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 »

Food Bank in Need of Donations

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County Food Bank is asking families to dig into their pockets and their garden to provide food for families in need. Information on ways to donate has been mailed out to Josephine County residents. Officials said the holidays are the peak time of year for canned food donations, but … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Kidnapping Investigated

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A kidnapping is under investigation in Grants Pass this weekend. Police say a woman was kidnapped at knife point from a 7-Eleven on 6th Street at around 6 p.m. Saturday. Police say Daniel Dawson forced the woman to drive to a residence on Greenwood Avenue. Officers with the Grants Pass Department … Continue reading »

Domestic Assault in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – One man has been arrested and one woman has been hospitalized after a domestic disturbance early Sunday morning in Grants Pass. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS) patrol officers responded to 1402 Cherry Lane just after midnight on Sunday, after officers were advised that the woman was seeking refuge at … Continue reading »

Dispute Could Be Headed to Court

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A dispute over the location of a new low income housing complex is headed to an appeals committee and possibly to court. Just across the street from the Maple Park townhomes are empty lots and the Housing Authority of Jackson County is hoping those will become options for low income housing. … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Revisits Dispensary Options

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Last month, the city of Grants Pass made a decision to not allow medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits. Now, they are revisiting the issue, but only to clamp down even harder. Grants Pass resident and medical marijuana card holder David Fantone uses edible marijuana items to relieve pain. He said … Continue reading »

Flying Lessons in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Spring flying lessons are starting up at the Josephine County Airport. Flight courses as well as ground courses are being offered for anyone interested in getting their pilot’s license. The ground school is starting up on March 29th. Flight instructors say people will learn basic rules, regulations, and navigation techniques. “Its … Continue reading »

Mental Health Help for Kids Gets Boost

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — More than half a million dollars in grants are coming to a southern Oregon organization that helps kids with a diagnosis of a  mental health illness. Kairos, which used to be known as SOASTC, is in Grants Pass. It will now have $275,000 dollars from the Ford Family Foundation and $250,000 from … Continue reading »

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