Author: Daniel Mancuso

Life in the Valley of Riches

The newspaper you are reading is the last one the Medford Mail Tribune will print for us. After 11 years, nearly 575 editions of the Illinois Valley News later, they have quit printing newspapers and have gone all digital.While we have fixed the problem by finding a new printer, there[Read More…]

Feedback on teacher vaccine mandates sought

Feedback on Teacher Vaccine Mandates   The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has received a petition to repeal OAR 333-019-1030, which is related to COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Teachers and School Staff.    You are invited to submit written comments on the rule and petition to repeal. Comments may be filed[Read More…]

Life in the Valley of Riches

On Friday, Sept. 16, late in the afternoon, I received an email from our newspaper print staff at the Medford Mail Tribune, stating they were going to go all digital and shut down their press operations at the month’s end.They gave me two weeks’ notice to find a new printer,[Read More…]

Crash on 199 kills 1

On Aug. 10, at 4:55 p.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on US 199 near milepost 6. Preliminary investigation revealed that a southbound Ford F-550 pickup operated by, Robert Clair, age 31, from Grants Pass, crossed the center line of the highway[Read More…]

State Forester announces next steps for statewide wildfire risk map

August 4, 2022 | Climate change, News releases, Wildfire Cal Mukumoto, Oregon State Forester and Director of the Oregon Department of Forestry, issued the following statement today: Oregon’s wildfire environment has changed significantly in the past decade. Climate change is bringing us hotter, drier summers and historic levels of drought,[Read More…]

Life in the Valley of Riches

I just had a guy, maybe 40, come in and ask why we were stopping the print product. While he smelled the paper. He said, “You can’t get this smell from a computer screen.” I laughed and replied, “You can’t swat a fly with a computer either.”Over the past month,[Read More…]

SB 762 Defensible Space Code meeting set

  The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal has announced a series of town hall meetings to talk about the 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Code (SB 762), its development, timelines, and upcoming opportunities for community input.   The OSFM has been working through a process with the Oregon Defensible Space[Read More…]