Commissioners Plan to Leave Options Open

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — It’s a complex process with many hypothetical questions and moving parts, but Josephine county leaders said they are taking the needed steps to make sure they have all options open when it comes to recreational marijuana. Should it pass, Measure 91 would not allow counties to put a tax or fee … Continue reading »

Rain Pours on Onion Mountain Fire

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Rain continues to fall on the OnionĀ  Mountain Fire and the National Weather Service in Medford estimates the amount of rain that has fallen in the past day is equivalent to 20,000 bucket drops. Containment is officially listed at 80% but fire officials believe the end has come. “This rain, it … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Hop Harvest

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — When prohibition was repealed, Americans celebrated with a passion for beer that led to a big demand for one of the brew’s key ingredients… hops. And Southern Oregon jumped on the bandwagon with a number of hop yards being re-established. Several were in the Grants Pass area, and others in the … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, Sept. 12th

North Medford beats Canby in a battle of two top ten 6A teams. South Medford improves to 2-0 with a win over Lake Oswego. Grants Pass crushes Newberg to also move to 2-0. Move scores and highlights from around Southern Oregon.

Police Arrest a Wanted Felon at Motel

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A special weapons and tactics team helped get a wanted felon out of his Grants Pass motel room. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said it followed a tip to the Travelodge Motel on Vine Street. That’s where they said Eddie Correia Jr. was staying. About a week after serving … Continue reading »

Transient Arrested After Assault

GRANTS PASS, Ore.– Grants Pass Police said they arrested the man who severely injured another man’s eye, Monday. Martin Olillia is a transient now facing charges for assault, unlawful use of a firearm, and felon in possession of a firearm. Grants Pass Police said they responded to an apartment complex on Redwood Highway for reports … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, September 5th

The 2014 premiere of the Friday Night Blitz features key matchups at all levels. Highlights include Fortuna/North Medford, South Medford/Sunset, Ashland/Klamath Union, South Albany/Eagle Point, Cascade Christian/Henley, Lakeridge/Sheldon and Bandon/Rogue River.

Several Arrests in Josephine County

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Several people are behind bars and three stolen vehicles have been recovered. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety says the arrests go back to a drug investigation. Detectives say they served a search warrant on Mina Lane in Josephine County, where they detained 9 people and recovered three stolen vehicles. … Continue reading »

McGinnis Wins Labor Day Regatta

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Summer doesn’t officially end for three more weeks, but Labor Day is sort of that reminder that Fall is quickly approaching. It’s the last holiday of the season, and it’s the last hydroplane race of the Cal-Ore season. The Wild River Labor Day Regatta on the Rogue River. There’s really three … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Contact With a Juvenile

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division arrested a Grants Pass man on Thursday following an investigation into unlawful sexual contact with a female juvenile. Nathaniel Scott Thatcher, age 29, was arrested at his home on the 700 block of Plumtree Lane in Grants Pass. Thatcher was booked into the Josephine County … Continue reading »

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