Gov. Perry Charged With Abuse of Power

(CNN) — Governor Rick Perry surrendered on Abuse of Power charges. It took about ten minutes for him to have his mugshot and fingerprints taken, and Perry said he still isn’t backing down and believes he will win his case. The charges stem from his attempts to force Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to … Continue reading »

Residents Use Phone Tree For Evacuations

NEAR APPLEGATE, Ore. — The Old Blue Mountain Fire is forcing a level 1 evacuation alert for all homes on the left fork of Humbug Creek Rd., and addresses 2542 and above on the main fork of Humbug Creek Rd. When those advisories were issued were spread by community members using a local fire district … Continue reading »

Old Blue Mountain Fire Grows

NEAR APPLEGATE, Ore. — Old Blue Mountain Fire is now an estimated 99 acres. This is an increase from previous estimates of 60 and 80 acres. Fire officials say the increased estimate comes from better mapping of the fire. Tonight, the fire line is 85 percent complete, and the fire is currently 30 percent contained. … Continue reading »

Some Advisories Lifted Near July Complex

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ore.– Some evacuation advisories have been lifted for residents near the July Complex. Incident Commanders say residents of Quartz Valley, Mugginsville and the Greenview areas are no longer being asked to be prepared for an evacuation. This includes everyone along Quartz Valley Rd. between Scott River Road and Oro Fino Road, from Quartz … Continue reading »

US Cellular Nearing Completion

MEDFORD, Ore.– Construction at US Cellular Park is one step closer to being finished. Medford Parks and Recreation hosted a tour of the work for phase four of the project, Tuesday. This includes two new baseball and softball fields, and one full-sized multi-use field. These fields are expected to hold 10 to 18 more teams. … Continue reading »

Nature Camp Teaches Kids Survival Skills

MEDFORD, Ore.– This week students are lacing up their boots to learn about wildlife. It is all part of the Wilderness Navigator Day Camp at Coyote Trails School of Nature in Medford. Kids seven to 12 are getting hands on learning everyday until Friday. Kids are learning how to build a shelter and survive in the … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Hires New General Manager

MT ASHLAND, Ore. — It was a challenging winter for Mount Ashland. Not enough snow fell to get the lifts up and running for the first time in the slope’s history. The off-season has been busy and officials said the hire of a general manager will get them back on track to improving the skiing … Continue reading »

Steep Terrain Challenging Firefighters

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. – People living near another lightning-sparked wildfire have been told to be ready to leave if conditions worsen. The Old Blue Mountain Fire was sparked by lightning Monday night, about eight miles south of Rogue River. The fire has burned about 60 acres, and is 15 percent contained. Level 1 evacuation notices … Continue reading »

Earthquakes Reported Southeast of Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. – The area near the borders of Oregon, California and Nevada has seen a cluster of earthquakes in the past 24 hours, but experts say the activity can be common in that area. About 13 earthquakes have been recorded since Monday in Nevada, just south of Lake County. All of them have been … Continue reading »

Level 1 Evacuations- Old Blue Mtn. Fire

NEAR APPLLEGATE, Ore. – A Level 1 evacuation alert is in effect for portions of Humbug Creek Rd. in Jackson County. The evacuation is for all homes on the left fork of Humbug Creek Rd., and addresses 2542 and above on the main fork of Humbug Creek Rd (the dirt portion). A roadblock is in place … Continue reading »

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