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Southern Oregon Wildfires Update for August 5th

Crews in southwest Oregon are contending with hotter, drier weather Monday as they try to contain clusters of forest fires ignited by lightning in late July. Among them are the Big Windy fires in the Rogue River Canyon, 25 miles northwest of Grants Pass which grew steadily over the weekend to an acreage of 9,192 acres. Firefighters are trying to keep the flames south of the river.Read More »

Witness Sought In Suspicious Death In Grants Pass

Police are looking for a man they say was with another man found dead in the early hours of Saturday morning in Grants Pass. The body of 37-year old Juan Martin Hernandez was found lying in the road in the 800 block of Fruitdale Drive at 2:37 a.m. He had suffered an apparent gunshot wound to the head.Read More »

Report Indicates 469 Child Sex Trafficking Victims

By Jim McCoy Mon 5th August Newssex trafficking in Oregon
The Portland metro area has long been pointed to as a hub for child sex trafficking, but the evidence was anecdotal and proof elusive. Now, the U.S. attorney's office says it has the first clear data on commercial sex exploitation of children, counting 469 Portland victims between 2009 and 2013. U.S.Read More »

Motor Home Rolls, Trapping Passengers For 45 Minutes

By Jim McCoy Mon 5th August NewsDUIIMary Louise Wraggevehicle accident
The Oregon State Police say some passengers tried to push a stalled motorhome to the side of the road in the McKenzie River valley, but the vehicle went over an embankment and rolled, trapping other people and dogs inside. Police say a woman steering the vehicle, 45-year-old Mary Louise Wragge of Eugene, was accused of drunken driving, assault and other charges. Before the vehicRead More »

Report Shows Slight Decrease In Gas Prices

By Jim McCoy Mon 5th August NewsAAAgas prices
The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $3.86. That's down 2 cents in a week, but it's 11 cents higher than a month ago and 25 cents higher than the national average. Some metro prices from the AAA's Monday survey: Portland $3.84, Salem $3.85, Eugene-Springfield $3.84, and Medford-Ashland $3.88.

News - Crater Lake Water

By admin Mon 5th August News
Though water rights concerns between Indian Tribes ans Southern Oregon Farmers and Ranchers remains unresolved in Southern Oregon, water supplies are not expected to be a problem at Crater Lake. The National Park is dependent on snow pack levels and during peak tourist summer months they've had to truck in water.Read More »
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Firefighting Cities

By admin Fri 2nd August News
As the fires grow in Southern Oregon so does the demand for support needed for those firefighters. Firefighters form across the united states have been coming to the seven major complex fires in the state.Read More »
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Meford Food Relief

By admin Fri 2nd August News
A tractor trailer of basic food needs has been delivered to Medford area residents. The Distribution by the Salvation Army cam courtesy of a'Feed the Children' truck packed with food and personal care products.Read More »
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News - Oregon Wildfire Update

By admin Thu 1st August News
Without Rain in the forecast containment for a number of wildfires in Oregon seem far off. The Smoky conditions can be expected to continue for some time as firefighters work on 7-blazes, mostly in Southern Oregon. The biggest fire is the Douglas Complex fire now at over 25-Thousand acres.Read More »
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News - Oregon Wildfire Update

By admin Wed 31st July News
Health Officials are warning of unhealthy levels of smoke as a result of a number of wildfires in Southern Oregon. the smokey conditions are making it hard for those with breathing problems as well as firefighters who are said to be having a problem even seeing the fire.Read More »
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