Category Archives: KTVL

Looking for a way to ring in the new year? What about whale watching?

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is inviting visitors to the coast for their annual Winter Whale Watch Week. Source: Looking for a way to ring in the new year? What about whale watching?

Oregon flags to half staff for Rep. Cummings

The American flag at the White House is lowered to half staff in tribute to Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings who passed away early Thursday. Now Oregon Governor Kate Brown has ordered all flags at state institutions to do the same. Source: Oregon flags to half staff for Rep. Cummings

Ceremonies across Oregon recognize guard unit’s new mission

Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Maj. Gen. Michael E. Stencel, the Adjutant General, Oregon, spoke at two separate mobilization ceremonies honoring units from the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team as they prepare for overseas assignments, Sunday Oct. 13, 2019. Source: Ceremonies across Oregon recognize guard unit’s new mission | KTVL

Local businesses hold their breath over Oregon vape ban

The Oregon Health Authority is trying to put together rules and regulations for the Governor’s announced flavored vaping ban across the state — which could hit stores as early as tomorrow. The ban would make all businesses take artificially flavored vaping products off of their shelves. Source: Local businesses hold their breath over Oregon vape […]
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ODOT and community leaders looking at Redwood Highway safety

Earlier this week, the Oregon Department of Transportation along with Grants Pass community leaders and law enforcement agencies met for a Safety Awareness Working Group to discuss the issues of Redwood Highway 199. Source: ODOT and community leaders looking at Redwood Highway safety | KTVL

Oregon seeks public input on plan to conserve state’s native lamprey species

Oregon wildlife officials have developed a plan to conserve the state’s native lamprey species. Source: Oregon seeks public input on plan to conserve state’s native lamprey species | KTVL

Rural Recovery: Doctor working to find solutions in ‘treatment deserts’

When we first met Doug Beeler at his Tillamook County home in June for our Recover Northwest series of stories, we were told there was treatment trouble. Beeler had spent nearly his whole life in that Tillamook community. Much of that time was spent in a brutal battle with addiction and the unfortunate stigma that […]
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Fixing local 911 system would cost Jackson County residents

Voters will decide in November whether to spend $28 million on a new radio system for the 911 dispatch center and first responders. Source: Fixing local 911 system would cost Jackson County residents | KTVL

Downtown Ashland seeing a new kind of tourist this summer

As summer is coming to an end, Ashland Chamber of Commerce said tourists have been enjoying the clear blue skies. In comparison to last summer, there were barely any outdoor activities, because of the smokey skies and wildfires. Katharine Cato, Ashland Chamber of Commerce, said the downtown area is seeing a new type of tourist. […]
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Triple digits and lightning in the forecast for Southern Oregon

According to the National Weather Service, Medford has hit triple-digit temperatures just one time so far in 2019 — June 11, when the mercury notched 100. That is likely to change Tuesday. “We’re going for 105 in Medford,” said Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Sandler, adding that high temperatures of 102, 104 and 103 are forecast […]
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