Merlin

Wildlife Images burglarized

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A local wildlife rehabilitation facility was burglarized overnight. Wildlife Images said it appears someone opened a window—which may have gone accidentally unlatched—and entered their facility sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. The area burglarized was the J. …

Homeless kids receive help from Merlin woman

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — A Merlin woman is taking matters into her own hands after learning about a family in need. Iris McFarland was browsing Facebook when she came across a post about a family living on the streets.  She eventually found …

Firefighters fight fires and fatigue

MERLIN, Ore.– The beginning of September will mark more than Labor Day. In what has been a hazardous summer in terms of smoke and wildfires, this week will mark the third month of fire season for southern Oregon and northern California after …

Taylor Creek Fire update for August 2

UPDATE (9:35 p.m.) — The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office is downgrading some evacuation areas in the Taylor Creek fire. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the following areas have been downgraded from a Level 3 “Go” to a Level 2 “Set” status: Pickett …