Community News and Events

SOCAN: Climate and Human Health

Our warming planet poses many threats not only to our life support system but also to us. We hear much about the impact of the warming planet on oceans, Polar Ice, range shifts, extinction of […]

SOCAN asks – Do residents of Southern Oregon worry about climate change?

Do residents of Southern Oregon worry about climate change, and if so, what are their chief concerns?

An exhibit and documentary at the Jacksonville Public Library running January 9 – 31, 2018 attempts to answer those […]

Global Recycling Crisis Creates Local Changes

Rogue Disposal & Recycling offers new opportunities for local recycling

MEDFORD, OR — In response to the recycling crisis brought on by China’s crackdown on imported recyclable materials from the US, Rogue Disposal & Recycling is […]

CASA Giving Tree Program in Jacksonville

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) provide a powerful voice for abused and neglected children. In 2016, 178 CASA volunteers served as the voice for 628 children in situations of abuse and neglect in […]

Tis the Season for a Safety Check – by Devin Hull, Jacksonville Fire Chief

This fall and winter, before lighting your fireplace or wood stove, have it inspected and/or cleaned. Inspections should also include the chimney and flues, due to a possible buildup of dangerous creosote. Please also remember […]

Voices of the Valley: How Climate Change is Affecting Our Lives

Dan Bish struggles with what trees or native plants to stock and recommend in his Talent nursery business as summers get hotter. For farmworkers Maricela Ruelas and Juan Escareño, smoke has become a seasonal ordeal […]

Holmes Park House for Hospice Campaign Surpasses $3 Million

What started out as a dream became reality this week as the Holmes Park House for Hospice Campaign raised more than $3 million of its $4 million fundraising goal. The Holmes Park House will be […]

Brodie Dental Sponsoring Angel Tree Gift Program

Every year, dozens of caring businesses in Jackson County participate in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Toy Drive program to brighten the lives of families here in the Rogue Valley. This year, more Rogue Valley […]

Jacksonville Lions Club Installs “First Lady Lion”

Breaking a long-time tradition since 1948, the Jacksonville Lions Club installed Jacksonville resident Jo Smith as their newest club member. According to club President Bill Hanlan, “It’s about time!”

Jo has long been a “Lion at […]

Help Jacksonville Elementary PTO Reach Goal!

The students of Jacksonville Elementary School ran hard on September 29th for the Jog-a-thon! We would love your support! The Jog-a-thon is the main fundraiser for the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). The Jacksonville PTO raises and administers funds […]