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Jefferson Exchange | October 15, 2013
10:39 am
Tue October 15, 2013

When Letting The Forest Burn Is The Best Option

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Kerry Metlen talks about fires and how they help forests.

Fire helped create the forests of our region, but we've spent more than a century working very hard to stop fires from either starting or spreading. 

That has changed in recent years, but it's not an overnight process. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 11, 2013
10:21 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Keeping The Heat In The Kitchen Where It Belongs

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Kitchen safety tips from the Oregon Fire Marshal's office.

When outdoor cooking season arrives, we get the standard warnings about barbecue safety.

Now that the weather has most of us cooking indoors again, we'll hear about the things to keep in mind as we heat food under the roof. 

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Long Hot Summer
4:21 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Fire Season Ends In Southwest Oregon

The Douglas Fire Complex in the early days of the firefight.
Credit NASA.gov

Fire season ended at last in most of Southern Oregon.

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) dropped the fire danger to LOW at the stroke of midnight on Tuesday, September 24th. 

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Jefferson Exchange | September 16, 2013
2:19 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Fire/Smoke Relief For Small Businesses

The Jenny Fire, part of the Big Windy Complex, and the Rogue River.
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SBA's Kevin Wynne explains who is eligible for disaster loans after the summer fires and smoke.

The summer fires in Josephine and Douglas counties damaged few structures.

But they put a huge dent in the tourism business, especially during the time the Rogue River was closed to rafting. 

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