Waste Water Flows Into Ashland Creek

ASHLAND, Ore. — Untreated waste water flowed into Ashland Creek when the water treatment plant was overloaded by Friday’s run off. More run off is expected. The City of Ashland is advising all people in the Ashland Creek area to avoid contact with creek water. Ashland’s wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) sits yards away from the creek. … Continue reading »

Flooding Rages as Storm Moves Through

MEDFORD, Ore. — Crews are having a busy Friday  as active weather is causing flooding and downed trees in Southern Oregon. Ashland Fire and Rescue are responding to a downed tree on Tolman Creek Road. The large tree has fallen on a vehicle on the property. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch … Continue reading »

Large Tree Falls on Ashland Home

ASHLAND, Ore. — Flooding wasn’t the only issue brought on by today’s weather. A massive tree fell onto a woman’s home and cars early this morning in Ashland. Her home is now flooding and the roof may cave in. Debra Neisewander was sleeping when the tree fell around 3 this morning. It landed on her … Continue reading »

Slides and Flows Possible This Weekend

MEDFORD, Ore. – A Flood Watch has been issued for Southwest Oregon and Northwest California with the incoming rain event. The watch extends from Thursday evening until Saturday afternoon. Along with the flooding of local streams, creeks, and rivers; slides and flows also become hazards. “Heavy rainfall and flooding are a common landslide trigger,” says … Continue reading »

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 »

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