Second Annual Airport Days

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass is preparing to host some aviation fanatics this weekend. Saturday is the Second Annual Airport Days. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Grants Pass Airport will showcase vintage and custom airplanes and their remote controlled high-flying acrobatics. This year, helicopters and drone demonstrations are joining in on the … Continue reading »

Library Ballot Measure Coming this Fall

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Despite being opened for limited hours every week, the four branches of Josephine Community Libraries are seeing increased membership every month. This fall, voters will decide if more funding will be given to help expand service and hours. Triple digit temperatures didn’t stop Josephine Community Library card holders from waiting for … Continue reading »

Rural Metro Fire Gets Equipment Upgrade

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Rural Metro Fire Department in Josephine County has purchased new equipment and say they are one of the first departments in the country to have the new technology. The new self-contained breathing apparatus that fire crews use when fighting fires or performing rescues are twenty years newer than their current … Continue reading »

Death Investigation in Josephine County

NEAR GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Oregon State Police is investigating a suspicious death after a body was found in a remote area near Grants Pass. Troopers responded to reports of the body around 3:30 Friday afternoon at a small section of creek on Demaray Drive. The body was identified as 43-year old Johnny Hamlin. Hamlin … Continue reading »

Court Case Set to Rule on Dispensaries

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  One year moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries are now in effect in cities and counties throughout Oregon. Cave Junction is an exception. “The conflict between the state and federal law is a problem for municipalities, the city of Cave Junction and other counties,” said attorney Ryan Kirchoff who is representing Cave … Continue reading »

Volunteers Could Help Solve Cold Cases

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A few Josephine County sheriff’s cars sat empty at the sheriff’s office Monday afternoon. “At this point I have one working deputy on the road, that’s it,” said Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson. Sheriff Gil Gilbertson said cold cases, particularly property crimes, have stacked up and now it’s time to think … Continue reading »

Petitions Submitted for Public Safety

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine County residents are a step closer to voting again on a plan to restore public safety services. Nearly 2,500 signatures on petitions was delivered to the Josephine County Clerk’s Office Wednesday to put a safety levy on the May ballot, about 500 more than required. Elections workers are now checking … Continue reading »

Arrests in Major Narcotics Investigation

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A major narcotics investigation by the interagency Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) team led to the arrest of four people and the seizure of drugs, firearms, and stolen property. Over two pounds of heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana were seized, and Oregon State Police say the heroin seizure alone is described as … Continue reading »

Logger Found Dead in Josephine County

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The body of a logger was found on Thursday afternoon in Josephine County. He was an independent logger with 25 years’ experience. Steven Straube was working alone on a piece of property east of Grants Pass. His friend had contracted Straube to log on the private 240 acre piece of land. … Continue reading »

Family of Fatal Crash Victim Speaks Out

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A driver responsible for hitting and killing two Josephine County men is still on the run. Back in October, a driver hit Jared Houston and his friend, killing both of them. Houston’s mother says there doesn’t seem to be any movement in the case and she says OSP admits their resources … Continue reading »

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