Police Respond To Child Stuck in Car

MEDFORD, Ore. —  When Kristin Hals was leaving a parking lot on Tuesday afternoon, she strapped her two-year-old son, Brandon Evans, in the car. She claims her car locks malfunctioned leaving Brandon stuck inside the vehicle. With temperatures in the mid-90s, Hals called 911. When police arrived, she told the officer to break the window, but he … Continue reading »

Nice Weather to Close Out the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday began with cool temperatures and ended with a mild afternoon across the area.  Throughout the rest of the week, high temperatures below average will be the trend.  We will only start a warming again next week, when the high pressure ridge offshore strengthens over the northwest. Although most aspects of our weather have … Continue reading »

“Ice Bucket Challenge” Making an Impact

MEDFORD, Ore. — A bag of ice, bucket of water and a link to donate are all it has taken to have the nation turn its attention to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. While the viral videos have been a novelty on facebook feeds and on t.v. screens, ALS Association representatives said there has … Continue reading »

City Hopes to Adjust After Lithia Move

MEDFORD, Ore. – Lithia Motors’ impending move toward Highway 62 will create a void near the downtown Medford area, according to Medford City Councilors. Lithia is planning to move several dealerships to new buildings next to its existing superstore location on Highway 62. The BMW, Nissan and Volkswagen dealerships will be moving within the next … Continue reading »

Back to School Shopping

MEDFORD, Ore. – The first day of school is right around the corner.  That means kids and parents may be shelling out big bucks for back to school shopping. According to the National Retail Federation, nationwide Americans will spend close to 75 billion dollars on new clothes and school supplies.  This number is up from years … Continue reading »

A Little Cooler & More Comfortable!

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather will begin quieting down beginning today. The West Coast is in between two air masses, with a trough just to our east and a ridge of high pressure just to our west. The ridge will slowly inch our way into the weekend. In the meantime, the weather will stay inactive … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails-Kingsley Field

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–Mothballed fighter jets mounted on pedestals as if in flight are reminders of the decades that Kingsley Field, in Klamath Falls, has been on the frontline of the nation’s defense, or for training of future Air Force and Air National Guard pilots. “From 1954 to 1981 the Air Force was in charge of … 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 »

Beginning a Less Active Pattern

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday evening’s thunderstorms popped up in parts of northern California and east of the Cascades. They were more isolated in nature and did not produce as much lightning as Monday’s storms in Josephine and Jackson Counties.  As the storms exit the region, a more quiet pattern takes over, but not before bringing some cloud cover … 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 »

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