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$10.25 Million National Settlement With Wireless Carriers

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced a $10.25 million, 50-jurisdiction settlement with AT&T Mobility, LLC, Cricket Wireless, LLC, T-Mobile USA, Inc., Cellco Partnership, d/b/a Verizon Wireless, and TracFone Wireless, Inc. (collectively, the “Wireless Carriers”), which resolves the state attorneys general investigations into the Wireless Carriers’ deceptive and misleading advertising practices. Oregon[Read More…]

ODOT Construction Update

JACKSON COUNTY • INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 11-19, North and south Ashland paving ($9 million) Starting May 13, watch for intermittent nighttime lane closures, Monday through Thursday nights, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., as workers replace pavement markings. The nighttime speed limit through the work zone will be 50[Read More…]

Prevent Wildfires: Burn Debris Responsibly

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and other fire prevention experts urge the public to exercise caution when disposing of yard debris this spring. Over seventy percent of wildfires in Oregon are human-caused fires, with debris burning being the number one cause. As the weather gets hotter and fuels begin[Read More…]

Rain Doesn’t Stop FD1 From Open House

Jackson County Fire District No. 1 had opened up its station for open houses annually for years before the COVID-19 pandemic. The last time the fire district held an open house at the station, it was not called Jackson County Fire District No. 1, but it was going by its[Read More…]

EV Voters Seemed Receptive At EVFD Town Hall

With ballots distributed to voters in Jackson County and 11 days before May 21 election Day, Evans Valley Fire District held its third and final town hall meeting to inform voters about Proposed Tax Levy 15-229. That’s the fire district’s proposed five-year operating levy to maintain its current level of[Read More…]

Headlines & Highlights For May 15, 2024

MAY 17, 1984 What do you think about the Russian boycott of the 1984 Olympics? Kathy Wadhams (daughter Tracy), Gold Hill: “It gives us more of a break, and if they want to pout about it, let them.” Karen Myrmen, Gold Hill: “It’s not surprising.” Jerry Wilson, East Evans Creek:[Read More…]

‘Nothing Broke’ During April At EVFD

This was one of those fortunate months at the Evans Valley Fire Station where “nothing broke, we didn’t have to place anything, we didn’t spend money that wasn’t intended,” Chief Tom Davidson said. The Fire District did pay off the last installment of tuition at Rogue Community College for its[Read More…]