August 2012

ACCESS, Food Project Put Out Call for Food Donations

By Jim McCoy Fri 10th August NewsaccesshungerMedford Food Project

Jackson County residents are being called upon tomorrow (August 11) to help feed needy families by donating food to ACCESS and the Food Project. Volunteers will be picking up food from homes throughout the day.Read More »

Fire Outside Napa Auto Parts In Grants Pass

By Jim McCoy Fri 10th August NewsfireGrants Pass news

Grants Pass police discovered a fire just after 1 a.m. this morning on Southeast 7th street, at the southeast corner of the Napa Auto Parts store. Firefighters were called in to fight the fire and extinguished it within minutes. The building suffered some damage, and that is still being assessed.Read More »

Industrial Fire Precaution Level Raised

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th August Newsfire protectionforestry

Effective Friday at 12:01 a.m., the Rogue River- Siskiyou National Forest will enter Industrial Fire Precaution Level Two.  This change will apply to all ranger districts across the forest, including High Cascades, Siskiyou Mountains, Wild Rivers, Gold Beach and Powers.Read More »

Students In Need Get Back to School Shopping Help

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th August Newsneedy studentsSalvation Army

28 local students did their back-to-school shopping today with help from the Medford Target store and the Salvation Army. Nationwide, the two will help some 12-thousand students.

Each child was given an $80 Target gift card for school supplies- including back packs, calculators, pens and pencils, and more. Local police and fire personnel served as volunteer chaperones.

Fire Burns Home on Rogue River Highway

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th August NewsfireGrants Pass news

Grants Pass firefighters took on a fire Wednesday afternoon at 1527 Rogue River Highway. A fire that started in the garage spread to the home and a 75-foot tree.Read More »

Rugged Terrain Challenges Firefighters

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th August NewsRed Butte Wilderness Areawildfires

Steep terrain and hot weather are impeding efforts by firefighters to conquer the Lick and Hello Fires in the Red Buttes Wilderness Area. Paul Galloway with the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest says additional crews will be joining the cause today.Read More »

"Good Progress" on Fires in Red Buttes Wilderness Area

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th August NewsRed Butte Wilderness Areawildfires

Good progress is being made on six fires burning in the remote back country in or near the Red Buttes Wilderness Area in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. Two fires are now out, one fire contained, and one was expected to be contained today. Another is at 40 percent containment.Read More »

Medford Woman Dies In Car Accident

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th August Newsfatal car crash

A 33-year old Medford woman died late Tuesday night in a high speed car crash near Talent. Jamie Walls driving on Pioneer Road in a car carrying two passengers- Andrew Gilman and Kendal Wheeler- when she lost control of the car, left the road, went through a fence and then rolled into a Talent Irrigation District canal. Walls was pronounced dead at the scene.Read More »

Medford Airport Has Record Month

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th August NewsMedford airport

The Jackson County Airport experienced a record month for air travelers during the month of July. 66,388 traveled through the airport last month, eclipsing by nearly 2,000 the mark of 64,811 in July, 2010. Director Bern Case says he also expects a strong August.

 

"Rain Man" Reports To Jail

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th August NewsGary Harringtonland use issues

A man charged with collecting rain for three fire ponds in defiance of court orders reported to Jackson County Jail this morning to serve a 30-day sentence. Gary Harrington has been fighting the courts for over a decade for collecting the water without a permit. Harrington vows to fight and take the battle to the supreme court.Read More »

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