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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 …

Dense fog slows travel at Medford airport

MEDFORD, Ore.– Dense fog leading to more problems in the sky Tuesday morning as some flights to and from Medford’s airport were delayed or canceled. One flight arriving from San Francisco had to be diverted because of the conditions while others were …

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 …

ODOT preps for winter storm

The first significant winter storm of the season is on the way, and drivers are being urged to use extreme caution on the roads. The Oregon Department of Transportation was prepping for the winter storm all day Friday. ODOT told NBC5 News …

Climate change could impact winter recreation

ASHLAND, Ore. — The latest report on climate change shows major impacts to our way of life in the Pacific Northwest. Hotter temperatures contributing to drought and rising sea levels, threatening our forests and coastlines, experts warn the impacts could take a …

Likely mild winter this year in parts of U.S.

MEDFORD, Ore. —  Experts say if we do have a mild winter, it won’t be good for the long-term. “We certainly don’t need any more days where the fuels in the forests are ready to burn…,” said Forest Division Chief Chris Chambers. The …

Oregon preparing for the next big earthquake

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s not if but when the “big one” will hit. A catastrophic earthquake from the Cascadia subduction zone is expected to hit Oregon and other Northwestern states. It’s the reason experts say we need to be prepared. Experts say the …