Disaster Loan Center Closes in Weed, CA.

WEED, Ca. — The Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Weed is closing on Thursday. The Center was established to help victims of the Boles Fire that damaged or destroyed more than 250 homes. Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners … Continue reading »

Woman Dies After Boles Fire Evacuation

WEED, Calif. —  Investigations teams are working to sort out details Monday after a family claims a woman died as a result of her injuries sustained during evacuations of the Boles Fire. 85-year-old Meredith Neill fell and broke her leg while evacuating from her home in Carrick Addition, just outside Weed city limits. Paramedics were able … Continue reading »

Roseburg Mill In Weed Reopens

WEED, Calif. — Almost all 135 workers from the mill in Weed returned to work  on Monday. The Roseburg Forest Products plant in Weed reopened after being damaged in the boles fire. The mill had to be shut down when it was damaged, and several employees were displaced. Over the last few weeks, outside contractors … Continue reading »

Arrest Made in Boles Fire

WEED, Calif. — Weed Police report a suspect has been arrested for intentionally lighting a fire that damaged or destroyed more than 250 homes. Officers from Weed Police Department arrested 24-year-old Weed resident Ronald Beau Marshall at his family’s home on Saturday morning. They say Marshall had been a person of interest since the very first … Continue reading »

Commissioners Plan to Leave Options Open

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — It’s a complex process with many hypothetical questions and moving parts, but Josephine county leaders said they are taking the needed steps to make sure they have all options open when it comes to recreational marijuana. Should it pass, Measure 91 would not allow counties to put a tax or fee … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails-Biggest Town Fires

Ashland, OR–The fire that roared through Weed almost two weeks ago caught almost everyone off guard, even though conditions were ripe for a fire to spread once it started. Fortunately, although more than a hundred buildings were burned, no one was seriously hurt. It’s the worst fire in our region in many years. But its … Continue reading »

Police Continue Boles Fire Investigation

WEED, Calif., — Investigators in the weed area have released little information about the origin of the Boles Fire while they continue to gather information. “Investigators are talking to witnesses at boles creek apartments, as well as firemen and first responders at the scene and air ops in the area at the time,” said Sgt. … Continue reading »

Weed HS Returns for Emotional First Day

WEED, Calif. —  The students of Weed High School are finally returning to class this week, eight days after a fire ripped through their town. Many of the students are still dealing with the devastation of the Boles fire, but many said they were thankful to be back. Tuesday, students and administrators said, was a day of grief, … Continue reading »

Dangerous Waste Removal in Weed Begins

WEED, Calif., — The city submitted a plan for approval with the county and state. If approved the cost of debris removal, even hazardous material would be next to nothing with the State of California covering 75% of the tab and insurance, federal assistance and donations covering the rest. While waiting for the go ahead … Continue reading »

Day of Giving Donations to Weed

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregonians donated 57 large bins worth of food, cleaning supplies, and household items to victims of the Boles Fire Monday. A truck load of boxes filled with supplies made it’s way to Weed Tuesday. The donations in the boxes that went out Tuesday morning were mainly focused on providing immediate needs. Contents … Continue reading »

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