Officials Monitor Lost Creek Lake Debris

LOST CREEK LAKE — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Army Corp of engineers are monitoring large amounts of debris in Lost Creek Lake. With recreational boating season right around the corner, they are hoping the debris clears out in the next few months. Right now there’s a debris advisory here at Lost Creek … Continue reading »

Additional Debris in Lost Creek Lake

LOST CREEK LAKE — Army Corps experts are warning people about additional debris in Lost Creek Lake. They say it has accumulated and concentrated at the upper end of the reservoir, which is located 28 miles northeast of Medford. The debris spans almost the entire width of the reservoir immediately downstream of Peyton Bridge and … Continue reading »

Lyrids Meteor Shower

WEATHER NEWS The yearly Lyrids Meteor shower is currently underway. The shower is usually active between the 16th and the 26th of April each year. The peak of this shower will be on the evening of April 21st and the morning of April 22nd. From 11 p.m Monday to 5 a.m. on Tuesday about 20 … Continue reading »

Japanese Boat Washes Ashore Along Coast

FLORENCE, Ore. — An abandoned 24′ non-motorized boat was removed from the ocean shore near Muriel Ponsler Wayside north of Florence on Thursday. It was taken to a local landfill by Leisure Excavating. When the boat was found, no pollution or hazardous materials were detected but there was marine life clinging to the debris. Some … Continue reading »

Debris From 2011 Japan Quake Wash Ashore

[UPDATE 2:20 pm.] The Oregon Park and Recreation Department announced Wednesday afternoon that the derelict boat that washed ashore should be removed by the end of the day. Drayton Excavation out of Lincoln City will remove the debris and safely dispose of it in a local landfill. Biologists from the Oregon Department of Fish and … Continue reading »