Articles tagged with: Drought

21 May 2014

Local experts host drought awareness meeting

Posted in Local, Weather

Medford, Ore. -- Dozens met at the Medford Library Wednesday for an open forum on how to deal with the drought when it gets worse this summer. Eric Dittmer, SOU Professor of Environmental Studies a ...

12 May 2014

CalFire declares early fire season

Posted in Local, Regional, Weather

Yreka, Cali. -- CalFire, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection agency, said in a press release Monday that they will be transitioning into fire season in the coming weeks in Sisk ...

12 May 2014

Oregon fire crews prepare for potentially historic season

Written by Travis Koch, Posted in Local, Weather

The 2014 wildfire season could be similar to last year-possibly worst as much of Southern Oregon remains in a severe drought. In 2013, a single night of thunderstorms sparked wildfires which were ca ...

07 May 2014

Drought declaration providing help for farmers

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Local, Regional

Eagle Point, Ore. -- Farmer Ron Bjork has called his ranch home for decades. That long-standing ownership gives him water rights to  Little Butte Creek. But Bjork said others aren't so lucky. "It c ...

07 May 2014

Governor Kitzhaber declares drought emergency in Jackson County

Posted in Local, Regional

Salem, Ore. -- Yesterday Governor Kitzhaber declared a drought emergency in Jackson County. Officials say Jackson County requested the emergency declaration this spring, and the The State Drought Co ...

30 April 2014

Agricultural concerns rising over water shortage

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local, Weather

Medford, Ore. -- Southern Oregon and Northern California are currently in severe to extreme drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Now people working in agriculture are becoming concerned a ...

26 April 2014

Hyatt Lake opens but with concerns

Posted in Local, Weather

Ashland, Ore. -- Boaters and fisherman got a start Saturday on Hyatt Lake for the begining of trout fishing season. Despite the brisk weather several people were out on their boats today trying ...

22 April 2014

Beef prices soar

Posted in Local, Regional, U.S. & World News

(KDLT News) Beef prices are soaring, and in February they hit record highs. While it's welcome news for ranchers and farmers, it's bad news for those looking forward to the upcoming grilling season. ...

17 April 2014

Ashland prepares for possible drought conditions

Posted in Local, Weather

Ashland, Ore. -- In response to a mild winter season, the city of Ashland is preparing to reduce water use through the end of summer. Drought conditions could affect residents and businesses, should ...

14 April 2014

Ashland residents begin to conserve water

Posted in Local, Weather

Ashland, Ore. -- A proposed water pipeline that would connect Ashland to Phoenix and Talent will be almost twice the cost than they originally thought. The T-A-P (Talent-Ashland-Phoenix) pipeline ...