Matthew Goodnature Remembered

PHOENIX, Ore. — It was standing room only in the Phoenix High School auditorium as several hundred people attended Matthew David Goodnature’s memorial. On july 29th, Goodnature was on a break while he was working the launch fire. He decided to go on a walk, and apparently fell. Investigators found that Goodnature died of a … Continue reading »

Lorane Community Remembers Fire Chief

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Hundreds of Lorane community members are remembering the founder of their own fire department. Chief Joe Brewer died in his sleep in December. He was 84 years old. The auditorium at Cottage Grove High School was with around 400 community members Saturday afternoon, as those who knew Chief Joe Brewer paid … Continue reading »

Community Honors Jesse Trader

ALBANY, Ore. — An Albany firefighter was remembered Saturday after his life was taken too soon.  19 year-old Jesse Trader died Tuesday while in Southern Oregon battling the Big Windy Complex. He died when a water tanker he was driving flipped. The football field at West Albany High School was filled with family and friends … Continue reading »