Grass Fires Along I-5 Near Rogue River

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Two grass fires have started along I-5 three miles south of Rogue River. The first is southbound near mile marker 45.5 and the second is northbound near mile marker 48. Expect delays in both areas. We have a reporter on the scene and will bring you more details as they become … Continue reading »

Rogue Is The Only Route For Fire Crews

NEAR GALICE, Ore. — Fire crews and local rafting guides teamed up and packed up rafts full of supplies and floated down the Rogue’s rapids to structures in danger. Firefighters from across the country have arrived in southern Oregon and within hours a handful were sent down the Rogue River. “I’ve done rafting for fun, … Continue reading »

Water Rescue Training Begins

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. – Some of the people who typically are out rescuing stranded river goers on waterways throughout Oregon are sharpening their skills and learning new techniques this week. Twenty students are learning from twenty instructors and will have hands on training that could help save lives. “I think it’s going to be helpful … 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 »

Rogue River Levels Lower Than Last Year

NEAR SHADY COVE, Ore. — The extreme heat and lack of rain is causing lower water levels along the Rogue River, and water managers are working to make sure there’s enough to help farmers, fish, and drinking water. At Lost Creek Lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said they are releasing 1,500 cubic feet … Continue reading »

Annual Rooster Crow Event Begins!

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Today kicks off the National Rooster Crowing Contest in Rogue River. Rooster crow signs are all around the town. This has been an annual event for 60 years. The community center is setting up for the kick off dinner later Friday evening. Product vendors are already filling up the Umpqua Bank … Continue reading »

Firefighters Hold River Rescue Course

GOLD HILL, Ore. – Personnel from police and fire agencies across the Rogue Valley are learning how to tame the Rogue River. It’s part of a voluntary weekend-long training course. Officials say river rescues are an unavoidable part of Summer. “A lot of people come down through the nice flat water and then they end … Continue reading »

Deputies Discuss Boat Safety

ASHLAND, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies say spring 2013 is already proving to be a dangerous season on Southern Oregon waterways. There have been boat crashes on both the Rogue River and Lost Creek Lake. Lots of folks will be headed outdoors this holiday weekend, and while Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies say they want … Continue reading »

Fallen Tree Causing Rogue River Hazard

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says a fallen tree is causing a hazard along the Rogue River. The sheriff’s office says a large tree has fallen over about 100 yards below Sardine Creek near Gold Hill, and is now blocking two-thirds of the Rogue River. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is … Continue reading »

Wu Wins 3A Golf State Championship

CRESWELL, Ore. – St. Mary’s Dylan Wu wins the individual championship. He shot a one-over 73 for the day and was even par for the tournament. He edged out Rogue River senior Kevin Murphy who was two-over for the tournament. Wu lead by three strokes with three holes to play, but double bogeyed the 16th, … Continue reading »

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