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 »

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 Onion  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 — When prohibition was repealed, Americans celebrated with a passion for beer that led to a big demand for one of the brew’s key ingredients… hops.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.

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