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Posted Aug 1, 2015 at 11:01 PM

We're taking a rafting trip on the Rogue River, and I was wondering what the rules are about having beer in our raft. Am I allowed to have an open beer while we're headed down the river?— Bob, MedfordWell, Bob, when it comes to beer and boating, the answer is a firm and definitive ... depends.Oregon's Boating Under the Influence of Intoxicants rules are more lax than driving rules, but they are written to ensure safety while on...

Posted Jul 31, 2015 at 11:01 PM

My daughter and family just moved to Corvallis from California. She is now a professor there. I have gone up to visit a couple of times already, and on the way home I stopped at a few of your beautiful beaches. While there I...

Posted Jul 30, 2015 at 11:01 PM

I see that tickets for the national champion Southern Oregon University football team are on sale. I don't remember there being reserved seats. I kind of expected ticket prices to go up, but what about reserved...

Posted Jul 29, 2015 at 11:01 PM

I know this has been a hot summer, but just for the record, what's the hottest temperature ever recorded in Medford? And the hottest spell of continuous 100-degree-plus days? And the year with most days over 100 degrees? Here's hoping we...

Posted Jul 28, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The temperatures were mild this past winter, but during the two winters before that we had weeklong cold snaps that froze pipes and even my holding tank. What do the weather gurus predict for this coming year? I doubt climate change means...

Posted Jul 27, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Today's cars are very efficient. The technology used to monitor and adjust engine functions is pretty amazing. Like other Jackson County drivers, I get my smog check as required, and my cars always pass. With this in mind, I'm wondering...

Posted Jul 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM

I have been following the removal of Wimer Dam from Evans Creek, and I remember a recent story in the Mail Tribune that said they were going to do a fish salvage at the site before they started knocking down the dam. Did they do the fish...

Posted Jul 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

When I use the interchange at East McAndrews and Foothill roads, it delights me to see my tax dollars so well spent. I am not referring to the overpass, but the tax money wasted on the landscaping. The city landscaped the area and then...

Posted Jul 24, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Using marijuana around children is generally not illegal, but users can run into legal trouble under certain conditions.

Posted Jul 23, 2015 at 11:01 PM

I watched the news (Wednesday, July 8) report on the lightning storm we had. They reported the total number of lightning strikes, and the number of "positive" and "negative." What is "positive" and "negative" lightning? I thought...

Posted Jul 22, 2015 at 11:01 PM

In 1980, Applegate Dam was finished and about $1 million in gold was found in the gravel. The "profit" was split between the U.S. Treasury and the building contractors. Gold in 1980 had hit a record high of $850 an ounce, but now it's a...

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