Law Enforcement Train in Traffic Stops

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training is working with a wide variety of agencies from all over, trying to make traffic stops safer for police in a three day workshop in Southern Oregon. When police pull someone over, that person may be cooperative, in a medical crisis, or … Continue reading »

OSP Releases Names in GP Fatal Crash

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon’s fatal traffic crash involving a motorcycle and sport utility vehicle that occurred southwest of Grants Pass.   According to police, a 2000 Nissan Xterra sport utility vehicle, driven by George Griffin (49) from Grants Pass, was travelling northbound on Demaray Drive turning … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, October 10th

Grants Pass beats North Medford in a battle of undefeated teams to take control of the Southwest Conference. Ashland comes back to beat Crater 18-17 to stay perfect on the season. South Medford bounces back with a win over Roseburg. Mazama continues to roll through the Skyline Conference.

New Bus Route Already Growing Numbers

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Rogue Valley Commuter Line, linking Grants Pass to Medford, has been up and running for a few weeks but interest has already increased and they’re halfway to their goal of 100 boardings a day. For some passengers, a bus ride is a place to kill time while on the way … Continue reading »

Sheriffs Highlight Partnerships

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters has been serving as sheriff for longer than both Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson and Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah have been in office. Gilbertson said Winters was great to work with and highlighted the importance of neighboring counties work together in times of need. “We’ve … Continue reading »

Moment of Silence for Domestic Violence

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Tuesday, a couple dozen Josephine County residents paused for a moment of silence in honor of those who have lost their lives to domestic violence. October is national domestic violence awareness month and outside the county court house Tuesday afternoon, a bell rang 44 times and 44 flags were planted in … Continue reading »

Police Clean Up Downtown Streets in GP

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass Police officers are patrolling the streets looking in inlets to make sure no transients are calling the inside home. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety officers are conducting the sweeps during all hours of the day, but especially in the early morning hours when most of the transients are … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, October 3rd

Not much drama on this week’s Friday Night Blitz as North Medford crushes Thurston, Grants Pass shuts down South Medford, Ashland blows out Churchill, Springfield all over Eagle Point, Mazama takes out Henley, North Valley over Phoenix, Klamath Union over Hidden Valley and Oakridge beat up on Rogue River.

Measure 17-63 Seeks to Ban Pesticides

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. –  Josephine County voters will decide whether or not to drastically change pesticide use in the county. The measure, initiated by the Freedom from Pesticides Alliance, will ban all pesticides used by government and corporate agencies. Measure 17-63 asks voters if widely used pesticides by large agencies should be outlawed in the county. … Continue reading »

Impact of Marijuana on Youth

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The effects of marijuana on kids and teens was the center of a community discussion Thursday. This is the third forum held in Grants Pass for parents and other members of the public to ask questions and receive answers from national experts about marijuana use among the youth. The biggest concerns … Continue reading »

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