Amateur Athlete: Paige Berriochoa

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Crater volleyball team starts and often ends with Paige Berriochoa. Paige is a senior for the Comets and does just about everything on the court. “She’s leading us in really kind of any category you can,” head coach Leaf Jensen said. “She’s leading us in kills. She’s leading us in … Continue reading »

Rainfall Amounts Look Slim Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION As showers approach the coast Thursday evening, rain chances, on the surface, look promising.  Unfortunately, as the line of showers makes its way onshore over the next 24 hours, it will start to fall apart.  That means measurable rain along the coast, but totals will be minimal for inland locations. How minimal? West … Continue reading »

Out and About: Oct. 17-19th

Here is what you can do for the weekend of October 17th through 19th, when you head out and about. Zombies, monsters, and other creatures are starting to come out to play just a couple weeks before Halloween. Pyramid-head, the ghoulish janitor, creepy nurses and plenty of barbed wire. If you are familiar with these … Continue reading »

Local Hospitals Prepare for Ebola

MEDFORD, Ore. – Jackson County health officials are preparing for what they say is a possible, but very unlikely, Ebola outbreak. The department held a news conference Thursday to address the issue. Meanwhile local health systems like Asante Rogue Regional and La Clinica are putting together personal protective equipment and holding role-play scenarios to prepare … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Cirrus Clouds

  ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “What is the maximum altitude of a cirrus cloud?” Will, Mr. Ward’s class, St. Mary’s School Cirrus clouds are those high thin wispy clouds, seen high up in the sky. They get their name from cirro, the root word that means hair curl. Because they are so high in the sky … Continue reading »

A Break in the Rain but More on the Way

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A warm front lifting north and east through the Northwest this morning has brought some rain through the state. Most of this rain has not reached the ground as gauges have failed to record any measurable rain. The high terrain though may catch light rain throughout the morning. Clouds will begin breaking … Continue reading »

Missing Children Forum Held in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Wednesday night marked the first night of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office informational series. Wednesday’s event focused on Southern Oregon’s amber alert program and the largest child abduction response team in the nation. Wednesday’s event was called “A Child Goes Missing: The Community’s Response To Our Biggest Fear.” Participants talked about child abduction efforts in … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Forecasting

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “How long does it take you to gather the data for your weather forecast?” Cameron, Mae Richardson Elementary There is a short and long answer to this question.  The short answer is a couple of hours.  The long answer involves the steps we take and everything we utilize to put together our … Continue reading »

A Few Clouds Hang Around Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Although the rain showers came to and end for most locations Wednesday afternoon, one location continued to see precipitation.  Crater Lake saw its first snowfall of the season, and as the flakes continued to fall intermittently Wednesday evening, the accumulation grew.  As of 7 PM Wednesday, snowfall totals along the rim were between … Continue reading »

Crater Lake Sees First Snow

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — Tuesday night’s storm brought the first snowfall for Crater Lake since last spring. More than four inches was dumped on the park, prompting camp ground and road closures. On Wednesday the scene at the national park was almost picturesque. Snow clung to trees and branches, but the fog made it almost impossible to … Continue reading »

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