Walker Response to Recall Petition

COMMISSIONER CHERRYL WALKER’S STATEMENT ABOUT THE FILING OF POTENTIAL RECALL For more than a dozen years there has been a small group of disgruntled people who have tried to intimidate public officials and citizens from public participation in Josephine County meetings.  Their mode of operation has been name calling and making disparaging comments about private … Continue reading »

Health Building Expanding to Meet Demand

   MEDFORD, Ore. — Scattered across nine buildings along East Main Street in Medford, the Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services will soon be under one roof. “Just for efficiency, for better use for our staff, better use of their time so they’re not running around so on and so forth, and for … Continue reading »

Josephine County Holds Candidate Forum

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  Josephine county voters have the opportunity to vote for one of nine candidates running for a county commissioner seat this May. The first candidate forum was held in Grants Pass on Wednesday night, allowing the public to hear from each person about key issues facing the struggling county. Most questions focused on … Continue reading »

Klamath Sheriff’s Office Faces Cuts

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A packed house filled the room for the budget hearing for the sheriff’s office Thursday afternoon.  Many of the public commenters thought cuts to the sheriff’s department would lead to bigger problems. Sheriff Frank Skrah and his team met before Thursday’s budget hearing crunching numbers and seeing exactly what they need … Continue reading »

Commissioner Strikes Deal With County

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Airport is about to grow by about two acres. Jackson County Commissioner John Rachor is an experienced pilot and has a hangar on about two acres of land just outside the airport. Since he no longer has a helicopter and only has an airplane, he has no access to the … Continue reading »

Ideas to Save Libraries Proposed

MEDFORD, Ore. — This morning more than fifty people turned out for a public hearing with the Jackson county commissioners and each speaker shared ideas on how to fund the county’s fifteen libraries. Input was taken for more than an hour and although not everyone had the same ideas for how to fund the library, … Continue reading »

County Commissioner Returns to Work

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Josephine County Commissioner is back on the job after being hospitalized for blood clots, Commissioner Keith Heck returned to the office this week. He had felt chest pains last Thursday and was later admitted to the hospital. Doctors discovered a blood clot in his leg and in a lung. Heck … Continue reading »