High Temps Lead to Long Wait List

MEDFORD, Ore. – In the past week, outdoor temperatures have climbed past 100 degrees, and calls for air conditioning repair have climbed past 200. The number of calls has crews working overtime, and customers in a waiting line. Triple-digit temperatures combined with only half of her A.C. units working has led to 80-degree temperatures inside … Continue reading »

Doctors React to Teens Smoking Hookah

MEDFORD, Ore. — With information collected over two years, the Journal Pediatrics found that nearly one out of five high school seniors smoked hookah within the last year. Hookah devices typically force the tobacco smoke through water that cools it, which makes it feel less harsh to inhale. Doctors also say teens can be drawn … Continue reading »

Rough & Ready Back in Business

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. – The Rough & Ready Lumber Company is getting back up and running after more than a year of being out of business. Old and new employees are trickling in throughout the month, putting to use a swath of brand new machinery. “Change is always hard,” said Larry Mason, a Maintenance Supervisor … Continue reading »

Newport Man Arrested For Machete Attack

NEWPORT, Ore. — A Newport man is in the Lincoln County Jail, accused of trying to attack someone with a machete. Newport Police arrested Juan Bruno-Antonio Sunday afternoon, after responding to an argument at a home in the 1500 block of NW Nye St. in Newport. Officers say when they arrived on the scene, they … Continue reading »

Salem Park’s Humpty Took A Great Fall

SALEM, Ore. (CNN) — “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.”  The lines from that famous Mother Goose nursery rhyme came true over the weekend in Salem. The Humpty Dumpty sculpture at the Enchanted Forest theme park in Salem fell from its perch Saturday when two visitors tried to climb … Continue reading »

Algoma Fire Slows Traffic

NEAR KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Algoma Fire is now 70% contained as of Sunday morning, according to the South Central Oregon Incident Management Team. There are no road closures as of Sunday, but Oregon Department of Transportation is directing traffic to slow down between milepost 265 to 267 on Highway 97. ODOT is citing … Continue reading »

International Spotlight on Area Wineries

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Southern Oregon wineries are getting international attention thanks to a profile in one of the biggest publications in the world. The New York Times highlighted southern Oregon’s wineries and vineyards in an article this week, and called them an alternative to the Napa Valley. Local wineries said the region grows a … Continue reading »

Teen Paraglider Rescued from Tree

TRAIL, Ore. — A teen paraglider was safely rescued when they were blown into a tree after being detached from the boat that was pulling them. On Saturday, the 17-year-old was being pulled by a boat on Lost Creek Lake. He was roughly 3,000 feet in the air when after detaching from the boat, he … Continue reading »

School Board Stops School Transfers

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford schools are closing their doors to transfer students in or out of the district. The school board has voted to stop new transfer requests, in the face of new state regulations. The new law says that districts are only able to set overall transfer limits and then approve requests through an … Continue reading »

Siskiyou County Expands Inmate Programs

YREKA, Calif. – Hundreds of inmates and offenders on probation have been growing crops, raising animals, and chopping wood for the community in Northern California, and law enforcement officials said it will benefit those offenders as much as it helps people in need. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office and Community Corrections said its Day Reporting Center … Continue reading »

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