Missing Hikers Found Alive

APPLEGATE LAKE, Ore. – Two hikers missing for more than five days have been found alive and well. Keith Hoover and Julie Swisher were found near Applegate Lake Sunday afternoon. The two had ventured out on Tuesday for a three day hiking trip but got lost on the second day. “They spent an additional two … Continue reading »

Homeless Help Must Move to New Location

MEDFORD, Ore. — A couple of small, folding tables is all it takes to make a difference in the day of those in need. “We need to be a support to the most feeble in our community, the weakest in our community and help them,” Bobbie Holden with Friends Helping Friends. Holden has organized “Friends … Continue reading »

Gem Show’s Attendance Steadily Growing

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland’s only gem show is wrapping up this weekend, and organizers said overall they have seen steady attendance. More than 450 people attended the southern Oregon mineral and gem show Saturday, and with hundreds more today, organizers said it’s possible they’ll surpass last year’s attendance. The majority of the vendors are local, … Continue reading »

Happy Camp Complex 62,000 Acres

NEAR SEIAD VALLEY, Calif. — The fires in Northern California continue to grow with the Happy Camp Complex expanding roughly 4500 acres overnight More than 2000 firefighters on the complex still have a big job ahead of them. On Friday, erratic winds hurled smoke and embers into the air and helped the fires grow by about … Continue reading »

Police Crack Down on DUIIs

MEDFORD, Ore — Medford Police are urging people to think twice before they get behind the wheel this Labor Day weekend.  This is because officers are cracking down on people driving under the influence. On Friday night, Medford Police arrested seven people for DUIIs.  On Saturday night, the same amount of officers are hitting the … Continue reading »

Air Tanker Base Busier Than Usual

MEDFORD, Ore. — Three air tankers were on the ground Saturday afternoon. Their pilots were waiting for conditions to clear to get up in the air to make drops on the July and Happy Camp complexes. It was a different scene Friday, with six air tankers all working out of the base at once. “That … Continue reading »

Happy Camp Complex Hits 57,000 Acres

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. — The Happy Camp Complex is exploding in size, growing from under 45,000 acres to 57,722 since Friday. Nearly 2,000 firefighters continue to battle that blaze just outside of Happy Camp, CA. On Friday evening the Faulkstein fire saw significant activity, with shifting winds shooting embers from the main body of the … Continue reading »

Arrest Made After Neighborhood Chaos

MEDFORD, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies made an arrest Saturday morning after neighbors reported a man trying to ram his car into a house. Neighbors on the 100 block of Vashti Way in Medford called for help from law enforcement. Deputies on the scene say the man got into an argument with his stepson and was … Continue reading »

790 Fire Brings In More Resources

NEAR PROSPECT, Ore. — As most people head into a long labor day weekend, fire crews working away setting up a new camp and bringing in more personnel. The fire is now nearly 2300 acres, and is burning forest land about half way between Crater Lake and Mt. McLoughlin. The U.S. Forest Service says the … Continue reading »

No Labor Day Weekend Impacts on Rafting

SHADY COVE, Ore. — There are still many places and ways to enjoy the three day weekend and warm weather, but some raft rental stores say they expect a lull this weekend. Owners of raft and paddleboard rental shops in shady cove say the big wave of customers has already passed. They say that’s not … Continue reading »

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