Black Bear Sighting at Medford Airport

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Rogue Valley International Airport is back to its normal operations after a security breach early Sunday morning. A black bear made a surprise appearance at the airport.  Airport staff along with police kept a close eye on the bear as it wandered around the premises.  Airport security said this is a … Continue reading »

ODFW Feeling Shutdown Effects

MEDFORD, Ore. — Many agencies are operating with a limited budget, or are impacted indirectly by the government shutdown. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife crews and volunteers will be spending extra time putting up signs indicating road closures during Cascade rifle elk season, because they don’t have the expected help from forest service … Continue reading »

Hunting Season Begins in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — Thousands of outdoorsmen are getting last minute gear before the deer hunting season starts. Saturday is the first official day of hunting for coast and Cascade buck. The season runs through November 1st. Oregon Department of Fish And Wildlife officials have a checklist for hunters heading out this weekend; a few items … Continue reading »

Out and About: May 3, 2013

An Evening on Broadway at Randall Theatre in Medford Pull back the curtain and get a look at what happens behind the scenes of a Broadway show. “An Evening on Broadway” at the Randall Theatre of Medford brings you all the backstage drama. This is the world premiere performance of an original story paired with … Continue reading »

Boat Landings Open Early at Hyatt Lake

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Hyatt Lake boat landing is now open. The popular fishing spot, which normally opens mid-April to align with the start of the fishing season, was supposed to remain closed an extra month due to sequestration cuts. Thanks to funding from Jackson County and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, fishing … Continue reading »

Woman Drowned While On Coquille River

COOS COUNTY, Ore. — A woman is dead after drowning in Coos County on Tuesday. The sheriff’s office says 25-year-old Kristle Volin was working on the Coquille River. She was working with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, scouting the river for possible restoration areas. Volin and a partner were on pontoons when a … Continue reading »

Possible New Fish and Hunt Licenses

SALEM, Ore. — A bill proposed in Salem might make things easier for fisherman and hunters throughout the state. House Bill 22-52 would allow the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to establish multi-year licenses. Currently, fisherman and hunters must apply for an annual license every year. The proposed changes could possibly come with a … Continue reading »

Invasive Species Take Over Oregon Ponds

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Two species commonly found in home aquariums have invaded the native habitat of plants and wildlife in two Jackson County ponds. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will soon begin draining the two Jackson County Sports Park Ponds off Highway 140. Once drained, ODFW workers will focus on eliminating the … Continue reading »

Boat Inspections Open Early This Year

MEDFORD, Ore. — California man Mike McDonald hit the road Saturday morning with Crescent City and open water on his mind. “I’m going to take it over and hopefully get some crabbing done, then when salmon season opens, I’ll be out there hopefully the first of April to get out there and get some salmon,” … Continue reading »

Police Investigating Hawk Shooting

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford police are still searching for someone who shot a red-tailed hawk on the 600 block of Cherry Lane on Tuesday afternoon. Police say the shooting is a federal crime. Hawks are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. “We have some witness statements maybe seeing a couple of juveniles with a … Continue reading »

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