Paddle Oregon 2014 Takes Off

CORVALLIS, Ore. –   A week-long trip down the Willamette River is officially underway for about 200 paddlers who will be learning about the river’s ecology, history, and its importance to Native American culture. Hundreds of canoeists and kayakers are paddling 98 miles in five days, from Corvallis to Canby. Paddle Oregon 2014 is an annual … Continue reading »

Residents React to Evacuations

NEAR SAWYERS BAR, Calif. — The July Complex is now nearly 30,000 acres, and it continues to threaten homes, cabins, and even whole communities in Northern California. There are currently several mandatory evacuations notices for the communities of Sawyers Bar, Eddy Gulch, Little North Fork, Idlewild, Mule Bridge, Robinson Flat and Whites Gulch areas. In … Continue reading »

Evacuations Lifted at Beaver Fire

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif.– The weather helped crews get a better handle on the Beaver Fire.  All mandatory evacuations and advisories have now been lifted and Highway 96 is now open. The Beaver Fire is currently estimated to be 32,283 acres and 60 percent contained. This lightning-caused fire started July 30, 2014 and is located on the … Continue reading »

Eugene Addresses Police Profiling

By Jessica Debbas EUGENE, Ore. — Overnight chaos escalated on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. The city continues to be the scene of nightly protests after the death of a teenager, Michael Brown. The unarmed 18-year-old was killed by police during a confrontation Saturday, and the arrests of protesters and several journalists is only fueling the … Continue reading »

July Complex Communities Concerned

NEAR SAWYERS BAR, Calif. — People who live around the July Complex say they are worried their entire community could be lost. Several homes around Sawyers Bar are being threatened, many of which are historical homes that have been around for a hundred years. People also say there aren’t enough resources to help families that … Continue reading »

Mom Arrested, Child Returned to Dad

MEDFORD, Ore. –  After being missing for nearly a year, a little boy is being reunited with his dad.  U.S. Marshals, Jackson County Sheriff’s Officers, Oregon State Police, Oregon Department of Human Services and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives all worked together to arrest the woman. Police have been looking for 31 … Continue reading »

Mandatory Evacs Lifted at Beaver Fire

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ca. — The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office has lifted the mandatory evacuations and has issued an evacuation advisory for residents of Horse Creek, Highway 96, Oak Knoll at Walker Creek Connecting Road, to Horse Creek which includes Bar Road, Horse Creek Road, Road 46N50, Middle Creek Ranch Road, Road 8 and 12, Buckhorn … Continue reading »

Happy Camp Complex Starts From Lightning

HAPPY CAMP, Ca. — Due to lightning strikes on Monday, a number of fires were started on the Happy Camp Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest. As of Wednesday morning, the Happy Camp Complex is about 400 acres and is zero percent contained. There are 338 personnel on the fire, including 12 crews, 8 … Continue reading »

Flash Flood Kills Hiker on Footbridge

(CNN) — A hiker died in Oregon when rushing water carried the small wood bridge he was standing on away. Nearly two dozen other people hiking that trail near Ramona Falls were trapped on the other side of the stream, without a way back across the water. Huge amounts of water rushing down the Sandy … Continue reading »

Evacuation Advisories for July Complex

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ca. — As of 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office has issued an evacuation advisory for residents of the Scott Valley, French Creek and Sugar Creek areas due to the July Complex threatening those areas. This is for the residents west of Highway 3, between French Creek Road and Sugar Creek … Continue reading »

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