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Updated at 3:40 PM

Wildland firefighters are working to snuff the last in a series of Southern Oregon fires sparked by a lightning storm in late July.The 790 fire, burning 10 miles southeast of Prospect near Shale Butte, has grown to 2,211 acres and was 11 percent contained Monday. More than 560 personnel are trying to stop its spread, though fire officials say the surrounding terrain is helping. Rocky outcroppings and wet areas near lakes and streams are a welcome change from the usual slash...

Updated at 1:39 PM

A fire ripped through a vacant east Medford home that was under renovation early today, drawing several engines to the scene and causing about $30,000 in damage to the structure.Medford Fire-Rescue officials reported the first...

Updated Sep 1, 2014 at 12:28 AM

Medford PD has approx. 25 active Volunteers. They work a variety of non-criminal(yet essential)jobs that free up both our sworn and civilian employees for other priority tasks. Most of our Volunteers are seniors, and they are a bunch of quality...

Posted Sep 1, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Mike Barry is not one to show emotion when he’s on the golf course, but the easy-going Medford native couldn’t resist a couple outbursts Sunday in his challenging semifinal match at the Southern Oregon Golf Championships.

Posted Aug 31, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Those final days of life should be a time of review, gratitude and opening up to appreciation of all the great stuff you’ve done, but if you spend it regretting the bad things or wondering why you’re taking so long to die, you are...

Posted Aug 31, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The line is not fineRegarding Mr. Thompson's diatribe ( Aug. 28) against Israel, the only Democracy in the Middle East. One must remember there is not so fine a line between truth and fabrication and people tend to...

Posted Aug 31, 2014 at 11:01 PM

CENTRAL POINT — Former city councilor Kay Harrison and Brandson S. Thueson, a lawyer with the Jackson County District Attorney's office, will square off for the City Council seat from Ward 3.Councilor Ellie George decided not...

Posted Aug 31, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Betrothed women of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your husbands' names.I'm getting married in a few days, and — as I'm told happens with most weddings — lots of exhausting...

Posted Aug 31, 2014 at 11:01 PM

A military vehicle that might seem at home rolling down a dusty street in Afghanistan may soon be spotted in Grants Pass.The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety has acquired a mine-resistant, ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle through...

Posted Sep 1, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Recently, I've noticed a substantial amount of water being wasted on the south side of West Main Street starting at Newton Street and proceeding past South Peach Street and possibly beyond. I’m wondering who is responsible...

Posted Sep 1, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Sept. 1, 1914The coroner's jury had not fixed the blame at 2:30 this afternoon for the death of Charles Allen Berdan, who was electrocuted yesterday while moving a house under electric wires carrying 2,200 volts. It is believed that Berdan...

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