Friday Mar 7
Rough & Ready Lumber to reopen in Cave Junction with $5 million government funding deal
A Southern Oregon mill that shut down a year ago has secured a $5 million government funding deal to restart operations.
Medical marijuana in Oregon: Which cities and counties ban dispensaries?
Twenty-one Oregon cities have rules in place that effectively ban medical marijuana facilities, according to data provided to The Oregonian by the League of Oregon Cities.
Unsolved deaths in Josephine County: Commenters weigh in
The Oregonian's story Monday about three unsolved deaths in Cave Junction has generated a range of reader comments and opinions.
Unsolved Josephine County deaths illustrate small-town crisis borne of law-enforcement cutbacks
A pickup, speeding through an October night on a road just outside of this southwestern Oregon town, slammed into Jarred Houston, 21, and Robert Calvin, 41, killing them both.
Medford Mail Tribune
Serial bank robber who sought money for medical bills gets 16 years in prison
A Gasquet, Calif., man who said he robbed banks to pay his medical bills was sentenced Thursday in a Grants Pass courtroom to more than 16 years in prison, but not before he complained about the sentence and how he had treated his victims well.
Sleep on top of a mountain in a fire lookout
Bolan Mountain Lookout sits in a remote section of the Siskiyou Range in Southern Oregon.
Medford Mail Tribune
Introductions: A man and his bike
Let's face it. I'm addicted to dirt. On the street, it's variously called mud, earth or soil, but it's the same stuff.
Mountaintop perches for rent
Bolan Mountain Lookout is not an easy place to find. Tucked deep in the Siskiyou Mountains straddling the Oregon and California border, it requires driving southeast of Cave Junction, navigating a series of unmarked forest roads and ascending a rocky, narrow, cliff-edge access road to reach the 6,242-foot destination.
America's Greatest Newspaper Crime Blotter
CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. - Sitting in the Junction Inn restaurant and lounge, this reporter picked up a copy of the Illinois Valley News to go with his cheeseburger and discovered what is quite possibly the best crime blotter in American journalism.