SOU Announces Proposed Program Cuts

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University has announced what programs could be cut to make up for a multi-million dollar budget shortfall. The announcement is the next step in the long retrenchment process for the university. That budget gap could be anywhere from $3 million to $7 million, depending on enrollment numbers and state funding. … Continue reading »

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile

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 near the Bear Creek Pathway. Health officials say the illness can be hard to detect since 80 percent of infected people don’t show any symptoms, but it can … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Harvesting Rain Water

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — A Southern Oregon man is serving a 30-day sentence in jail for creating three illegal reservoirs on his property and using them to store rainwater. Gary Harrington has been collecting rain and other runoff in his artificial reservoirs for decades, but according to a 1925 state law, since that runoff would … Continue reading »