Levy Would Add Jail Beds, Raise Taxes

GRANTS PASS — Another levy is on this May’s ballot to help fund the Josephine County Jail. While the sheriff said the additional funding would greatly help his office, some are residents against it. Just a couple of years ago, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office had 98 full-time employees. Friday, Sheriff Gil Gilbertson looked at … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Man Charged for Sex Abuse

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A 37-year old man from Grants Pass was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) on Tuesday for rape and sexual abuse allegations involving a female who was a minor at the time of the alleged offenses. At about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, OSP detectives arrested Joseph A. Calderon and lodged him … Continue reading »

Fire Destroys Two Structures in Merlin

MERLIN, Ore. — The Rural Metro Fire Department in Grants Pass started getting calls from concerned neighbors Monday around 9:15 p.m. that said they heard explosions and saw embers in the sky. When Rural Metro arrived at 4285 Quartz Creek Rd. at about 10:00 p.m., two structures were fully engulfed in flames on the same … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Dominates Rotary Relays

MEDFORD, Ore. – In the 60th edition of the Medford Rotary Relays at North Medford High School, it was Grants Pass that exerted its dominance over the track and field landscape in Southern Oregon. The Cavemen won both the boys’ and girls’ meets in impressive fashion. The Hidden Valley boys and North Valley girls won … Continue reading »

Decisions on Medical Marijuana

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass City Council voted unanimously at Wednesday night’s City Council meeting to enact a one year moratorium on dispensaries. The moratorium spans from May 1st, 2014 through May 1st, 2015. However, the Council also approved an ordinance to ban medical marijuana within City limits altogether. Therefore, even after the … Continue reading »

Woman Arrested for Medical Child Abuse

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Grants Pass woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon by officers from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety. The officers were serving an arrest warrant out of Multnomah County for a Katherine G. Parker, 44, who is being accused of coming up with an elaborate scheme to medically abuse her children. … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Stabbing Victim Dies

GRANTS PASS, Ore.– A man accused of stabbing another man is now behind bars facing murder charges. The victim passed away, Monday. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said Britt Bones and the victim were involved in some kind of fight Saturday night at the Red Rock Lounge. That is when police say Bones pulled … Continue reading »

Murphy Grocery Store to Reopen

MURPHY, Ore. — The Ray’s Food Place in Murphy closed a few months ago and ever since, residents say they’ve had to completely change the way they buy groceries. “You know, you look at the expiration date on your gallon of milk and ‘oops! It’s today,’ so you’re like ‘okay, fine,’ so you run into … Continue reading »

Kids Stay off Streets and On Track

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  At the Josephine County Fairgrounds Sunday were the BMX bike races. The River City BMX just got a new President, Bill Silva, and he said he is looking to organize future events to benefit the community. “We’re trying to do fundraisers for both the track and for the community, because it … Continue reading »

Man Fires Shots is Arrested

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Jeremy Joulsohn, 32, of Grants Pass was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers Monday night after he allegedly assaulted one man, pointed a rifle at his wife, and then fired multiple shots east of Grants Pass. Three OSP troopers responded to shots fired at about 8:30 p.m. in the 4600 … Continue reading »

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