WEB EXTRA: Gold Hill Councilor Statement

GOLD HILL, Ore. – The four Gold Hill city councilors at risk for recall all submitted letters of justification that qualify them for a special vote next month. Monday at 4:30 p.m. was the deadline for the councilors to either submit a statement of justification or resign from their positions. Lorraine Parks, Gus Wolf, Margaret Dials, and Doug … Continue reading »

Open Carry Ordinance Scrapped in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — A plan to restrict open carry of loaded guns in Ashland was thrown out Tuesday night by the Ashland City Council. Councilors have been discussing the ordinance, but at Tuesday night’s meeting decided that it was an “unenforceable law” and therefore scrapped it entirely. It was voted 5 to 1 to trash … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Councilors at Risk for Recall

GOLD HILL, Ore. — A group of Gold Hill residents is fuming after city council members approved ordinances allowing a medical marijuana dispensary to open in the city limits on a 4-2 vote. On Friday morning, about eight people went to the city hall to file to have the four city council members who voted in … Continue reading »

City Explores Options for Jail Beds

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Since August, the city of Grants Pass has rented up to 30 jail beds in an effort to cut down on the number of offenders who are cited and released. That contract will end on July 1st and now city officials are looking for ways to keep those jail beds open. … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Discusses Dispensary Laws

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Tensions were high at Monday night’s Gold Hill City Council meeting as the council discussed new ordinances to potentially allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. Two ordinances passed first readings on 4-2 votes and if they are passed at the second readings, a dispensary could open up as early as next … Continue reading »

Greenery Patients Concerned with Closure

PHOENIX, Ore. — Phoenix city officials are ordering The Greenery to shut down by Friday or face legal action. City officials say The Greenery has been illegally operating as a dispensary for months and passed an injunction to have The Greenery closed. Owners and supporters of The Greenery met Monday night to discuss what they … Continue reading »

Ashland To Make Decision on Normal Ave.

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland City Council is another step closer to making a decision about what to do with the land surrounding Normal Avenue. The nearly 100 acres being discussed is located between East Main Street between Clay Street and Walker Avenue. Ashland officials say the area will not change drastically for several years, but the … Continue reading »

Jacksonville Fire Keeps 24 Hour Schedule

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Jacksonville Fire Department will continue to offer full 24 hour protection to Jacksonville residents. The city council approved the hire of a new employee that saved the department from having to cut their hours by as much as half. If the new staff would not have been approved, the department would be … Continue reading »

Time Ticking For Business to Open

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Dave Griess talked things over with his contractor Friday afternoon, with only a few weeks left before his business must open. He and his family finally have the green light to open after months of uncertainty and a change of location. “About January they knew we were interested and they called … Continue reading »

Decisions on Medical Marijuana

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass City Council voted unanimously at Wednesday night’s City Council meeting to enact a one year moratorium on dispensaries. The moratorium spans from May 1st, 2014 through May 1st, 2015. However, the Council also approved an ordinance to ban medical marijuana within City limits altogether. Therefore, even after the … Continue reading »

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