Josephine County Moratorium Set

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A one year moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries will be put in to place in Josephine County on May 1st. The decision was made Wednesday morning with a 2-0 vote because Commissioner Cheryl Walker was absent. Commissioner Keith Heck said the moratorium buys them time to figure out exactly what to do … Continue reading »

Fire Destroys Two Structures in Merlin

MERLIN, Ore. — The Rural Metro Fire Department in Grants Pass started getting calls from concerned neighbors Monday around 9:15 p.m. that said they heard explosions and saw embers in the sky. When Rural Metro arrived at 4285 Quartz Creek Rd. at about 10:00 p.m., two structures were fully engulfed in flames on the same … Continue reading »

Baby Book Donations Needed

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — “Baby’s First Book,” a new program aimed at getting baby books into the hands of parents with newborns kicked off Monday, but donations are still needed. The Asante Foundation has teamed up with Josephine Community Libraries to give parents a book with ideas of ways to read to their baby every … Continue reading »

1st County Legal Counsel Race Set

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — For the first time, there is a race for Josephine County Legal Counsel and the two names on the May ballot will be familiar to voters. Steve Rich is the incumbent and has served as county legal counsel since 1994. Rich has always run unopposed and said in his years of … Continue reading »

Bus Route to Link Grants Pass & Medford

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Some Grants Pass residents depend on the bus routes to get to and from work or school. Now there’s a possibility a route could expand down I-5 into Medford. Riders got off the bus in Grants Pass Tuesday afternoon, headed in a variety of directions. “Work, doctor’s appointments, any other appointments, … Continue reading »

New Cardiology Clinic Set to Open

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Providence is expanding services to Josephine County for the first time. Patients will no longer have to commute to Medford to see a cardiologist. This May, a new cardiology clinic will open in Grants Pass on Northwest Hawthorne Street. Basic services for heart health will be offered, and some patients may … Continue reading »

Josephine County Voters’ Pamphlet Out

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — The Josephine County Voters’ pamphlet for the May 20, 2014 Primary Election is officially out and posted to the County Clerk’s website.  The last day to register to vote or change your party affiliation for the Primary Election is April 29th. Ballots are scheduled to be mailed to the registered voters of … Continue reading »

Murphy Grocery Store to Reopen

MURPHY, Ore. — The Ray’s Food Place in Murphy closed a few months ago and ever since, residents say they’ve had to completely change the way they buy groceries. “You know, you look at the expiration date on your gallon of milk and ‘oops! It’s today,’ so you’re like ‘okay, fine,’ so you run into … Continue reading »

Kids Stay off Streets and On Track

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  At the Josephine County Fairgrounds Sunday were the BMX bike races. The River City BMX just got a new President, Bill Silva, and he said he is looking to organize future events to benefit the community. “We’re trying to do fundraisers for both the track and for the community, because it … Continue reading »

Man Fires Shots is Arrested

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Jeremy Joulsohn, 32, of Grants Pass was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers Monday night after he allegedly assaulted one man, pointed a rifle at his wife, and then fired multiple shots east of Grants Pass. Three OSP troopers responded to shots fired at about 8:30 p.m. in the 4600 … Continue reading »

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