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State of emergency declared in Douglas County

ROSEBURG, Ore. – A state of emergency was declared by Douglas County commissioners due to extreme weather. The order was made Wednesday at the local level. This is often the first step in requesting state resources from the governor, which commissioners have …

Icy roads keep local towing company busy

MEDFORD, Ore. — With snow across the region, local towing companies are working around the clock to help keep you safe. Dicks Towing and Transport said they’ve responded to a number of calls including accidents and slide-offs on Jacksonville Hill and on …

Pacific Power: Check your emergency outage kit

Portland, Ore. — With the entire state of Oregon under some kind of winter weather Advisory, Watch or Warning, Pacific Power is urging people to take precautions to stay safe and comfortable this weekend. That includes checking your Emergency Outage Kit, charging your …

Mt. Ashland open for Christmas break

ASHLAND, Ore. — The possibility of high winds kept Mt. Ashland closed Thursday but ski area officials are looking forward to an important Christmas break. The mountain will be open Friday through the next two weeks coinciding with Christmas break for local kids.  …

Mt. Ashland Ski Area closed due to high winds

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Mt. Ashland Ski Area was closed Friday due to unfavorable weather conditions. “We are seeing sustained winds that are high enough to make it unsafe to operate the lifts at this time,” representatives said. General Manager Hiram Towle …

Ski shops slide into the season with big business

MEDFORD, Ore. —  With Mount Ashland opening tomorrow, it’s a busy time for businesses like Rogue Ski Shop as people prepare to hit the slopes. Owner Bob Matthews says they’re eagerly awaiting the season’s start. Not just because it’s an exciting time of …