Logger Found Dead in Josephine County

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The body of a logger was found on Thursday afternoon in Josephine County. He was an independent logger with 25 years’ experience. Steven Straube was working alone on a piece of property east of Grants Pass. His friend had contracted Straube to log on the private 240 acre piece of land. … Continue reading »

10th Anniversary of the Biscuit Fire: Logging and Lawsuits

By Bryan Navarro Tree stumps mark the battleground where environmentalists and loggers clashed over what to do with the timber that was caught in the firefight. After the smoke cleared, a new fight began: what would be done with the scarred and scorched trees left behind? The U.S. Forest Service wanted to salvage some logs … Continue reading »