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 »

Hot Weather Affects Solar Panels

MEDFORD, Ore. –  Tuesday’s above average temperatures meant below average production for one industry. Tom McDowell with Rogue Solar in Medford said one of the largest misconceptions about solar energy is that on hot days, panels will produce more energy. In reality, high temperatures actually produce significantly less energy than they would on an average day. … Continue reading »

How to Protect Car, Home in Hot Weather

MEDFORD, Ore. –  With temperatures pushing triple digits this week, technicians have tips to get your car and home ready for the hot weather. When the temperatures heat up, most people automatically think about adjusting the thermostat or blasting the air conditioning in their car, which technicians say might not be the best idea when hot weather … Continue reading »

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