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Posted at 11:01 PM

When it rains, some clouds are darker in different parts of the sky. Why is that? — Mark S., Ashland We're glad you asked, Mark. Even though we're in a trend of continuous sun for the foreseeable future, it's best to be prepared for when the rain comes. According to www.wxdude.com, the website for national TV meteorologist Nick Walker, three things affect cloud color: the sun, the...

Posted Jun 29, 2016 at 11:01 PM

The small propane gas containers used in camping stoves seem too nice to just throw in the trash. Is there anyplace that recycles these things? — Ralph W., Eagle Point   They are...

Posted Jun 28, 2016 at 11:01 PM

I love to read and am appreciative of our Jackson County Library Services. However, I have a couple of questions. First, I was wondering how they determine which branches get books. I've spent hours perusing the shelves of the Eagle Point...

Posted Jun 27, 2016 at 11:01 PM

I've fished at all the lakes in Southern Oregon and can't for the life of me understand why Jackson County or the Marine Board or somebody hasn't put in a fish-cleaning station at Willow Lake. There are cleaning stations everywhere except...

Posted Jun 26, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Given the numerous utility hikes in Ashland in recent years, I'm curious who is keeping the lights on at the old Safeway? Public safety is important, I understand, but who is paying the bill? — Joshua S.,...

Updated Jun 25, 2016 at 5:39 PM

What is that black moldy stuff that grows on my water taps? That has never happened anywhere else I have lived. I thought it might be from old pipes but my plumber says he replaced all of his pipes and it still happens. He says it is...

Posted Jun 24, 2016 at 11:01 PM

How many hours does a volunteer who serves on the Planning Commission or City Council spend each month on city issues? —Craig H., Medford   I'm sure we could talk to every Medford...

Posted Jun 23, 2016 at 11:01 PM

I see references to people getting cited for traffic offenses that are Class A, Class B, etc., violations, and I assume the fines levied are commensurate with the class of the infraction. But what are the different classes, and how much...

Posted Jun 22, 2016 at 11:01 PM

When I was a kid, I was told that if you open up a can of something, don't put what's left over in the can in the fridge, but put it in another container. If it sits in the can overnight, you can get food poisoning. Is that just an old...

Posted Jun 21, 2016 at 11:01 PM

As I read your story on the South Medford teacher charged with sex abuse, I wondered, whatever happened to the Central Point teacher arrested last fall? Haven't heard a word about Jeff Zundel's case. — Ken,...

Posted Jun 20, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Why did the city cut down a bunch of the cedar trees at the former Cedar Links Golf Course? — Cathy, Medford This is an easy one, Cathy. Short answer: They died. The 30 or so trees were...

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