CCO Helps Fund JoCo Public Health

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A local healthcare organization has stepped in to help save jobs and fund important services in the Josephine County Public Health Department. AllCare, a coordinated care organization based in Grants Pass, has committed $171,000 over the next year to Public Health. It will help keep three full-time nurses on staff for … Continue reading »

Josephine County Could See More Cuts

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine County is no stranger to budget cuts, but the county’s chief financial officer is proposing more reductions for the next fiscal year. These cuts could mean more layoffs and fewer services provided. Last year Josephine County made plenty of reductions with public safety and the criminal justice system. This week … Continue reading »

Money Woes For Josephine County

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Two of the most hard-pressed counties in Southern Oregon in the next fiscal year is likely to be Josephine and Curry counties. On Wednesday, Josephine County’s chief financial officer painted a less-than-optimistic view of the year ahead. In her annual mid-year budget review, Rosemary Padgett told commissioners that while most county … Continue reading »

Public Safety Funding Talks Continue

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A former Oregon legislator wants to find ideas to help fund cash-strapped Oregon counties. Kevin Mannix met with a citizens group in Grants Pass on Tuesday to discuss plans to find more money for public safety. One item being talked about would divert lottery funds to the county sheriff’s office. Those … Continue reading »

Josephine Co. To Recruit Volunteers

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — After severe cuts in Josephine County law enforcement, volunteers are needed to help keep people safe in the county. The sheriff’s volunteers unit is organizing neighborhood watch units in different areas of Josephine County, in the hopes of keeping people safe in the community, and they are looking for help. To … Continue reading »

Insurance Impact On Josephine County

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Several months have passed since the Josephine County Sheriff’s Department reduced its staff due to county budget constraints. Home insurance companies in Josephine County say there has been no impact on rates so far from reduction of presence of the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office. Insurance agent Deanie Manning with Hart Insurance … Continue reading »