21 July 2014

Buzzard Complex Fire

Posted in Weather, Regional

Central Ore. -- The largest wildfire burning in Oregon right now has scorched more than 395,000 acres. The Buzzard Complex is burning about 45 miles northeast of Burns, in Central Oregon. According ...

14 July 2014

Jackson County Fair cooling things down for a hot week

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Weather, Local

Central Point, Ore. -- Final preparations are underway for the Jackson County Fair, which starts Tuesday. It is expected to be one of the biggest fairs but it's also expected to be one of the hotte ...

08 July 2014

Drought curbs planting of Lithia Park flowers

Written by Travis Koch, Posted in Weather

Drought conditions in Ashland have lead to the city and parks department to forgo planting of annual flower beds in Lithia Park. Parks and Recreation Superintendent, Bruce Dickens says, "We just wan ...

17 June 2014

Simulated firefight gets neighborhood attention

Posted in Weather, Local

Grants Pass, Ore. -- All the predictions are leading fire officials to suspect an extremely active wildfire season in 2014. Fire crews in Grants Pass are testing their response with the area's strik ...

02 June 2014

Governor declares drought emergency in Josephine County

Posted in Weather, Local, Regional

Help is on the way for three more Oregon counties dealing with the drought. Governor Kitzhaber declared drought emergencies Monday in Josephine, Grant and Wheeler counties. They join Jackson, Lake ...

30 May 2014

Fire season starts June 2nd

Posted in Weather, Local

Medford, Ore. -- It's that time of year again. The sun's out, it's getting hot and that means fire season is here and it starts on Monday. Brian Ballou with the Oregon Department of Forestry says we ...

30 May 2014

Medford grass ordinance to take effect

Posted in Weather, Local

Medford, Ore. -- With both warm weather and fire season on their way, the city of Medford is getting ready to issue fines if you have out of control dry grass on your property. Starting June 1st, th ...

26 May 2014

Fire officials send warning to homeowners after blaze breaks out in Ashland

Posted in Weather, Local

Jackson County, Ore. -- Wind, hot temperatures, and dry vegetation are all the ingredients to fuel wildfires. But those conditions are something we don't normally see in the month of May here in the ...

21 May 2014

Local experts host drought awareness meeting

Posted in Weather, Local

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 ...

20 May 2014

Are humans to blame for severe wildfires in the West?

Written by Travis Koch, Posted in Weather

Are humans responsible for creating climates susceptible to severe wildfires in the West? According to a local climatologist, humans certainly have a role in climate change but there isn't enough ev ...