Residents Plan to Appeal Housing

GRANTS PASS, Ore. –   Dozens of lots have sat empty at the Maple Park townhome development after initial plans of nearly 90 units. The city has approved plans for subsidized housing to fill in these lots, and residents hope city council will reconsider. “We expected more of the same. We didn’t expect low income housing … Continue reading »

Burglary Turns Into Death Investigation

  GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Behind the caution tape outside at Innovative Woodworx LLC, Oregon State Police are gathering evidence on how an attempted burglary turned into a death investigation. “It was a burglary in progress that got interrupted. At some point before officers could respond, the suspect that was inside had some sort of … Continue reading »

Four People Injured in Traffic Crash

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Four people were injured this morning in a two-vehicle traffic crash south of Grants Pass. The crash happened at around 8:30 a.m., when an Oregon State Police trooper was flagged down by a passing motorist who reported the crash at the intersection of Highway 199 and Redwood Vista Lane near milepost … Continue reading »

Man Saved from House Fire

GRANT PASS, Ore. — A Grants Pass home is damaged, but the man living in it is safe after residents say they helped him get out. Emergency crews responded to the call on the 1600 block of Hamilton Lane just before 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Rural Metro Fire crews contained it to one bedroom of … Continue reading »

Sobering Center Proposed for Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass could soon be getting a sobering center for those found intoxicated and disorderly. On Friday, the city council heard arguments from a board of private citizens raising money for the project. The Grants Pass Sobering Center is being proposed by a board of private citizens, who are also raising … Continue reading »

New Veterans Clinic to Open

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A new V.A. clinic is set to open later this spring and when the doors open, vets in Grants Pass will no longer have to travel to White City for services. A building is being renovated for a larger, more accessible clinic to veterans in Grants Pass and throughout the county. … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Police Reach Out to Parents

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass Police are reaching out to parents, saying you can’t stop what you don’t know. The free seminar will address boozing, doping, smoking, clothing & synthetic drugs. Their hope is that parents can prevent alcohol and drug abuse if they know the warning signs, new slang terms, and other indicators … Continue reading »

Local Brewer Hopes for Zoning Change

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Wednesday night a decision at a meeting with the Grants Pass planning commission brought one local business one step closer to expanding into a tap room. The growlers are ready to go and the brewing is on going, but the dream of opening a store front in downtown Grants Pass is … Continue reading »

Robbery Investigated in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police are investigating a robbery that took place at a shop in Grants Pass on Friday morning. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety responded to a report of an armed robbery at 9:44 a.m. on Friday. The robbery was reported at the News and Smokes shop on 1330 NW 6th Street. … Continue reading »

Josephine County Library Fundraising

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine County community libraries are in a frantic end-of-the-year rush to raise operating money for the rest of the year. The community library receives no funding from the county general fund, so for the last few years has been on its own, seeking grants and donations from families, individuals and businesses. … Continue reading »

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