Police Forced to Shoot Bear in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police officers were forced to shoot a bear in a residential neighborhood early Thursday morning. At about 4:10 a.m., officers were notified of a black bear in the Washington Elementary School area. The bear was reported to have been going through trash cans in the area. When police arrived, the bear … Continue reading »

Bee Hive in Talent Moving From Downtown

TALENT, Ore. — Several agencies helped to remove a giant hive filled with thousands of bees from a power line in a neighborhood. Just last month the City of Talent was officially designated the second “Bee City” in the country. With that title, the city has a responsibility to create sustainable habitats for pollinators. On Wednesday, … Continue reading »

Dodge Closing in on NAIA Records

ASHLAND, Ore. — Austin Dodge has broken almost every record a quarterback could break at SOU and now Dodge is closing in on a few NAIA records as well. In fact, there are two he could either tie or break this week against Montana State Northern. Dodge is 345 passing yards shy of setting the … Continue reading »

Weed HS Returns for Emotional First Day

WEED, Calif. –  The students of Weed High School are finally returning to class this week, eight days after a fire ripped through their town. Many of the students are still dealing with the devastation of the Boles fire, but many said they were thankful to be back. Tuesday, students and administrators said, was a day of grief, … Continue reading »

Man Killed in Police Standoff Identified

[UPDATE 4:00 P.M.]  The man who died during a shootout with police Sunday night has been identified as 29-year old Daniel Diaz. Diaz lived on Northwest Blossom Drive in Grants Pass. According to the Josephine County Court, Diaz was charged with Two Counts of Menacing in August, 2014 and failed to appear for his status hearing on … Continue reading »

Weed Students Return After Boles Fire

WEED, Calif. — A warm smile, a hug, and welcome back posters greeted students at Weed Elementary on their first day back since the Boles Fire. For all involved, it was emotional morning. Eight days after a fire devastated their city, it was back to school. Parents know it’s a step forward, even if their … Continue reading »

Rain & Wind Bring Mudslide Threat

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Today is the first full day of fall and the weather will shortly be feeling like it. A big cool down will arrive tomorrow bringing rain and wind to our area. The winds will starting ramping up today. Fire weather warnings are in effect for the Shasta Valley and Klamath Basin where … Continue reading »

Strength of Weed Emerges from Ashes

WEED, Calif.– One week ago Monday, the Boles Fire ripped thought the city of Weed in a matter of minutes. Some had only seconds to grab what they could and get out. Fire leaders reported Monday, 143 homes were completely destroyed while another 93 are considered unlivable. What few possessions that are left, suddenly mean … Continue reading »

Sen. Wyden Visits Onion Mtn. Fire Camp

MERLIN, Ore. — The Onion Mountain Fire is holding steady at 4,106 acres. All evacuations have been lifted, and the fire is 60 percent contained. At fire camp, the demobilization process has begun, but several crews will be remaining. On the fire line, crews are working to repair and rehabilitate the land impacted by the … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Hop Harvest

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — When prohibition was repealed, Americans celebrated with a passion for beer that led to a big demand for one of the brew’s key ingredients… hops. And Southern Oregon jumped on the bandwagon with a number of hop yards being re-established. Several were in the Grants Pass area, and others in the … Continue reading »

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