July 2012

Tribes Protest State's Delay on Klamath Dams

By Jim McCoy Fri 20th July NewsKlamath Dams

Two Northern California Native American tribes are protesting a decision by state officials to postpone the relicensing process for four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River.The Eureka Times-Standard reports the Hoopa and Resighini tribes are upset over Tuesday's decision by the State Water Resources Control Board to put the process on hold for another year.
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Blackwell Road House Fire

By Jim McCoy Fri 20th July Newsfire

A fire did "significant damage" to a house on Blackwell Road this morning. A neighbor reported the blaze to Jackson County Fire District 3 after 9 a.m. 

Nobody was home at the time of the incident. The surrounding land and garage were unharmed.Read More »

Update: Medford Air Travel Declines In June

By Jim McCoy Thu 19th July NewsMedford airporttravel

Air travel was down at the Medford airport in June, posting its lowest numbers for the month in four years. The 2012 passenger count of 60,432 was just marginally better than the 2008 figure of 60,267.Read More »

Police Charge Gold Hill Man With Shooting Dog

By Jim McCoy Thu 19th July Newsanimal abuseRogue River news

A felony animal abuse charge has been filed against a Gold Hill man accused of shooting his bulldog in the mouth with a rifle and then leaving him tied outside a veterinary clinic.

     Rogue River police Chief Ken Lewis says 27-year-old Jason King told him that he shot the dog from a distance last month because it was attacking goats.
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Medford Man Dies In Off-Road Crash

By Jim McCoy Thu 19th July Newsmotorcycle crash

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department reports that a 71-year old Medford man died Wednesday in a motorcycle crash in the Applegate area. Eugene Lee Cannady was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Deputies and medical personnel responded to a call about. the crash in the area French Gulch Road and U.S. Forest Service Road 3040.Read More »

President To Make Portland Stop

By Jim McCoy Thu 19th July News2012 electionBarack Obama

President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has confirmed that the president will visit Oregon next week.


The Obama campaign announced Thursday that the president will speak to supporters and hold two fundraisers in Portland during a brief stop on Tuesday.  The trip is part of a three-day swing through Nevada, California, Oregon, Nevada and Louisiana.Read More »

Advisory For Jackson Creek Lifted

By Jim McCoy Wed 18th July Newshealth advisoryJackson Creek

The Oregon Health Authority says the health advisory for Jackson Creek in the Central Point area has been lifted. Water monitoring data confirms the species of blue-green algae cells in the creek water were of the non-toxic producing variety.Read More »

Ashland Fire: Cause of Benson Way Fire "Undetermined"

By Jim McCoy Wed 18th July NewsAshland newsfire

The Ashland Fire Department says the cause of the fire at Alchemical Solutions, an organic distillery on Benson Way Friday is undetermined. Division Chief Marguerite Hickman says equipment used in distilling may have been the cause, but more testing would be needed at a forensic laboratory to be more specific.Read More »

Tsunami Dock Removal Work To Begin July 31st

By Jim McCoy Wed 18th July Newstsunami debris

Most of Agate Beach at Newport will remain open to the public when workers cut up and remove the 66-foot long dock that washed ashore June 5. It had been carried away from a port in Japan by the March 2011 tsunami.Read More »

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