FIREFIGHTERS CONTINUE TO KEEP THE BOLES FIRE IN WEED CALIFORNIA FROM SPREADING EVEN THOUGH WINDS KICKED UP YESTERDAY. KEVIN LUCERO, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER FOR CAL FIRE SAYS THE FIRE IS NOW 60% CONTAINED. HE SAYS FIREFIGHERS ARE WORKING ON HOT SPOTS TO AVOID FLARE UPS TODAY.
MEANWHILE, THE ONION MOUNTAIN FIRE, 15 MILES WEST OF GRANTS PASS BLANKETED THE ROGUE VALLEY WITH SMOKE AS WINDS SHIFTED YESTERDAY, AS FIREFIGHTERS HAVE THAT BLAZE 8% CONTAINED. IT HAS CONSUMED 3,800 ACRES. THE HAPPY CAMP FIRE IS NOW OVER 125,500 ACRES AND IS 68% CONTAINED. AND THE 790 FIRE IS NOW 90% CONTAINED, AS FIREFIGHTERS HAVE HELD THAT FIRE, LOCATED 10 MILES NORTH OF MT. McGLOUGHLIN, TO 3,023 ACRES.
A TWO-MONTH DRUG INVESTIGATION LEADS TO HEROIN, METH AND GUNS... ALL FOUND INSIDE A HOME WHERE TWO YOUNG CHILDREN LIVED WITH THEIR PARENTS...
THE "MEDFORD AREA DRUG AND GANG ENFORCEMENT TEAM" ARRESTED 31-YEAR-OLD SETH SCHOONOVER AND 32-YEAR-OLD JESSICA MCCOY LAST WEEK AT THEIR MEDFORD HOME.
THEY'RE FACING DRUG AND CHILD NEGLECT CHARGES.
POLICE SAY THEY FOUND SIX OUNCES OF HEROIN, THREE OUNCES OF METH AND 10 GUNS.
THE CHILDREN ARE WITH D-H-S.
AN UPDATE THIS MORNING ON THE THE RECENT RASH OF FAKE HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS LEAVING SOME MEDFORD AND GRANTS PASS BUSINESSES HIGH AND DRY.
GRANTS PASS POLICE ARRESTED 32 YEAR OLD STEVEN MARLATT WEDNESDAY.. DURING A TRAFFIC STOP.
THEY SAY HE HAD A STOLEN SHOTGUN ON HIM-- AND LED THEM TO MERCHANDISE PURCHASED WITH COUNTERFEIT HUNDREDS.
THE MEDFORD GUITAR CENTER WAS OUT TWO GRAND IN STUFF- TONIGHT POLICE SAY THEY GOT MOST OF IT BACK.
SOME RESIDENTS IN WEED ARE BEING ALLOWED TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES AS THE BOLES FIRE IS NO LONGER GROWING. OFFICIALS SAY, THAT COULD CHANGE THOUGH IF WIND GUSTS COME BACK TO THE AREA. THE FIRE HAS BURNED 375 ACRES AND IS NOW 25% CONTAINED. FURTHER DAMAGE ESTIMATES HAVE OVER 150 STRUCTURES BURNED, INCLUDING TWO CHURCHES, A LIBRARY, AND 100 HOMES. THOSE BURNED OUT OF THEIR HOMES ARE CURRENTLY STAYING IN EVACUATION CENTERS. MONITARY DONATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED AT THE RED CROSS AND U.S. BANK. TOILETRIES, CLOTHING AND BLANKETS ARE BEING ACCEPTED HERE AT THE KMED STUDIOS.
AT THE HAPPY CAMP COMPLEX, ALL MANDITORY EVACUATIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED. GOOD NEWS FOR RESIDENTS THERE. THAT FIRE CONTINUES TO BURN, BUT HASN'T GROWN MUCH IN THE PAST 24 HOURS. IT IS NOW 113,158 ACRES AND IS 60% CONTAINED. NO STRUCTURES ARE THREATENED AT THIS TIME.
ONION MOUNTAIN EVACUATION ORDERS REMAIN IN EFFECT, AS THAT FIRE, LOCATED 15 MILES WEST OF GRANTS PASS, HAS GROWN TO ABOUT 3,680 ACRES. A NUMBER OF STRUCTURES ARE POTENTIALLY THREATENED THERE.
AND THE 790 FIRE, 10 MILES NORTH OF MT. McGLOUGHLIN IS NOW 90% CONTAINED, AND REMAINS AT 3,023 ACRES.
(Steve Lindsley-Oregon News Network) A fourth debate has been added, according to Governor John Kitzhaber’s campaign. The Oregonian reports Kitzhaber and Republican Dennis Richardson will debate October 10 at the Portland City Club. A fifth debate, proposed for Medford, has yet to be announced. Other debates are scheduled September 26 in Bend and September 27 in Eugene. The two will square off again in Portland on October 14. Meanwhile, the paper reports that Texas Governor Rick Perry will host a $1-thousand-a-plate fundraiser for Richardson in Lake Oswego on October 11th. The dinner will be held just four days before ballots start going out for the November 4th general election.
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LATEST FROM WEED, CA FIRE RELIEF - S. OREGON "FEED WEED" SUPPLIES ARRIVE!
I talk with relief worker Bob Delgado
Here's a shot of southern Oregon donations
And here's where they're going to store the donations - It's going to be a long haul for the folks in Weed.
COUNTY COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE SURVEY ANSWERS ARE HERE
(And boy, is it EYE-OPENING reading)
POSITION 1 between Tonia Moro (D), Rick Dyer (R) Curt Ankerberg (Libertarian) and Curt Chancler (non-affiliated)
Read Curt Chancler's Answers (NEW, added 09-19)
POSITION 3 between Kevin Talbert (Independent Part of Oregon) and Colleen Roberts (R)
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