Flare-Ups, Road Closures Continue on Douglas Complex
The warm, windy conditions this week haven't stopped firefighters from making good progress on the Douglas Complex.
One hundred and fifty fire personnel remain assigned to the incident, continuing suppression activities. The main objectives continue to be mopping up hot spots, working on rehab projects, and patrolling the fire lines.
Weather Change May Help Big Windy Complex Crews
Smoke will continue to drift from the Big Windy Fire Complex as an area along the north/northeast flank that flared up Wednesday continues to burn. Helicopters hauled buckets of water into the Howard Creek drainage to cool down hotspots. Further helicopter activity in the same area is expected to take place through Saturday.
Street Re-Surfacing Could Sidetrack Medford Commutes
A plethora of re-surfacing projects in Medford starting tomorrow may cause traffic delays as workers lay down a slurry seal on major roadways. The work could last through Tuesday.
Dotterrer officially Declares Candidacy for State Senate
Republican Dave Dotterrer, of Ashland, officially declared his candidacy for the State Senate Seat held by Alan Bates yesterday on the steps of the Jackson County Courthouse.
Jackson County Grand Jury to Rule on Alleged Self-Defense Shooting
A long running feud between two neighbors resulting in a non-fatal shooting will be placed before a Jackson County Grand Jury to determine if John Davidson, 53, acted in self-defense when he shot Christopher Thomas Larson, 34, who was allegedly trespassing on Davidson’s property.
Medford Plans Surcharge on Utility Fees to Fund Public Safety Buildings
A proposed $32 million bond to fund a new Medford Police Station and three additional firehouses would be paid for by adding a surcharge to utility fees over a 30-year period and should not require voter approval according to the Medford City Council.
Grants Pass hosts homelessness and vagrancy forum
Grants Pass City Manager Aaron Cubic is holding the next forum in a series of discussions on homeless and vagrancy at 10:00 a.m. today in council chambers at 101 N.W. A St.
Alleged white supremacist drug dealer arrested in Rogue River
The Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement team and Medford SWAT raided a home in the 4800 block of North River Road in Rogue River Wednesday and they arrested an alleged drug dealer and member of a white supremacist gang known as the Nazi Low Riders.
Forestland – Urban Interface Committee Meets Friday
The Josephine County Forestland-Urban Interface Classification Committee meets Friday, 1:00 p.m., in the Grants Pass Fire-Rescue Parkway Station at 800 East Park St. The committee will continue its review of forestland-urban interface areas in Josephine County. Once the committee’s review is complete, it will present its proposed findings at a public hearing.
Judge Newman Sentences Heroin Dealer to 2 Years in Prison
Judge Michael Newman today sentenced Sterling Thomas, 22, to 2 years in the Oregon Department of Corrections after receiving a guilty plea last March for various drug related charges.
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