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 »

Bus Route to Link Grants Pass & Medford

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Some Grants Pass residents depend on the bus routes to get to and from work or school. Now there’s a possibility a route could expand down I-5 into Medford. Riders got off the bus in Grants Pass Tuesday afternoon, headed in a variety of directions. “Work, doctor’s appointments, any other appointments, … Continue reading »

New Cardiology Clinic Set to Open

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Providence is expanding services to Josephine County for the first time. Patients will no longer have to commute to Medford to see a cardiologist. This May, a new cardiology clinic will open in Grants Pass on Northwest Hawthorne Street. Basic services for heart health will be offered, and some patients may … Continue reading »

Fundraiser to Help Kids in Foster Care

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Royal Family Kids is preparing for a fundraiser this Saturday and all of the proceeds will go to a new program to help children in foster care. For nearly 10 years, Royal Family Kids has provided a week long summer camp for local children in foster care. Now, the organization will … Continue reading »

Volunteers Could Help Solve Cold Cases

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A few Josephine County sheriff’s cars sat empty at the sheriff’s office Monday afternoon. “At this point I have one working deputy on the road, that’s it,” said Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson. Sheriff Gil Gilbertson said cold cases, particularly property crimes, have stacked up and now it’s time to think … Continue reading »

Time Ticking For Business to Open

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Dave Griess talked things over with his contractor Friday afternoon, with only a few weeks left before his business must open. He and his family finally have the green light to open after months of uncertainty and a change of location. “About January they knew we were interested and they called … Continue reading »

8 Week Program Helps Children With Grief

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Over the next eight weeks, families with children will meet in a support group at the Lovejoy Hospice in Grants Pass to receive special support in dealing with the death of a family member or loved one. The group named Lovejoy’s Treehouse has two session every year and helps guide children … Continue reading »

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