Victim in Deadly Crash Identified

NEAR HUGO, Ore. — Investigators are releasing new information regarding a deadly crash in Josephine County. The crash happened Monday night on the 1,500 block of Three Pines Rd., near Hugo. Investigators said they received reports of a woman who had been run over by a vehicle. When they arrived, troopers found 52-year old Cheryle … Continue reading »

Josephine County Backs Off Pot Ordinance

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County Board of Commissioners is not approving an ordinance regulating marijuana and marijuana products. It would have regulated and imposed a 10 percent tax on the production, transportation and transfer of marijuana and marijuana products. The ordinance also had proposed anyone involved in using or handling marijuana or marijuana … Continue reading »

Walmart Purse Theft Arrest

Grants Pass, Ore.– Two people are behind bars for stealing a woman’s purse in the Wal-Mart parking lot earlier this month. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said a woman called in to report the theft around 9 a.m., January 7th. They said the woman was unloading her bags into the trunk of her … Continue reading »

Sheriff Dave Daniel Ready for Duty

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Newly elected Sheriff, Dave Daniel won the November elections with 56 percent of all votes in his favor. On Monday, he was sworn into office and is officially taking over. “Well it’s exciting, it’s time for change, something a little bit different, maybe a different vision in the Sheriff’s office,” said … Continue reading »

A Heart for Fostering: The Process

  GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care.  According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents.  In Josephine County, DHS statistics show 76% of … Continue reading »

A Heart for Fostering: The Parents

  GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care.  According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents. The goal of foster care is always to … Continue reading »

A Heart for Fostering: The Children

GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care.  According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents. “Many families want young children and there is no … Continue reading »

Local Unemployment Rate Ticks Down

MEDFORD, Ore. – Total payroll in Jackson County rose by 1,630 in October, dropping the local unemployment rate nearly one full percent from the same time last year. According to a new report from the State of Oregon Employment Department, the new seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Jackson County is 8.5 percent, down from 8.6 … Continue reading »

Josephine County Increases Rural Patrol

Grants Pass, Ore. — At the request of Sheriff  Gil Gilbertson, the Josephine County Board of County Commissioners had agreed in June during the 2014/2015 budget season to allocate and additional $655,000 to the Sheriff’s Office in order to increase Rural Patrol Coverage for the residents of Josephine County. The goal was have patrol 12 … Continue reading »

Lottery Funding Could See Changes Coming

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Voters may soon get to decide if millions of dollars of lottery funds should be state controlled.  Securing Our Safety is a group of citizens dedicated to restoring public safety in Josephine County. Members are proposing a measure, to allow 50 percent of state-controlled lottery dollars to be county-controlled instead. The … Continue reading »

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