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 »

City Council Accepting Applications

MEDFORD, Ore. — There’s a face missing from the Medford City Council, literally. Instead of a portrait, there’s an application. “Well, it’s logical,” retired city councilman, Al Densmore, laughed. That’s because Al Densmore is calling it a career after 30 years of public service. “It’s time for someone else to step up and take the … Continue reading »

City Projects May be Cut for Jail Beds

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — City council is looking to sign a half a million dollar contract to rent more jail beds from the Josephine County jail. Councilors are looking to cut several city projects if they go through with the contract. One of those projects to cut is the Fruitdale Creek trail. For trail users, the … Continue reading »

Councilors to Decide Plan for Jail Beds

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The city council is considering a contract to rent jail beds, which would cost around 500 thousand dollars. Monday afternoon, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety laid out a plan to the city council. The department is looking to rent 30 jail beds from the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office. If councilors move … Continue reading »

Pub Plans on Old Shenanigan’s On Hold

MEDFORD, Ore. — A business owner says the city of Medford has a ploy to keep him from opening up a pub. The Medford City Council is forwarding a letter to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission recommending a denial of Jeff Rahenkamp’s liquor license for the former Shenanigan’s building. Rahenkamp is the former owner of … Continue reading »

New Public Housing to Come to Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two areas in Medford will likely be home to a new public housing development thanks to a recent agreement between the city council and the Medford Urban Renewal Agency, or MURA. While it isn’t final, the move is a big step in putting an end to over a year of heated debate. … Continue reading »

GPAR Meeting Friday at City Council

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — It was standing room only in the Grants Pass City Council Chambers today for the 16th annual Grants Pass Association of Realtors (GPAR) meeting. The conference brings together community and political leaders to brief real estate agents on the state of the city of Grants Pass and Josephine County. Sheriff Gil … Continue reading »

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