Some VA Staff Felt Pressured to Falsify

WHITE CITY, Ore. — A newly released audit of the Veterans Health Administration shows White City VA workers may have been pressured to manipulate or falsify data. The report included findings from more than 700 clinics and found the White City location had 50% of schedulers say they felt pressure to manipulate or falsify data. … Continue reading »

Helping People with Mental Illnesses

MEDFORD, Ore. — A first of its kind facility opened in Medford on Friday, aimed to help people with mental illnesses feel normal. Compass House is offering a place to work for its members; it operates on a clubhouse model. The members of the clubhouse will be able to work on their interests, from business … Continue reading »

Officials Coordinate OR Gulch Resources

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. –  In just 24 hours, the Oregon Gulch Fire has escalated from just a few hundred acres to 11 thousand. Thick smoke can be observed at the fire, and it continues to linger throughout the valley. The Oregon Department of Forestry said the drought conditions have created extremely dry foliage, which paired with … Continue reading »

Yreka Water Restrictions in Place

YREKA, Calif. — The city of Yreka is implementing a mandatory water rationing starting Friday.  This comes after the state approved an emergency regulation to increase water conservation practices. This isn’t due to the wildfires in the area, but because of the drought. “I think we all recognize that we all need to do our … Continue reading »

N. California Fires Close Hiking Trails

YREKA, Calif. — With dozens of lightning strikes hitting the Klamath National Forest in the past three days, dozens of small wildfires are starting to burn. While no evacuations have been issued, two popular hiking trails are closed for the time being. The US Forest Service estimates there are 40 fires burning in the area, … Continue reading »

Unique Behavior Pushing Gulch Fire

GREENSPRINGS, Ore. — In the past 24 hours, the Oregon Gulch Fire has continued to jump in size. Part of the reason for that fast growth is because of rugged terrain, plenty of fire fuel, and changing winds. The area where the fire is burning near the Greensprings has lots of dry fire fuel, including … Continue reading »

Gulch Fire Impacts Community

GREENSPRINGS, Ore. – Crews battling the Oregon Gulch Fire have kept close contact with people living and working along Highway 66, to keep them safe and calm concerns. When the fire was first reported Thursday night, fire crews quickly got in contact with the Box R Ranch, which was hosting a children’s camping trip by … Continue reading »

Beaver Complex Contains OR Gulch Fire

SOUTHWEST, Ore. – Greeensprings Fire is reporting that one home on South Copco Road was destroyed by the Oregon Gulch Fire and 170 homes remain threatened. The Oregon Department of Forestry released an update Friday that states what’s being called The Beaver Complex now consists of the Salt Creek Fire and the Oregon Gulch Fire. The … Continue reading »

Man Arrested on Drug Charges

MEDFORD, Ore. — Detectives from the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement Agency (MADGE) arrested 32-year old Santiago Martinez-Contreras on Thursday evening after a yearlong investigation. The investigation concluded when detectives received information on Contreras’ whereabouts. MADGE Officer Rob Havice stopped the suspect in a vehicle on Crater Lake HWY near Interstate 5. Officer Havice ‘s narcotics … Continue reading »

CAL Fire Joins Fight Against OR Gulch

YREKA, Ca. — The Oregon Gulch Fire has spread across the Oregon/California border and is now burning 1,000 acres on California land and is still at zero containment. CAL Fire in Yreka has joined the firefight on their side of the border and are meeting with the Oregon Department of Forestry today. CAL Fire has six … Continue reading »

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