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Crews respond to 16 lightning-caused fires

Central Point, Ore. – Firefighters tackled 16 fires caused by Sunday’s storm on Oregon Department of Forestry protected lands. The lightning-caused fires in Jackson and Josephine Counties were kept small, according to officials with ODF’s Southwest Oregon District. On Monday, crews will …

California wineries prepping for heat wave

Santa Maria, Calif. (KEYT/CNN Newsource) – Winemaker James Murphy gave a brief tour of the sprawling Central Coast Wine Services Winery facility in Santa Maria and its vast climate controlled storage facility. Murphy said, “Ideally 55 degrees is the golden temperature for me.” …

Wet conditions may have contributed to I-5 crash

Josephine County, Ore. – Following a crash on Interstate 5 Monday morning, first responders are warning drivers to be prepared for wet conditions on southern Oregon roadways. Rural Metro Fire Josephine County said crews responded to a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 …

No air conditioning in five G.P. schools

Grants Pass, Ore., — “We absolutely would love to have new h-vac units in every one of our schools.” Five schools in the Grants Pass School District don’t have air conditioning. With temperatures rising in to the high 90’s, the school district …

ODF prepares for possible lightning-sparked fires

Central Point, Ore. –Southern Oregon could be in for thunder and lightning on Friday evening, following devastating storms last week. The Oregon Department of Forestry says it’s wet enough that lightning probably won’t start forest fires, but that doesn’t mean crews aren’t …

Wet weather is putting damper on farming

Medford, Ore., — “The weather has been hard on planting.” Steve Fry is used to the weather not cooperating with him after running Fry Family Farms for more than 20 years. He says this year’s wet and rainy forecast in the Rogue …

Pear Blossom runners ready for weather

Medford, Ore. — 4500 people will be lacing up their sneakers for Saturday morning’s Pear Blossom Run, and it promises to be a chilly one. But runners we spoke with say they’re ready for whatever mother nature has in store. “Fingers crossed that …
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