Illegal Marijuana Grows in Curry County

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — Illegal medical marijuana grows in Curry County were shut down, after complaints from local residents. Last week, police were given consent to search a home on South Chetco Road. Police say Bruce McHenry had several medical marijuana cards on file, but there were more plants than allowed for those patients. On … Continue reading »

Dispensary Laws Delayed in Curry County

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — Medical marijuana dispensaries will not be allowed to move into Curry County for one year. The county is looking at a moratorium to examine how to allow them. Development directors say they will take one year to examine laws regulating where the dispensaries will go and how businesses are operated. State … Continue reading »

Public Safety Summit in Curry County

GOLD BEACH, Ore. — County leaders from across Southern Oregon are looking at new ways to help counties struggling to pay for public safety. Sheriff’s, commissioners, and district attorneys are meeting in gold beach this weekend. Some of those attending the summit include all three Jackson County Commissioners, Josephine County Commissioner Simon Hare, and Josephine … Continue reading »

Man Accused of Starting Grass Fire

NEAR LANGLOIS, Ore. — Police arrested a Curry County man late Friday afternoon, accusing him of starting a fire on dry grass along the ocean shore in the Langlois-area. Witnesses told police that 20-year-old Andrew Berntsen set the grass on fire with a lighter and then fled to a nearby home when he was unable … Continue reading »

Fraud Suspect Faces Sentencing

PORT ORFORD, Ore. — The man who confessed to burying his father under a trailer is waiting for his sentencing. Police say Corey Starks’s father died of natural causes back in 2010, and after his death and hidden burial, Starks continued to cash in his father’s Social Security checks. Back in March of this year, … Continue reading »

Curry County Looks at Levy Aftermath

GOLD BEACH, Ore. – Tueday’s defeat of a 3.2 million dollar public safety levy for Curry County has county officials facing some tough decisions. The chairman of the Curry County Board of Commissioners says competing money measures on the ballot, including a hospital bond and police measure in Port Orford, may have scuttled the county’s … Continue reading »

Curry County Public Safety Levy Fails

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — After a disappointing Election Day for Curry County public safety, the state may have to get involved. Curry County voters decided not to pass a measure to raise 3 million dollars for the sheriff’s office. It called for 134 dollars per 100,000 dollars of assessed property value. 58% of voters said … Continue reading »

Drowning at Blossom Bar Rapid

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — A Class IV rapid on the Rogue River has claimed its second victim of the summer. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a man drowned at Blossom Bar on Wednesday afternoon. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office says 66-year-old Steven Boyd, from Walla Walla, Washington, was thrown into the water and hit … Continue reading »

Missing Man Found in Curry County

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — A 97-year-old man is recovering after spending 29 hours stuck down an embankment in Curry County, The family of Bill Sweet of North Bend called police when he didn’t return home after spending time at his Agness cabin. Last night, a deputy noticed some grass disturbed alongside the road known as … Continue reading »

Curry County Rejects Public Safety Levy

GOLD BEACH, Ore. — Election results are being finalized and counties disappointed by the failure of money measures are figuring out what to do next. Curry County’s hopes for help from voters to maintain minimum public safety services were dashed on Election Night when voters turned down a 5-year levy by a 56 to 44 … Continue reading »

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