Man Climbs Frozen Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — There was once a time when daredevils would ride in a barrel over Niagara Falls. Now, because of freezing cold temperatures, one daredevil is climbing up the falls. The winter deep-freeze froze portions of the falls. That’s why Will Gadd scaled nearly 150 feet up frozen cliffs, next to the still-flowing … Continue reading »

Oregon Snow Pack At Record Lows

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Oregon’s snow pack is posting record low depths this year, despite normal precipitation. Experts said the reason for that is the persistent warm temperatures, which is turning into the new normal as the climate heats up. The current snow pack measurements show 17 percent of normal for the Klamath Basin, 16 … Continue reading »

“Blizzard of 2015″ Drops Record Snowfall

NORTHEAST — The “Blizzard of 2015″ was the sixth biggest storm for Boston since 1935, with the most snowfall ever in January at just more than 24 inches. The damage is being seen as residents are digging out across the northeast. In the coastal Massachusetts town of Marshfield, a violent storm surge pounded the seawall. … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Staff Layoff

ASHLAND, Ore. — Today Mt. Ashland Ski Area leaders announced they are laying off all staff, even the “core staff of employees”.  You can read the statement from the current General Manager below, and you can find out about an offer they have for skiers. ——————————————————————————————————- As you all know, we have had a challenging … Continue reading »

California Aided by Early Season Rains

CALIFORNIA – On Thursday, an announcement was made that recent storm systems will allow California to provide more water to local agencies and farms; even as the drought continues into its fourth year. State officials say that the storms in early December boosted supplies in its vast reservoir system. Now, they can give Southern California … Continue reading »

The Meteor Shower With No Constellation

ASTRONOMY NEWS Quadrantids Meteor Shower Peak Viewing Time: Sunday, Jan. 4th between midnight and 2 a.m. The first meteor shower of 2015 gets kicked off this weekend! The Quadrantids Meteor Shower, when compared to others, is one of a kind. Activity for this shower usually runs from the very end of December to the second week … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Re-opens After Holiday Snow

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — Hundreds of people hit the slopes on Friday as the Sonnet and Windsor Lifts were both up and running on Mt. Ashland. This season is already shaping up to be much different than last year. In the 2013-2014 season, the slopes did not open at all. This year, the ski park … Continue reading »

Opening Day At Mt. Ashland

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — Skiers and snowboarders were able to load the ski lifts for the first time in 20 months. The last time was in April of 2013. “We are open,” said Mt. Ashland General Manager Hiram Towle. Mt. Ashland administrators started the day on Friday with 16 to 24 inches of snow, depending … Continue reading »

Best Meteor Shower of the Year Tonight

ASTRONOMY NEWS Geminids Meteor Shower Best View: Saturday Evening – Eastern Sky / Sunday Morning – Zenith (Straight Up) Tonight and tomorrow morning, the best meteor shower of the year will come into play. This particular meteor shower has been known to produce anywhere from 60-80 multicolored meteors per hour; and at it’s peak, can … Continue reading »

Fallen Tree Sparks House Fire

SAMS VALLEY, Ore. — Jackson County Fire District 3 officials say a tree blown down by strong winds from Thursday morning’s severe storm caused a house fire in Sams Valley. Fire fighters responded to the fire just before 6 a.m. on highway 234. Crews say the tree was blew over onto the roof of the house, … Continue reading »

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