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Five Fires In Eastern Oregon

By Jim McCoy Wed 11th July Newsfire

Five large wild fires are now burning in Eastern Oregon.

     The largest is near the community Frenchglen, on the west side of Steens Mountain in Harney County.
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Drowning of Grants Pass Man Is 5th in the Rogue This Year

By Jim McCoy Wed 11th July NewsdrowningRogue River

A Grants Pass man is believed to have drowned in the Rogue River just a few days before his 21st birthday.

     KDRV reports that Sean Kreuger is one of at least five people who have lost their lives in the river this year alone.
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Teens More Likely To Try Drugs, Alcohol During Summer

By Jim McCoy Tue 10th July Newsdrugsteen drug/alcohol use

A study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Division concludes teenagers are more likely to try marijuana for the first time during the month of June or July than at any other time of the year. First time alcohol use is more likely in June, July, and December.Read More »

Eagle Point Man Arrested At Airport

By Jim McCoy Tue 10th July Newsguns

Police at Portland International Airport say an Oregon man who was told he couldn't carry a loaded gun through a security checkpoint disregarded the recommendation that he check the pistol through as luggage. They say the man dropped the gun in an airport planter box.
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Report: Oregon Timber Harvest Increases in 2011

By Jim McCoy Tue 10th July Newseconomyforestrytimber industry

State officials say log exports helped boost Oregon's timber harvest to increase for the second year in a row.
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Grants Pass Grass Fire Started By Kids Playing With A Lighter

By Jim McCoy Tue 10th July NewsfireGrants Pass news

Firefighters in Grants Pass were able to act quickly Tuesday evening in putting out a grass fire in the area of Redwood Avenue and McDonald Lane at around 5:40 p.m. The fire only burned an acre, and no damage done to threatened structures. The blaze was apparently caused by 3 juveniles playing with a lighter.Read More »

Existing Home Sales Rise, So Does Median Price in Jackson County

By Jim McCoy Thu 5th July NewsJackson County economyreal estate

The median price of an existing home and sales of existing home sales increased in Jackson County. The report for the 3-month period running from April 1 through June 30, 2012 was released today by the Rogue Valley Association of Realtors.Read More »

Police Report: No Holiday Traffic Fatalities in Oregon

By Jim McCoy Thu 5th July NewsOregon State PoliceTraffic

If the preliminary numbers hold up, this 4th of July holiday will be the first since 1979 where no traffic fatalities occurred. The parameters for this year's holiday period ran from 6 p.m. Tuesday night to 11:59 on Wednesday.Read More »

Grants Pass Citizens Public Safety Academy

By Jim McCoy Thu 5th July NewsGrants Pass newspublic safety

The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety is announcing a "Citizen's Public Safety Academy" beginning August 21. The weekly classes start at 6 p.m. run for 3 1/2 hours, totaling 11 sessions .Read More »

Firefighters Keep Grants Pass Area Grass Blaze Small

By Jim McCoy Thu 5th July NewsfireGrants Pass news

They've trained together and work well together, as evidenced by their work Wednesday in quenching a small grass fire in the 2400 block of Upper River Road. Mike Shaw, a spokesman for the Rural/Metro Fire Department says his department and firefighters from the Oregon Department of Forestry and  Grants Pass Fire Rescue combined to quickly quench a grass fire.Read More »

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