Simon Hare Issues Public Apology

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine County Commissioner Simon Hare has issued a public apology for sending lewd texts to two young women using someone else’s phone. The issue first came to light when the father of one of the women read the text messages out loud during a public meeting in front of the Josephine … Continue reading »

Commissioner Accused of Lewd Texts

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine County Commissioner Simon Hare is addressing accusations that he took a woman’s phone and used it to send lewd text messages to her 18-year-old daughter. The accusation were brought up by Doug Deakins, during a commissioners meeting on Wednesday morning. Deakins is father to the 18-year-old and uncle to the … Continue reading »

Timber Panel Gives Options to Lawmakers

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — The governor’s special panel to address county timber payments says it has come up with options to help counties, logging, and the environment. In October, Governor John Kitzhaber put together a special panel of county leaders, timber companies, and environmental groups to try to solve the issue of reduced O & … Continue reading »