18 August 2013

Total Cost of Nearby Wildfires

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REGION WILDFIRE COSTS BIG WINDY COMPLEX $19,565,432 BRIMSTONE FIRE $8,008,140 GROUSE MOUNTAIN FIRE $1,344,540 PACIFICA FIRE (TOTAL) $844,087 BOX SPRINGS FIRE (TOTAL) $2,083,836 SALEM SUPPORT TE ...

18 August 2013

Community Supports Daedalus Project in 5K Run

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In a continued aim to bring awareness about HIV/AIDS, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's, Daedalus Project wrapped up thier weekend long festival with a 5k run. About 100 people were pumped to start ...

18 August 2013

Cause of I-5 Diesel Truck Fire Still Under Investigation

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Traffic is moving again following a diesel truck fire Saturday night that had fire crews mopping up the scene for hours and backing up northbound traffic on i-5. At around 8:30pm the diesel truck w ...

18 August 2013

Inmate Charged With Murder Killed In Jail Cell

A convicted murderer is dead after he was killed by a fellow inmate at the Oregon State Penitentiary . According to the Department of Corrections, 45 year old Joseph Akins was found dead inside his ...

17 August 2013

Medford Fire Chief Bierwiler Fired

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It was called a very sudden departure, but according to new public records obtained by the Mail Tribune, former Medford Fire Chief Dave Bierwiler was fired. Bierwiler left the station  in March. A ...

17 August 2013

Rafting Companies Return to the Rogue River

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It's back to business for rafting companies, this is the first weekend for rafting tours since smoke from nearby wildfires shut down the Rogue River. Joey Loop, the owner of Alternative Whitewater A ...

17 August 2013

Plants That Help Reduce Fire Risk

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If you've ever wondered about growing your own garden, you may want to consider flowers that help out with wildfires. The Grants Pass Firewise community program has finished planting a garden full o ...

17 August 2013

Last Day of the Josephine County Fair

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After a week of rides, food, and fun, the Josephine County Fair celebrates its final day. NBC-5's Roma Villavicencio went to the fair and joins us live from our newsroom with more, Roma? That's righ ...

16 August 2013

Impact On Tourism From Smoke

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Local

The smoke is finally starting to clear, allowing  many  to venture out again and enjoy their summer.  But how much of an impact did the smokey conditions have on tourism in southern Oregon? Repre ...

16 August 2013

New Affordable Housing Gets Green Light

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

It's a go. A place to call home for people struggling to get by got a green light on Friday. The complex will be right in the heart of downtown Medford. Jackson County Housing Authority officials sa ...