In September, the Almeda Drive fire left unprecedented destruction in the Southern Oregon towns of Phoenix and Talent. While wildfires are nothing new here, the level of urban destruction was striking. And the Almeda Fire offers lessons about future fire risks to other communities in Oregon.
The lack of notification to evacuees as well as the lack of communication with media outlets throughout this summer's disasters are just some of the items a private consulting firm will be paid $43,958.80 to review for Jackson County, Oregon.
As COVID-19 cases skyrocketed in Klamath County over the last month, county commissioners criticized some of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's restrictions on businesses. In response, a large group of medical workers in Klamath Falls urged them to take the virus seriously.
For much of the COVID-19 pandemic, our ability to manage the virus was measured by hospital bed space, respirators and personal protective equipment. Now it’s clear that medical staff are the limiting factor. And in Southern Oregon, hospitals and staff are being stretched thin.