oregon State Police reported Wednesday. OSP responded to a crash at app... → Read More

County commissioner, police chief to hold gun law discussion

Jackson County Commissioner Dave Dotterer and Ashland Police Department Chief Tighe O’Meara will discuss what community members need to know about Oregon gun laws  from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the A... → Read More

Medford extends severe weather shelter through Friday

The city of Medford is extending the operation of its severe weather shelter through Friday due to continued cold, wet conditions. The temporary overnight shelter opened Monday evening and was set to ... → Read More

Medford, Ashland open severe weather shelters

The cities of Medford and Ashland opened severe weather shelters Monday. In Medford, the shelter starts at 5:30 p.m. Monday night and goes through 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Ashland severe weather shel... → Read More

Providence hospital fined for too many readmissions

Providence Medford Medical Center is being penalized by Medicare for having too many patients readmitted to the hospital; Asante’s three local hospitals are not being fined. Medicare can cut payments... → Read More

Police: Failed gambler turned to robbery

After a losing spree while playing the Oregon Lottery at a Grants Pass bar, a man returned, held a bartender at knifepoint and fled with $4,000 in cash, Grants Pass police said. Grants Pass police det... → Read More

Rogue Valley Messenger stops publishing

The Rogue Valley Messenger has decided to call it quits and stop publishing. Staff members for the entertainment publication announced the decision this month. The Rogue Valley Messenger ran for nearl... → Read More

Man convicted of raping child dies in prison

A Jackson County man convicted of raping a child has died at age 71 in the Snake River Correctional Institution, where he had been imprisoned since 2006. John Francis Ross died Sunday afternoon at the... → Read More

Fire experts urge caution while burning yard debris

Oregon Department of Forestry and other fire prevention agencies are urging people to use caution when burning yard debris this fall. With the end of fire season last week, many residents want to burn... → Read More

Asante limits diabetes education program

Asante is cutting back on who is eligible for its diabetes education program, but other health care networks in the Rogue Valley still offer programs to help people get their diabetes under control. B... → Read More

COVID-19 cases continue falling in Rogue Valley

New COVID-19 cases continued to fall in the Rogue Valley for the past week, according to Oregon Health Authority data. OHA reported 129 new COVID-19 cases in Jackson County during the past week, compa... → Read More

Fire season ends here Wednesday

Fire season is ending Wednesday in the Rogue Valley after rain brought an end to unseasonably hot, dry weather this fall. The Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District declared fire seas... → Read More

North entrance closed to Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park’s North Entrance Road and Rim Drive closed for the season Monday due to snow over the past weekend and more snow in the forecast, park officials announced. Although the road... → Read More

Jackson County to test Citizen Alert Thursday

Jackson County will test the Citizen Alert system Thursday as part of a statewide earthquake preparedness event. Residents who are registered with Citizen Alert will receive a test alert between 10 a.... → Read More

SOU rock band to hold free concert Wednesday

Southern Oregon University rock band MUSIX has released its first full-length album and will premiere original songs during a free concert from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday in Ashland’s Lithia Park. The song... → Read More

Police identify victim in killing near Central Point

A man who was killed Thursday in a shooting north of Central Point was identified Friday by police as Nicholas Steven Davis, 38, of Grants Pass. Court records show the suspect in the shooting, Thomas ... → Read More

Police arrest Medford man on murder charge

A Medford man is in the Jackson County Jail without bail after police said he shot and killed another person north of Central Point. Thomas Anthony Murphy II, 37, of Medford is being held on initial c... → Read More

COVID-19 cases up slightly in Rogue Valley

COVID-19 cases trended slightly up in Jackson and Josephine counties over the past week and dipped slightly statewide, according to Oregon Health Authority data released Wednesday. OHA reported 197 ne... → Read More

East Medford bear may have left area

A bear sighted multiple times over the weekend in east Medford may have left the area and returned to the woods, police said Monday. Medford police first responded Saturday to reports of the bear and ... → Read More

Storage facility worker shoots suspected thief

A storage facility worker shot a suspected thief Saturday night at a Grants Pass storage unit business, according to police. At approximately 11:27 p.m., Grants Pass police said they began receiving ... → Read More