Lakes Running Dry on Holiday Weekend

LOST CREEK LAKE, Ore. – For Ryan Grizzell, it’s a beautiful day to train. Grizzell is an amateur paraglider, and right now is prime time to strap on the parachute and take to the skies. The problem, he says, is that his favorite stomping grounds at Lost Creek Lake are disappearing beneath him. “We have … Continue reading »

Vineyards Benefit From Recent Rains

MEDFORD, Ore. – The sound of soft earth underfoot is like music to Dick Ellis’ ears. Just a couple weeks ago there wasn’t a drop of water to be seen. “We were sweating it,” said Ellis, a vintner and co-owner of Pebblestone Cellars. “We were worried not only from the standpoint of having water in … Continue reading »

Ashland Greenhouses Hold Open House

ASHLAND, Ore. – Gardners and growers in Ashland celebrated spring Saturday with an open house at the Ashland Greenhouses. The event is an annual tradition for the garden business, which has been around since 1906. But the current owners say this year stands out as it’s shaping to be their best year yet. They say … Continue reading »

Drought Persists Despite Recent Rain

MEDFORD, Ore. – Despite a few days of rain, board members with the Medford Irrigation District say to prepare for a very tough growing season ahead. The district hasn’t yet started tapping into its reservoirs at Four Mile Lake and Fish Lake, but they say unless more snow gathers in the mountains they’ll have to … Continue reading »