12 Scams of Xmas: Pacific Power

MEDFORD, Ore.– This time of year we all tend to turn up the heat to keep out the chill, but scammers also turn on the chance to steal money from you. We continue our 12 scams of Christmas with Pacific Power scams. Pacific Power said scammers often call customers, threatening to turn off their power … Continue reading »

Pacific Power Ready for West Coast Storm

MEDFORD, Ore. — Pacific Power is also getting ready for the severe weather. As a severe storm moved in on Wednesday, Pacific Power stocked up on materials needed to make potential repairs and workers were ready to respond to any incidents. Contractors were also on standby to respond to fallen power lines. The region worked together to … Continue reading »

Power Outages in Grants Pass

(UPDATE at 5:50PM) GRANTS PASS, Ore.– There are about 500 people without power in areas of Grants Pass and Selma right now. Pacific Power said it is because of a transmission interruption. They said they are not sure when all the power will be back online. There are also reported outages in Coos Bay and Coquille.  … Continue reading »

Power Outage Planned in Merlin Tonight

MERLIN, Ore. — Residents in Merlin should prepare for the power to be out briefly tonight. The outage will be from 11 p.m. tonight until 5 a.m. on Friday. 600 Pacific Power customers along Monument Drive and Pleasant Valley Road in Merlin will be affected, along with portions of Ort Lane and Josephine Street. The … Continue reading »

New Phone Scam Warning Issued

PORTLAND, Ore. – Pacific Power has issued a warning to the public about a phone scam targeting utility customers in the Northwest. According to the report, scammers are posing as utility company employees to try and steal money as well as personal information. Reportedly, the thieves are using technology to trick Caller ID systems into … Continue reading »

Weather Leaves Thousands Without Power

[UPDATE – 8:52 A.M.] Power to Glendale schools was restored about 8:30 A.M.. Schools started on late schedule. GLENDALE, Ore. – A weather-related power outage in the Glendale/Wolf Creek area left about 1,900 residents without power, and delayed the start of school. According to Pacific Power, downed lines and an unidentified mechanical issue were the cause of the outage. Crews were immediately dispatched to assess the … Continue reading »

St. Mary’s School Adds Solar Panels

MEDFORD, Ore. — A project under construction on the rooftop of Saint Mary’s in Medford will not only supply green energy, but also add to the science curriculum once students return this fall. A 40 kilowatt solar panel array is being installed thanks to a $200,000 grant from Pacific Power’s Blue Sky Campaign. School officials … Continue reading »

Semi Accident Puts Hundreds in the Dark

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Flames engulfed a transformer between Medford and White City Monday night after fire fighters say a semi truck ran into the electrical unit. The collision left several hundred people across Medford, Central point, and White City without power after police and fire fighters had to cut manually cut the power. The accident happened … Continue reading »

Cash Reward for Pacific Power Thieves

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Pacific Power is increasing the cash reward for the thieves who cut down seven poles outside Grants Pass to steal copper wire and other available metal. Now, $5,000 is being rewarded to the individual who can give authorities information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the crooks. In Southern … Continue reading »

Power Outage Affects Shady Cove

SHADY COVE, Ore. — The thunderstorm that rattled across Southern Oregon on Monday produced several lightning strikes and knocked out power to Upper Rogue Basin residents through the afternoon. More than 2,500 Pacific Power customers were without electricity, especially in the Shady Cove area where almost every business in town was shut down or on … Continue reading »

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