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Posted May 28, 2016 at 11:01 PM

County commissioners Colleen Roberts (Jackson County) and Kelley Minty Morris (Klamath County) recently wrote an opinion piece in which they explained the concerns of the O&C Counties regarding the ongoing BLM plan revisions for how public forests in western Oregon will be managed. You might expect the forest conservation advocates at KS Wild to respond to Roberts and Morris by emphasizing our differences and attacking their beliefs about public land management. After all,...

Posted May 26, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Bicyclists and motorists sometimes don’t seem to get along. It’s no wonder — sometimes cyclists ride carelessly in traffic and sometimes cars seem to practically run cyclists off the road. But whether we’re driving or...

Updated May 25, 2016 at 10:20 AM

I would like to thank the Varsity Theater for its decision to screen the movie, "Vaxxed." I would suggest that in reading about the movie, your readers pay attention to whether or not a particular spokesperson has actually seen the...

Posted May 23, 2016 at 11:01 PM

We Oregonians love our public lands. We also love clean air and safe communities and we expect the federal government to keep its promises. The recent proposal by the Bureau of Land Management for managing local lands into the foreseeable...

Updated May 21, 2016 at 10:55 AM

It seems the Oregon Department of Transportation — affectionately known by the locals as ODOT — has in mind a game of tac-tac-toe for the residents of East Medford. Beginning at the northern end will be the O of the...

Updated May 21, 2016 at 10:55 AM

History is always with us, and lately it is playing a role in some of Southern Oregon’s most exciting projects. The Southern Oregon Land Conservancy recently received a million-dollar grant toward purchase of the historic Ruhl...

Posted May 19, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Have you ever seen a child with measles? Probably not, unless you are well over 50, because we have reduced the incidence from half a million cases a year in the U.S. prior to the creation of an effective vaccine (MMR) in 1957, to a handful of...

Posted May 14, 2016 at 11:01 PM

For the past 10 to 15 years, every time a medical marijuana grower was raided, a spokesperson for the marijuana lobby would get in front of a camera or give a statement to a reporter saying words to the effect of “patients will suffer," or...

Updated May 10, 2016 at 10:31 AM

2016 marks the centennial of the National Park Service. Many national parks, including Crater Lake, are planning to a year-long celebration of President Woodrow Wilson's signing on Aug. 25, 1916, the Congressional law known as the Organic Act, to...

Posted May 7, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Build it, and they will come! It worked in the movie “Field of Dreams” and it also worked for Medford’s US Cellular Community Park. But will it work for a long needed community swimming pool? In 1988, by a couple of...

Posted May 7, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Public land is the best thing we have going in the West. For many of us, public open spaces are within view as we look to the mountains, within our river basin as we turn the tap and drink clean water, or within a short drive when we want...

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