County Roads Suffer From Limited Funds

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — A new study shows maintaining and repairing Oregon’s county roads is going to take additional revenue. The study was conducted by the County Road Program of the Association of Oregon Counties. The study concludes revenue and expenditure forecasts over the next five years show a 54 percent annual shortfall for county road departments. … Continue reading »

More Deputies on the Streets

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Recent funding in this year’s Public Safety budget is allowing the Josephine County Sheriff’s Department to add more employees. On Monday, four veteran Sheriff’s Deputies, recently working in the jail, were back out in patrol cars. These deputies will be working 12 hours a day five days a week patrolling the … Continue reading »

Jackson County District 9 Budget Plans

EAGLE POINT, Ore.–  Jackson County District 9 is making final preparations for next year’s budget. While they are keeping a close eye on enrollment, they are also taking on some new initiatives to bring some kids back into the district. Last year, the district says there were about 400 kids in the area who were enrolled … Continue reading »

Josephine County Holds Budget Town Hall

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. – As Josephine County turns down another public safety levy, two lawmakers are meeting with voters to discuss other options. Representative Wally Hicks and Senator Herman Baertschiger held a town hall meeting in Cave Junction Saturday morning. The two discussed a House Bill that would allow the Governor to declare a public … Continue reading »

Medford School District Plans for Budget

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford School District is finishing up the public input phase of its budget process, before next week when the budget committee will vote on next years budget. The district says about 50 parents came to Tuesday night’s meeting at Roosevelt Elementary. School District officials say the budget has no cuts and because … Continue reading »

Citizens Show Support in Patrol Car Pull

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Josephine County residents pull a Sheriff’s patrol car over a mile by rope, as a way to show their support for the county’s criminal justice system. The event was put on today by Securing Our Safety, a citizen-run organization to support law enforcement. They pledged their support and tax money to … Continue reading »