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Date registered: April 24, 2012

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Boles Fire at 479 Acres

WEED, Calif. — Despite the dangers of the Boles Fire, firefighters say they are making progress. Rains last night helped with containment and mop up efforts. The fire is at 479 acres, but is now 85% contained. More than 100 homes were damaged or destroyed, and 1,100 are still being threatened. A $10,000 reward remains … Continue reading »

Fire Donations Overwhelming

WEED, Calif. — There has been an out-pour of donations for victims of the Boles Fire, but now the amount of donated supplies is overflowing beyond the walls of the storage space available. A church in Medford drove truck loads full of clothes, food and other supplies to help out people who are displaced, but … Continue reading »

RCC Receives Excellence Award

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — For the 11th consecutive year, Rogue Community College has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. RCC President Peter Angstadt presented the award September 16 at the Board of Education meeting, to the RCC Budget and Financial Services, Human Resources, Information Technology and Purchasing departments. The award is … Continue reading »

Industrial Fire Prevention Level Lowered

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Industrial Fire Prevention Level (IFPL) in forests and wildlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in southwest Oregon lowered from level 3 to level 2 this morning. This affects the 1.8 million acres of state, county, private and Bureau of Land Management lands protected by ODF’s Southwest Oregon District … Continue reading »

Property Crime Unit Needs Volunteers

Grants Pass, OR – Due to limited resources of the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office during the last 28 months property crime investigations have consequently fallen to the wayside. Sheriff Gilbertson, working in concert with the District Attorney’s Office, formed a team of vetted and well-trained Volunteers and Reserves to assume this function. These teams will … Continue reading »

Clean Up Extends Past the Fire

  WEED, Calif. — Hot spots aren’t the only thing fire crews are trying to clean up today. They are also trying to clean up the fire retardant dropped by air tankers. Fire officials say, several parts of the town are covered in the red substance, as firefighters tried to save as many homes as … Continue reading »

New Happy Camp Complex Evacuation

HAPPY CAMP, Cal. – Due to increased fire activity of the Happy Camp Complex the northeast, the Siskiyou County sheriff is issuing Advisory Evacuations to residents in all areas of Mill Creek Road five miles east of Scott River Rd.  Residents should be prepared to evacuate should fire conditions worsen. An evacuation center has been … Continue reading »

Advisories Called on Onion Mountain Fire

UPDATE (8:54) — Fire officials confirm the Onion Mountain Fire has now exceeded 500 acres, with continued active behavior expected overnight. A fire camp is now being set up at the Sprague Seed Orchard in Merlin. The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office has also called level one evacuations for areas near the fire. Evacuation advisories include … Continue reading »

Happy Camp Complex at 111,942 Acres

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. — Temperatures have been slightly cooler around the Happy Camp Complex, but dry conditions are not making things easier for crews. This morning’s report shows the complex has grown to nearly 112,000 acres. It’s now 55% contained. Fire officials expect to have the complex fully contained by next weekend. Eight structures have … Continue reading »

Int’l Horseback Archery Competition

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — A unique sport held its first official competition in the Rogue Valley this weekend. The Rogue Mounted Archers hosted riders from around the world in the 2014 International Horseback Archery Competition in Eagle Point. The sport combines two challenging skills: riding a horse down a long and narrow course, while firing … Continue reading »

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