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 »

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 »

World of Wine Helps Asante Foundation

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – The 12th annual “World of Wine” kicked off Tuesday with one extra night added to the event schedule. Tuesday night was for sponsors celebrated the more than 200 wines ready to be poured for guests through the week.  This year the World of Wine is partnering with Asante Foundation’s Children’s Miracle Network. Every dollar from the event … Continue reading »

Flight from Brookings Crashes, Kills 1

PETALUMA, Calif. — A man died in a plane crash shortly after leaving the Brookings Airport, Monday night. Airport officials say the Redwood City, California man was heading to San Carlos, Calif.  The FAA said around 9:30p.m, the pilot reported engine troubles and said he would try to make it to Gnoss Field in Novato. Shortly after … Continue reading »

Woman Sets Husband on Fire

(CNN) — A Mt. Angel woman is charged with attempted murder after she told police she set fire to her husband over an argument. Police said 45-year old Toddi Bork confronted her husband over spraying for weeds. She was apparently upset because her dogs could have gotten sick from the chemicals. According to court documents, … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Canal Water Begins To Lower

GOLD HILL, Ore. –  About 400 residents between Gold Hill and Rogue River will have to do without irrigated water for at least the next three weeks. The Gold Hill Irrigation District began a project today that will improve fish passage along the Rogue River. The 14 mile-long irrigation canal will have much of it’s water … Continue reading »

Drought Causing Low Lake Levels

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Parks have taken a big financial hit this summer, as area lakes have been much lower than normal. Currently, Emigrant Lake is 30 percent full, and Howard Prairie Lake is 37 percent full. The Jackson County Parks Department said it has caused several boat ramps to be closed much earlier … Continue reading »

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