Smith River Complex North update for September 25, 2023

Size: 94,508 acres (12,460 ac. in Oregon)Location: Grants Pass, ORCause: LightningContainment: 85%Start date: August 15, 2023Total personnel: 1,199 Resources: 26 crews, 6 helicopters, 29 engines, 8 dozers, 17 water tenders, 4 masticators, 1 Skid SteerToday’s Activities: Fire managers are monitoring the progress of the weather system that is predicted to[Read More…]

Good Shepherd Lutheran

Find Your Victory – Luke 10:1-19Today is a great time to be alive if you’re bad with direction because we have these little devices in our pockets – smart phones! – that communicate with computers floating around in outer space to give us pinpoint instructions on how to get from[Read More…]

Tales from the Rural Patrol

(Editor’s note: Factual information for ‘Tales’ is provided by the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed.) *Publisher’s Note: For decades, Illinois Valley News has published our unique version of the log entries from[Read More…]

Wildfire risk is soaring for low-income, elderly and other vulnerable populations in California, Washington and Oregon

Mojtaba SadeghBoise State University (THE CONVERSATION) As wildfires burn across the Western U.S., the people in harm’s way are increasingly those least able to protect their homes from fire risks, evacuate safely or recover after a fire.In a new study, we and a team of fellow wildfirescientists examined who lived[Read More…]

No. 10 Oregon slam brakes on Coach Prime’s ‘Cinderella story’ with a 42-6 rout of Colorado

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Turns out Colorado wasn’t quite ready for Oregon’s version of prime time.Bo Nix threw three touchdown passes and the No. 10 Ducks emphatically slammed the brakes on Deion Sanders’ “Cinderella story,” routing the 19th-ranked Buffaloes 42-6 on Saturday.The Ducks (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) were up 35-0 half[Read More…]

Classifieds – September 27, 2023

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Crawlies with Cri: Treble-bar moth

Treble-bar moth (Aplocera plagiata) This week’s crawly is a moth of many names. Meet the treble-bar moth (Aplocera plagiata), AKA the St. John’s wort inchworm, AKA the defoliating moth.Don’t panic! It’s a moth specifically imported for the sole purpose of defoliating, so it’s not a bad thing.By any name and[Read More…]