Fire Season Funding Deferred to 2014

MEDFORD, Ore. — Smoke filled the Rogue Valley and complex fires engulfed southern Oregon in what was the most costly fire season in Oregon. State representatives met Friday to try and figure out how to cover tens of millions of dollars. “We’re about 40 million short, roughly, right now on what we owe versus what … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, November 15th

The OSAA football playoffs are already in the 2nd round and only seven Southern Oregon teams remain. Four of those teams were in action tonight. Highlights from the Friday Night Blitz include Oregon City/North Medford, Grants Pass/Tigard and Ashland/Roosevelt.

Woman Trying to Contact Family

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines last week, the only thing on the mind of Dorina Bates- Dereus is her family. “I’ve been checking my Facebook, I’ve been calling I stay up until 1a.m. to try to figure out. I’ve called the Philippines, all the numbers I have in my phone … Continue reading »

Recall Effort to Begin Wednesday

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — One activist who has been vocal in his opposition to this November’s ballot measures was excited both that the measures were defeated, but also because it was a landslide which he said sends a loud and clear message. This might just be the beginning. An effort to have a total recall … Continue reading »

Vagrancy Down through Team of Officers

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The rented jail beds through the Josephine County jail are helping a special team of officers in Grants Pass reduce vagrancy problems. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety says its Nuisance Intervention Team or NIT is one of the most successful ideas its launched for the city. The team of police … Continue reading »

Jail Beds Filling Up to Maximum Limit

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police are filling up Josephine County jail beds reaching the contract’s maximum limit almost every day. The city is paying a million dollars to rent up to 30 jail beds through the county.  Since then, the community and police are seeing a big difference. The city is using between 26 and 30 jail … Continue reading »

U.S.D.A. Inspections Not Impacted

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — While the government remains shut down in Washington D.C, Taylor’s Sausage Inc. in Cave Junction is still up and running. Owner Terry Taylor said initially he thought the inspectors would be impacted by the federal shut down, but the position is deemed essential. “They are actually working on kind of an … Continue reading »

Summit Explores Solution to Opioid Abuse

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Dozens of community members turned out for an Opioid Impact Summit at Grants Pass High School Thursday night. Among the presenters was Rebecca Peterson who lost her son to an opioid overdose three years ago. “His blood was a virtual pharmacy and so was his apartment,” said Peterson. The impact summit … Continue reading »

Emergency Plan Helps Catch Burglar

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  A family and their belongings are safe after a man attempted to burglarize their home Saturday afternoon. Fourteen-year-old Ally Gregg and her 12-year-old brother stayed home while their mom went to the grocery.  Shortly after she left, Gregg heard several knocks on the front door. When she looked outside, she saw … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, September 20

Friday Night Blitz from September 20. North Medford pulls the upset of the year in defeating defending state champion Sheldon. Other highlights include Grants Pass at Crater, South Medford at South Eugene, Roseburg at Thurston, Ashland at Churchill, Eagle Point at Springfield and Klamath Union at Yreka.

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