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 »

Ashland Evaluates Dispensary Regulations

ASHLAND, Ore. — One neighborhood in Ashland is relieved after the city passed a temporary marijuana dispensary moratorium at the city council meeting last night. Several residents on Williamson Way were concerned with talks of a medical marijuana dispensary opening just yards away from their homes. Since the building that was requested falls in a … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Revisits Dispensary Options

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Last month, the city of Grants Pass made a decision to not allow medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits. Now, they are revisiting the issue, but only to clamp down even harder. Grants Pass resident and medical marijuana card holder David Fantone uses edible marijuana items to relieve pain. He said … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Upholding City Ordinance

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  In order for a business to have a license in Grants Pass, it must operate legally at a federal, state and local level. Medical marijuana dispensaries will become legal in Oregon come March, but that doesn’t mean change is coming to Grants Pass. Grants Pass city councilors have reviewed the city’s ordinance … Continue reading »

Central Point to Vote on Dispensaries

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Beginning on March first, legalized medical marijuana dispensaries will open their doors throughout Oregon after House Bill 3460 was signed into law last year.  Last week, the Central Point city council passed a resolution acknowledging the upcoming change and added some extra restrictions. The resolution will go to a second reading … Continue reading »

Residents Plan to Appeal Housing

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —   Dozens of lots have sat empty at the Maple Park townhome development after initial plans of nearly 90 units. The city has approved plans for subsidized housing to fill in these lots, and residents hope city council will reconsider. “We expected more of the same. We didn’t expect low income housing … Continue reading »

Local Brewer Hopes for Zoning Change

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Wednesday night a decision at a meeting with the Grants Pass planning commission brought one local business one step closer to expanding into a tap room. The growlers are ready to go and the brewing is on going, but the dream of opening a store front in downtown Grants Pass is … Continue reading »

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