air quality

Not Pretty; Not Local
2:00 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Smoke From Bend Area Fills Rogue Valley Skies

Smoke obscures Mt. Baldy east of Phoenix Sunday afternoon.
Credit Geoffrey Riley/JPR

Fire season is only a week old, and Rogue Valley residents are already asking "where's the fire?"

The answer: near Bend.  Oregon Forestry confirms that the smoke pall hanging over the Rogue Valley blew in from the Two Bulls Fire northwest of Bend, which had covered more than 6,000 acres of land by Sunday morning (June 8).

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Jefferson Exchange | November 12, 2013
1:17 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Clearing The Air: Woodburning Controls In Effect

Credit Katie Campbell/EarthFix

Jackson Baures of Jackson County Health explains woodburning advisories.

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. 

In the late 80s, Jackson County and several cities passed ordinances regulating home woodstoves and fireplaces. 

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