Oregon Trails: 4th of July

MEDFORD, Ore. — The parades are over and crowds are gathering for fireworks shows all over our region as Southern Oregon residents celebrate the nations 238th birthday. It’s just some of the traditional ways Americans celebrate Independence Day, but it hasn’t always been that way. For most of us, fireworks and parades, coupled with a … Continue reading »

July 4th Parades Draw a Crowd

EAGLE POINT, Ore. –  The Fourth of July is traditionally a day for family gatherings and community celebrations of patriotism, but in this case, it is also a day for parades. On Friday, three Independence Day parades were held across the Rogue Valley in Ashland, Central Point, and Eagle Point.  Eagle Point’s parade had 62 … Continue reading »

Triple Digits Back in Your 7 Day

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday was a pretty active day as thunderstorms were popping up left and right in the Klamath Basin and over Siskiyou County. More than 1,500 lightning strikes were reported and 32 confirmed lightning induced fires east of the Cascades. The good news — these fires were all small and the thunderstorms are … Continue reading »

Holiday Travels Planning to Take Off

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fourth of July travelers are gearing up to hit the roads. According to TripAdvisor more than 20% of people plan on traveling during Independence Day weekend. Some travelers were already heading out Tuesday, others are waiting until Wednesday or even the fourth of July itself. According to the survey, 11% of people … Continue reading »

Fire Threat Rising as the 4th Nears

OREGON — Although cool and damp weather has helped to calm the wildfire threat in recent weeks, the fire danger is forecasted to rise in the coming days in addition to the temperatures. Humidity levels and fuel moistures will be decreasing and this is a concern with the 4th of July approaching. The Oregon Department … Continue reading »