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 »

Grants Pass Upholding City Ordinance

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  In order for a business to have a license in Grants Pass, it must operate legally at a federal, state and local level. Medical marijuana dispensaries will become legal in Oregon come March, but that doesn’t mean change is coming to Grants Pass. Grants Pass city councilors have reviewed the city’s ordinance … Continue reading »

Fire Training in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass fire crews began a special training for vehicle fires, thanks to a piece of equipment which travels around the state. A modified vehicle with fuel tanks controlled by the fire crews belongs to the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training and is making its first appearance in Grants … Continue reading »

Petitions Submitted for Public Safety

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine County residents are a step closer to voting again on a plan to restore public safety services. Nearly 2,500 signatures on petitions was delivered to the Josephine County Clerk’s Office Wednesday to put a safety levy on the May ballot, about 500 more than required. Elections workers are now checking … Continue reading »

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 »

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