Gusty Winds Affect the Fire Fights

WEATHER DISCUSSION As a trough of low pressure approached the Northwest, winds picked up throughout Monday afternoon.  One weather station near Weed reported a gust of 39 miles per hour, and when a fire began near that city, it grew quickly.  Fueled by the gusty southerly winds and very low humidity, the Boles Fire prompted … Continue reading »

Cooler Fall-Like Temperatures on the Way

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The ridge of high pressure that has been bringing the hot and dry weather to our region will begin breaking down these next few days. Winds remain out of the south today and this continues to allow smoke to move into Southern Oregon. We now have another wildfire in our region, the … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails–Hassell Bunks

  ASHLAND, Ore.–From the time the timber industry set down roots in the Northwest, one of the biggest challenges has been how to harvest the monster trees growing on the steep slopes of the Coast and Cascade mountains. More than a hundred years ago, loggers turned to steam power to snake the giant logs prized … Continue reading »

Active Weather to Start the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION After weeks of dry weather, we enter our first active weather pattern of the 2014-15 water year. I’ll break it down by the specifics by category: Smoke: Upper air surface models show that the low pressure system offshore will keep winds out of the south, southwest for the beginning of the week. Therefore, … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Ducks After Beating Wyoming

EUGENE, Oregon – Oregon coaches and players talk after Saturday’s 48-14 win against Wyoming. Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost. Oregon offensive line coach Steve Greatwood. Oregon wide receivers Keanon Lowe & Johnathan Loyd: Oregon center Hroniss Grasu. Oregon defensive lineman Alex Balducci. Oregon defensive back Ifo … Continue reading »

“Speedballing” on the Rise

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford police arrested three people Saturday night on charges related to possession of meth. Drug abuse is nothing new to southern Oregon, but what is new is an increase in meth being combined with heroin. The combination of meth and heroin at the same time is called speedballing, and while not a new abuse … Continue reading »

Skateboarders Support Suffering Teen

MEDFORD, Ore. – A group of local skaters is rallying for cause in Medford. On Saturday the Medford Mayhem skate competition kicked off, not for money or bragging rights, but to raise money for one of their own. Matt Hankey was forced to give up his skateboard for a wheelchair two years ago after suffering … Continue reading »

Cooler Air and Showers on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Before we start talking about the wonderful thought of showers and cooler air. I must discuss the next few days. We’ll still be getting hot afternoon temperatures as the axis of the high pressure ridge sits over us. In fact, the warmest day should be Sunday, but only by a few degrees at … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete: Scott Richter

MEDFORD, Ore. — Scott Richter is listed at 6’5″, 290 lbs. He’s the physical prototype of a high school lineman, but stereotypes can be deceiving. “For me personally, I don’t think football is life,” Richter said. “I enjoy it very much, and I wanted to play because I felt a family and a brotherhood that … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, Sept. 12th

North Medford beats Canby in a battle of two top ten 6A teams. South Medford improves to 2-0 with a win over Lake Oswego. Grants Pass crushes Newberg to also move to 2-0. Move scores and highlights from around Southern Oregon.

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