01 August 2013

Future Of Wildfire Threat

Written by Travis Koch, Posted in Local

Climatologists and Environmental experts say future wildfires will be much worse that today's... That is unless immediate action is taken to take care of the forest. They also say there are many fac ...

31 July 2013

Smoke Could Stick Around For Weeks

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Local

The sun tries to peak through a smokey Grants Pass sky...five days after lightening sparked fires in Southern Oregon, the sky is a blur.  Rick Graw with the Forest Service has seen this before.  " ...

31 July 2013

Firefighters Fighting the Douglas Complex Blaze Start New Strategy

Posted in Local

Flames shoot from a tree stump. Smoke fills the air. "It’s hot and dry out here," says Dave Wells for the Oregon Department of Forestry. Those conditions that are not helping the firefighters figh ...

31 July 2013

40 Homes Threatened in Brimstone Fire

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

On Wednesday, the Brimstone Fire burning about 10-miles northwest of Merlin threatened roughly 40 homes. Officials said there are level two evacuations in place for homes on Quartz Creek and Hog Cre ...

31 July 2013

2013 Pacific Rim Bowl

Posted in Joe's Journal

The Ashland High School football team celebrated the 25 year anniversary of the Pacific Rim Bowl, with a win in Japan.  The Pacific Rim Bowl is football game played every two years between Ashland ...

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 ...