A CENTRAL POINT MAN IS LOOKING AT ASSAULT CHARGES AFTER AUTHORITIES SAY HE ATTACKED HIS OWN BROTHER WITH A LARGE PIECE OF FIREWOOD. 52 YEAR OLD GEORGE SAVAGE WAS ARRESTED ON JANUARY 20TH, AFTER THE FIGHT, WHERE THE VICTIM SUFFERED LACERATIONS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF HIS FACE. SAVAGE REMAINS IN JACKSON COUNTY JAIL ON NO BAIL.
POLICE ARRESTED A JUVENILE TEEN AFTER A CAR FIRE AT A MIDDLE SCHOOL IN CAVE JUNCTION WAS DEEMED SUSPICIOUS BY THE ILLINOIS VALLEY FIRE DISTRICT. THE TEEN WAS ARRESTED ON A CHARGE OF ARSON IN THE FIRST DEGREE, AFTER POLICE USED VIDEO AND WITNESS STATEMENTS TO IDENTIFY AT LEAST TWO SUSPECTS.
A WELL KNOWN SEX OFFENDER IS IN THE SLAMMER, FOR TRESPASSING ON CRATER HIGH’S CAMPUS ON WEDNESDAY. THE SUSPECT, JAMES WOOD WAS SEEN ON CAMPUS BY STUDENTS WHO INFORMED SCHOOL AUTHORITIES. WOOD WAS PICKED UP IN JUST ABOUT 2 MINUTES.
IN HIS ARRAIGNMENT ON THURSDAY, 30 YEAR OLD JUSTIN SALINAS, WHO IS ACCUSED OF ARMING HIMSELF WITH A KNIFE, AND VIOLATING A RESTRAINING ORDER, BARRING HIM FROM HIS MOTHER’S HOME, PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO SEVERAL CHARGES, SUCH AS CRIMINAL MISCHIEF AND CRIMINAL TRESPASSING. THE STANDOFF BETWEEN SALINAS AND MEDFORD POLICE LASTED ABOUT 3 HOURS, UNTIL OFFICERS WERE ABLE TO SUBDUE HIM, AND TAKE HIM INTO CUSTODY.
A MAN FROM WHITE CITY IS FACING FELONY CHARGES AFTER POLICE SAY, HE EXCHANGED SEXUALLY EXPLICIT FACEBOOK MESSAGES WITH A 16 YEAR OLD GIRL. POLICE CLAIM THAT 28 YEAR OLD ZACHARIAH CARNEGIE, HAD WHAT THEY’RE CALLING “CONSTANT,” MESSAGES WITH THE TEEN WHO IS THE DAUGHTER OF A WOMAN THAT CARNEGIE, ALLEGEDLY, SUPPLIES METH. CARNEGIE PLEADED NOT GUILTY ON WEDNESDAY, AND WAS LODGED IN JACKSON COUNTY JAIL ON $100,000 BAIL.
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MAKE A COMMENT OPPOSING THE ROGUE RIVER RESERVE
Mr. X and I discussed this on Monday, recapping last week's Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board meeting, spearhead by the Southern Oregon Land Conservncy. Their plan is to go for a 1.5 million dollar state grant which will be used to purchase private property and place it in a conservation easement. Problem is, these easements usually go on for a few years, then the Greens donate the land to the BLM. Read the attached documents, and note how the goal is to eventually knit all these protected properties together. This will eventually be used to eliminate private property owners on the Rogue River. Fewer private property owners means no resistance to the Green plan to push a WILD AND SCENIC DESIGNATION for all of the Rogue River.
DOWNLOAD AND READ THESE DOCUMENTS - then make a comment on why you oppose this grant - Mail it to the OWEB address on the first page. THANKS!
WAITING FOR MORE EVIDENCE...
Been peppered with folks sharing and sending along various LaVoy Finicum shooting death analysis videos and commentaries. It's always interesting, but I have to admit that the video evidence released by the FBI doesn't exactly prove their side of the events beyond a reasonable doubt, nor does it confirm eyewitness statements of cold-blooded murder. There's tons of wiggle room in both directions. So, I'm left here wondering why the aerial shot was released without any accompanying dash cam video? (Which would have had audio)
Is it all about stirring up the patriot peeps so they can study just how seriously teed-off they can get, and monitor the networks of future dissidents? (My conspiracy theory thinking) Or does the dashcam video and audio up close not exactly support the official story we've been told? I don't know, and don't know if we will be allowed to know. It's my hope that we will know, and soon.
Bill's Guests 2-05-16
6:35 Mark Meckler, Convention of the States Project - Go there to sign the petition and learn more about reining in the fed government.
7:15 Congressman Greg Walden talking the fight against the Crater Lake Wilderness.
7:35 Republican candidate for Oregon governor Dr. Bud Pierce.
Bill's Guests 2-04-16
6:35 State Rep. Duane Stark
7:10 Dr. Peter Osborne, author of NO GRAIN, NO PAIN
7:35 Dale Matthews, BadCounty.com and more on recent county commission candidates.
8:10 War on Cash and NEGATIVE interest rates? It's happening, guest is Will Reishman at Strategic Financial. 541-773-7774
Bill's Guests 2-03-16
6:35 Wayne Allen Root - Iowa Didn't Hurt Trump, but it Destroyed Hillary.
7:10 Commissioner Doug Breidenthal
7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt Budreau
Professor Douglas Toomer, professor of geophysics, University of Oregon and U of O principal investigator for Pacific Northwest Seismic Network/Early Earthquake Warning. More on ShakeAlert.org
Bill's Guests 2-02-16
6:15 Fox News Channel POLITICAL INSIDER host John LeBoutillier
6:35 Dr. Merrill Mathews Institute for Policy Innovation
7:10 Graduation rates at Medford 549C up 10%, we talk about it with Sup. Brian Shumate, board members Mike Campbell and Jeff Thomas.
MUST WATCH - LEGISLATIVE SESSION STARTS 2/1, and HERE'S THE TONE DEMS ARE TING
BILL'S GUESTS FOR 02-01-16
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers "Visiting Past and Present"
By Dennis Powers
Four men, including C.C. Beekman, in October 1883 conveyed land to the Oregon & California Railroad Co. for its depot, right-of-way, and facilities. Mr. J.S. Howard, the government surveyor, and his son platted the new townsite, and Medford was founded on December 20th of that year. Interestingly enough, the Medford Times on December 14, 1883, reported that the station “in the middle of the valley” would be called Medford, supporting that David Loring, the civil engineer and right-of-way agent for the railroad, named it for his home town of Medford, Massachusetts.
The railroad tracks reached Medford in mid-January 1884. As Ben Truwe wrote, “Medford was a typical little Western railroad town in those days, with a few wooden store buildings and a great many saloons, some of them occupying tents. Frequently one could hear some of the more hilarious men riding up and down Main and Front streets, shooting their revolvers into the air.”
Within three months, the sparse settlement on the unbroken prairie had grown to thirty-six structures. As quickly as supplies of lumber and brick came, houses and commercial buildings rose; by early spring two hotels, saloons, a livery stable, and a dozen businesses “already dotted the muddy streets of this rapidly growing railroad town.” By December, Medford had 110 businesses and residences with a population of 400; the businesses ranged from dry goods, meat markets, and furniture to livery stables, drug stores, and general stores.
Medford incorporated in early 1885, and its first city ordinance was to prevent and punish disorderly conduct, riots and disturbances. The second one was “to prevent minors from loitering about the depot,” and another banned hogs from running wild. After the railroad, the orchard boom was the next significant development.
With access by railroad to faraway markets, the orchard industry flourished; hundreds of thousands of apple and pear trees were planted in the early 1900s, and the Valley’s major export was that of commercial fruit. The Medford Commercial Club (presently the Chamber of Commerce) promoted a very successful, extensive advertising campaign in the early 1900s about the great advantages of the area’s orchard industry: Easy money was to be had. Medford’s real estate agents met the out-of-towners--arriving in numbers--at the train station to sell them on this “easy business.”
By 1909, numerous Medford buildings were under construction or in the planning stages. Buildings with the names of Sparta, the Carnegie library, Woolworth building, and four-story Liberty brick building were there or coming. The newcomers wanted also the new “horseless buggies” to travel from their country homes to the city. A Medford Mail Tribune article on November 28th reported that the city led the world in the number of automobiles per capita in 1909: It had one automobile for every 30 people when there was only one car nationally for every 500.
One year later, more people were in the city than could be housed. Since houses couldn’t be built fast enough, the city erected a tent city and even the railroad put new arrivals up in the train station overnight. By 1912, Medford had a high school, three elementary schools, a city park, new passenger depot, the new Carnegie library, indoor swimming pool, several movie theatres, and an opera house. Mountain water came there by way of 21 miles of wooden pipe; electricity and telephone service was reaching for the outskirts. The streets were paved, the city had four banks, and with fruit packing sheds and warehouses built by the train yard, Medford was Jackson County’s transportation and commercial center.
However, the boom turned to bust. By the mid-teens, Medford’s population had declined and there was a fruit oversupply. World War I blockades had ended the export market, while insect blight, frost, and drought hamstrung other orchards. Medford’s population by 1920 had dropped by 28 percent, all due to the orchard bust, and it took years to recover.
Despite the economic setbacks that came and went, Medford during the Roaring Twenties opened its fairgrounds with five exhibition buildings and racetracks for car, motorcycle, and horse racing. Inside the racetrack was a dirt landing strip that was part of Oregon’s first public airport. With the winning of a post-office delivery contract in 1926, Medford’s airport became the first and only airmail stop in Oregon. One year later, Medford was selected to be the county seat.
World War II finally overcame the last remnants of the Great Depression and its recessionary effects. The round-the-clock building of nearby Camp White brought about such heavy traffic over Crater Lake Highway, it became one-way out of Medford with Table Rock Road heading back in the other. More than 10,000 workers were involved, and many lived in tent cities. Completed in some six months, the camp was officially dedicated on August 15, 1942, and nearly 40,000 soldiers followed for training at a time to bring prosperity back to the city.
After the war, the pent-up demand for housing sparked a boom for the area’s timber. However, the consistent economic cycles of boom and bust continued into the 1980s, the lumber industry falling into long-term stagnation. The services of healthcare, computerization, selling of automobiles, shopping centers (with Californians avoiding their sales taxes), and real estate construction took over, only to be followed by the Great Recession of 2008.
With this recovery seemingly and slowly underway, another boom starts, followed by another ending. Throughout it all, Medford continues to flourish as the center of Jackson County and for those close enough in Northern California.
Sources: “City of Medford: The History of Medford,” at Medford’s History; Ben Truwe, “Southern Oregon History, Revised: Medford Timeline,” at City’s Timeline; Ben Truwe, “Southern Oregon History, Revised: A History of Medford up to 1932,” at History (By Newspaper Accounts); Paul Fattig, “1909: The year that changed Medford,” Mail Tribune, November 1, 2009, at The Orchard Boom (And 1909).
HARNEY COUNTY (Opinion)
What most disappoints me when reading comments in news accounts of the Malheur Occupation is how many anti-American Americans there are. Calls to kill all the occupiers, terming them domestic terrorists, dim bulbs, or worse. In my world every urban liberal should be forced to give up 52.9 percent of THEIR land and personal space to total fed administrative control, (percentage of OR controlled by the feddies) just so they can understand what is quite common in the West. Most of these commenters would've cheered the redcoats back in the day. I disagree with the Malheur tactics, but admire the spirit. Apparently the bulk of America are boot licking statist Borgs. Defy the communist hive mind, and prepare to be assimilated.
HERE ARE THE FBI VIDEOS OF THE ARREST OF THE MALHEUR OCCUPIERS, and the SHOOTING DEATH OF LaVOY FINNICUM
STATEMENT FROM AMMON BUNDY LAWYER
(Note how she mentions "Article III Courts?"...no administrative law tyranny for HER client.)
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Jul 29, 2011 10:12am
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Jul 29, 2011 10:19am
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The Right Buy
Jul 29, 2011 10:47am
Join local realtors Pete Belcastro and Joe Brett Saturday morning at 10:00 for the Rogue Valley's only radio show dedicated to buying or selling your home along with local guest experts on title, mortgage, and home renovations.