Crews Battling Numerous Small Lightning-Caused Fires

By Jim McCoy Wed 10th June Newsfire

Firefighters are responding to a number of new lightning-caused fires across the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest including the 145 acre Rosebud Fire. The largest among the others is the Tom Fry Fire in the Gold Beach Ranger District.

As of this morning, a retardant line held around the 4-acre fire’s perimeter, and good progress was being made on a containment line.Read More »

Representatives From Legal Pot States, Others Meet

By Jim McCoy Wed 10th June Newsmarijuana

Dozens of government officials and researchers from a half-dozen U.S.Read More »

Ashland Residents Must Trim Grass, Weeds

By Jim McCoy Wed 10th June NewsAshland Fireweed abatement

With the fire season underway, Ashland residents are being reminded that they need to trim their grass and weeds before June 15th, or face the possibility of a citation.

Weeds and grass must be less than four inches in height.Read More »

Gas Prices Stabilize

By Jim McCoy Wed 10th June NewsAAAgas pricesOregon

AAA is reporting that gas prices have stabilized. In Oregon, the average for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.02 a gallon, down two cents from the week before. The national average is $2.75.

In southern Oregon, the average is at $3.10.

Spokesperson Marie Dodds says her agency is forecasting a decrease in gas prices over the next few weeks, barring unforeseen events.

The Latest From The Red Dog, Corn Creek & Other Wildfires

By Jim McCoy Tue 9th June NewsCorn Creek fireRed Dog Fire

Early morning thunderstorm activity has produced a number of small fires in southern Oregon. Firefighting crews have been battling five small fires in the Galls Creek and Foots Creek areas.Read More »

Deputy Who Struck Pedestrian Identified

The Jackson County sheriff's deputy who struck a pedestrian with his cruiser near Medford has been identified.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports ( Deputy Jesse Ainsworth told investigators he was driving north Saturday night on Interstate 5 when the right side of his car hit what he thought was a deer.

Oregon State Police Lt.Read More »

New Wolf Surfaces In Klamath County

By Jim McCoy Tue 9th June NewsImnaha packwolf

Wildlife officials are tracking a wolf they say has made its way into southwest Oregon's Klamath County.

The Herald and News reports ( the 2-year-old male gray wolf is one of two to make its way into the county from a disbursed Imnaha Pack in northeastern Oregon.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife official John Muir called the wolf that wRead More »

Oregonians Cautioned About Working In Hot Weather

By Jim McCoy Tue 9th June Newsweatherworker safety

Those Oregonians who must work outdoors in the heat are being warned to be careful.

The Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services says people working in fields such as construction, landscaping and agriculture are all at risk of heat illness if precautions aren't taken.

Penny Wolf-McCormick is health enforcement manager for Oregon OSHA.Read More »

Feds Warn Oregon About Letting Students Easily Skip Common Core

Oregon schools stand to lose $140 million a year or more in federal funding if state lawmakers vote to enable parents to opt out of standardized testing more easily, a top U.S. education official is warning.

Legislation headed for Oregon Senate approval as soon as Wednesday could trigger serious sanctions that include the loss of federal funding, Assistant U.S.Read More »

Wolf Creek Inn Closed For Construction

By Jim McCoy Mon 8th June NewsWolf Creek Inn

The historic Wolf Creek Inn in southern Oregon will be closed for construction this season.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department bought the place in 1975, and says a new climate control system will allow better management of temperature and humidity.Read More »


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