Local Family Revels in Home Track

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Emilio Guerrero is the owner of El Patron Restaurant in Grants Pass. He is also the owner of horses. Plus, he trains them, and his brother Jose rides them. On Sunday, the Guerrero brothers combined for two wins at the Grants Pass Downs. Afterwards, Emilio spoke about the pressure of competing … Continue reading »

“Operation Dry Water” in Effect

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Sgt. Shawn Richards said his message for staying safe out on the water is simple. “All we ask is that whoever’s operating the boat, whether it be a raft or powerboat, be a sober driver,” said Sgt. Richards. He says 22 people were arrested for B.U.I.I.’s last year a number right … Continue reading »

Controversial Book Will Be Allowed

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Over the past few weeks, Grants Pass School Board members have had some homework of their own, as they read through the award winning book “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” Tuesday, school board members voted 4-1 to allow the book in English classes next year. 230 pages and … Continue reading »

Fireworks Restrictions

MEDFORD, Ore. — Legal firework sales will continue through July 6th, but where and when you can set them off depends on where you live. No fireworks can be set off in Ashland at all. The lone exception is the display that will take place on the Southern Oregon University athletic field. In Grants Pass, … Continue reading »

PBA Returns to Southern Oregon

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Medford hosted the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour each year from 2002-2009. However, since then the PBA has been noticeably absent from Southern Oregon. That changed this weekend as the PBA50 Tour, featuring the best bowlers 50 and over, makes its stop at the Caveman Bowl in Grants Pass. The tournament … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Fireworks Will Go On

  GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Fireworks will be flying high in the air again this year at the public firework display in Grants Pass, but the city needs help to make it happen. The fireworks at the fairgrounds have been going on for decades, but did not happen in 2011 or 2012 due to funding … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Approves More Fees For Jails

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass City Council unanimously voted to pass an ordinance increasing utility fees to residents and businesses to pay for more jail beds on Wednesday night. The new fee will bring in $972,000 to purchase more jail beds in the Josephine County Jail. At the meeting, there was little opposition … Continue reading »

Free Safety Inspections For Senior Homes

MEDFORD, Ore. — Home Instead Senior Care says 85 percent of seniors over the age of 65 have done nothing to prepare their homes for aging, and is now trying to change that. The Making Home Safer for Seniors program is offering free home safety checks to anyone who want to have their home, or … Continue reading »

Crews Train for Wildfires in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Officials say current fire conditions in southern Oregon aren’t typically seen until late July. Now that fire danger has moved to high, Rogue Valley Task Force 1 continues wildfire training. Red tape marks the path of a simulated fast moving fire in a Grants Pass neighborhood. “We came over, we were … Continue reading »

Oregon Schools Buying Local Food

Jackson County, Ore. — Oregon schools are leading the nation in percentage of the food budget spent on local foods. Results from the first ever USDA farm to school census showed that Oregon schools are directing about 24 percent of their food budgets to purchase local food. In the Rogue Valley, several school districts buy … Continue reading »

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