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ROSEBURG — A fish carcass clogged an intake pipe at Rock Creek Hatchery, shutting off the flow of water to a raceway, killing 400,000 spring chinook pre-smolts, according to a news release from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.The fish were to have been released directly from the hatchery into the North Umpqua River next spring.Dan Meyer, Rock Creek Hatchery manager, said the water flow didn’t drop low enough to trigger an alarm, the release...

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A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects left her a bit hunchbacked, is the winner of this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest.

Updated at 12:42 PM

A Medford man was assaulted Saturday night in a Union Park community garden by two men, and Medford police are circulating a video of the attackers hoping someone will recognize them and turn them in.Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau...

Updated at 12:06 PM

The Buckskin fire, burning about 10 miles southwest of Cave Junction in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, is 60 percent contained, fire officials announced this morning.

Updated at 10:50 AM

Dave Granlund cartoon on the Fourth of July.

Updated at 9:36 AM

I often wonder what people’s reaction would be if they heard the music I listen to when I’m sitting in the corner of Starbucks writing my column every week. Because I’m willing to bet that most people wouldn’t...

Updated at 9:25 AM

No meal is complete without dessert, and in the summertime, that dessert needs to be cool. If it can be made without any cooking, that is a bonus.Of course, my No. 1 summertime dessert is homemade ice cream. I like the...

Updated at 9:17 AM

I hate to say this because my brother Bill is in the sign business, but I’ve come to believe there are just too many signs in our lives. Let’s take a little trip down the road and see what messages may be out there competing...

Posted at 10:10 AM

Ever dreamed of seeing Shia LaBeouf as every Doctor from Doctor Who? Of course you haven't -- but...

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From time to time, this blog receives comments that wro […]

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Chris Squires, the longtime bassist for the rock band Yes, has died, according to a statement on the group's official Facebook page. He was 67.The...

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