Mop-Up Hits High Gear on Old Blue Mountain Fire
Thousands of gallons of helicopter-borne water was poured on the Old Blue Mountain Fire Tuesday, significantly knocking out numerous hot spots within the 99-acre blaze that broke out late Monday during a thunderstorm. Early this morning, Incident Commander Steve Wetmore reported “Old Blue is one hundred percent lined and one hundred percent plumbed,” meaning the fire line was completed overnight and a system of fire hoses now encircles the burned area.
Police Car Look-Alike Stopped; Driver Ticketed for $3,220
A pseudo police car was caught twice speeding at close to 100 mph along Interstate 5, authorities said
USFS temporary tower finished at the Illinois Valley Airport
The United States Forest Service has finished the construction of a temporary air traffic control tower at the Illinois Valley Airport as they continue to set up a firefighting helicopter base.
Illinois Valley neighborhood watch group takes a suspect into custody at gunpoint
Members of a neighborhood watch group in the Illinois Valley held a burglary suspect at gunpoint until police arrived to take him to jail.
Grants Pass man shot by his own gun while starting a campfire on the Oregon coast
Sgt. Pat Downing says deputies headed to a Coos Bay, Oregon, hospital last Friday night after a 27-year-old Grants Pass man called to say he had shot himself in the leg.
ODF hammers the Old Blue Mountain Fire with bucket drops
The Oregon Department of Forestry hammered the Old Blue Mountain Fire eight miles south of Rogue River with bucket drops yesterday.
Eight fires discovered from Monday’s thunderstorm-UPDATE
Eight fires have been discovered from Monday’s thunderstorm in southeast Josephine County and southwest Jackson County.
Josephine County receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
The Government Finance Officers Association has issued a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Josephine County.
USFS erects tower at the Illinois Valley Airport
The United States Forest Service is constructing a temporary tower at the Illinois Valley Airport that will be operational Wednesday to assist the forest service with firefighting operations in northern California.
G.P. Council holds public hearing regarding the denial of the Challis Heights Planned Unit Development
The Grants Pass City Council during their Wednesday meeting in Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. are scheduled to hold a public hearing regarding the Urban Area Planning Commission’s denial of the Challis Heights Planned Unit Development.
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