31 July 2013

Rafting Impacted As Part of Rogue River Shut Down

Posted in Local

Being in a boat is usually a good thing for Orange Torpedo Trips Manager Erik Weiseth. But this time, the boat he and every other Merlin recreational business is in... isn't a good one."We're probab ...

31 July 2013

Southern Oregon Non-Profits Receive State Cultural Trust Award

Posted in Local

Three Southern Oregon non-profits have received the State Cultural Trust award of $61,000 in grant money.The Oregon Shakespeare Festival was given $31,000 to support the world premiere of Tracy Youn ...

30 July 2013

Douglas Complex Fire #1 Priority in the Nation

Posted in Local

Charles Watkins from Eugene is one of thousands of firefighters  fighting the Douglas Complex Blaze.The fire now covers more than 21,000 acres in three different areas. Fire crews battling the blaz ...

30 July 2013

Heavy Smoke Causing Health Concerns

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

The smoky air in Southern Oregon is thick and it's starting to take a toll. Multiple residents in the Grants Pass, Illinois Valley and Cave Junction area say they haven't seen smoke like this in yea ...

30 July 2013

Full Speed Ahead

Written by Craig Smullin, Posted in Local

The Medford Parks and Recreation Department isn't planning on canceling any outdoor events due to the unhealthy air. NBC-5's Craig Smullin says that includes the ASA Western Nationals... a massive 6 ...

30 July 2013

CEO Loves Motorhome Living

Posted in Joe's Journal

All sorts of people, even in the glamor of Hollywood, are down sizing their living space...in search of a more modest living.  The interim CEO at Providence Medford Medical Center decided since his ...

29 July 2013

A Look Inside The Douglas Complex Fire

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Local

With nearly 21,000 acres burned, the Douglas Complex Fire is leaving a mark on the landscape. On Monday, NBC 5 got a first look at some of the destruction. The wildfire is separated into three di ...

29 July 2013

Heavy Smoke Stifles Southern Oregon

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

***Update: As of 7:40pm on Monday, the DEQ says air quality in  Cave Junction and Grants Pass is "Unsafe for Sensitive Groups." In Provolt conditions are "Hazardous." In Medford the air quality is ...

29 July 2013

ODF Crews Busy in Josephine Co.

Written by Craig Smullin, Posted in Local

In Josephine County crews are battling two dozen lightning-caused wildfires. NBC-5's Craig Smullin says the largest, the Brimstone Fire, is now between 1,500 and 2,000 acres in size.

29 July 2013

Klamath Falls Interagency Fire Center

Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted in Local

Many wildfire battles in Klamath and Lake counties are fought from the Klamath Falls Interagency fire center... "Gathering weather intel, tracking resources, and we have folks assigned to supporting ...