Regional

ODF: 200 lightning strikes in region

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregon got some much needed rain in the valley over the weekend, but it brought lightning with it. The Oregon Department of Forestry says there were over 200 lightning strikes in southwest Oregon. ODF said that there was …

Jackson Co. requests to enter Phase II of reopening

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Jackson County submitted an application to reopen under Phase II Monday. Jackson County Administrator Danny Jordan submitted the request to Governor Brown’s Office. The Board of Commissioners says they’re confident the county is ready to enter Phase II …

Klamath Falls protests / May 31, 2020

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Tensions ran high on Main Street in Klamath Falls Sunday as protests continued late into the night. Police say ‘hundreds’ filled the downtown area in response to the death of George Floyd. Many carried rifles and handguns to …

Hellgate Jetboat Excursions opens for season

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Hellgate Jetboat Excursions opened for their 2020 season, with changes to ensure safety measures are in place. The company says a reservation must be ten or less people, masks are required for everyone on excursions, and social distancing …

Hiking trails reopen to public, including Table Rock

MEDFORD, Ore. — With restrictions easing up around the county, the Bureau of Land Management announced the Medford District is increasing recreational access, including many popular hiking trails. Starting June 1, Table Rocks Trails, Cathedral Hills Trails, Eight Dollar Mountain Boardwalk and …