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Updated Apr 28, 2015 at 5:31 PM

Medford, Oregon, and Medford, Oklahoma, are worlds apart culturally and demographically. Suffice to say there are more students in the band at either North Medford or South Medford here than in the entire student body in Oklahoma's Medford High. It's dog loving vs. dogie punching, mountain vs. prairie, not to mention Ducks vs. Sooners.Yet, for all the differences, there is a common cause for concern: While Southern Oregon braces itself for the long-awaited Big One,...

Updated Apr 24, 2015 at 7:45 PM

Josephine County residents and supporters of the embattled Sugar Pine Mine exchanged words Friday morning at a demonstration in front of the Josephine County Courthouse, with protesters saying the mine's armed security volunteers are hurting the...

Updated Apr 23, 2015 at 8:01 PM

More than 100 protesters, some of them armed, descended Thursday afternoon on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Medford District office to protest the agency's regulatory action against a gold mine in rural Josephine County.Supporters...

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 5:53 PM

Ashland resident Robert Norie's husky mix was caught in a cable snare, chewed her foot off and had to have her leg amputated after a wildlife services agent set out snares to catch sheep-eating wolves in an Idaho forest.Since the 2010...

Posted Apr 15, 2015 at 11:01 PM

When most Southern Oregonians think about biomass, they think of backyard clippings and wood waste destined for energy production in White City.Biomass technology, however, has made quantum leaps in recent years with a handful of...

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 1:16 PM

The co-owner of a Josephine County mining claim at the center of a land-use dispute with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management says an armed security presence by members of the Oath Keepers movement has "taken on a life of its own," and he...

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 7:54 PM

MERLIN — A group of armed volunteers has descended on rural Josephine County in defense of a mining claim that's become the subject of regulatory action by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.The federal agency says the Sugar Pine...

Posted Apr 10, 2015 at 11:01 PM

CENTRAL POINT — Sixteen trees planted alongside Mingus Creek will protect fish and wildlife, improve the city's urban canopy and aid in noise and dust pollution near the busy Albertsons shopping center.City staff, local...

Posted Apr 10, 2015 at 11:01 PM

ROGUE RIVER — Two of Oregon's worst wild fish barriers are on track to be jettisoned from Evans Creek this summer under a plan to open as much as 70 miles of prime spawning habitat for the Rogue River Basin's wild salmon and...

Updated Apr 10, 2015 at 4:59 PM

APPLEGATE — A breakdown of a fish-loading facility at the base of Applegate Dam killed almost 400 Applegate River adult winter steelhead that were bound for Cole Rivers Hatchery.The 380 fish killed in Tuesday's incident marked the...

Updated Apr 8, 2015 at 10:44 AM

A forum at the Douglas County Library in Roseburg from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 16, will address the proposed Crater Lake wilderness. Hosted by Umpqua Watersheds, the Crater Lake Wilderness Forum will include facts and myths on wilderness, how...

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