firefighters

Celebrating Thanksgiving on the clock

PHOENIX, Ore— First responders are still on the clock tonight while many of have the holidays off. Jackson County Fire District 5 says there are at least two people at the fire house this year, but there are more on call if …

Oregon strike teams help battle California fires

 SONOMA, Calif. — Firefighters from across the Rogue Valley are fighting fires in Northern California. According to the State Fire Marshal, 271 firefighters from across Oregon including Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, and Douglas Counties are in California. The strike teams arrived on Sunday …

Gopher Fire update: 354 acres, 35% contained

PROSPECT, OR – The Gopher Fire burning in the Sky Lakes Wilderness is now 35% contained and remains at 354 acres. On September 5, lightning strikes sparked five small fires about 11 miles east of Prospect in the perimeter of 2008’s Middle Fork Fire. Those …

New generation learns about 9/11 in textbooks

MEDFORD, Ore — Many remember Sept. 11, 2001 like it was yesterday. Now, there’s an entire generation of Americans who weren’t even alive for that unforgettable day. “I was in third grade, so I was eight years old,” Genesis, resident, said. Many recall …

First responders get free Labor Day meals

WHITE CITY, Ore. — First responders across the country got a “thank you” for working on Labor Day, including here in the Rogue Valley. Since 2002, Olive Garden has served more than 12,000 free meals. They say it’s a way to give …