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Gopher Fire update: 354 acres, 35% contained

PROSPECT, OR – The Gopher Fire burning in the Sky Lakes Wilderness is now 35% contained and remains at 354 acres. On September 5, lightning strikes sparked five small fires about 11 miles east of Prospect in the perimeter of 2008’s Middle Fork Fire. Those …

New generation learns about 9/11 in textbooks

MEDFORD, Ore — Many remember Sept. 11, 2001 like it was yesterday. Now, there’s an entire generation of Americans who weren’t even alive for that unforgettable day. “I was in third grade, so I was eight years old,” Genesis, resident, said. Many recall …

First responders get free Labor Day meals

WHITE CITY, Ore. — First responders across the country got a “thank you” for working on Labor Day, including here in the Rogue Valley. Since 2002, Olive Garden has served more than 12,000 free meals. They say it’s a way to give …

Power line failure sparks grass fire

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Rural Metro Fire said a power line failure caused a grass fire along Meadowlark Lane on the northern end of Colonial Valley late Friday night. Rural Metro and ODF firefighters quickly put the fire out. The fire grew to approximately 1/10th …