Welcome center hearing today

The public has another opportunity to weigh in today on the state's proposed welcome center and rest area near Ashland.

The public hearing before county commissioners is set from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the auditorium at the county courthouse, 10 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford.

The county Planning Commission has recommended that the board of commissioners' approve the welcome center/rest area. Area residents have raised a number of concerns about the site, which is on the east side of Interstate 5 between mileposts 12 and 13.

Detailed plans are available via this slide show.

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