Almeda Fire

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Talent Gateway Project – Celebrating temporary housing for fire victim families waiting for over a year to come home

November 3, 2021

It may look like just another trailer park to you, but to many families that lost their homes over a year ago in the fires that ripped through southern Oregon these new trailers represent hope and a way out of the motels.  I was at the Talent Gateway Project ribbon cutting ceremony this weekend and…

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The Urban Renewal Agency of the City of Talent Receives a Generous $250,000 Grant From People’s Bank of Commerce Foundation for Transitional Housing on the Gateway Site

February 4, 2021

By Press Release Chair Darby Ayers-Flood Chair of the Board of Directors Urban Renewal Agency of the City of Talent mayor@cityoftalent.org The Board of Directors of the Urban Renewal Agency of the City of Talent were recently notified by People’s Bank of Commerce Foundation of a $250,000 grant award to provide housing for fire victims…

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Employees from every department in Jackson County were part of the Fire Response and Running of the Evacuation Center at the Expo.

December 8, 2020

I wrote an article last month about the expo staff and what they did after the fire to stand up an evacuation center. Because I am on the fair board, it blew me away how a small team could react to crisis during a pandemic shut down and I wanted to share that story. But…

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