Josephine County Sees Weapons Permit Boom

By Yessenia Anderson GRANTS PASS, Ore. — With only a handful of deputies on patrol, Josephine County residents are taking steps to ensure their safety. Officials say applications for concealed handgun licenses have nearly quadrupled in the last few months. The Sheriff’s Civil Office is now operating with one staff member who only works four … Continue reading »

Josephine County Sheriffs Office Rallying Records

By Yessenia Anderson GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The failure of a public safety levy decreased the number of deputies on the streets and now an overhaul to an empty records division is designed to streamline the paper work left behind. The Josephine County Sheriffs Office says they had actually been working on going paperless for … Continue reading »

Josephine County Levy Vote Verified

By Ron Brown GRANTS PASS, Ore. — It has been almost three weeks since Josephine County voters turned down a public safety levy. The impacts from that vote are now beginning to be felt in Josephine County with mass jail releases and layoffs in all public safety departments. On Friday, elections officials verified the ballot … Continue reading »