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Changes Result in Improved Year for Jackson Co. Fair

1Between privately funded carnival rides for kids 12 and under to free parking on Friday, the new features to the Jackson County Fair were either bold or subtle, but they helped result in significant revenue increases over 2013. "My thought through the weekend was 'rocket ship',"Dave Koellermeier of the Jackson County Expo Business Office said of the pace (Subscribe for full story)


Gold Hill Recall Set for August 25

Gold Hill’s recall election, targeting four city councilors, is set to happen August 25. As reported before, last month, city manager Rick Hohnbaum alerted Mayor Jan Fish and councilors Doug Reischman, Margaret Dials, Donna Silva, Christina Stanley,Gus Wolf and Lorraine Parks about four perspective recall petitions that arrived at city hall. However (Subscribe for full story)


RRFD Chief: No Open Burning Until We Say So

The Rogue Valley region is now facing extreme firedanger. The threat level became official July 21 and Rogue River Fire District Chief Jim Stearns hope that people will take it very seriously. “I really hope they do,”he said. “We just dodged abullet.” On July 18, the RRFD and other agencies responded to a fire call along the 2500 block of East Evans Creek Rd and foundan unattended fire, a large (Subscribe for full story)


A Call to Serve: “The Start of a Life Lived Better”

2Serving a two-year mission with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in Thailand, Jared Pearson encountered elephants, monkeys, deadly spiders, cobras, and the solemn face of martial law as the “hidden tensions” of a military coup boiled. He also encountered people hungry for the Gospel. And, he came face-to-face with destiny. The highlight of his trek through the streets of Bangkok and the rice paddies and sugar cane fields in the rural provinces of Thailand, Pearson said, was (Subscribe for full story)