Grants Pass to Discuss Exclusion Zone

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The City of Grants Pass will talk about the possibility of enforcing an exclusion zone law. The city plans to not only look at what Ashland is doing with its enforcement, but will review other city policies across Oregon. Council members have a few ideas, but are waiting to get input … Continue reading »

Bins Accepting Clothes to Help Mission

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Men’s Gospel Rescue Mission in Grants Pass needs your extra clothes and shoes to help the former homeless. The organization is giving out bins where community members can put out in front of their business. Staff are asking residents to drop off clothes. Those items are sold at the organization’s … Continue reading »

Peak Season for Illegal Hunters

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — This is the time when illegal hunting is at its peak across Southern Oregon. At the Oregon State Police office in Grants Pass, game troopers work on large poaching cases every year. Right now, they anticipate their work to start picking up again. The general rifle season has ended, which means … Continue reading »

Police Train with Mock Pursuits

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Grants Pass Police are testing their skills in a mock pursuit training this week at the Jackson County Sports Park. The department is setting up several obstacles on the road. Officers will have to go around cones avoid certain barriers and work with spike strips. Police will also be tested on … Continue reading »

Voters to Decide on Public Safety

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Several police and fire crews in Grants Pass could soon be laid off. This November, voters will decide whether to fund a tax levy specifically for Grants Pass police and fire. This tax is what the city of Grants Pass already has in place, but it’s going to expire this coming … Continue reading »

School District May Opt Out of ESD

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass schools are considering leaving the regions Education Service District. The district provides special ed, technical, and other services to local schools. Among the many services an Education Service District provides, the biggest is special ed. If Grants Pass opts out, they’ll have to handle that on their own, but the … Continue reading »

Walk Planned for Public Safety Levy

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Tonight, a group is coming together to voice support for the criminal justice system in Grants Pass. Supporters are planning to walk through the heart of Grants Pass. They’ll be marching from the Newman United Methodist Church to Henderson’s Chevron Gas Station on A Street. At that point, around 6 p.m., … Continue reading »

Stolen Vehicle Retrieved With Facebook

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — One Grants Pass man loses his prize four-wheel drive, but solves the crime using social media. Through Facebook, the victim not only found his SUV, he helped police track down another stolen vehicle. The four-runner was stolen sometime last Friday night; a thief drove it off the lot. David McKenzie parked … Continue reading »

Out & About: Bear Creek Salmon Festival

Art Along the Rogue, Grants Pass The streets of Grants Pass are coming alive with color and sound this weekend. The heart of downtown Grants Pass is the canvas for the two-day art along the Rogue Festival. Come see how chalk art street painters transform city sidewalks and walls into works of art. Many of … Continue reading »

Man Arrested at Courthouse for Fake Guns

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Grants Pass man didn’t get very far inside the Josephine County Courthouse building Thursday.  Police say he was at the courthouse to attend a hearing for a stalking order but his clothing and the items in his hands struck panic in many people. Police ended up citing Bryan Thompson for disorderly … Continue reading »

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