Gusty Winds and Fire Weather Warnings

WEATHER DISCUSSION As a cold front passes through the area, temperatures will drop a bit, but the main concerns will focus around falling humidity and gusty winds.  Since the winds will be shifting behind the cold front, a dry wind from the northeast will be blowing Wednesday and Thursday.  All of these issues combine to … Continue reading »

New Bus Route Begins Tuesday

MEDFORD, Ore. — The new Rogue Valley Commuter Line is revving up, and today was its first day on the road.  This is a new bus route that runs from Medford to Grants Pass. It uses the Josephine County Transit buses, and there will be a total of 10 stops offered a day.  The extended … Continue reading »

Police Enforce School Zone Speeds

MEDFORD, Ore. –  Tuesday was the first day back to school for many kids, and along with more school buses on the roads, there were more police as well. Starting Tuesday, the 20-mile-per-hour speed limit in school zones across the valley are being enforced.  Medford police have six officers who are assigned to patrol school … Continue reading »

Harry & David Bought by 1800Flowers.com

MEDFORD, Ore. — According to the official statement released by the two companies, 1-800 FLOWERS.com will acquire Harry and David for nearly $150 million. The deal includes Harry and David’s brands and websites. Also included are the Harry and David headquarters, 47 retail stores, and the Medford manufacturing and distribution centers, as well as Medford … Continue reading »

Increasing Winds Raise Fire Concerns

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to bring sunny skies and quiet weather. Winds are starting off out of the NE this morning and that is keeping smoke out of Ft. Jones and Yreka. This will likely change through the course of the day as winds shift again …this around, to the NNW. Smoke will … Continue reading »

McGinnis Wins Labor Day Regatta

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Summer doesn’t officially end for three more weeks, but Labor Day is sort of that reminder that Fall is quickly approaching. It’s the last holiday of the season, and it’s the last hydroplane race of the Cal-Ore season. The Wild River Labor Day Regatta on the Rogue River. There’s really three … Continue reading »

Back to School Shopping Goes Hi-Tech

MEDFORD, Ore. – With Labor Day weekend wrapping up, people are hitting the mall and other retail shops for some last minute back to school shopping. This year though shoppers are not just stocking up the pens, pencils, binders, and the latest name brand clothing, they are stuffing their carts with high-tech gadgets as well. … Continue reading »

Prospect Airport Hosts Helibase

PROSPECT, Ore. — All 4,000 feet of the runway at the  Prospect State Airport are being used by helicopters to aid in the firefight, as they bring both crews and supplies right to the fire line. Helicopters dotted the sky above prospect, constantly returning to the helibase to fill up on supplies before heading right … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Mariota, Frost, Freeman

EUGENE, Oregon – Oregon quarterback MArcus Mariota, freshman runningback Royce Freeman and several wide receivers talk about Michigan State after Monday’s practice. Oregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota: Oregon Offensive Coordinator Scott Frost: Oregon Running Back Royce Freeman: Oregon Wide Receivers Coach Matt Lubick: Oregon Wide Receiver Devon Allen: Oregon Wide Receiver Darren Carrington: Oregon Wide Receiver … Continue reading »

Looking Beautiful for the Holiday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather will remain very inactive this week. There are currently no storms systems on the horizon and almost no cloud cover in the 7 day forecast. Inland, skies will stay sunny into the weekend and even the coast will burn off morning clouds quickly through the end of the week. For … Continue reading »

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