3 results for tag: rogue valley


4 Reasons to Pledge Your YES Vote for Rogue Valley Transit

On May 17, Rogue Valley residents will have the opportunity to support their community by voting for a local transit levy.Local funding rates for Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD) haven’t increased in over 30 years, crippling the district’s ability to meet people’s needs. Buses are less frequent, and if you want to take the bus on the weekend or in the evening, tough luck!We can place part of the blame on the fact that Oregon lags far behind other states in supporting the daily operations of its local transit systems. From Basin Transit Service in Klamath Falls to TriMet in the Portland metro area, bus drivers and rail operat...

Guest blog: Rogue Basin Climate Summit, Oct. 13 & 14

by Alan Journet, Co-facilitator SOCAN alanjournet@gmail.com | 541-301-4107Everyone loves where they live, and we in Southern Oregon are no exception. Why is this area so beautiful? The answer is revealed in a trip to Grants Pass—warm summers, mild temperatures, four seasons. It's the climate. The forests, woodlands, farms, wineries, and rivers we enjoy are here thanks to our unique climate.But the Rogue Basin has been experiencing four decades of troubling climate trends. Data from Medford reveal the city has warmed nearly 2 degrees Fahrenheit over the last century. Like much of the country, 2014 was a warm year. Average temperatures ...

What you should know about well water

If you are like more than 70% of Oregonians, some of your drinking water comes from wells and other groundwater sources. Approximately 23% of Oregonians rely on private wells as their primary source of water – to drink, to bathe in, and to cook their food. Yet this valuable water source can become contaminated.Earlier this month the Medford Mail Tribune took a deep look at one such contaminant affecting Jackson County: arsenic.Jackson County is not alone. Similar problems exist across the state, but for years state agencies have not had the resources to monitor groundwater quality, so there is little information about the extent of the ...