August 2012

Wildfire Update: Seiad Valley Residents Alerted for Possible Evacuation

The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department is issuing a 12-hour evacuation notice in the community of Seiad Valley. This occurs as the Goff Fire approaches their community. Residents will be advised to leave when another warning is given.Read More »

Arson Suspected In Grants Pass Fire

By Jim McCoy Mon 27th August NewsGrants Pass fire

Investigators suspect that a fire at single wide mobile home 5647 Cloverlawn Drive in Grants Pass Saturday night was set intentionally. At the time of the Rural/Metro Fire Department press release, it was not certain who owned the home that was occupied a man and woman.Read More »

Insurer Won't Pay For Gun Club Lead Damage

By Jim McCoy Mon 27th August NewsAshland Gun ClubAshland news

Lloyd's of London says the liability insurance it provides for the Ashland Gun Club covers bodily injury and property damage, but it won't pay any damages related to lead contamination from ammunition.
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Report: Ashland Community Lost $2.5 million In Last Fiscal Year

By Jim McCoy Mon 27th August NewsAshland Community Hospital

The Ashland Community Hospital says it lost $2.5 million in the last fiscal year. Officials say the loss was expected and shows why the hospital board is negotiating to join the San Francisco hospital system Dignity Health.
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Woman On Trial Charged With Witness Tampering

A Medford woman who hosted a party at which a 14-year-old girl died after inhaling helium was arrested on a charge of tampering with a witness. Authorities accuse 28-year-old Katherine McAloon of attempting to get a witness to lie at her upcoming trial on charges of criminal mistreatment, delivery of marijuana to a minor and furnishing alcohol to a minor.
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SOU President Gets Raise, Contract Extension

By Jim McCoy Fri 24th August NewsMary CullinanSouthern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University President Mary Cullinan's contract has been renewed for another two years and she got a raise that will boost her annual pay to $205,000. The Ashland Daily Tidings reports that the State Board of Higher Education approved the increase earlier this month.
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Crews Continue Work on Goff Fire

By Jim McCoy Fri 24th August NewsFort Complex Fireswildfires

Crews are continuing their work on the Goff Fire, the last remaining fire in the Fort Complex.
In the last day, the fire has grown to 5,300 acres, primarily growing along the east fork of Portugese Creek. At last report, the fire is 15 percent contained.Read More »

Passerby Alerts Residents, Fire Department To Fire

By Jim McCoy Fri 24th August NewsfireGrants Pass news

An alert passerby in Grants Pass this morning helped keep a residential fire from becoming a tragedy. Daron Dawson was driving to work on Williams Highway when he saw smoke coming from what looked like an open burn on Bryan Court.Read More »

Fire Damages Shop, Shed on Jasmine Ave. In Medford

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd August Newsfire

An estimated $40,000 dollars damage was done to a shed and shop on Jasmine Avenue in southwest Medford this morning. The fire started in the shed that contained an unattended propane-fueled meat-smoking appliance that was in operation.Read More »

Fire Crews in Fort Complex Turn Focus to Goff Fire

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd August NewsFort Complex Fireswildfires

Crews working on the Goff Fire are continuing to hold and improve fire lines up Fort Goff Creek to prevent the blaze from crossing over to the creek’s west side.Read More »


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