Ask the Meteorologist: Flooding

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “How do floods happen?” Kason, 3rd Kennedy Elementary Floods are, of course, caused by too much rainfall in either a short amount of time, or too much rain without a place for it to drain.  Sometimes it’s a combination of the two.  In this instance, we are going to talk about what … Continue reading »

Another Round of Rain Thursday PM

WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak area of low pressure has been approaching the coast Wednesday, bringing about a quarter of an inch of rain to places like Brookings and Crescent City.  Northern California also saw a bit of measurable rain, but elsewhere, there wasn’t much in the bucket. Along with the rain came a bit of … Continue reading »

A Heart for Fostering: The Process

  GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care.  According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents.  In Josephine County, DHS statistics show 76% of … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Sets 2014 Ski Season Open

ASHLAND, OR – Mt. Ashland will open for ski season on Friday December 19th for the first time in 20 months. The ski area will offer beginner terrain on the Sonnet chair lift starting on Friday at 9:00 AM. A decision about next week’s operations will be decided over the weekend. Recent snow has built a … Continue reading »

SOU Raiders Take On the Race Track

DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. –Tuesday the Southern Oregon Football team took some time off from football as the Raiders took to the beach, but Wednesday the team went from the beach to the race track. Coach Howard calls the Raider Offense, the “Ricky Bobby Offense.” It’s a reference to the Will Ferrell movie, ‘Talladega Nights’, about … Continue reading »

Showers Today, Rain/Snow End of Week

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Showers will be ongoing for today with snow levels remaining fairly low. Early this morning snow levels will be near 3,500′ in southern Siskiyou County and around 4,000′ elsewhere. This afternoon snow levels will rise to 4,500.’ Any showers inland early in the day may be in the form of snow if … Continue reading »

Rain & Snow Showers Isolated On Wed.

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday brought a mostly clear start to the day, but by the afternoon, clouds rolled back into the area.  Temperatures were still able to make it above average, and as they drop again tonight, more snowfall is possible for the higher elevations mainly in Siskiyou County. A winter weather advisory is in effect … Continue reading »

Oak Grove Students Get A Jump On Debate

MEDFORD, Ore. —  Students at Oak Grove Elementary school are doing their research and bringing arguments to the table for a new debate team. Fifth graders at the school are already hosting debates in their classroom. The class is debating on a wide range of topics, but the most recent was about whales being held … Continue reading »

Raiders Talk to Florida High Schoolers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. — Tuesday was Southern Oregon’s first full day in Daytona Beach. While the players got a practice in, they also took some time away from football. The Raiders visited Mainland High School to talk to student athletes about character, strength and honor. It was a chance for the Mainland students to hear … Continue reading »

Rogue Creamery Expanding Locations

  GRANTS PASS, Ore.– One of the most well known places to get local cheese is expanding. Representatives from Rogue Creamery said construction in underway to build a new dairy in Grants Pass. They said their current dairy supplier is retiring soon, but they wanted to maintain the distinct identity and flavor of the Rogue … Continue reading »

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