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WHITE CITY — Fire investigators say target shooting started a grass fire that roared to life on a slope at the Jackson County Sports Park Monday afternoon.Jackson County Fire District No. 3 reported that dispatchers received reports of smoke coming from the park's shooting range on Kershaw Road at 4:45 p.m.District 3, the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Jackson County...

Updated at 11:41 AM

When it comes to the recent string of record-breaking hot temperatures, even lows have to be included.On Sunday by midnight, the temperature hadn't dropped below 76 degrees in Medford, according to the...

Updated at 11:30 AM

Salmon fishing usually doesnít come to my mind in high summer. Perhaps itís because I spent my formative fishing years in bays and estuaries during the actual seasons that lend their names to Oregonís chinook runs. So it was something of a surprise...

Updated at 9:43 AM

The Oregon Coast has a geological feature that seems co-authored in design – a shared effort between J.R.R. Tolkien and Marvel Comics. This fantasy oracle of olde is a short drive south from Newport, maybe a half hour, a landmark just off the...

Updated at 9:10 AM

America’s most popular grilling occasion is the Fourth of July, followed by Memorial Day and Labor Day, according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association.This statistic comes as no surprise to John and Claudia...

Updated at 8:57 AM

Reader question: We recently submitted an offer on a home. The seller’s agent wanted a 48-hour extension to allow the seller’s agent time to discuss our loan with our loan officer before extending a counter offer. Even though...

Updated at 8:56 AM

Coneflower (Echinacea), a fantastic native North American wildflower, has become quite popular in recent years, and for a good reason. These daisy-like flowers with raised centers have been tamed. Many breeders have worked hard to develop...

Updated at 8:47 AM

My husband and I always say to each other that life is a roller coaster. There are ups and downs; sometimes you are jerked from side to side, and every once in a while you are thrown for a loop. As I have grown older, I have learned...

Updated at 8:36 AM

The other night, I had the strangest “nostalgia attack” — one of those times when something triggers an almost overwhelming memory of pleasant times. I was bored and channel-surfing and came across a nature...

Updated at 8:28 AM

When nine people were shot to death at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston on June 17, the news hit too close to home for a lot of Southerners.It seemed too much like repeated history, too much like the horrors experienced during...

Updated at 8:11 AM

“Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy,” by Judd Apatow. Random House, 2015. $27. Since I usually review books I like, it’s a short hop, skip and jump to this: “Sick in the...

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