Gov. Announce Rough & Ready Revival

On Friday morning, Governor John Kitzhaber held a news conference announcing mill improvements in Southern Oregon, including the revival of Rough & Ready Lumber Mill. NewsWatch12′s Justin Bourke explains more in the video above. NewsWatch12 will have more information Tonight in the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts.

Timber Companies Avoid Legal Aggravation

A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court could mean fewer complications for Oregon timber companies. The high court ruled that water runoff from logging roads it not considered pollution. That reverses a ruling by a federal appeals court. The president of the Southern Oregon Timber Industries Association, Dave Schott, says it will allow timber companies … Continue reading »

Differing Opinions On Timber Future

ASHLAND, Ore. — A tree can go a long way in southern Oregon. Environmentalists say forests are a source of beauty and timber officials say they are a staple of the economy. Soon enough, most of them could come under new management. “It’s two and a half million acres, and they are some of the … Continue reading »