RRFD: Traffic Collision, Strike Team To Camp Fire
The Rogue River Fire District responded to a traffic collision involving three vehicles last Wednesday, and a number of RRFD firefighters have joined a strike team fighting the devastating Camp Fire in California. According to Chief Jim Price, RRFD crews responded to a reported traffic collision along Savage Creek Road’s 100 block. “It was a mess,” he said. “Given what happened, it’s lucky that no one was killed.” The Oregon State Police reported that sometime after 4 p.m. Nov. 8, a vehicle was traveling southbound when it crashed into a dump truck. The dump truck was then pushed into another vehicle. The dump truck and other vehicle’s drivers were not injured. However, the driver of the southbound vehicle com-plained of neck pains and was transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center. Price said AMR provided the transport. The OSP reported that the driver, Kelcey Cummins, 31, Grants Pass, also appeared visibly intoxicated (Subscribe for full story)
SBWC Meeting Scheduled For This Thursday
The Seven Basins Watershed Council will be hold-ing a planning committee meeting this Thursday, in response to the Nov. 2 meeting held in Gold Hill.
“You can say there was a certain amount of fallout from that meeting,” board member Alan Ragsdale said. “This meeting is focusing on possible options the SBWC could take.” Over the last few weeks, a number of watershed stakeholders including former SBWC board member Shayne Maxwell have voiced concerns over a planned merger with the Applegate watershed council. Maxwell and other stake-holders packed the Gold Hill Library’s conference room during that Friday evening meeting and made it clear to SBWC coordinator Gail Perrotti, who has been pushing for the merger, that they did not want it to happen. Watershed stakeholders are wor-ried that they will lose control of their watershed should such a merger happen. “Perrotti is quitting the SBWC and is moving,” Maxwell said. "She's leaving, so, why should she be (Subscribe for full story)