Man Rescued from Bottom of Cliff

NEAR BROOKINGS, Ore. — A Brookings man was saved via a search and rescue mission Friday evening after the Curry County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 transfer call from the Brookings Police Department alerting them of the situation. Residents of the Rainbow Rock Condominiums just north of Brookings on Highway 101 reported that a male … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Chetco Effect

  ASK THE METEOROLOGIST How come the Chetco River effects the weather in Brookings but the Rogue River has no affect on the weather in Gold Beach? Curtis Kline, Medford The Chetco Effect is just a phrase too account for the very warm easterly winds that can ever so quickly warm Brookings into the 70′s … Continue reading »

Sunny & Warm for your Thursday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to sit over the region. This is bringing clear skies to all areas, including the Coastline where the Chetco Effect is being enhanced from the offshore wind. Today and tomorrow Brookings will see highs in the 70′s. It will return again on Monday. For inland areas, temperatures continue to … Continue reading »

Slowly Warming Up Tuesday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Crystal clear skies are continuing to bring cool morning temperatures to our region. High pressure will be the dominant weather feature over the Northwest in the coming days. An east, northeasterly wind will enhance the Chetco Effect again today in Brookings. Yesterday, the airport hit 77 and again today the mid 70’s … Continue reading »

Another Hot Day in Store

  The thermal trough that has developed as a result of the high pressure ridge over the NW, brought an offshore wind flow this afternoon to the Coast. The 1940 afternoon high record of 86 degrees was easily surpassed in Brookings as temperatures rose to 95 at the Airport! There are other reports of even … Continue reading »

Isolated T-Storms This Weekend

Humidites are very low across the viewing area, although they are slightly higher than yesterday. Scattered showers are beginning to pop up along the Cascades, on the East Side and in Siskiyou County. These dry conditions are due to the offshore flow. Brookings again reached the upper 80′s and a heat advisory is in effect … Continue reading »

Sunny & Warm Start to the Weekend

Still had a slightly offshore flow near Brookings this afternoon, or at least the airport did where temperatures rose to the 80′s while downtown they remained roughly 20 degrees cooler! Temperatures will still be warm in Brookings Friday before the Chetco Effect cranks up again through the weekend. Highs will also remain warm inland, where … Continue reading »

Oregon Residents Prepare for Earthquake

BROOKINGS, Ore. — Experts say the Southern Oregon coast may be overdue for a devastating earthquake. Yesterday Curry County residents met in Brookings for the Tsunami Road Show, a statewide disaster preparation class to learn what impact a natural disaster could have, and how to survive its after-effects. The earthquake risk comes from an offshore … Continue reading »

Two Port Orford Men In Custody

PORT ORFORD, Ore. — Two suspects sought following the January 11th baseball bat assault of a 49-year old man north of Port Orford were arrested last Thursday. They are currently in custody at Curry County Jail and face charges of attempted murder, robbery, and assault. On January 17 Detective John Riddle of the Oregon State … Continue reading »

Curry County Horse Abuse Arrest

BROOKINGS, Ore. — A Brookings man with a history of animal neglect charges is once again behind bars for animal neglect. Michael Perry is facing several charges linked to the neglect of ten horses on his Brookings property. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office says it received reports the horses were living in small pens filled … Continue reading »

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