smoke

Smokeless skies bring last-minute tourists

ASHLAND, Ore – With the fear of smoke, tourism has become less predictable in summer in Southern Oregon. Ashland summers are typically filled with visitors from out of town but after smoke filled summers the last couple years, August tourism took a big …

ODF puts eyes in the skies for smoke search

 CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — As the year’s busiest week for lightning passes, the work for crews is just beginning. “The rain initially really helped us out in keeping those fires small,” said Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District Public Information Officer …

Outdoor workers deal with smoke

GRANTS PASS, Ore – For those who work outside, such as farm workers, the smoke is part of their daily routine and simply can’t be avoided. While the smoke hasn’t been as bad as last year, Eliot Blythe says the farm he …