Local Veteran to Travel Nation

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Grants Pass veteran and his Volkswagen are getting ready to drive across the nation to help our country’s servicemen fight post-traumatic stress disorder. Scott Hicks is taking his green antique car to vet centers, war memorials and military bases to combat depression and loss of hope among military members. “I hate … Continue reading »

Trooper Shoots Dog After Attack

NEAR GRANTS PASS, Ore. — An Oregon State Police trooper shot and injured a dog while making an arrest Saturday morning at the scene of a disturbance at a residence near Grants Pass. On Saturday morning, Police responded to reports of a disturbance at the 5800 block of Fish Hatchery Road south of Grants Pass. … Continue reading »

Man Arrested After School Lockdown

MURPHY, Ore. — Keith Nehf tried to bring his granddaughter back to school after an orthodontist appointment, but came back to a school on lockdown. “We thought it was a drill, and then with more texting of her girlfriends and other students, we found out it wasn’t a drill, it was actually a lock in,” … Continue reading »

Law Enforcement Honor Fallen Officers

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Tuesday, all three law enforcement agencies in Josephine County came together to remember those who have lost their life while serving their community. Oregon State Police, Grants Pass Police and the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office honored the six county officers who have died since the county was formed. Interim Chief Landis … Continue reading »

Court Case Set to Rule on Dispensaries

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  One year moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries are now in effect in cities and counties throughout Oregon. Cave Junction is an exception. “The conflict between the state and federal law is a problem for municipalities, the city of Cave Junction and other counties,” said attorney Ryan Kirchoff who is representing Cave … Continue reading »

Fewer Tickets in Josephine County

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A handful of Josephine County commuters lined up at the court window Monday afternoon to pay  their traffic tickets, but officials said statistics show that  line is a little bit shorter than it’s been in years past. Mark Illingworth was on his way to work when he got pulled over. “I was … Continue reading »

Blue Slide Project Needs Volunteers

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — For two years, the blue slide project has worked to make the Parkside Elementary playground more accessible for all children. Now, the final phase is set to begin, and while all the funding is place, volunteers are needed to implement it. This June, half of the playground will be taken down … Continue reading »

Downtown Renovations Nearly Complete

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A nearly two-year downtown renovation project is coming to an end in Grants Pass. Over the next month construction crews will be putting the finishing touches on the 5th and H Street building. The roughly 90-year old building is being completely restored to make way for a restaurant, a tap house, … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Will End Jail Bed Rentals

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Since last summer, up to 30 jail beds for those arrested just in the city limits of Grants Pass have been reserved at the Josephine County Jail. Now, as officials prepare for next year’s budget, they said that funding won’t return. Last August, the days of cite and release ended in … Continue reading »

1st County Legal Counsel Race Set

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — For the first time, there is a race for Josephine County Legal Counsel and the two names on the May ballot will be familiar to voters. Steve Rich is the incumbent and has served as county legal counsel since 1994. Rich has always run unopposed and said in his years of … Continue reading »

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