Rafting Business Back On Track

SHADY COVE, Ore. — This time last year, thunderstorms moved through southern Oregon and lightning sparked several fires. The smoke from those fires moved into the valley and just about put rafting companies out of business for the year. One company said so far this year, they’re back on track. Rafts are stacked up and ready … Continue reading »

Rafting Companies Benefit In Hot Weather

MERLIN, Ore. — As temperatures rise, so do the number of rafters along the Rogue River.  Orange Torpedo Trips in Merlin said the heat has caused their August rush to come early this year. Their shed was almost empty, and employees said they were inflating more rafts because of the increase of customers. “Due to … Continue reading »

Crews Cautious After Raft Flips on River

NEAR SHADY COVE, Ore. — Rescue crews responded to the Rogue River after a raft flipped and dumped 10 people into the water Friday afternoon, but everyone was able to make it to shore safely. Shady Cove Fire officials said the raft hit a log in the water just outside of Casey State Park near … Continue reading »