Gold Hill Fire Contained

[UPDATE 10:30 a.m.] — ODF Has confirmed that the fire was human caused, however details as to how it was started were not given. Tune in to NewsWatch 12 tonight for more information as the story develops. GOLD HILL, Ore. -  A pile of wood ignited on the banks of the Rogue River near the … Continue reading »

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 »

Gold Hill Canal Work Progresses

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Today is the first day for concrete pouring at the irrigation shutoff station in Gold Hill. This is a big step in a long term project to work on the water intake system to improve fish passage through the canal. But the project may be put on hold after this initial … 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 »

Councilors Keep Seats After Recall Vote

GOLD HILL, Ore. –  The fate of four Gold Hill City Councilors was decided Monday night by voters after a special recall election. Margaret Dials, Doug Reischman, Gus Wolf, and Lorraine Parks will all keep their seats after they each won over 60 percent of the votes cast for no recall. Councilor Dials say she was … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Voter Trouble with Ballots

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Ballots for the special election in Gold Hill are due on Monday, but many people who say they believe they were registered to vote did not get their ballots. When those community members contacted the elections office, they were surprised at the reason. According to the Jackson County Elections Office, when … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Canal Water Begins To Lower

GOLD HILL, Ore. –  About 400 residents between Gold Hill and Rogue River will have to do without irrigated water for at least the next three weeks. The Gold Hill Irrigation District began a project today that will improve fish passage along the Rogue River. The 14 mile-long irrigation canal will have much of it’s water … Continue reading »

Several Small Fires Causing Smoke

[UPDATE: 9:13 P.M.] — The Oregon Department of Forestry confirmed there are several fires that began on Monday evening. The largest burning in the area is the Old Blue Fire that fire officials estimate is about 40 acres burning near Foots Creek Road. Air resources were used on the fire including helicopters and tankers until … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Dispensary and Recall

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Gold Hill residents have less than two weeks to decide if they will recall four of their city council members who all voted in support of a medical marijuana dispensary opening in the city. The four councilors at risk of recall are Doug Reischman, Lorraine Parks, Gus Wolf, and Margaret Dials. … Continue reading »

WEB EXTRA: Gold Hill Councilor Statement

GOLD HILL, Ore. – The four Gold Hill city councilors at risk for recall all submitted letters of justification that qualify them for a special vote next month. Monday at 4:30 p.m. was the deadline for the councilors to either submit a statement of justification or resign from their positions. Lorraine Parks, Gus Wolf, Margaret Dials, and Doug … Continue reading »

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