Updated at 3:22 PM

The Oregon Gulch fire, burning in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument east of Ashland, continues to grow rapidly, threatening as many as 170 structures. Multiple outbuildings have been destroyed by the flames, though the homes on the previously-evacuated Copco Road stretch were spared, said public information officer Don Hickman.In roughly 24 hours, the fire has surged from its original reported size of 10 acres to more than 11,000, rolling through forest and...

Updated Aug 1, 2014 at 12:46 PM

The Oregon Gulch fire has grown to 11,000 acres and is moving south toward Copco Lake in California and east toward Grizzly Mountain on the Jackson/Klamath county line, according to an Oregon Department of Forestry spokesman.

Updated Aug 1, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Denise Rowlett was ready to go Thursday afternoon.

Posted Aug 1, 2014 at 8:35 AM

A wildfire that started in the Greensprings area Thursday and gained explosive momentum over the course of a few hours continues to burn toward Klamath County and Northern California.

Updated Aug 1, 2014 at 7:30 AM

A new exhibit in Ashland features diverse sculptures ranging from sea urchin-like forms, to obsessive assemblages of strips of paper rolled into spools, to whimsical, friendly animals.

Updated Aug 1, 2014 at 7:24 AM

Southwest Oregon's largest wildfire of the year torched about 5,300 acres and an unknown number of structures by nightfall Thursday with little sign of slowing down.

Updated Aug 1, 2014 at 7:00 AM

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Posted Aug 1, 2014 at 2:00 AM

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Posted Aug 1, 2014 at 2:00 AM

People should stay out of Ashland Creek near the children's playground area in Lithia Park, the Ashland Parks and Recreation Department warned Thursday.

Posted Aug 1, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Like many people residing on the south end of the Bear Creek drainage, Troy Ferguson was entranced by the dozens of lightning strikes pounding the surrounding hills Wednesday evening.

Updated Jul 31, 2014 at 11:35 PM

GRANTS PASS — The Medford Mustangs opened the 2014 American Legion AAA state tournament with a well-rounded effort against the Salem DeMarini Dirtbags on Wednesday at Agnew-Lytle Field.

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