Wednesday night’s storm brings 22 more lightning strikes to Jackson County
Wednesday night’s lightning storm brought an additional 22 lightning strikes to eastern and southeastern Jackson County.
Commissioners Approve Parks Board By-Laws and Adjourn in 22 Minutes
The Josephine County Commissioners dealt with a short agenda during their Wednesday night Evening Business Session, passing one action item, hearing comments from citizens, tabling one consent agenda item, passing the rest and then adjourning in 22 minutes.
Twelve New Fires in National Forest
Wetting rains across the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest have reduced the intensity of active fires burning. However, despite the current rain, lightning strikes caused 12 new confirmed fires in the last 48 hours. Three fires are on the on the Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District with the largest being 1.3 acres located near Palmer Creek; this fire is contained. Seven of the new starts are located on the High Cascades Ranger District. Six of these are within the Bitter Complex area, totaling less than 5 acres. The last two new fires located on the Wild Rivers Ranger District total approximately 1 acre and are controlled
Evacuation Levels Eased for Homes Threatened by Rogue River Drive Fire-UPDATED
Wet weather and hard work on containment lines on the Rogue River Drive fire 15 miles north of Medford has resulted in an easing of Evacuation levels for homes threatened by the blaze.
Helicopter Company Fined for Mis-Information in Pesticide Overspray
The state has fined a southern Oregon helicopter company for providing false and misleading information during the investigation into complaints that herbicides meant for timberlands in Curry County fell over nearby residents, making some of them sick
The Rogue River Drive Fire threatens more homes as it continues to grow
The Rogue River Drive Fire near Shady Cove continues to grow and is now reported at 600 to 700 acres and it threatens approximately 130 structures.
Medford P.D. Searches for Robber of Mini Pet Mart on Crater Lake Avenue
The Medford Police Department is searching for the robber who brandished a large knife with a curved blade while holding up the Mini Pet Mart on Crater Lake Avenue Tuesday night at 6:42.
Trucks & Tractors, Rabbits & Goats, Oh My! Day 2 at the Fair!
Truck and tractor pulls highlight day number two at the Josephine County Fair. The pulls get underway at 6:30 at the main grandstand. The admission is free with your fair entry.
Final update released on the Beaver Complex of Fires as the Oregon Gulch Fire nears full containment
The Oregon Department of Forestry released the final update on the Beaver Complex of Fires today as the Oregon Gulch Fire nears full containment.
Young Woman Arrested on I-5 after High Speed Pursuit-UPDATE
The Oregon State Police have released the identity of a woman who was involved in a high-speed pursuit.
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