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 »

Power Outage In Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Falls Police Department is asking drivers to avoid Washburn Way from South Sixth Street to Laverne Avenue. A transformer as blown, causing the traffic lights to not function. Pacific Power is on scene attempting to repair the transformer.  Pacific Power’s website says approximately 776 customers are without power and … Continue reading »

Pacific Power is Funding Solar Projects

Solar projects in Southern Oregon and Northern California are getting a boost from Pacific Power. The company, through its Blue Sky renewable energy program, is giving three projects more than half a million dollars. One of the projects is a new awning over the Medford airport parking lot, also the first project in the Rogue … Continue reading »

Residents without Power for Day Five

MERLIN, Ore. — Downed trees from recent storms knocked out power for thousands in southern Oregon and northern California. It was nearly 15 thousand at the initial peak. Pacific power reports as of 6:41 p.m. Monday, there are approximately 1,308 customers without power. Most residents are experiencing these outages in Grants Pass, Sunny Valley, Merlin … Continue reading »

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