Josephine County Moratorium Set

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A one year moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries will be put in to place in Josephine County on May 1st. The decision was made Wednesday morning with a 2-0 vote because Commissioner Cheryl Walker was absent. Commissioner Keith Heck said the moratorium buys them time to figure out exactly what to do … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Will End Jail Bed Rentals

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Since last summer, up to 30 jail beds for those arrested just in the city limits of Grants Pass have been reserved at the Josephine County Jail. Now, as officials prepare for next year’s budget, they said that funding won’t return. Last August, the days of cite and release ended in … Continue reading »

Finalists Announced for Angel Conference

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Five startup companies will compete for a $200,000 grand prize investment at the 2014 Southern Oregon Angel Investment Network Conference. Organizers announced the five finalists at the Jefferson Grapevine event Wednesday evening. Each company will make a business pitch to a group of local investors at the conference on April 30th. Four … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Gear up for Wildfire Season

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire crews across the Rogue Valley are gearing up for another, possibly intense fire season.  Fire departments are dusting off their wildland firefighting gear, and the Oregon Department of Forestry already has crews hard at work. Fire danger is at low right now, but that will be changing within the coming months.  … Continue reading »

Drought Causes Lime Prices to Rise

MEDFORD, Ore. — Droughts in the United States and Mexico are squeezing lime prices sky-high. Restaurants across the Rogue Valley are being impacted by the recent lime price increase. Elements in downtown Medford said it has seen the price of a shipment of limes triple just in the past month. The owner said he still … Continue reading »

Huddleston Guilty on All Counts

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Jackson County Jury says a Medford man is guilty on all counts.  Sentencing will be Thursday morning. Jury deliberations lasted more than seven hours before the verdict was handed down. Huddleston was found guilty of 10 counts, including murder, and solicitation to commit murder, for his efforts to hire two men … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Man Charged for Sex Abuse

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A 37-year old man from Grants Pass was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) on Tuesday for rape and sexual abuse allegations involving a female who was a minor at the time of the alleged offenses. At about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, OSP detectives arrested Joseph A. Calderon and lodged him … Continue reading »

Ashland Drought Plans

ASHLAND, Ore.– In anticipation of drought conditions, the City of Ashland is taking action now to reduce water use over the next several months. They City and the Parks Department, “will not plant trees, shrubs or annuals starting now through the summer season,” said City Administrator Dave Kanner. “Other than a few shrubs and trees that … Continue reading »

Man in Serious Condition After Crash

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — A Jacksonville man is in serious condition at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland after he was injured in a head-on crash Tuesday morning.  According to Oregon State Police, at about 4:45 a.m., a 2002 Volkswagen bug driven by Paul Sage, 47, of Jacksonville, was heading west on Highway 238 … Continue reading »

Ashland Food Bank Offers Home Delivery

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Ashland Emergency Food Bank is now offering home delivery for anyone who cannot physically come to the bank to pick up food. The program is specifically geared toward the elderly, handicapped, or people without transportation. The new program began on March 1, and officials at the food bank say they have … Continue reading »

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