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Updated Aug 26, 2015 at 10:53 AM

The Ashland Police Department has issued a stop work order to Esselstrom Construction after asphalt waste from a driveway paving job at Ashland Christian Fellowship at 50 W. Hersey St. went into a storm drain Monday and into Ashland Creek about 20 yards away.The spill traveled about a mile and apparently killed no fish, said Geoff Brown, Department of Environmental Quality team leader for this incident, in Eugene. The compound was water soluble, so there is no way to get it out...

Updated Aug 24, 2015 at 10:08 AM

ROGUE RIVER — The 80-year-old Fielder Dam is gone, after more than a week of pounding from heavy equipment.As of Friday all that remained was the fish ladder that fish biologists said severely restricted migration of salmon and...

Updated Aug 17, 2015 at 5:54 PM

TALENT — A group of Talent residents working to make it easier for schools, governments, residents and businesses to save energy and use clean energy sources are putting on a fall workshop to discuss energy solutions that are working in...

Updated Aug 14, 2015 at 2:18 PM

Jackson County is not enforcing a voter-approved ban on genetically modified crops, but supporters of the ban say it still is having positive economic and environmental impacts.People were able to begin filing complaints about crops...

Posted Aug 13, 2015 at 11:58 AM

GRANTS PASS — Wendell Wood, a co-founder of the conservation group Oregon Wild, has died. He was 65.His wife, Kathy, said Wood collapsed Tuesday hiking in the redwoods outside Crescent City, Calif., where they lived since his...

Updated Aug 10, 2015 at 5:53 PM

A bat found in Central Point on Aug. 1 was confirmed to have had rabies, and a dead scrub jay found in Medford two days earlier tested positive for West Nile virus.Jackson County Health & Human Services reported the bat is...

Updated Aug 7, 2015 at 4:50 PM

State fish managers will test-drive a new, big-picture approach to fixing fish-passage barriers by bypassing otherwise required work on some bridges and culverts in favor of larger barriers that will generate greater benefits for wild salmon and...

Updated Aug 7, 2015 at 5:35 PM

New photos, taken along a gravel road in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, confirm Oregon’s wandering wolf, OR-7, has fathered at least two pups this year.“It’s pretty exciting that his pack continues to...

Updated Aug 6, 2015 at 4:49 PM

The drought in the West could be creating conditions in the Klamath River straddling Oregon and California for a repeat of a 2002 fish kill that claimed tens of thousands of adult salmon, biologists said.

Posted Aug 6, 2015 at 2:01 PM

Herald and NewsA health advisory issued July 28 for Upper Klamath and Agency lakes is being extended down the Klamath River to the California state line, according to a news release.The advisory, issued by the...

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