ODF Dispatch Severe Weather Preparations

CENTRAL POINT, Ore –Oregon Department of Forestry┬áDispatch center tracks the lightning storms all over Southern Oregon and Northern California from a room in Central Point. Dispatchers use a variety of computer weather programs to plot and map the strikes. That information is used to┬ácompare to strikes and fires seen by field teams, lookouts, and those … Continue reading »

Increasing Patrols in Josephine County

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Despite Josephine County’s budget problems over the past several years, county commissioners have been able to hold onto a small reserve of contingency funds for a rainy day. Wednesday morning, with rain drops falling outside their meeting, commissioners approved the next year’s budget which dips into some of those funds The … Continue reading »