Launch Fire Causes Campsite Evacuation

[UPDATE: 6:52p.m.] South Central Oregon Fire Management leaders said fire crews are being pulled off the fire lines because of lighting. They said as soon as the situation becomes safe again, the crews will move back in. Fire Management officials said they don’t expect it to grow too much more at this time. There is … Continue reading »

Shutdown Ends, Crater Lake Reopens

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — After a deal was reached late Wednesday night in Washington D.C. to end the government shutdown and reopen national parks, Crater Lake opened Thursday to more than 300 visitors enjoying a beautiful day and a great view of Wizard Island. Paul and Michelle Nelson came from southern California and had Crater … Continue reading »

West Nile Threat Not Affecting Campers

ASHLAND, Ore. — There were no empty campsites at Emigrant Lake on the first day of Labor Day weekend. “Well, I started a little of a week ago last Thursday and I’m just trying to take as much advantage of the summer as I can,” said camper Yancey Savage of Medford. Savage said he reserved … Continue reading »