Ashland Lets Contract for Helicopter Logging
Long Delayed forest thinning on land owned by the city of Ashland in its watershed is moving forward thanks to grant funding, improved market for timber and a thinning project on neighboring Forest Service land.
Bates Introduces Anti-Suction Dredge Mining
Medford Democrat, Senator Alan Bates, has introduced senate bill 401 that would restrict suction dredge mining on sections of 30 Oregon rivers, including the Rogue and Illinois.
Winter Weather Advisory through 10 A.M.
A Winter Weather Advisory above 2000 feet remains in effect until 10 AM this morning. Snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches at an elevation of 1500 feet is possible this morning rising to 2000 feet by noon. Locations include Toketee falls, Ashland and Prospect.
Sen. Wyden Promises Boost in Timber Harvest
Senator Ron Wyden addressed the Medford Rotary Club yesterday and pledged to boost the federal timber harvest in Southern Oregon, something he does have influence on as the new chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Granite Estates Controlled Burn Today
The Oregon Department of Forestry is planning a controlled burn in the Granite Estates area today. 40 acres will be involved in the burn five miles southwest of Grants Pass in the Ridgecrest Drive/Demeray Drive area.
Police Seek Witnesses to Wonder Bur Assault
Grants Pass Department of Public Safety Detectives is asking anyone who may have witnessed an altercation in or near the Wonder Bur at about 12:45 a.m. on February 17th, to contact them.
Medford Council & MURA Agree on Housing Project
The Medford City Council and their Urban Renewal Agency approved a major step in efforts to build the Cherry Creek low-incoming housing project on Spring Street and downtown.
ODOT to Begin Fairgrounds Signal Project Monday
Redwood Highway commuters will likely see significant activity at the Fairgrounds Intersection Monday as the Oregon Department of Transportation begins the project to improve safety and congestion in that corridor.
Winter Weather Advisory Tonight and Saturday
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory predicting a strong cold front will move through the area from 8:00 p.m. tonight through 10:00 a.m. Saturday, producing heavy precipitation and windy conditions.
Medford Alters City Code after Comm Tower Fiasco
The City of Medford no longer requires a public hearing to build a public safety communication tower. That City Council voted Thursday night to alter language in city code to drop the public hearing portion of the process related to those towers.
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