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Updated Jan 13, 2016 at 5:32 PM

Commercial air travel at the Medford airport soared to new heights in 2015, surpassing the three-quarters-of-a-million mark. The all-time passenger record was supplanted long before year's end, leaving officials only heady guesses about the final count. A record December capped the Jackson County-operated airport's best year ever as 64,365 travelers passed through the gates, pushing the annual total to 757,971, a 14 percent jump over the previous standard of 664,423 set...

Updated Jan 5, 2016 at 5:23 PM

Erickson built its reputation manufacturing, maintaining and deploying heavy lift Sikorsky-64 helicopters. The aviation firm, with plants on Willow Springs Road in Central Point and at the Medford airport, is now using its expertise on...

Posted Dec 14, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Sometime around Thanksgiving, the Medford airport broke its all-time passenger record. Surpassing the 60,000 passenger mark for the seventh straight month in November, the Jackson County-owned airport smashed the 2014 standard, leaving room...

Updated Dec 1, 2015 at 6:31 PM

More Americans acquired a new set of wheels last month than in any November since 2001. The broader trend apparently held true in the Rogue Valley as well. "November was good, but the whole year has been up over last year...

Updated Nov 17, 2015 at 6:15 PM

Regina Leary doesn't need to look at passenger statistics to know this is the best of times for local commercial air travel. Business at the Medford airport-based Sky House Bar & Grill, where Leary is general manager, has kept pace with...

Updated Oct 21, 2015 at 4:52 PM

Lithia Motors today reported third-quarter net income of of $43.4 million, up sharply from $34.5 million a year ago, on revenue of of $2.1 billion. The Medford auto retailer's per share earnings for the quarter, ending Sept. 30, were $1.64,...

Updated Oct 15, 2015 at 5:34 PM

Born at a time when crude oil prices nearly quadrupled, the Rogue Valley Transportation District was viewed as a collective answer to runaway prices at the gas pump. RVTD marks its fourth decade as a special district, providing...

Updated Oct 14, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Lithia Motors has added auto dealerships to its fold in the Bay Area and Montana. The Medford-based auto retailer, with 133 stores in 14 states, said it has completed its purchase of Crown Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat in Concord, Calif.,...

Updated Oct 12, 2015 at 5:54 PM

September produced the 13th consecutive record month of commercial travel at the Medford airport, with 66,285 passengers passing through the gates, boosting the nine-month total to 565,162. That's a level not reached for an entire year until...

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