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Evans Creek Dams Torn Down in Next Month

1Two irrigation dams, out of intended use for the better part of 30 years but regarded as major impediments to migrating fish, may both be removed from Evans Creek by next month. Wimer Dam, located nine miles from Evans Creek's confluence with the Rogue River, was dismantled last week, while Fielder Dam, which is just three miles from its meeting with the Rogue, should be demolished next month. The Fielder Dam demolition had to wait at least a month while a land use appeal was underway. The order came down from a Jackson County Hearings Officer on July 10. Evans Creek is regarded as an important spawning tributary of the Rogue, aschinook and coho salmon, summer and winter steel-head, and cutthroat trout, suckers and (Subscribe for full story)


Hannon to be Arraigned Friday

Murder suspect Matt Hannon is to be arraigned onJuly 31. On July 18, Hannon, 28,was arrested by Jackson County Sheriffs Office (JCSO) detectives for the alleged murder of Frank Morgan Wheeler, 48. Wheeler was discovered in a driveway along the 14000 block of East Evans Creek Rd. sometime, dead from stab wounds reportedly sustained in a fight with Hannon. Detectives found Hannon (Subscribe for full story)


Fire Danger Now Extreme

Just as weather forecasters stated that the Rogue Valley would be hit with triple digit temperatures, officials have risen the fire danger level to extreme. As of Tuesday,12:01 a.m., the following goes into effect: • Chain saw use will be prohibited between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Chain saw use will be permitted at all other hours, if the following firefighting equipment ispresent with each operating saw: one axe, one shovel, and one 8-ounce or larger fire extinguisher. In addition, a fire watch will be required at least one hour following the use of each saw. • The cutting, grinding and welding of metal will be prohibited between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. These activities will be permitted during other hours if conducted in a cleared area and if a (Subscribe for full story)




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