When Rick Dyerfiled, announcing his intention to run for Position 1 on the Jackson County Board of Commissioners 15 minutes before the filing deadline, the Medford Republican faced only a Republican challenger at the primary level but saw no challengers from any other side. Dyer who won the Republican nomination by 88.8 percent of the vote in May, admitted he was "a little surprised" by the number of challengers and the spectrum of opinions the three who have entered the race (Subscribe for full story)
Gold Hill IOOF: Landmark (Lodge) Worth Saving?
Pat Coniff is excited about the blueprint for a new Odd fellows Lodge in Gold Hill. The structure would be reminiscent of the original lodge with a bank of framed windows and a brick facade over looking Fourth Avenue. The lodge building would once again be the hub of community service and commercial enterprise. After settling a lawsuit with the City of Gold Hill and the Jackson County Housing Authority in 2013, the Gold Hill International Order of Odd fellows (IOOF) is ready to “press (Subscribe for full story)