Text to 911 Not in Oregon, Yet

MEDFORD, Ore. — When you’re in an emergency “talking” on the phone to 911 isn’t always the most convenient. This is why the state of Oregon is considering allowing people to text 911 instead of calling. Right now if you text 911, you will get an immediate response stating you must make a voice call … Continue reading »

9-1-1 Outage Affects Douglas County

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — Douglas County 9-1-1 wants you to know about an outage involving Frontier telephone service. The outage affects southern Douglas County, including Riddle, Myrtle Creek, Canyonville, Azalea, Glendale, Days Creek and Tiller. If you have an emergency, use a cell phone to call 9-1-1, or go to local fire departments.    

911 Services Down in Blue River

BLUE RIVER, Ore. — The city of Blue River and it’s surrounding areas experienced a phone outage on Sunday. Century Link said the outages are isolated to that area, however residents can make phone calls within the area. 911 isn’t operational, so residents who have an emergency are urged to call the fire district at … Continue reading »

911 Outage Near Cottage Grove

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — An outage has cut 911 service to some areas east of Cottage Grove. Anyone where service isn’t working should go directly to the Cottage Grove Hospital or the Cottage Grove Police Dept. Century Link is working to fix the problem. 911 service for the city of Cottage Grove does appear to … Continue reading »