air quality http://ijpr.org en Smoke From Bend Area Fills Rogue Valley Skies http://ijpr.org/post/smoke-bend-area-fills-rogue-valley-skies <p>Fire season is only a week old, and Rogue Valley residents are already asking "where's the fire?"</p><p>The answer: near Bend. &nbsp;Oregon Forestry confirms that the smoke pall hanging over the Rogue Valley blew in from the <a href="http://www.nwccweb.us/information/fire_info.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>Two Bulls Fire </strong></a>northwest of Bend, which had covered more than 6,000 acres of land by Sunday morning (June 8).</p><p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 21:00:53 +0000 Geoffrey Riley 13764 at http://ijpr.org Smoke From Bend Area Fills Rogue Valley Skies Clearing The Air: Woodburning Controls In Effect http://ijpr.org/post/clearing-air-woodburning-controls-effect <p></p><p>It took a long time to clear the air, but the winter air in the greater Medford area is greatly improved from a couple of decades ago.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>In the late 80s, <a href="http://www.co.jackson.or.us/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=47" target="_blank"><strong>Jackson County </strong></a>and several cities passed ordinances regulating home woodstoves and fireplaces.&nbsp; Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:17:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 2887 at http://ijpr.org Clearing The Air: Woodburning Controls In Effect