Downsizing continues as the Onion Mountain Fire reaches extinction
Personnel continue to be called off the Onion Mountain Fire as the blaze nears extinction.
MADGE Arrests Suspected Drug Dealer in Grants Pass
Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement investigators located and arrested Michael Aaron Rivera-Sears, 33, in Grants Pass on Monday and lodged him in the Jackson County
Oath Keepers Prep for Saturday Parkways Event with Nat’l President Attending
The Oath Keepers of Josephine County are meeting at the Fairgrounds Thursday night beginning at 6:00 p.m. to prepare for the County Preparedness Fair Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Gilbert Creek Park in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation’s Parkways Event.
Commissioners approve the purchase of snowplows for fleet trucks
The Josephine County Commissioners during their Wednesday Weekly Business Session voted unanimously for the purchase of four snowplows for county fleet pickup trucks.
Rain Reduces Fire Danger Level on ODF-Protected Lands
Cool and wet weather across southwest Oregon reduced wildfire danger on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District. The public regulated use fire danger level dropped to “high” today. Industrial Fire Precaution Level 1 also took effect this morning.
Medford Council Considers Pot Tax
Tuesday night the Medford City Council considered the first draft of an ordinance that could allow that city the option of taxing marijuana if voter approve ballot measure 91 in November.
OSP Leads Investigation into Grants Pass Officer-Involved Shooting
The Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Division, with assistance from the Josephine County Major Crime Team are continuing the investigation into the death of Daniel Diaz, 29, of 144 Blossom Drive Sunday night.
Firefighters Pulled Back from Happy Camp Due to Rain
None of the 532 assigned personnel are working on fire suppression in the Happy Camp complex of fires due to the rain forecast for the next 24 hours. Personnel are near the fire area monitoring for water runoff and making sure the road system remains passable. Fallers are available to help with downed tree removal from roadways.
The National Weather Service predicts record breaking rainfall
The National Weather Service predicts record-breaking rainfall today and that motorists should be careful while driving.
More crews released as Onion Mountain Fire hits 80 percent containment
More crews were released Tuesday as the Onion Mountain Fire burning 15 miles west of Grants Pass hit 80 percent containment.
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