Campgrounds Booked Full for the Weekend

APPLEGATE, Ore. — Campgrounds across our region are reporting large crowds during the Fourth of July weekend. With the Fourth of July falling on a Friday this year, campgrounds are busier than normal with several people treating the holiday as a three-day weekend. Parking lots and camp sites are filled up through Sunday at Applegate … Continue reading »

Health Advisory at Applegate Lake

APPLEGATE LAKE, Ore. — Fishermen headed to Applegate Lake may want to think twice before bringing home their catch of the day. For some fisherman in southern Oregon, Applegate Lake is their favorite place to cast their line. Now, the Oregon Health Authority is advising those fishermen to limit their consumption of what they catch. … Continue reading »

Applegate Lake Speed Change Proposed

APPLEGATE LAKE, Ore. — For more than 30 years, Applegate Lake has been a quiet refuge for anglers looking to wet a line or take a slow cruise around in a fishing boat. Now, a group of power boat operators wants to see the ten mile an hour speed limit eliminated, so faster boats could … Continue reading »

Progress Made on Lightning Fires

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire officials say firefighters are making progress with new fire starts created by this week’s lightning. Officials with the Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest say The lightning storms of the last two days ignited a total of 14 fires in that area. The largest of those fires is the Iron Knob Fire, located one … Continue reading »

2012 Water Abundance Helps 2013 Deficit

Rogue River, Ore. — Southern Oregon irrigation officials say last year’s wet spring and wet start to winter have helped offset what was a very dry first three months of 2013. Officials at Lost Creek Lake say as of April 8th the lake had about 4.5′ to go until it’s full and Applegate Lake had … Continue reading »

Barry Point Fire Update

NEAR LAKEVIEW, Ore. — Crews are making progress on the Fort Complex fires burning south of Applegate Lake. The fires are 20% contained and at last report were around 3,400 acres. In Lake County, the Barry Point Fire has pushed further south into California. It has grown to nearly 60,000 acres and is 25% contained. … Continue reading »

Attack On Wildfires In Applegate Area

APPLEGATE LAKE, Ore. — Lightning from Sunday‚Äôs storms brought dozens of crews out to multiple fires on Tuesday. As many as 40 lightning strikes Sunday evening sparked 6 small wild fires in the Rogue River- Siskiyou National Forest near Applegate Lake. Of the six fires, the Hello Fire is the largest, burning between 10 and … Continue reading »