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Active fire in Illinois Valley
July 29, 2014 10:15 am

Jackson County officials report that there is an active fire Tuesday morning in the Illinois Valley, off Reeves Creek Road and Highway 199.
Crews reportedly have a fireline around 70 percent of the perimeter. 
Oregon Department of Forestry, Illinois Valley Fire Department, Josephine County Sheriff's Office, Jackson County and additional resources are fighting a quick moving blaze.
Road Closures at this time are limited to Reeves Creek from Highway 199 to South Shore Drive.
Reeves Creek Road runs northeast of Highway 199 between Kerby and Lake Selmac, north of Cave Junction on the way to Grants Pass.
Union: No confidence in superintendent
July 25, 2014 09:38 pm

The Brookings-Harbor School District union is demanding the school board immediately place Superintendent Brian Hodge on administrative leave, saying teachers and staff “overwhelmingly supported” a vote of no confidence in his ability to lead the district.

“We can’t go through what we did last year,” said Terri Poponi, president of the Brookings-Harbor Education Association (BHEA).

On Friday, school board chair Katherine Johnson said the board cannot place Hodge on administrative leave until an ongoing investigation into the complaints is concluded.


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