Justin Bourke

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Name: Justin Bourke
Date registered: February 12, 2013

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  1. New Detox Center in the Works — December 19, 2014
  2. Feds Ease Medical Marijuana Enforcement — December 18, 2014
  3. Commissioner Accused of Lewd Texts — December 18, 2014
  4. Forest Restoration Resumes in Ashland — December 12, 2014
  5. New Snow Brings New Hope for Mt. Ashland — December 12, 2014

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School Reflects on Winters Retirement

SHADY COVE, Ore. — Administrators in the Eagle Point School District say they’ll miss Sheriff Winters for his efforts to spearhead what is now one of the most advanced school security systems in the country at Shady Cove Elementary. Sheriff Winters approached the district last year to pitch the security system. Everything was already paid … Continue reading »

Sheriff Winters Outspent by Corey Falls

WHITE CITY, Ore. – Sheriff Mike Winters has announced his plans to retire at the end of his term, unofficially conceding the race and endorsing opponent Corey Falls. The decision comes after months of campaigning in which Winters was vastly outspent by Falls. According to the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office, Winters had raised $6,611 … Continue reading »

A Tiny Miracle Out of the Ash

WEED, Cal. – Bertha Cervantes looks on as a team of family members and firefighters sift through rubble under the setting sun. For hours, the firefighters have been helping her family search the burnt wreckage of their home for surviving valuables, even after many other families have already called it a day. Despite the devastation, … Continue reading »

Plans Set for Roseburg Mill Employees

WEED, Calif. — Employees at the Roseburg Lumber Mill are learning their fate today. This morning, the company held a team meeting for all of those affected by the fire. On Monday the 22nd, around 60 workers will head to Oregon temporarily. They’ll get compensated for whichever of the two jobs pays more. A few … Continue reading »

Firefighters Discuss Recovery

WEED, Calif. — Firefighters continue to scour the neighborhoods destroyed in the Boles Fire for signs of human life. Today search teams sent dogs through the wreckage trained in detecting human scent. The fire burned so hot that there isn’t even much rubble left, only ash. Despite that, canine teams have swept through each of … Continue reading »

Long Healing Process for Mill Community

WEED, Cal. – Crowds gathered outside the Weed Mercantile Mall Tuesday morning, many watching friends and loved ones emerge from the scorched hill beyond the train tracks. Residents, many of whom were evacuate before seeing the destruction of their homes, got an early chance to see the aftermath before CalFire declared the area too unsafe. … Continue reading »

Skateboarders Support Suffering Teen

MEDFORD, Ore. – A group of local skaters is rallying for cause in Medford. On Saturday the Medford Mayhem skate competition kicked off, not for money or bragging rights, but to raise money for one of their own. Matt Hankey was forced to give up his skateboard for a wheelchair two years ago after suffering … Continue reading »

Onion Mountain Fire Breaches Containment

UPDATE (6:00): U.S. Forest Service officials confirm the fire has broken through containment lines and expanded to 50 acres. Ten additional 20-person crews have been called in, making total of 13 ground crews. Officials also confirm a DC-10 tanker, also called a VLAT or Very Large Air Tanker, is aiding in the firefight. No structures … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Structure Fire Investigated

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Investigators are trying to figure out the cause of a fire that destroyed a garage in Gold Hill and caused several small wildfires this afternoon. That fire created clouds of black smoke visible from I-5, and even forced ODF to send a helicopter to scan the area. Neighbors took some video … Continue reading »

Gang Training Helps Teachers

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — For about a decade schools in the area have been working to keep gangs out of the classroom. At one point, the problem became so bad that some schools saw violent confrontations, but not anymore. Even today the area has somewhat of a reputation for gang activity. However, for years schools … Continue reading »

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