Irrigation Water Shuts Off in Gold Hill

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Rural residents near Gold Hill can expect to see the irrigation water slowly shut off. The Gold Hill Irrigation District is shutting off water starting today for a fish salvage project starting on Thursday. Officials say the water legally has to be turned off by Friday, and starting the process now … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails-Biggest Town Fires

Ashland, OR–The fire that roared through Weed almost two weeks ago caught almost everyone off guard, even though conditions were ripe for a fire to spread once it started. Fortunately, although more than a hundred buildings were burned, no one was seriously hurt. It’s the worst fire in our region in many years. But its … Continue reading »

90-Year-Old Man Hits 21st Hole In One

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Avid golfer Ed Irvine hit his 21st hole in one at Laurel Hills Golf Course Sunday. Irvine is 90-years-old and started golfing 49 years ago. His first time golfing was with his daughter’s fiance who is now his son-in-law. “He got me to go out on the golf course and I … Continue reading »

Fundraiser Benefits NICU

GOLD HILL, Ore. — A 12-year-old girl is raising money for Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, all to honor her dead grandmother. The award ceremony for the annual Hugs From Heaven golf tournament was held Sunday at Laurel Hills Golf Course. Hannah Joseph is the founder and brains behind the fundraisng event she coined “Hugs … Continue reading »

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 »

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