Thunderstorms Start 34 Confirmed Fires
Early morning reports from fire lookouts and aerial reconnaissance have identified thirty four confirmed fires have ignited on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest as a result of yesterday’s thunderstorms in the area. The starts are located on the Siskiyou Mountains and High Cascades Ranger Districts.
Commissioners move signing of sale paperwork for land in the North Valley Industrial Park to the next business session
The Josephine County Commissioners during their Weekly Business Session moved a proposed signing of a contract for the sale of county land in the North Valley Industrial Park to the next Weekly Business Session.
Illegal Poaching Could Land Shady Cove Man in Prison
Nicholaus Rodgers, 31, of Shady Cove pled guilty yesterday Act in U.S. District Court in Denver, Colorado to a single violation of the federal Lacy Act, which regulates illegal interstate hunting and trafficking of illegally obtained wildlife parts.
Kidnapping Conviction Gets Medford Man 10 Years
Last Friday a Jackson County jury found James Calvin Patterson Junior, 38 guilty of several charges including second-degree kidnapping and yesterday Judge Kelly Ravassipour delivered a 10-year prison sentence
Lightning Strikes Ignite 7 More Small Fires
Thunderstorms late yesterday started seven small fires on lands protected by ODF’s Medford unit. Fire lookouts and reconnaissance aircraft are scouting for signs of smoke.
Reeves Creek Fire Containment Rolled Back to 50 Percent-UPDATED
Crews completed the fireline around the 232-acre Reeves Creek Fire. Hose lines are also strung around the fire and day shift crews will be mopping up hot spots 100-150 feet inside the fireline. Some fireline relocation is also taking place to reduce the distance between the burned area and the fireline.
Shotgun Blast Lands Grants Pass Man in Jail
Grants Pass Police arrested and jailed 42-year-old Rodney Jones, of Northeast Talbot Drive, early Wednesday morning and charged him with unlawful use of a weapon, menacing and recklessly endangering.
Security guard fires shot during an assault at RCC
A security guard at Rogue Community College Redwood Campus fired shots at a suspect who assaulted her at approximately 10:14 p.m. Tuesday.
Ashland based Islamic charity founder pleads guilty to tax fraud
The U.S. Attorney for Oregon says an Ashland-based Islamic charity has pleaded guilty to tax fraud in a plea agreement.
The Reeves Creek Fire is now 90 percent contained
The Reeves Creek Fire near Selma is now estimated at 90 percent containment.
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