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Posted Mar 31, 2015 at 11:01 PM

How safe are the old gas pipes running under the streets in East Medford? Are there any plans on replacing them?— David B. To your first question, David: They're safe. That's according to Brian Taylor, Avista's manager of gas operations for Medford. He says inspectors are on the lookout for leaks constantly, using highly sensitive equipment that can detect them. If leaks are found, it's documented, and repairs are made almost...

Posted Mar 31, 2015 at 11:01 PM

How safe are the old gas pipes running under the streets in East Medford? Are there any plans on replacing them?— David B. To your first question, David: They're safe. That's...

Posted Mar 30, 2015 at 11:01 PM

I noticed on your Twitter feed that Cole Rivers Hatchery on Wednesday counted the first spring chinook salmon there so far this season. March 25 sounds awfully early. And I know from reading previous Outdoors pages that the steelhead have...

Posted Mar 29, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Apparently the city of Medford is planning to rezone a huge chunk of Bear Creek Park to build a new fire station. A select few neighbors received letters telling them of the intent and the date of a public hearing. The best parts of the...

Posted Mar 28, 2015 at 11:01 PM

During all the turmoil over Gov. Kitzhaber's departure, I was surprised that he was not living in the governor's mansion and that it apparently was sitting empty. I'm glad to see our new governor, Kate Brown, will live there with her...

Posted Mar 27, 2015 at 11:01 PM

You 'Since You Asked' folks are good at getting answers to questions. On game shows such as "The Price is Right" and "Let's Make a Deal," how do the winners get their big prizes home, such as new cars, boats,...

Posted Mar 27, 2015 at 2:00 AM

I am wondering about all the construction and power lines that are being installed on Kirtland Road in the Central Point area. The construction is located between High Banks and Table Rock roads. There are many poles that have...

Posted Mar 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Why do the fines listed on disabled parking signs differ throughout parking lots? Why is there not one set fine for parking illegally? The varying fines for these spaces make no sense. Can you...

Posted Mar 24, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Do our fire departments have those resuscitating (oxygen) masks for cats, dogs and other small animals?— J.R. HSome do, some don't, J.R., though from what we're told, there are alternatives to getting extra air to puppies and...

Posted Mar 23, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Tea from Japan has tested positive for radioactivity following a 2011 tsunami that led to the meltdown of a nuclear energy plant.

Posted Mar 22, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Being rather Internet-illiterate, I've always wondered what was the need for and the meaning of the hashtag symbol (#). — Frank W., JacksonvilleWell, Frank, we here at #SinceYouAskedIsAwesome are more than happy to...

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