Special Meeting on Gold Hill Irrigation

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — In a special meeting on Saturday, the Gold Hill Irrigation District Board approved a move to add more funding to streamline the current project under construction. Water has been shut off in the irrigation district for more than two weeks while crews worked on a project to get the canal back … Continue reading »

Concrete Pour Begins in Gold Hill

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Dry and hot. The dried canal is an area where water used to rush through to feed plants and animals on farms in Gold Hill. People who need that water haven’t seen it for more than two weeks. Some homeowners closest to the Water Restoration Project said they were not affected because … Continue reading »

Potential Whitewater Park Explored

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The Rogue River roared as a group toured the rapids led by a man who has plans to make a three hundred yard stretch of the river a prime destination for kayakers around the world. The Ti’lomikh Falls section of the Rogue River is said to be one of the best … Continue reading »

Polar Bear Dash in Gold Hill

GOLD HILL, Ore. — It may have been a true test of endurance for a few karate students in gold hill. Three martial arts schools participated in the Annual Polar Bear Dash on New Year’s Day. Organizers say this tradition has been going on for decades. Almost 70 people took off into the Rogue River … Continue reading »

Firefighters Open Door to Help Aquarium

GOLD HILL, Ore. — With ice on the interstate and chains on their tires, the weather proved to be much colder than two men coming from southern California anticipated. “We were coming down and we had to chain up and we were going really slow at that point, trying to find a warm place that … Continue reading »

Missing Gold Hill Hunter Found

GOLD HILL, Ore. — A Gold Hill man, who disappeared two days ago while on a hunting trip, is safe. The father of 33-year-old Lloyd Sinclair tells NewsWatch 12 he got a call from search and rescue crews on Wednesday morning. Sinclair was found in the area where he was hunting, the Lost Creek Drainage … Continue reading »

Cause of School Bus Crash Still Unknown

NEAR GOLD HILL, Ore. — A Southern Oregon school bus ends up on its side outside of Gold Hill. The driver had to use emergency techniques to get out of the crash. The call came in just before 3 p.m. Monday afternoon on Ramsey Road in Sams Valley. Only two people were on the bus … Continue reading »

Alcohol, Speed Blamed for Fatal Crash

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Alcohol and speeding are being blamed for a crash that took the life of a young woman. The crash happened late Thursday night in Gold Hill. Jackson County Sheriff’s officials say 26-year-old Brittany Nieman died after the car slammed into a tree on Sardine Creek Road. 27-year old Johnathon Perkins, the … Continue reading »

Interstate Median Fire Contained Quickly

NEAR GOLD HILL, Ore. — Fire crews knocked down a grass fire along Interstate 5 on Saturday afternoon within minutes of sparking. “Luckily the grass is low enough so the intensity wasn’t great. Didn’t have any spot fires, so we didn’t have anything else to consolidate as far as that goes, so the fire was … Continue reading »

Fallen Tree Causing Rogue River Hazard

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says a fallen tree is causing a hazard along the Rogue River. The sheriff’s office says a large tree has fallen over about 100 yards below Sardine Creek near Gold Hill, and is now blocking two-thirds of the Rogue River. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is … Continue reading »

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