August 9, 2021 in Health/Safety

COVID Cases in Jackson & Josephine Co. Highest in State

According to the OHA, the region of Jackson and Josephine counties has the highest rate of hospitalized COVID-19 patients per capita in Oregon, at 27.4 people hospitalized per 100,000 residents.…
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July 12, 2021 in Wildfire Updates

Fire Danger Level Increases to Extreme on ODF-Protected Lands

July 12, 2021 Oregon Department of Forestry                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest Oregon District 5286 Table Rock Rd. Central Point, OR  97502 Media Contact: Natalie Weber, Public Information Officer                            …
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July 8, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 7/7

July 7, 2021 ‘To protect my loved ones’ Scott, a youth worker from the Warm Springs Reservation, says, “There’s hope out there with this vaccination.”  Check out this video where Scott shares his #MyVaccineReason: Preparing to evacuate…
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July 7, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 7/6

July 6, 2021 Reaching out to forestry workers for COVID-19 vaccinations in Jackson County With over 20 reforestation companies in the Medford area, Jackson County worked with local and state partners to…
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July 7, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 7/2

July 2, 2021 Fourth of July safety This weekend will mark the first holiday in over 15 months without COVID-19 restrictions in place. While that’s cause for celebration, there is…
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July 1, 2021 in Wildfire Updates

Jackson & Josephine County Forestland Classification Assessments and ODF Fire Season Restrictions Go Into Effect July 1

News Release Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District July 1, 2021 Oregon Department of Forestry FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest Oregon District 5286 Table Rock Rd. Central Point, OR 97502…
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July 1, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/30

June 30, 2021 Governor Brown joined by Oregon leaders for reopening event Today, Governor Kate Brown was joined by various business, health, community and governmental leaders to commemorate Oregon’s official…
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June 30, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/29

June 29, 2021 Myocarditis and pericarditis: Weighing the risks of these rare side effects You may feel worried about the risk of myocarditis and pericarditis after the mRNA vaccines. Understanding that the risk…
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June 29, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/29

June 28, 2021 Vaccine Voices: ‘One of the few breakthrough cases in Oregon’ Dr. Robert Jackman is a practicing family physician in Medford who was vaccinated in December, but came…
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June 28, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/27

June 27, 2021 Oregon reports 138 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths There are zero new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, leaving the state’s death toll at…
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June 28, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/28

June 26, 2021 Oregon reports 227 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths PORTLAND, Ore. — There are two new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death…
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June 25, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/25

June 25, 2021 Oregon set to open by June 30 if not before Governor Kate Brown announced today that after more than 15 months battling the pandemic, she would sign an executive…
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June 25, 2021 in Wildfire Updates

Fire Danger Level Increases to High

June 25, 2021 Oregon Department of Forestry                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest Oregon District 5286 Table Rock Rd. Central Point, OR  97502 Contact: Natalie Weber, Public Information Officer                 (541)…
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June 25, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/24

June 24, 2021 Countdown to 70% If you’ve visited Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) COVID-19 website recently, you might have noticed a new banner draped across the top of each webpage you visit.…
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June 24, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/23

June 23, 2021 Doing it together: longtime history of community partnerships in the gorge Removing barriers and making it as easy as possible to get a vaccination is the goal…
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June 23, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus update 6/22

June 22, 2021 Summer travel plans? Consider the risk As we move firmly into summer, many people in Oregon are planning to travel. After such a long time without feeling…
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June 22, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/21

June 21, 2021 Closer to reopening, Oregon’s vaccinations pass a milestone Today we celebrate a milestone of fewer than 50,000 people in Oregon who need to be vaccinated in order…
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June 21, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/20

June 20, 2021 Oregon reports 200 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death There is one new COVID-19 related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to…
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June 21, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/19

June 19, 2021 Oregon reports 289 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths PORTLAND, Ore. — There are three new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death…
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June 21, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/18

June 18, 2021 Celebrating dad safely this Father’s Day If you have a father-type in your life you may be celebrating this weekend. When making plans it’s important to remember that there are…
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June 21, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/17

June 17, 2021 Vaccine Voices: COVID-19 vaccine is ‘such a need for the world’ Sonya is a 14-year-old freshman in high school who recently got her first dose of COVID-19…
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June 17, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/16

June 16, 2021 Correction: Yesterday we erred when we reported that 50% of Oregonians 18 and older had completed their vaccination series. Half of all Oregonians had completed their COVID-19 vaccination series yesterday, according to…
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June 16, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/15

June 15, 2021 Correction: The article on the Oregon vaccination lottery yesterday was incorrect. Individuals who were vaccinated at Tribal administration sites have been entered into the lottery via the state…
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June 15, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/14

June 14, 2021 Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 It’s hard to predict how ill you will be if you get COVID-19. Some people may have mild illness, yet still develop long…
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June 14, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/13

June 13, 2021 Corrected: There was an error on the preheader of this newsletter. It has been corrected. Oregon reports 167 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death…
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June 14, 2021 in Uncategorized

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/12

June 12, 2021 Oregon reports 285 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths There are three new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to…
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June 14, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/11

June 11, 2021 Correction: An incorrect headline was included in yesterday's newsletter and has been corrected. “We are so close to fully reopening our economy” More than 67% of Oregonians 18 years…
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June 11, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/11

June 10, 2021   Correction: There were errors in some of the figures cited in the article, One Community Health: A testament to collaboration, published in yesterday’s newsletter. The article has been updated with the correct information on the…
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June 10, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/9

June 9, 2021 One Community Health: A testament to collaboration This Friday, June 11, One Community Health will be administering Pfizer vaccines in style, offering food and live music to…
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June 9, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/8

June 8, 2021 Vaccine Voices: Grateful for life-saving efforts and public health measures As a long-haul truck driver, Randolph Proksch spends most of the day inside the cab of his truck driving…
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June 8, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/7

June 7, 2021 New dashboard counts the way to reopening Many people in Oregon are looking forward to a time when they can return to doing the things they love.…
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June 7, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/6

June 6, 2021 Oregon reports 258 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths There are three new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to…
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June 7, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/5

June 5, 2021 Oregon reports 330 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths PORTLAND, Ore. — There are five new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death…
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June 7, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/4

June 4, 2021 Governor Brown, OHA leaders provide update on vaccination progress, reopening At a press conference today, Governor Kate Brown announced that Oregon is close to the statewide vaccination goal of 70%. When…
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June 4, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/3

June 3, 2021 Vaccine Voices: ‘Felt that same type of soreness that I would after a really good workout’ Sophia is a 16-year-old who spoke with Oregon Health Authority about…
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June 3, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/2

June 2, 2021 Peer support helps people experiencing homelessness overcome vaccine hesitancy By Julie Showers During Blanchet House of Hospitality’s lunch and dinner hours, you will find Jennifer Coon on…
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June 2, 2021 in Wildfire Updates

ODF SW District; Due to High Temperatures and Dry Fuels, Fire Danger Level Increasing to Moderate on Friday

News Release Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District June 2, 2021 Oregon Department of Forestry FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest Oregon District 5286 Table Rock Rd. Central Point, OR  97502…
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June 2, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/1

June 1, 2021 Vaccine Voices: ‘I was most motivated by my love of family’ Sandy Polishuk shared her reasons for getting the COVID-19 vaccine and what vaccination has given to…
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June 2, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/31

May 31, 2021 Oregon reports 220 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths There are three new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to…
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June 2, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/30

May 30, 2021 Oregon reports 257 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths There are two new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to…
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June 2, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/29

May 29, 2021 Oregon reports 376 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death There is one new COVID-19 related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to…
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May 28, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/28

May 28, 2021 With vaccination, people 12 and older can safely return to more summer activities Last summer was difficult for most of us, but COVID-19 uniquely impacted younger people.…
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May 28, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/27

May 27, 2021 Oregon surpasses 200,000 COVID-19 cases The confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Oregon have hit the 200,000 mark. Today, Oregon Health Authority reported 433 new confirmed…
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May 27, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/26

May 26, 2021 Correction: Updated to correct an earlier version with a typo in the new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases and deaths article. The sentence should read: Information on today’s COVID-19…
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May 25, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus 5/24

May 24, 2021 When do I need to wear a face covering this week? Oregon has had a lot of changes in the past few weeks. When information is changing rapidly, it may be difficult…
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May 24, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/23

May 23, 2021 Oregon reports 334 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths PORTLAND, Ore. — There are four new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death…
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May 24, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/22

May 22, 2021 Oregon reports 509 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths There are five new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,618,…
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May 24, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/21

May 21, 2021 Governor Brown, OHA Leadership discuss vaccination incentives, progress At a press conference today, Governor Kate Brown and Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen gave an update on Oregon’s vaccination progress and announced incentives to encourage…
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May 21, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/20

May 20, 2021 Rural Oregon fire department steps up to provide vaccine so no one gets left behind The Mist-Birkenfeld Rural Fire Protection District (RFPD) provides fire, emergency, home health and…
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May 20, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/19

May 19, 2021 COVID-19 vaccine a game changer for youth When Paul Carson learned that people 12 and older can receive Pfizer’s authorized COVID-19 vaccine, he couldn’t wait to make an appointment for…
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May 19, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/18

May 18, 2021 Oregon adjusts guidelines for wearing masks and physical distancing indoors and outdoors Oregon Health Authority (OHA) today released updated guidance about mask and physical distancing requirements for individuals…
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May 18, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/17

May 17, 2021 Celebrate life events in the safest way this summer Summer is on the way and some of you may be planning to marry, or celebrate an anniversary, graduation, quinceañera, bat mitzvah or other significant event. Celebrating life events in person is something many of us…
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May 18, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/16

May 16, 2021 Oregon reports 507 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths There are two new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to…
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May 18, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/15

May 15, 2021 Oregon reports 751 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths There are three new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to…
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May 18, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/14

May 14, 2021 Fully vaccinated people can do more without wearing a face covering So many of us are longing to do the things we may have taken for granted…
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May 14, 2021 in Wildfire Updates

Fire Season and Regulated Use Closures Go Into Effect May 12, 2021

May 10, 2021 Contact: Natalie Weber, Public Information Officer (541) 621-4005, natalie.r.weber@oregon.gov Fire Season and Regulated Use Closures Go Into Effect May 12, 2021 on the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest…
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May 14, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/13

May 13, 2021 Oregon mask guidance updated for fully vaccinated Following new guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor Kate Brown announced today that Oregon…
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May 13, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/12

May 12, 2021 Oregon surpasses 2 million vaccinated Oregon reached another milestone in the efforts to vaccinate Oregonians — more than 2 million people have received at least one dose…
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May 12, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/11

May 11, 2021 Vaccine Voices: Oregon House Rep. Ricki Ruiz gets his jab so he can visit his family Representative Ricki Ruiz, 26, is one of Oregon’s youngest legislators. Since 2020, he…
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May 11, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/10

May 10, 2021 Variants and the rise in COVID-19 cases You may be wondering why cases have been on the rise recently, especially as we see an increase in vaccination across the state.…
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May 11, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/9

May 9, 2021 Oregon reports 610 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, two new deaths PORTLAND, Ore. — There are two new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death…
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May 11, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/8

May 8, 2021 Oregon reports 833 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths PORTLAND, Ore. — There are seven new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death…
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May 11, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/7

May 7, 2021 OHA team finds a way to bring testing and vaccines to communities Last fall, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Testing Program Manager, Kristen Donheffner came up with a plan to…
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May 11, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/6

May 6, 2021 Vaccine Voices: ‘I’m 16 and excited to have a social life again’ Ella Pulscak recently turned 16. Soon afterwards she got her first dose of vaccine at a…
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May 6, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/5

May 5, 2021 TriMet gets on board for staff vaccinations Bus drivers, light rail operators and transit maintenance employees all work shifts that can make it hard to get to vaccine appointments. So TriMet, which provides bus, light rail and…
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May 5, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/4

May 4, 2021 Reaching people where they are Some of our neighbors may find it challenging to get to a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. Folks who live in remote areas. People who can’t…
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May 4, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/3

May 3, 2021 Help build a safer community by getting the COVID-19 vaccine Now that so many folks are choosing to get vaccinated, people are wondering what the benefit is since…
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May 3, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/2

May 2, 2021 Oregon reports 756 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths PORTLAND, Ore. — There are three new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death…
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May 3, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/1

May 1, 2021 Oregon reports 794 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths PORTLAND, Ore. — There are three new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death…
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May 3, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronvirus Update 4/30

April 30, 2021 Teenager with long haul COVID-19 symptoms ‘strongly urges others to get the vaccine’ Mariana Robins, a 15-year-old high school sophomore, who became ill with COVID-19 in September…
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April 30, 2021 in Health/Safety

Two Vaccination Events in Ruch

Applegaters age 16 and older now have two opportunities to get a COVID-19 vaccination without leaving the Applegate. Both options involve the Pfizer vaccine, which requires a second dose. By…
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April 30, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 4/29

April 29, 2021 Friday Night Lights in The Dalles means music, pizza and vaccines Some 240 students and their family members got their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine…
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April 29, 2021 in Wildfire Updates

Prescribed Burn Planned for May 2nd 2021

Our next community conducted prescribed burn will be held on May 2nd, 2021. The forecast cool wet weather this weekend will open another safe burn window for us. This burn…
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April 29, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 4/28

April 28, 2021 Nonprofit delivers badly needed hygiene products with love LoveOne describes itself as a love-driven nonprofit serving neighbors in Clackamas County. The organization provides laundry services, showers, hygiene items, food and other…
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April 28, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 4/27

April 27, 2021 Some folks can go to work, get vaccinated Now that everyone 16 and older is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, some employers are rolling up their…
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April 27, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 4/26

April 26, 2021 I’m fully vaccinated. Why do I have to continue safety precautions? It’s been a tough year for everyone and so many of us are, frankly, tired. Tired…
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April 26, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 4/25

April 25, 2021 Oregon reports 780 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death There is one new COVID-19 related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to…
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April 26, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 4/24

April 24, 2021 Oregon reports 830 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths There are eight new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to…
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April 26, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 4/23

April 23, 2021 Pause lifted on Johnson & Johnson vaccine; Oregon use pending Western States’ review Today, a federal vaccine safety review panel recommended lifting the pause on the Johnson & Johnson…
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April 23, 2021 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 4/22

April 22, 2021 Getting closer to equity, access and inclusion “This is a lot of firsts,” said Senior Pastor Wendell Robinson of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church before sitting down to get his vaccination in the church’s Family Life Center.    It was the first day of…
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March 2, 2021 in Business/Economic

Business Oregon Announces Commercial Rent Relief Grants to Help Small Businesses Behind on Lease Payments

Business Oregon Announces Commercial Rent Relief Grants to Help Small Businesses Behind on Lease Payments   The Oregon Legislative Emergency Board allocated $100 million to Business Oregon for a new…
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March 1, 2021 in Health/Safety

Jackson County Public Health Issues an Overdose

Jackson County Public Health Issues an Overdose Alert Jackson County Public Health is issuing an Overdose Alert for accidental overdoses from illicit opioids. This alert is being issued based on…
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November 18, 2020 in Business/Economic

Upcoming Small Business Grants

Upcoming Funding Announcement: Small Business Grants As the economic impacts of the pandemic continue, the Oregon legislature and Governor Kate Brown approved $20 million more to Business Oregon’s Emergency Business Assistance…
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November 13, 2020 in Health/Safety

Gov. Brown Orders Statewide Two-Week Freeze

Governor Announces Statewide Freeze The Two-Week Freeze measures will be in effect from Nov. 18 through Dec. 2, statewide. These risk reduction measures are critical in limiting the spread of COVID-19,…
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November 11, 2020 in Community Resources

Jackson County Placed on “2 Week Pause” to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission

The Governor announced on Friday that several counties (including Jackson County) are taking a two week “pause” (reduction in allowed activities) to try to get COVID-19 transmission rates down. The…
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November 11, 2020 in Community Resources

Federal Stimulus Checks Still Available

Federal stimulus checks still available: Deadline to apply is Nov. 21 Today is National Economic Impact Payment (EIP) Registration Day. Thousands of Oregonians still have not taken advantage of their…
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November 6, 2020 in Business/Economic

Southern Oregon Startup Challenge

Southern Oregon Startup Challenge SOREDI and local angel investors have launched the Southern Oregon Startup Challenge, a Q4 2020 competition among Rogue Valley companies. This challenge may result in up…
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November 2, 2020 in Community Resources

New Metrics for Schools to Return to In-Person Education

State releases new metrics for schools to return to in-person education The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) today released an update to the Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance, including updated metrics…
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November 2, 2020 in Business/Economic

National Small Business Association (NSBA) is Seeking Small Business Leader to Join Leadership Council

The National Small Business Association (NSBA) is seeking leaders from the small business community to become part of NSBA’s Leadership Council. Specifically we are seeking members who may know their…
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October 23, 2020 in Business/Economic

Free PPE for Small businesses and Nonprofits

The Governor’s office in partnership with the Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board, allocated $10 Million from the federal CARES Act funding for the purchases of personal protective supplies for small business.…
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October 23, 2020 in Business/Economic

New Restaurant Regulations for Winter

Many restaurants may be considering using tents to keep outdoor areas warm, while continuing to make extra space available for physical distancing. They should be aware that tents should either…
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October 2, 2020 in Business/Economic

Disaster-Related Public Contracting Opportunities

Disaster-Related Public Contracting Opportunities. Any businesses that are interested in selling services or products to the relief effort should ensure they are registered in the FEMA and State (ORPIN/Oregon Buys)…
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September 11, 2020 in Wildfire Updates

Alameda, Obenchain, Slater and Devil Fire Resources

The links on this page are resources specifically related to fires surrounding the Applegate Valley in Southern Oregon and Northern California(Alameda, Obenchain, Slater and Devil). Many of the resources on…
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September 11, 2020 in Wildfire Updates

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Update

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest        Temporarily Closes Two Ranger Districts for Public Safety  Extremely dry conditions, heat, unusually high winds, and thousands of downed trees have created unprecedented…
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September 3, 2020 in Community Resources

Eviction Moratorium Information

COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium: 5-Step Tenant Protections Information current as of August 19, 2020 STEP 1: Know Your Rights The Oregon Legislature passed a law so landlords in Oregon can’t do…
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September 2, 2020 in Community Resources

Additional Unemployment Aid Available for Those Who Qualify

Lost Wage Assistance (LWA) benefits. FEMA has approved Oregon’s application for the $300 in additional unemployment compensation recently announced by the US government.  Oregonians automatically qualify for this program if…
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August 24, 2020 in Community Resources

Register Your Three Rivers School District Student for Fall Classes Today

Get Registered! - We still have a large portion of our students not yet registered for the fall. School starts in two weeks and we need all our parents to take…
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August 21, 2020 in Community Resources, Health/Safety

Jackson County has Been Added to the OHA “Watch List” Due to Rising Case Numbers

Jackson County has been added to the OHA “watch list” due to rising case numbers. From the press release: Counties are placed on the Watch List when COVID-19 is spreading…
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August 20, 2020 in Community Resources

Three Rivers School District Virtual Town Hall

On Thursday, August 20, from 5:30-6:30 pm, TRSD will host the TVOS Virtual Town Hall, a town hall discussing the Three Rivers School District Virtual Online School (TVOS). This is for…
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August 18, 2020 in Wildfire Updates

RRS National Forest Fire Danger Update

Effective August 19, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Moves to Extreme Fire Danger As high daytime temperatures and increasingly dry conditions persist in southwest Oregon, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is…
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August 13, 2020 in Business/Economic

USDA Recreation Economy Resource Guide

USDA Recreation Economy Resource Guide Available Now! USDA launched a resource guide to provide rural community leaders and economic development practitioners a complete list of programs at Rural Development, Forest Service, and National Institute for…
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July 22, 2020 in Community Resources, Health/Safety

Comprehensive Resource Guide from OHA

Oregon Employment Department has launched a new online form for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) initial claims and weekly certifications. People who have filed weekly claims via PDF and who have not yet received…
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July 16, 2020 in Business/Economic

Recent Updates from Regional Solutions Office

Dear SW Oregon Economic Development & Business Services Professionals: New social gathering policy—limiting indoor “social get-togethers” to 10 people: https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2351G.pdf New policy requiring face coverings in certain outdoor locations: https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2288K.pdf…
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July 16, 2020 in Business/Economic

USDA Offers $1 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Rural Businesses/Ag Producers

USDA offers $1 Billion in loan guarantees nationwide to help rural businesses and agricultural producers impacted by COVID-19: The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development is making available up to $1 billion…
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July 14, 2020 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 7/13: Gov. Brown Imposes New Restrictions as COVID Cases Soar

July 13, 2020 New statewide rules on get-togethers and face coverings Let’s take a frank assessment of COVID-19 in our state: Oregon reported more cases in the past week than…
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July 1, 2020 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus update 6/30: How to Celebrate Safely this Fourth of July

June 30, 2020 Staying safe and reducing your risk over the holiday weekend We know people are tired of being cooped up at home and are eager to get out…
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July 1, 2020 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/29: Gov. Brown Announces Indoor Face Covering Requirement is Extended Statewide

June 29, 2020 Governor Brown announces indoor face covering requirement is extended statewide Governor Kate Brown announced today that Oregonians statewide will be required to wear face coverings in indoor…
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June 25, 2020 in Uncategorized

COVID Emergency Issues Under Consideration by the Oregon Legislature

COVID Emergency Issues Under Consideration by the Oregon Legislature: LC 33: Prohibits commercial evictions during the pandemic. LC 37: Temporarily extends timelines for judicial proceedings during the pandemic. LC 39: Expands access to…
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June 12, 2020 in Community Resources

Details for Growers/Farmworkers; National Parks Reopening

Details and applications for COVID-19 compliance assistance for growers and farmworkers is out and available here: https://www.oregon.gov/oweb/fsfs/Pages/index.aspx An update on Rogue-Siskyou National Forest phased openings is here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/rogue-siskiyou/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD749355 Crater Lake National…
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June 12, 2020 in Community Resources

Library Launches New Website for Digital Services

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2020 FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Brandace Rojo, 541-476-0571 x114 Kate Lasky, 541-476-0571 x110   Library launches new website for digital services Sponsors fund…
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June 11, 2020 in Business/Economic, Health/Safety

Phase II Reopening Guidance Tool

OHA has posted a “Reopening Guidance Tool” that graphically helps explain what types of businesses fit where, both in terms of phases & gathering limits. (You may note that this…
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June 8, 2020 in Business/Economic

New Changes to PPP & EIDL Grants

The new Governor’s Executive Order spelling out how the new Phase 2 rules relate to prior guidance is now available: https://www.oregon.gov/gov/Documents/executive_orders/eo_20-27.pdf  In particular, For new language on travel guidance and modified return…
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June 5, 2020 in Business/Economic

Phase 2 Reopening Informational Webinars

In cooperation with local public health & Chambers of Commerce, Regional Solutions will host two webinars tomorrow, Friday, June 5 for SW Oregon businesses and other organizations, on the Phase…
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June 5, 2020 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 6/4: Jackson & Josephine County Entire Phase 2 Reopening

June 4, 2020 What is contact tracing, and why does it matter? Contact tracing is one of our key tools for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Contact tracers call people…
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May 29, 2020 in Business/Economic

Specialty Crops Producers Can Now Apply for Financial Assistance Through USDA? Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Specialty Crops Producers Can Now Apply for Financial Assistance Through USDA? Coronavirus Food Assistance Program WASHINGTON, May 26, 2020-? Specialty crops producers can now apply for USDA?s Coronavirus Food Assistance…
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May 26, 2020 in Community Resources

Josephine County Library Reopening Book Drops in May, Curbside Planned for June

Library reopening book drops in May, curbside planned for June   Grants Pass, May 18, 2020 —In response to the Office of the Governor’s decision to place Josephine County in Phase…
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May 26, 2020 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/25: Increases in Cases in Jackson & Josephine County.

May 25, 2020 Oregon reports 19 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 4 new presumptive cases, 0 new deaths The state’s death toll from COVID-19 is unchanged from yesterday and remains at…
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May 22, 2020 in Business/Economic

Gov. Urge for Limited Travel on Memorial Day Weekend; Main Street Resources; Food Hub Survey

Memorial Day: The Governor issued an announcement urging restraint and limited travel over Memorial Day weekend, which was co-signed by several of mayors from our region. News release here: https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=36667…
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May 18, 2020 in Business/Economic

Updates from Regional Solutions Office

Oregon Businesses Encouraged to Apply for Paycheck Protection Loans Now Oregon businesses that have not yet applied for Paycheck Protection Program loans can still take advantage of the funds, with…
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May 15, 2020 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/14: Jackson & Josephine Co. Approved for Phase 1 Re-opening Today (5/15)!

May 14, 2020 31 counties approved to begin reopening Governor Kate Brown announced the counties that can begin entering Phase I of reopening on May 15 under her framework for…
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May 11, 2020 in Business/Economic

Business Updates; Resources for Re-opening

Re-opening webinars for small businesses-TODAY/TOMORROW. Regional Solutions is working with County public health to provide webinars for small businesses to help understand the sector guidelines for retail; restaurants/bars; and personal…
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May 8, 2020 in Business/Economic

Info for re-opening businesses; Contact Tracer Workforce Recruitment; Faith Based Community & COVID-19 Webinar

Best website for the latest State guidance and thinking about Re-Opening is: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/erd/pages/covid-19-news.aspx Watch for a forthcoming announcement from Business Oregon about making funds available to match local small business grant programs.…
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May 8, 2020 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/8: Retail Stores to Re-open May 15th, Gov. Unveils Plan for Re-opening

Governor Brown announces new details of plans for reopening Oregon Governor Kate Brown shared new details of her framework for rebuilding a safe and strong Oregon, including new guidance for counties and…
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May 7, 2020 in Business/Economic

Sector Guidelines for Reopening Businesses

  The final guidelines (except for child care) are now on OHA’s website. On page: https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19 , scroll down to Governor’s Orders and OHA Guidance (halfway down the page), then open “OHA…
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May 6, 2020 in Business/Economic

Jeff Merkley: Loans Newly Available to Farmers and Ranchers

Oregon’s farmers and ranchers are a critical piece of our rural economies, and that’s why I led the charge to successfully include a provision in the most recent coronavirus legislation…
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May 6, 2020 in Community Resources

Oregon to Provide More than 351,000 Children with Benefits to Replace the Meals they Get at School

Oregon to Provide More than 351,000 Children with Benefits to Replace the Meals they Get at School: The Department of Human Services and the Oregon Department of Education announced today…
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May 6, 2020 in Business/Economic

The Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Holds Public Teleconference

The Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Holds Public Teleconference The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement announces that a public teleconference of the Advisory…
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May 6, 2020 in Community Resources

JCLS to Offer Front Door Pick Up Service as First Stage of Reopening

JCLS will begin providing front door service today as part of a plan approved by the Jackson County Library District board to re-introduce library services in stages. I cannot think…
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May 6, 2020 in Community Resources, Health/Safety

HHS, USDA & HRSA Webinar on Rural Healthcare Access

  Rural Health and COVID-19 Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:00pm MDT Join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Health Resources and…
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May 6, 2020 in Health/Safety

OHA Coronavirus Update 5/5: Gov. Brown Announces Limited Opening of State Rec. Areas

May 5, 2020 A note from Lillian Shirley, Director of Oregon State Public Health, on the addition of ZIP code data to OHA’s Weekly Report In this week’s Weekly Report, OHA…
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May 5, 2020 in Business/Economic

Updates and Resources forEconomic Development & Business Services Professionals (5/5/2020))

Dear SW Oregon Economic Development & Business Services Professionals:   Financial support for child care providers. The Oregon Early Learning Division has set-up a portal to apply for the emergency funds. The…
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May 4, 2020 in Business/Economic

Economic Injury Disaster Loan/Advance program now accepting applications from AGRICULTURAL BUSINESSES ONLY

SBA has just opened its Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance application portal to agricultural businesses.  See attached press release.  Due to the already large number of EIDL…
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May 4, 2020 in Community Resources

Update: Farm Fresh Food to the Front-Line by Our Family Farms

UPDATE: Farm Fresh Food to the Front-Line Thank you Our Family Farms Community! We're almost to our goal! Only 3 Days Left! to Raise $655 In just ten days, you've…
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April 30, 2020 in Business/Economic

Independent contractors and self-employed can now apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2020 CONTACT INFORMATION Gail Kiles Krumenauer, Communications Director Phone: (503) 947-1268 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Available in Oregon Starting today, the Oregon Employment Department is providing…
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April 30, 2020 in Community Resources, Uncategorized

Mind Body Soul: A Three Part Series on Self-Care Techniques

Each Friday beginning May 1, one of the three modules will be released. To gain access to this series, we are asking for you to please pre-register (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/103640688088) so we…
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April 27, 2020 in Community Resources

Our Family Farms Launches “Farm Fresh Food to the Front-Line” Program. Donate Today!

Due to COVID-19, many of our community members are struggling with loneliness of isolation and lack of communal connection, or a business shut-down, as "non-essential", or loss of a job,…
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April 27, 2020 in Uncategorized

Applegater update

With the new year the Applegater came under the leadership of new Editor in Chief Bert Etling, succeeding Barbara Holiday. After editing the Applegater for 15 years, Barbara decided to…
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April 24, 2020 in Business/Economic

Travel Oregon Offers “State of the Tourism Industry” Webinar

Wednesday, April 29 at 1:30 p.m. Next Wednesday, Travel Oregon will host a State of the Travel Industry webinar. Join Travel Oregon CEO Todd Davidson, Alana Hughson, managing director of…
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April 23, 2020 in Business/Economic

U.S. House of Representatives to Vote on Next Federal Package for Business Support

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the next Federal package for COVID-19 business support. Additional funds ($310 billion) would be allocated to the Paycheck Protection Program,…
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April 22, 2020 in Community Resources

Free Food Delivered for Students in Medford School District

School District Delivers Free Food! A partnership between the Medford School District (MSD), Sodexo, and First Student to provide free and accessible meals to students in neighborhoods throughout the Medford…
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April 22, 2020 in Community Resources

Shelter-in-Plays Virtual Theatre Festival

Shelter-in-Plays Virtual Theatre Festival Sunday, April 26th at 5:30-7:00pm PST Register Here to Watch Live  You will receive a confirmation email, so please check your spam folder if you don't see…
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April 22, 2020 in Business/Economic, Community Resources

USDA Announces Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). This new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program will take several actions to assist farmers, ranchers, and…
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April 21, 2020 in Community Resources

Shopping List Whistling Duck for Week of 4/20

Our Phone and email shopping is reserved for those who have difficulty coming into the store because of age, pre existing conditions, compromised immune systems, or parents who are unable to leave their…
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April 20, 2020 in Community Resources

50th Anniversary Earth Day Online Activities

Wednesday, April 22 starting at 10 am Livestreaming on SOCAN's facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SOClimate/ Southern Oregon Climate Action Now will not let the 50th anniversary of Earth Day go by unnoticed.…
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April 17, 2020 in Community Resources

Resources for Three Rivers School District Students and Families

1. Free Delivered Breakfast/Lunch for all Three Rivers School District students. All students need to do is follow the information on the website and meet the bus or they can…
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April 17, 2020 in Business/Economic

Small Business Administration Unable to Accept New Applications for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Paycheck Protection Program

Employment and Economic Response to COVID-19 Daily Digest: Thursday, April 16 This digest is a compilation of information and resources related to employment, commerce and economic development issues surrounding COVID-19.…
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April 16, 2020 in Community Resources

Facebook & Zoom Lessons for Small Business Owners Offered by Jackson Co. Library Services

The Library is creating virtual support for business owners during this challenging time. Currently, we are prioritizing Zoom and Facebook programs to teach business owners how best to represent themselves…
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April 16, 2020 in Community Resources

Resources to support distance learning

As Oregon moves into “Distance Learning for All” this week, students, families and educators are going through a significant transition. We encourage you to be patient with yourself and your…
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April 15, 2020 in Community Resources

Virtual Lesson on Reducing Fuel Load on Your Property!

Friends, Please spread the word, we are going to try this electronic method to help people manage their property in lieu of meeting in person. As most of you on…
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April 15, 2020 in Community Resources

ACCESS & Oregon Food Bank Offering Reimbursement to Farmers for Fresh Produce

ACCESS Jackson County: Applegate Farmers- What's Available Right Now!? Did you hear the great news about Oregon Food Bank receiving $8million in emergency assistance for the Oregon Food Bank Network?…
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April 15, 2020 in Business/Economic

Paycheck Protection Program and Layoff Aversion Updates

Paycheck Protection Program update: 9500 PPP loans have been approved for Oregon businesses, totaling almost $2.5 billion through April 13. Nationwide $258B of the $349B provided in CARES Act had…
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April 14, 2020 in Business/Economic

Jackson County Library Services Resource List for Small Businesses

Resources for Small Businesses Government Jackson County COVID-19 Response provides a daily situational update as well as emergency news and information. Oregon Response provides Coronavirus information and resources, executive order updates and information about sick leave…
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April 14, 2020 in Community Resources

Jackson County Library List of Learning Resources for Kids, Teens and Adults

Resources for Adults Digital Collection Hoopla grants you access to a comprehensive catalog of movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks and comics, ranging from major studios to indie artists and…
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April 14, 2020 in Business/Economic, Community Resources

Comprehensive List of USDA Programs Available to Rural Communities, Organizations and Individuals

U.S. Department of Agriculture has released a comprehensive description of programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource…
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April 13, 2020 in Business/Economic

Video: Finance Relief Options for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Recording of SBDC CARES Act explanation workshop: https://youtu.be/i9spueKweT4
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April 13, 2020 in Community Resources

Jackson & Josephine County Agency Hour and Service Updates

Follow the link below for information regarding change of hours and service from major agencies in Jackson and Josephine County: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bHmNLrDlAY52Xtc1hL270m0XB0CadxWr/view?usp=sharing
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April 13, 2020 in Health/Safety

Justification for Keeping Strict Social Distancing Measures in Place Through May 18

April 11, 2020 Media contact: Oregon COVID-19 Joint Information Center (JIC) staff, 503-373-7872, media.COVID-19@state.or.us Oregon COVID-19 infections projected to remain level into May, stay within current hospital capacity, if Oregonians continue social…
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April 10, 2020 in Community Resources

Zoom Training Offered by Jackson County Library; Free Zoom Subscription for Applegate Nonprofits that Complete Workshop

The Jackson County Library is offering a free training for anyone who wants to be more adept at using zoom  Learn to connect with clients, customers, colleagues and more over…
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April 10, 2020 in Business/Economic

OLCC Will Temporarily Accept Expired State of Oregon Issued ID

OLCC Will Temporarily Accept Expired State of Oregon Issued ID April 8, 2020 The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will allow alcohol and marijuana licensees to accept expired Oregon driver licenses…
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April 10, 2020 in Business/Economic, Community Resources

April 8: USDA Implements Meaures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities

STAKEHOLDER ANNOUNCEMENT: USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19 *Updated April 8, 2020* WASHINGTON, April 8, 2020 – USDA Rural Development has taken a…
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April 10, 2020 in Community Resources

Delivery of 2020 Census Paper Questionnaires Begin

Delivery of 2020 Census Paper Questionnaires Begin Paper Forms Sent to Households to Remind Them to Respond APRIL 8, 2020 — About 64 million households across the nation are receiving a paper…
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April 9, 2020 in Business/Economic

CARES Act Student Loan Information

Dear Friend, I hope this message finds you well, and that you and your family are staying home and staying safe as our fight against the coronavirus continues. Throughout the…
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April 9, 2020 in Community Resources

Apple Outlaw Cider Offering To Go Bottle & Growler Pickup

APPLE OUTLAW CIDERY Open Today 1-4PM WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY • 1-4PM 9530 Thompson Creek Road Applegate, OR 97530 TO GO BOTTLE SALES ONLY: -Apple Outlaw ciders: $5 each, $25 for 6, $50…
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April 9, 2020 in Community Resources

Wild Wines Offering Delivery and Free Shipping

Hi locals, Wild Wines is offering delivery service in our area for minimum 3 bottle purchases and free shipping outside the area for minimum 6 bottle orders. You can call…
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April 8, 2020 in Community Resources

Resources to Support Food Access for Kids, Teens, College Students and Families

With schools and colleges closed, we know access to food has been interrupted for many Oregon families. Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon has a roundup of resources to support youth, college students…
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April 8, 2020 in Community Resources

Free meals on Sunday Applegate lodge

Hi dear community, we are reducing our hours for take out at the restaurant to Friday, Saturday  4:30 to 8:00. And starting this Sunday we are offering free meals to…
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April 7, 2020 in Community Resources

Applegate County Club Providing Care Packages for Applegate Seniors

Hello there! The Applegate Country Club is proud to announce our new Senior Care Package Program. It’s for seniors in our Applegate Valley who are over 65. Year ago, when…
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April 6, 2020 in Business/Economic

Business Impact Survey Travel Oregon, SBDC, and Business Oregon:

Sharing your experience is the best way to ensure that your business is getting the support it needs during this emergency and emergencies in the future. Fill out this Business…
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April 6, 2020 in Community Resources

Talking to Children and Teens About COVID-19

Talking to children and teens about COVID-19 Students are spending a significant time out of school due to COVID-19. It is natural they may feel stress and anxiety about when…
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April 3, 2020 in Business/Economic

USDA announces second round of telemedicine/distance learning grants

Distance Learning and Telemedicine IEDC webinar on COVID-19 response: https://members.iedconline.org/IEDC/IEDCCore/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=WEBIN0420C Latest on unemployment insurance claims: https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Agency/Pages/News-Releases.aspx#release?id=87
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April 3, 2020 in Business/Economic

CARES Act/Paycheck Protection Program

Snippet from Sen. Merkley’s office: “The Administration/U.S. Treasury has not yet sent banks and credit unions the info they need to accept and process the new Payroll Protection Program (PPG)…
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April 2, 2020 in Community Resources

Information for Those Struggling to Pay Rent/Mortgage

If you’re struggling to pay your rent or mortgage due to COVID-19 Last month, Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order halting residential evictions through June 19. The order places a temporary…
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April 2, 2020 in Business/Economic

New Guidance on CARES Act from SBA & Treasury

New guidance came out today on the CARES Act, making clear that companies that have had layoffs—but re-hire—are eligible: The new rules (1) require businesses to spend 75 percent of…
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April 1, 2020 in Community Resources

Williams Library Purchasing New E-Books

Grants Pass, March 26, 2020 —Josephine Community Library (JCL) continues to serve the community virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic by focusing on the purchase of e-books. The library is purchasing…
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April 1, 2020 in Community Resources

Home Bound Oregon A New Podcast From The Hearth

Home Bound Oregon is a podcast to help us stay connected in a disconnected time. Featuring stories, songs, and conversations to help us remember what matters most during the coronavirus.…
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March 31, 2020 in Business/Economic, Community Resources

Comprehensive List of FAQ’s About the CARES Act.

Comprehensive list of questions and answers about all things related to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Information for regular citizens, businesses, nonprofits, students, Medicare recipients, those receiving/seeking…
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March 31, 2020 in Business/Economic

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they…
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March 31, 2020 in Health/Safety

OHA Daily Situational Update & KDRV Reporting on Case Count Increase

Staying connected Yesterday we asked for feedback about how we’re doing providing you with the information you need to stay safe and healthy. Thank you to everyone who responded so…
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March 31, 2020 in Business/Economic, Community Resources

Post Changes to Your Business on soforso.com!

A new website, www.soforso.com, (Southern Oregon for Southern Oregon) has sprung up to help local businesses connect with customers. Local businesses can go to the site and submit information about…
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March 31, 2020 in Community Resources

COVID-19 Rogue Valley Food Systems Resources

The RVFSN has created this list of resources to support our extended community during the COVID-19 outbreak. We have gathered resources about different aspects of the Food System: from school…
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March 30, 2020 in Community Resources

Montage Oriental Medicine Offering Virtual Immune Boosting Qi Gong Workshops

Immune Boosting Qi Gong Donation based: sliding scale: $5 - $20 No one is tuned out for lack of funds. Paypal or Venmo to: acumontage@gmail.com Please join us, Noah and I…
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March 30, 2020 in Business/Economic, Uncategorized

Dense List of Economic Recovery Resources from Gov. Brown’s Regional Solutions Office

The CARES ACT: Different versions of the summary are probably best for different audiences. A few that I have seen. Possibly the most digestible piece came out of the Senate…
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March 27, 2020 in Community Resources, Health/Safety

CDC Recommendations for Helping Children Cope with Stress

Helping children cope with the stress they may be experiencing Children often react to stressful events differently than adults. How the child in your life reacts will vary by age…
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March 27, 2020 in Health/Safety

OHA Media Release: Oregon Releases Health Care System Action Plan to Fight COVID-19

March 26, 2020 Media contacts: OHA Joint Information Center (JIC) Staff, 971-673-2097, orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us Oregon releases health care system action plan to fight COVID-19 New projections show social distancing must be maintained to…
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March 27, 2020 in Health/Safety

Oregon Emergency Response at Highest Level- Level 1. Read Situational Status Report Here.

Summary as of: 3/26/2020 at 0930 Current Oregon Public Health Emergency Response Activation Level: Level 1 for COVID-19: The highest level of response reserved for critical emergencies including full AOC/ECC…
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March 26, 2020 in Business/Economic, Community Resources

Economic Relief Resources from USDA for Rural Residents and Businesses

USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19 WASHINGTON, March 25, 2020 – USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to…
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March 26, 2020 in Health/Safety

Oregon Case Count Increases as Testing Capacity Increases; Call for Medical Professional Volunteers

March 25, 2020 Stay home, save lives Today we announced the largest number of new cases of COVID-19 in Oregon to date. As testing becomes more available, we will continue…
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March 25, 2020 in Business/Economic

Economic Disaster Declared by SBA Allowing for Increased Resources for Small Businesses

Dear Friend, Over the past few weeks, I’ve spoken with and heard from small business owners from all across Oregon about the massive economic consequences of the coronavirus crisis. In…
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March 25, 2020 in Business/Economic

Employment and Economic Recovery Daily Digest; Regional Solutions/Governor Brown’s Office

STATEWIDE Employment and Economic Response to COVID-19 Daily Digest Monday, March 23 This digest is a compilation of information and resources related to employment, commerce and economic development issues surrounding COVID-19.…
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March 25, 2020 in Health/Safety

WIC Eligibility, Guidelines for Those Feeling Symptoms, Oregon Case Count Update

March 24, 2020 You or someone you know might be newly eligible for WIC Has your income changed recently? Many families are experiencing stress and changes in income during the…
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March 24, 2020 in Community Resources

Provolt Store & Deli, Change of Hours and Discounts Offered

Note from Angela Hewitt- "With all this crazy stuff, we've had to reduce our hours slightly. We are currently open for shopping and take out orders from 8 am -…
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March 23, 2020 in Health/Safety

Gov. Kate Brown Issues “Stay At Home” Executive Order

Stay home, save lives Today Governor Kate Brown released a new executive order that takes additional steps to ensure Oregonians stay home in order to slow the spread of COVID-19…
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March 23, 2020 in Business/Economic

Marijuana Retail Licensees Allowed to Provide Curbside Delivery

Temporary Rule Aligns With Governor’s Executive Order to Promote Social Distancing   Portland, OR --  Today the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved a temporary rule that supports social distancing to…
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March 23, 2020 in Business/Economic

Public Safety, Safe Access Focus of Latest Commission Action

Enforcement Powers Granted to Combat Establishments Defying Executive Order Portland, OR -- Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission met today to adopt temporary rules to protect public safety and safe…
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March 23, 2020 in Community Resources

Plaisance Ranch Offers Curbside Pickup for Beef & Wine

            Plaisance Ranch has Organic beef, all cuts, and wine for curb side pickup. Call with order and CC info and you can pick up…
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March 23, 2020 in Community Resources

Local Talent Gypsy Soul to Live Stream Concert on 3/28

Gypsy Soul Live Stream Concert Saturday, March 28th at 6:00 pm PDT We'll be broadcasting LIVE from the front page of our Website and on Facebook! As a little warm…
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March 23, 2020 in Community Resources

Montage Oriental Medicine is Setting up a Telemedicine Practice

Services include acupressure, medicinal herb prescriptions and shipments, and meditation. Contact Sang at 541-708-3953 or www.montageom.com.
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March 23, 2020 in Community Resources

Office of Jeff Merkley: More Resources to Tackle Coronavirus

Dear Friend, In the face of this public health crisis, the best thing we can do for our communities and our economy is support and protect working Americans. From fighting…
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March 23, 2020 in Community Resources

Vote By Mail Saves Oregon’s May Primary During Pandemic

While some states are postponing their primary elections, Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno announced Thursday that the state’s May 19 primary will proceed as scheduled. “Because Oregon votes by mail we…
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March 23, 2020 in Business/Economic

Economic Injury Disaster Lending (EIDL) Has Been Approved for Jackson and Josephine Counties

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  SBA disaster assistance…
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March 23, 2020 in Business/Economic

OLCC Cutting Red Tape for Alcohol and Marijuana Licensees

Actions Designed to Provide Economic Relief and Business Opportunity in Face of Covid-19 Hardships Portland, OR -- Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and measures to prevent its spread put…
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March 23, 2020 in Community Resources

Oshala Farms: Herb Spotlight, 50% off Immunity Boosting and Antiviral Herbs

Here at Oshala Farm we are committed to getting herbs to people who need them in this unprecedented time. As part of our commitment to the health of our community…
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March 23, 2020 in Community Resources

Local and Online Reading Resources for Kids

Jackson County libraries in Applegate and Ruch are closed; however the library system has a variety of online resources on their website, including downloadable books, audiobooks, magazines and videos; tools for kids…
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March 20, 2020 in Community Resources

Code 3 Coffee & Snacks and Indigo Grill Team Up to Feed Ruch Youth

For Immediate Release Code 3 Coffee & Snacks, located in Ruch, has received a $500 grant to provide no cost lunches to students in need that reside in the greater…
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March 20, 2020 in Community Resources

Educational Resources for Families Provided by SMART

Educational Resources for Families Provided by SMART In the face of interrupted instruction, a number of companies are offering free support and resources for students, families and teachers. Scholastic, a…
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March 20, 2020 in Business/Economic

Josephine County SBA Disaster Loan Assistance

We are closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We have created a web page with all updates, business resources, and general health announcements at https://www.grantspasschamber.org/community-health-alerts Here are…
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March 19, 2020 in Community Resources

A Message to the Community from R.O.C.S. Principal, Julie Barry

Dear Families and Community Members and Partners I hope this email finds you safe and healthy. As we try to navigate this journey we are all on together, I wanted…
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February 12, 2020 in Uncategorized

Write a Story for Applegate Valley Connect ‘News and Stories’

Hey, welcome to Applegate Valley Connect Your community website. We are excited to share a new feature with you, the News and Stories section. Look here for articles from local…
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January 6, 2020 in Uncategorized

A Greater Applegate Receives Generous Support for Various Community Building Projects

In the fall of 2019 A Greater Applegate (AGA) was awarded two distinct grants that will provide support for community building projects in the upcoming year. These projects include AGA’s…
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December 2, 2019 in Uncategorized

A Greater Applegate Brings Internationally Acclaimed Musician David J. Gordon to the Applegate Valley for an Intimate House Concert Benefit Event

Local community building nonprofit, A Greater Applegate (AGA), is hosting a unique musical event you will not want to miss! Local star David J. Gordon will play guitar and sing…
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June 12, 2019 in News, Stories

Applegate teen leads robotics team in pursuit of championship

One snowy January morning I walked into a St. Mary’s High School lab bursting with teenagers. It was eerily quiet. Everywhere I looked, young people were poring over data, working…
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June 12, 2019 in News, Stories

Sugarloaf Community Association turns 20!

This year the Sugarloaf Community Association (SCA), which supports seven vibrant acres of community land in downtown Williams, is celebrating our 20th anniversary. Founded by folks seeking a sanctuary for…
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April 18, 2019 in News, Stories

Cantrall Buckley Park: Art in the Park video

See how Jacksonville artist Cheryl D. Garcia created the first sculpture, the 12-foot-high Mock Orange, that has been installed along the Cantrall Buckley Park Art in the Park walk. A…
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March 28, 2019 in News

Multimodal Path in Williams Receives Grant

The Williams Multiuse Path Committee got a grant! In collaboration with Josephine County Planning and Williams Elementary School, we've been selected to receive a $65K grant from a state program…
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March 12, 2019 in News

Channel 12 news coverage of A Greater Applegate grant award

https://www.kdrv.com/content/video/507067772.html
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March 12, 2019 in News

A Greater Applegate awarded $225,000 grant from The Ford Family Foundation for community building in Applegate Valley

APPLEGATE, OR (MARCH 11, 2019)—The Ford Family Foundation awarded Applegate Valley-based A Greater Applegate (AGA) a grant of $225,000 over two years for “Capacity for Connection, Visioning, and Action.” The…
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January 22, 2019 in News

Applegate Valley Nonprofits Form New Network

A Greater Applegate wants to support nonprofit organizations in the Applegate Valley as they carry out their missions and work in our community. Through the newly forming Applegate Nonprofit Network,…
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August 30, 2018 in Stories

Cantrall Buckley Park Bird Notes

Bird Notes and Photos from Cantrall Buckley Park by Anne Goff May 11 was a banner day for spring birding at Cantrall Buckley Park. Strolling quietly along the paths and…
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July 12, 2018 in News, Uncategorized

CANTRALL BUCKLEY PARK GOLDEN JUBILEE

Live music and more than 50 exhibitors and vendors top the festivities at the Cantrall Buckley Park 50thbirthday party From hot dogs, beer and wine, Applegate Valley history, native plants,…
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May 24, 2018 in News

FIRE SEASON BEGINS JUNE 1

Fire season begins Friday, June 1, at 12:01 a.m. on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District. Lands affected by this declaration include state, private, county,…
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October 26, 2017 in News

Applegater Newsmagazine delivers!

Check out news and stories in the Applegater, your community's newsmagazine, at applegater.org. Since 1994, the Applegater Newsmagazine has been delivered free of charge to all residents in the Applegate…
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