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 »

Gold Hill Councilors Recall Election

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 … Continue reading »

Crews Train for Water Rescues

GOLD HILL, Ore. — As more people hit the water to cool off this summer, emergency crews prepared for water rescue efforts. Crews from Fire District 3 held a swift water training near Gold Hill Wednesday. Firefighters learned how to paddle and maneuver rafts and how to safely reach someone who is trapped on the … Continue reading »

Grass Fire Near Gold Hill

GOLD HILL, Ore. —  Oregon Department of Transportation is working to finish up mowing some of the tall dry grass surrounded the roadways around the Rogue Valley as fire season gets worse. On Wendesday afternoon, though they took extra precautions and had water and fire officials on scene it was not enough to prevent a small … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: 4th of July

MEDFORD, Ore. — The parades are over and crowds are gathering for fireworks shows all over our region as Southern Oregon residents celebrate the nations 238th birthday. It’s just some of the traditional ways Americans celebrate Independence Day, but it hasn’t always been that way. For most of us, fireworks and parades, coupled with a … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Councilors at Risk for Recall

GOLD HILL, Ore. — A group of Gold Hill residents is fuming after city council members approved ordinances allowing a medical marijuana dispensary to open in the city limits on a 4-2 vote. On Friday morning, about eight people went to the city hall to file to have the four city council members who voted in … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Moves Forward with Dispensary

Medford, Ore. – Gold Hill’s city council Monday night made history. The council passed two ordinances that cleared the way for a medical marijuana dispensary in the city limits. Gold Hill is the first city in the Rogue Valley to do that. Critics of the dispensary say they are upset the facility will be near … Continue reading »

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