• Residents Use Phone Tree For Evacuations

    Residents Use Phone Tree For Evacuations

    August 19, 2014

    The Old Blue Mountain Fire is forcing a level 1 evacuation alert for all homes on the left fork of Humbug Creek Rd., and addresses 2542 and above on the main fork of Humbug Creek Rd. When those advisories were issued were spread by community members using a local fire district activated a phone tree

    Beginning a Less Active Pattern

    Beginning a Less Active Pattern

    August 19, 2014

    Tuesday evening's thunderstorms popped up in parts of northern California and east of the Cascades. They were more isolated in nature and did not produce as much lightning as Monday's storms in Josephine and Jackson Counties.

    Mt. Ashland Hires New General Manager

    Mt. Ashland Hires New General Manager

    August 19, 2014

    The lifts stand still on Mt. Ashland, as they have since the spring of 2013. Coming out of a ski season where little snow fell, new changes will be ready to go this year.

    Steep Terrain Challenging Firefighters

    Steep Terrain Challenging Firefighters

    August 19, 2014

    People living near another lightning-sparked wildfire have been told to be ready to leave if conditions worsen. The Old Blue Mountain Fire was sparked by lightning Monday night, about eight miles south of Rogue River. The fire has burned about 60 acres, and is 15 percent contained.

    World of Wine Helps Asante Foundation

    World of Wine Helps Asante Foundation

    August 19, 2014

    This year the World of Wine is partnering with Asante Foundation's Children's Miracle Network. Every dollar from the event will go to the Children's Miracle Network neonatal intensive care unit, the family birth centers and the pediatric department.

    Still Watching Out for Lightning Today

    Still Watching Out for Lightning Today

    August 19, 2014

    Thunderstorms managed to move into West Side Valleys Monday afternoon bringing rain, strong winds and hail. Today, the moisture will shift further inland keeping the lightning threat confined to the Klamath Basin and Siskiyou County. Storms should be isolated in these locations this afternoon.

    Crater Coaches Take Ice Bucket Challenge

    Crater Coaches Take Ice Bucket Challenge

    August 18, 2014

    For the past few weeks, people across the country have been taking the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease. On Monday, Crater's football coaches did the challenge, and are asking other coaches to do the same.

    Isolated Storms Still Possible Tuesday

    Isolated Storms Still Possible Tuesday

    August 18, 2014

    An area of low pressure, located to just to our south, created another round of storms Monday afternoon. Early on, most of the activity was contained to northern California as storms tracked towards the west northwest through Siskiyou County.

    Drought Causing Low Lake Levels

    Drought Causing Low Lake Levels

    August 18, 2014

    Jackson County Parks have taken a big financial hit this summer, as area lakes have been much lower than normal. Currently Emigrant Lake is 30 percent full, and Howard Prairie Lake is 37 percent full.

    Still Watching for More Lightning

    Still Watching for More Lightning

    August 18, 2014

    Two nocturnal thunderstorms developed overnight in Jackson County, one of which passed straight through Medford. Both of these storms were a result of outflow boundaries, winds that storms tend to release as they are dying down.

    First Round of Thunderstorms Today

    First Round of Thunderstorms Today

    August 17, 2014

    A closed upper level low is sitting off the coast of Northern California and bringing in a southerly flow. This is increasing the moisture and instability in our region to the point that daytime heating is allowing for these storms to develop across the thunderstorm hotspots.

    Oklahoma Family Featured in Daedulus

    Oklahoma Family Featured in Daedulus

    August 17, 2014

    The Daedalus Project is wrapping up Monday with Sunday night being the final day for the film festival portion of the fundraiser. One of the film airing tells the story of a 19-year-old HIV positive man, who takes his life. The family of this man was in town over the weekend.

    Raiders Hope for Hot Start to 2014

    Raiders Hope for Hot Start to 2014

    August 16, 2014

    The Southern Oregon Raiders kick off the 2014 on August 30th. On Saturday, SOU wrapped up its first week of practices with a scrimmage in the morning.

    Rogue River Competition Draws Crowd

    Rogue River Competition Draws Crowd

    August 16, 2014

    Thrill seekers spent the day rushing through the Powerhouse Rapids on a course designed by Olympic gold medalist, Oliver Fix for the King of the Rogue event Saturday. Hundreds of spectators packed the banks of the river to watch.

    New Skate Park in Cave Junction

    New Skate Park in Cave Junction

    August 16, 2014

    Cave Junction Skate Park officially opened in Jubilee Park. The skate park is expected to help the town and citizens by giving kids something to do and keeping them off the streets. The park is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week.

    Teens Stranded by Greyhound

    Teens Stranded by Greyhound

    August 16, 2014

    Two teens were left stranded in an unfamiliar place by a big name bus company. A pair of Eugene parents says Greyhound left their kids to fend for themselves, after the company overbooked their bus.

    Residents React to Evacuations

    Residents React to Evacuations

    August 15, 2014

    When mandatory evacuation orders are put in place in Siskiyou County, residents are informed by the sheriff's department and expected to leave immediately, but that's not always the case.

    Oregon Trails: Josephine County Fair

    Oregon Trails: Josephine County Fair

    August 15, 2014

    Southern Oregon residents, especially those in Josephine County are kicking up their heels this weekend in celebration of the 100th Josephine County Fair. A centennial for anything is a pretty big deal, and this year's fair is no exception.

    Mop-up Continues on Rogue River Dr. Fire

    Mop-up Continues on Rogue River Dr. Fire

    August 15, 2014

    The mop-up process is continuing on the Rogue River Drive Fire near Shady Cove. On Friday, dozens of crews were digging out hot spots. They are working from outside in, mopping-up 250 feet inside the perimeter. Fire officials are now calling this fire contained but not controlled.

    Red Cross Helping Wildfire Victims

    Red Cross Helping Wildfire Victims

    August 15, 2014

    Evacuations are still in place for several communities close to the wildfires in our region. Some families have even returned to property completely destroyed by the fast-moving fires. This has many people in the community asking what they can do to help.