Sheriff Candidates Face Budget Issues

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office has gone through major budget cuts over the past few years. Now, the three men running for sheriff say they’ll need to address those issues head on. Grants Pass Police Officer Dave Daniel and Josephine County Sheriff’s Deputy Ed Vincent are challenging Sheriff Gil Gilbertson in … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Will Pay to Rent Jail Beds

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Despite some questions about the price tag, the Grants Pass City Council voted pay more than $1 million to rent beds in the Josephine County jail. Wednesday night, the council voted 7-1 in favor of the plan, in which the city will rent a total of 30 jail beds. City police … Continue reading »

Curry County Braces For Cuts

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is bracing for cuts, due to budget shortfalls. It’s a similar situation to what happened in Josephine County earlier this year. They expect everything from releasing prisoners and cutting patrol hours, to answering fewer calls. The Curry County Sherrifs Office has reached out to the Jackson … Continue reading »

Josephine County Sheriff’s Office Closing Down

By Bryan Navarro GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The layoffs have already started; by going into effect today, the sheriff’s office is able to actually save $200,000, which it will find a way to turn into boots on the ground. In the basement of Josephine County Sheriff’s Office, the doors are starting to close; Friday at … Continue reading »