Wildlife Safari Prepares New Attraction

Winston, Ore. — The recent heat has more than just people heading to the watering hole.  Now elephants at Wildlife Safari are preparing to do the same! On August 1st – 3rd, the park will host the grand opening for its elephant watering hole.  You can see the elephants cooling off in the summer heat. … Continue reading »

More Than 4,000 Lightning Strikes

  WEATHER DISCUSSION It was a very active Tuesday across the state of Oregon as thunderstorms developed left and right producing frequent lightning, hail and heavy rain. About 1,200 lightning strikes were reported over Jackson County alone and about 4,500 for Southern Oregon and Northern California. I’d suspect the state-wide count would be roughly double … Continue reading »

ODF Lookouts Keep Close Eye on Storms

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — When thunderstorms move into the area as they did on Tuesday afternoon, Fire Officials with the Oregon Department of Forestry are prepared to use all resources they have available. Lookout points are often perched on mountain tops, and the staff use their unique perspective to track storms, lightning strikes, and fires that … Continue reading »

Miles Talks About Retirement Decision

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Danny Miles recently announced that 2016 will be his last season coaching basketball at Oregon Tech. Miles originally was going to coach for another four or five years but pushed up the end date for a couple of reasons. Ultimately, after more than four decades in coaching, Miles is ready to … Continue reading »

County Residents Use Online Watch

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Cave Junction may have a small presence of law enforcement, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t eyes and ears watching and listening. “You might out run the police, but you’re not going to out run Facebook,” said Cave Junction resident Tim Duffy. A Facebook page with nearly 4,000 followers is updated … Continue reading »

Local Cities Debate Marijuana Taxation

GOLD HILL, Ore. – Brie Malarkey assists a flood of customers at her dispensary, Breeze Botanicals in Gold Hill. Her patients are the first in Jackson County to pay a sales tax on marijuana. And in her first three weeks of business, they generated a lot. “We were able to return $1,800 dollars to the … Continue reading »

First Peaches Ready for Picking

TALENT, Ore. – Juicy, red peaches fell off the trees Tuesday at the first annual Sugar Plum Acres “U-pick” event. Sugar Plum Acres is a family owned and operated 16-acre farm that’s hosted U-pick’s for more than three decades. Peaches this year will cost 60 cents a pound for up to 75 pounds. The farm owners … Continue reading »

WCL All-Star Game Rained Out

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The 2014 West Coast League All-Star game was rained out on Monday. Heavy rains started late Monday afternoon at Kiger Stadium during the Home Run Derby. There was a short delay after the derby as crews tried to get the field in a playable condition. When it became apparent that player … Continue reading »

Richardson Gets Independent Party Nod

SALEM, Ore. – The Independent Party of Oregon is announcing its support for Dennis Richardson in this November’s gubernatorial race. Richardson, a Central Point representative, recently won out among registered independents in a survey conducted by the party — 677 votes compared to John Kitzhaber’s 413. That means Richardson can list the independent party endorsement … Continue reading »

Sun-Blocking Wardrobe

ASHLAND, Ore. – The cool down we’re expecting this week doesn’t mean there’s a break from the potential for sunburns. Experts say many times the coolest days of the summer are the ones people experience the worst damage from harmful ultraviolet rays (UV). While the SPF in sunscreen is a well-known form of protection, UPF, or Ultraviolet Protection Factor … Continue reading »

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