Vineyards Benefit From Recent Rains

MEDFORD, Ore. – The sound of soft earth underfoot is like music to Dick Ellis’ ears. Just a couple weeks ago there wasn’t a drop of water to be seen. “We were sweating it,” said Ellis, a vintner and co-owner of Pebblestone Cellars. “We were worried not only from the standpoint of having water in … Continue reading »

Drought Persists Despite Recent Rain

MEDFORD, Ore. – Despite a few days of rain, board members with the Medford Irrigation District say to prepare for a very tough growing season ahead. The district hasn’t yet started tapping into its reservoirs at Four Mile Lake and Fish Lake, but they say unless more snow gathers in the mountains they’ll have to … Continue reading »