Early Pear Harvest Below Normal
Midway through an early harvest, one of the world's largest pear growers says its Rogue Valley crop isn't meeting expectations. Medford-based Naumes Inc. says that the harvest is two weeks ahead of schedule and it looks like the yield will be 15 percent below normal. It says the culprit was a two-day freeze in late March.
McGinnis Wins Season Ending Hydroplane Race
Tyler McGinnis of Gold Beach won the Labor Day Hydroplane Race staged on the Rogue River and wrapped up the season championship in doing so.
Happy Camp Fires Grow; Wind Shift Sends Smoke Away from Oregon
The Happy Camp Complex of fires has grown to 63,847 acres and is 15 percent contained. Warmer dryer weather today is expected as a high pressure system builds over the region. Continued slow spread of the fire is expected so long as a temperature inversion remains over the fire. Should the inversion lift significant spotting could occur. A shift in the winds is carrying the smoke to the southeast.
Commissioners approve Rogue Workforce Partnership appointments and reappointments
The Josephine County Commissioners during their Weekly Business Session Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. in the Anne Basker Auditorium are set to approve appointments and reappointments to the Rogue Workforce Partnership.
Wal-Mart security guard receives injuries during attempted apprehension of shoplifter
A Wal-Mart security guard attempting to apprehend a shoplifter was injured at approximately 6:12 p.m. Saturday.
Alleged drunk driver crashes into the Willow Lane Market
An alleged drunk driver slammed his Subaru Outback into the wall of the Willow Lane Market at roughly 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Illinois Valley Lions Club Labor Day Festival
The Illinois Valley Lions Club Labor Day festival is going full-tilt through Monday in Cave Junction. Most of the activities will be taking place in Jubilee Park in the heart of Cave Junction.
Posted on 8/31/14 7:48PM by Tom Ray
Single Vehicle Fatal Crash Saturday on I-5 near Wolf Creek
Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred shortly after 4:00pm Saturday along Interstate 5 at the Speaker Road interchange near Wolf Creek.
Posted on 8/31/14 10:08AM by Tom Ray
Grants Pass City Council Weekly Workshop and Special Meeting Tuesday
The Grants Pass City Council will meet for their weekly workshop Tuesday beginning at 11:45 am in Council Chambers at 101 NW A Street.
Posted on 8/31/14 8:52AM by Tom Ray
College Football Games Equal Heavy I-5 Traffic
Football games today for the Ducks and Beavers Combined with Labor Day Traffic means travelers on I-5 should plan ahead.
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