Historic Bridge Needs One More Grant

APPLEGATE VALLEY, Ore. —  “We’re so happy to see one out here in Oregon getting repaired,” said president of the McKee Bridge Historical Society, Robert Van Heuit as he read comments left by some of the six thousand annual visitors to the McKee Covered Bridge over the Applegate River. The state’s highest, and fourth oldest … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Ruch Centennial

RUCH, Ore.– Spring is just around the corner and that means a lot of school kids are looking forward to summer vacation. For students and staff at Ruch Elementary School in the Applegate Valley, the end of the school year will be a special time to celebrate. Oregon Trails takes a look back at the … Continue reading »

Local Boy to Climb Kilimanjaro

MEDFORD, Ore. — A boy from the Applegate Valley is planning to scale the world’s largest freestanding mountain. 11-year old Lane Mendell will climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for children in need. Next week, he has a flight planned to Tanzania to take on the mountain. Mendell has Cerebral Palsey, but that hasn’t stopped … Continue reading »

Firefighters Find Illegal Marijuana Site

APPLEGATE, Ore. — The recent dry spell which has led to dozens of lightning fires across the area, has also led to the discovery of an illegal marijuana grow site in the Applegate Valley. Smoke jumpers parachuting to fight the fires found themselves in the middle of the garden, which happens to be on US … Continue reading »