Project Update on Mt. Sexton

MT. SEXTON, Ore. — With winter weather just around the corner, contractors on Interstate 5 north of Grants Pass are rushing to get as much work done as possible now. One problem as cropped up that they may not have expected: a slide has developed near the summit where the hillside was blasted away to … Continue reading »

Smoke Impacting Fire Lookouts

MT. SEXTON, Ore. — The new lookout on top of Mt. Sexton was locked up and un-manned Wednesday morning. Even if the lookout was there, he or she would not have been able to see very far because of thick layers of smoke. Only straight overhead was there a hint of blue sky. Fire managers … Continue reading »

Construction to Begin Near Mt. Sexton

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Traffic heading north on Interstate 5 out of Grants Pass will likely run into delays for the next several months. A multi-million dollar project to build a climbing lane on Mt. Sexton, as well as repaving and other improvement from Hugo to Glendale is expected to take a year or more … Continue reading »