Oregon Receiving Out Of State Help

The Oregon State Fire Marshal and the Oregon Department of Forestry are bringing in out-of-state firefighters and equipment to fight several wildfires impacting communities and resources across the state. On Sunday night, the Oregon State Fire Marshal mobilized two task forces from Washington to add structural firefighter capacity. The two[Read More…]

OSFM Sending Firefighters To Falls Fire

The Oregon State Fire Marshal is sending its Blue Incident Management Team and four task forces to the Falls Fire burning 20 miles northeast of Riley in Harney County. Hot, dry, and windy conditions caused the fire to grow rapidly on Saturday, pushing it to 55,000 acres with zero percent[Read More…]

Foothill Road Project Road Closure Changes

Jackson County is continuing work on the northern section of Foothill Road. Beginning on Saturday, July 13, 2024, the current closure of Coker Butte Road at Foothill Road will be lifted and Coker Butte Road will be open for traffic. The next scheduled closure will be on Foothill Road between[Read More…]

EVFD Finds Out What Its ECSO Cost Is

Evans Valley Fire District’s board of directors found out what part of the bill is to help bridge the gap between what bond funding it won in 2019 will pay for and what Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon’s (ECSO) upgrade of its radio communications system will actually cost. Chief Tom[Read More…]

GP Baseball Coach Hired As RRJSHS AC

Kyle Garrison, who most recently was the head baseball coach at Grants Pass High School, leading the Cavemen to a league championship at the Class 6A level, was officially hired as the Athletic Coordinator at Rogue River Junior Senior High School during the Rogue River School Board’s Tues., July 16[Read More…]

Black-Market Cannabis Grow

Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team (IMET) detectives served a search warrant yesterday morning, Tuesday, July 2, at a black-market cannabis grow in the 20400 block of Sawyer Road in Shady Cove. The property was once the site of a school but has since been modified to grow black-market cannabis. IMET detectives[Read More…]