Post Fourth of July Firework Sales

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The Fourth of July might be over, but firework tents are still doing a booming business. Salesmen said July 5 is one of the busiest days for firework tents. Different venues set up across the Rogue Valley said sales were average this year.  Some reported sales being up slightly up from last year. … Continue reading »

Emergency Agencies Respond to Holiday

MEDFORD, Ore. — Almost all the police and fire departments in the area have stepped up staff and patrols on Friday night as they continue to deal with the Fourth of July holiday. After the sunset on Independence day, there have been numerous calls of firework fires, many that were completely or nearly put out … Continue reading »

4th of July Events Around the Region

The fourth of July is here,  and there are plenty of ways for you to welcome it in. This afternoon Southern Oregon has many exciting events celebrating the country’s independence.   Here’s a list of events happening around the region today:     Central Point - “Red White and Boom” – Jackson County Fairgrounds - 7:00 p.m. Festivities started … Continue reading »

Increased Patrols for the 4th of July

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.– The Fourth of July holiday falls on a Friday this year, and that means celebrations may go later into the night.  This is something the Central Point Police Department is preparing for. On the afternoon of July 4, the streets of downtown Central Point will be filled with people attending the Freedom … Continue reading »

California Cracking Down on Fireworks

Yreka, Calif. — CAL FIRE officials say recent high temperatures and drying winds have created extreme fire risks, and has much of Northern California has red flag warnings. Many California counties ban fireworks altogether, and the state has strict guidelines about what fireworks are approved. Under California law, illegal fireworks include sky rockets, bottle rockets, roman candles, aerial … Continue reading »

High Gas Prices Impact Travel on the 4th

(CNN) — If you’re expecting to hit the road for the fourth of July, you should also be expecting higher gas prices than ever. According to Triple A, prices are expected to be at their highest level in six years. The current national average for gas is $3.67, compared to $3.48 on July 4, 2013. … Continue reading »

Even Hotter For Tuesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Temperatures Monday were much warmer than the highs from the weekend.  Medford saw a high very near the century mark, but some locations in northern California made it into the triple digits.  This heat wave continues for a large part of the week ahead, but we won’t be quite as hot by the … Continue reading »

150 Firework-Related Injuries in Oregon

Medford, Ore. — The 4th of July is a holiday spent with family and friends enjoying our freedom.  However, it can be a dangerous, and even deadly holiday. In fact, officials say Oregon averages about 150 firework-related injuries every single year.  Last year, there was also a death in Oregon related to fireworks. That’s why … Continue reading »

Fireworks Restrictions

MEDFORD, Ore. — Legal firework sales will continue through July 6th, but where and when you can set them off depends on where you live. No fireworks can be set off in Ashland at all. The lone exception is the display that will take place on the Southern Oregon University athletic field. In Grants Pass, … Continue reading »

Fire Officials Inspect Fireworks Tents

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Fire District 3 was out inspecting firework vendors tents on the first day fireworks can be legally sold in Oregon. The first day of sales may be Monday, but manager Jim Ford said opening takes days of perpetration. “The larger tents take a long time to set up and get all … Continue reading »

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