Salmon Derby on the Rogue

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — A group of Rogue River enthusiasts is raising awareness for watershed preservation and restoration through a Salmon Derby. The odd-sounding event brought nearly thirty river guides and boats together to tour the Rogue and cast fishing lines for salmon. Organizers say by embracing the spirit of recreation, they can encourage those … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, September 5th

The 2014 premiere of the Friday Night Blitz features key matchups at all levels. Highlights include Fortuna/North Medford, South Medford/Sunset, Ashland/Klamath Union, South Albany/Eagle Point, Cascade Christian/Henley, Lakeridge/Sheldon and Bandon/Rogue River.

McGinnis Wins Labor Day Regatta

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Summer doesn’t officially end for three more weeks, but Labor Day is sort of that reminder that Fall is quickly approaching. It’s the last holiday of the season, and it’s the last hydroplane race of the Cal-Ore season. The Wild River Labor Day Regatta on the Rogue River. There’s really three … Continue reading »

Minivan Pulled From Rogue River

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Search and rescue officials say when fishermen arrived at the Robertson Bridge boat ramp this morning, they were greeted by a minivan in the middle of the Rogue River. Unsure if someone is inside, they immediately called for help. It turns out the van was empty and there are no known … Continue reading »

Several Small Fires Causing Smoke

[UPDATE: 9:13 P.M.] — The Oregon Department of Forestry confirmed there are several fires that began on Monday evening. The largest burning in the area is the Old Blue Fire that fire officials estimate is about 40 acres burning near Foots Creek Road. Air resources were used on the fire including helicopters and tankers until … Continue reading »

Rogue River Drive Fire Doubles in Size

Medford, Ore. — The fire burning on Rogue River Drive is now 100 acres. It has doubled in size in the last hour. While the sun was up, 2 air tankers and 5 helicopters as well as hand crews and engines were on the fire. There is currently no containment but 5 threatened homes in the … Continue reading »

Crews Train for Water Rescues

GOLD HILL, Ore. — As more people hit the water to cool off this summer, emergency crews prepared for water rescue efforts. Crews from Fire District 3 held a swift water training near Gold Hill Wednesday. Firefighters learned how to paddle and maneuver rafts and how to safely reach someone who is trapped on the … Continue reading »

“Slap” Graffiti Found in Rogue River

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Over the weekend, the Rogue River Police Department received calls that two local businesses were tagged with graffiti. Officials say it was not typical spray painted designs, but what they refer to as “slaps.” “Slaps” are a type of graffiti where vandals will have a pre-drawn design and will glue it up. … Continue reading »

“Operation Dry Water” in Effect

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Sgt. Shawn Richards said his message for staying safe out on the water is simple. “All we ask is that whoever’s operating the boat, whether it be a raft or powerboat, be a sober driver,” said Sgt. Richards. He says 22 people were arrested for B.U.I.I.’s last year a number right … Continue reading »

Drift Boats Hit the Rogue River

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Several emergency response agencies from all over the state are in the Rogue Valley this week for the annual Drift Boat School. The five day class is hosted to help emergency personnel be better prepared when dealing with water rescue and navigation. Dozens of law enforcement officers and fire fighters made … Continue reading »

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