Counties Meet for Public Safety Summit

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Sheriffs, commissioners, and other leaders from five southern Oregon counties are meeting to find ways to help fund public safety. Representatives from Jackson, Josephine, Curry, Douglas and Coos counties met at the Jackson County Sheriff’s office Tuesday for the second of five summits scheduled to find solutions to public safety problems. … Continue reading »

Commissioners Talk Property Taxes

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Juvenile services in Josephine County is one of many programs that could get a boost if voters approve a district property tax. There will be one more meeting on the topic before it’s expected to make it onto Josephine County’s May ballot. A standing-room only crowd gathered for hours on Friday, … Continue reading »

Josephine County Funding Finalized

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – More criminals will be prosecuted and face jail time in Josephine County, now that funding from a federal timber payment extension is finalized. After long discussion on how to best allocate a federal timber payment extension, county commissioners made the decision to move it toward public safety. Thursday morning, Sheriff Gil … Continue reading »