Curry County Faces Severe Budget Cuts

GOLD BEACH, Ore. — John Ward is already facing many tough decisions in his new position as Curry County Sheriff, the first of which is deciding whether or not to close the jail. Curry County, like many Oregon timberland communities, is no longer receiving millions of dollars in federal subsidies. Commissioners told Sheriff Ward the … Continue reading »

Curry County Sheriff to Step Down

GOLD BEACH, Ore. — After a long fight against budget cuts, and with resources in his department dwindling due to lack of funding, Curry County Sheriff John Bishop said he can’t physically handle it anymore. Bishop announced his is stepping down as sheriff, citing the stress of the funding crisis. Over the past few years, … Continue reading »

Counties Meet for Public Safety Summit

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Sheriffs, commissioners, and other leaders from five southern Oregon counties are meeting to find ways to help fund public safety. Representatives from Jackson, Josephine, Curry, Douglas and Coos counties met at the Jackson County Sheriff’s office Tuesday for the second of five summits scheduled to find solutions to public safety problems. … Continue reading »

Law Workshop In Josephine County

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A day-long video conference is bringing together county leaders from all over Oregon to discuss how to pay for law enforcement. A roomful of people gathered at the Josephine County Commissioners conference room, including attorneys, commissioners and Sheriff Gil Gilbertson. One of those speaking was Curry County Sheriff John Bishop who … Continue reading »