Local West Nile Concerns Addressed

EAGLE POINT, Ore. – The CDC says the West Nile Virus is spreading farther and faster this season than ever before. More than 1,100 cases have been reported in 47 states and at least 41 people have died. No state has been hit harder by West Nile than Texas, which is why many communities are … Continue reading »

West Nile Warning For Southern Oregon

TALENT, Ore. – For the first time in five years, mosquitoes are testing positive for West Nile Virus in Southern Oregon. The mosquitoes were found in Talent alongside the Bear Creek pathway. Vector Control says crews were out here Tuesday morning, fogging and looking for the source of these small creatures. West Nile Virus causes … Continue reading »

Talent Field Burns Out of Control

By Yessenia Anderson TALENT, Ore. — Half a dozen fire fighters helped contain flames on a field, after a controlled burn got out of hand. The fire began in an open field near the intersection of Talent Avenue and Rogue River Parkway. Fire crews were completely smoked out as they continued to douse the sparks. … Continue reading »

Talent Faces Trash Troubles

TALENT, Ore. — What Talent residents throw away, Recology picks up – but taking away that garbage is getting costly for the company. Recology says more people are choosing to recycle. It helps the environment, but hurts the company, saying producing fewer cans of trash means they have to charge less. Recology is also seeing … Continue reading »

Rush Hour Crash On I-5 At Talent Exit

By Ron Brown TALENT, Ore. — Traffic was snarled on southbound Interstate 5 between Talent and Phoenix on Wednesday morning following a four-car chain reaction pile-up. Witnesses told police it all started when a truck slowed for construction south of Talent, then traffic suddenly stalled; that led to this white Pontiac hitting the rear of … Continue reading »

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