Mt. Ashland Celebrates Next 50 Years

ASHLAND, Ore. — Skiers and riders celebrated 50 years of Mt. Ashland, and are hoping for another 50 years to come. The mountain held its anniversary celebration Saturday. Many of the attendees saw the mountain for the first time in a while given the lack of snow last season. Community members celebrated in the Mt. … Continue reading »

Jackson County Talks Water Management

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Jackson County is looking to the state of Colorado as a model for a sustainable water project called the WISE project. WISE stands for Water for Irrigation, Streams and Economy. Jackson County is currently working on finding funding to bring this project to Southern Oregon. The WISE project could help improve … Continue reading »

Rain Impacts Local Fish Populations

SHADY COVE, Ore. — Monday¬†morning’s showers, combined with last week’s moisture, is helping jump start recovery from a dry year. Water storage levels at Lost Creek Lake are lower than average for this time of year, and workers at the dam monitor water levels closely, with the top priority being flood regulation. However, with limited … Continue reading »

Schools Focus On Healthy Habits

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Southern Oregon elementary schools are finding new ways to get kids up and moving during their commute to and from school and during the school day. Schools in the area are organizing runs, monthly challenges and physical education curriculum centered on teaching kids how to live healthier lifestyles. Jacksonville Elementary focuses … Continue reading »

Raiders Escape with Win at EOU

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics LA GRANDE, Ore. — There was nothing all that aesthetically pleasing, neither on the field nor on the stat sheet, about the Southern Oregon University football team’s 35-31 win Saturday afternoon at Eastern Oregon’s Community Stadium. That spotless 3-0 record doesn’t look so bad though. The 22nd-ranked Raiders (2-0 Frontier … Continue reading »

Southern Oregon Honors Women Veterans

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregon payed tribute to the women in the area who served for their country. Women from all eras, serving or retired, were invited to attend a special program at the Inn at the Commons in Medford yesterday afternoon. The annual event not only recognized the 31-hundred women from southern Oregon who … Continue reading »

The Realities of Recycling

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.– The effort to recycle has gained popularity over the years, but some may still wonder if it is worth it. Rogue Disposal Recycling Coordinator, Denise Barnes, said it is. “Rather than using raw materials to make new products, we are able to bring life from old products back into new products.” Many … Continue reading »

Web Extra: How to Reduce Waste

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.– Recycling experts of Southern Oregon said the costs of recycling are expensive, but they are nothing compared to the costs and impacts of creating new products. Denise Barnes from Rogue Disposal said¬†recycling not only expends the life of our landfills, it allows us to give a new life to something old. But … Continue reading »

Avila Takes 10th at T & F Championships

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It was just a few years ago Eric Avila wasn’t even running competitively. On Saturday, Avila finished 10th overall in the 1,500 meter run at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Sacramento. After a year at Northern Arizona University, Avila took two years off before joining Southern Oregon University’s cross … Continue reading »

Crews Train for Wildfires in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Officials say current fire conditions in southern Oregon aren’t typically seen until late July. Now that fire danger has moved to high, Rogue Valley Task Force 1 continues wildfire training. Red tape marks the path of a simulated fast moving fire in a Grants Pass neighborhood. “We came over, we were … Continue reading »

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