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 »

July 4th Parades Draw a Crowd

EAGLE POINT, Ore. –  The Fourth of July is traditionally a day for family gatherings and community celebrations of patriotism, but in this case, it is also a day for parades. On Friday, three Independence Day parades were held across the Rogue Valley in Ashland, Central Point, and Eagle Point.  Eagle Point’s parade had 62 … 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 »

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 »

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 »

Holiday Travels Planning to Take Off

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fourth of July travelers are gearing up to hit the roads. According to TripAdvisor more than 20% of people plan on traveling during Independence Day weekend. Some travelers were already heading out Tuesday, others are waiting until Wednesday or even the fourth of July itself. According to the survey, 11% of people … Continue reading »