Jails Face High Health Costs for Inmates

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Local jails already facing budget problems are now dealing with the high cost of health care for inmates. Jail officials say a single inmate can cost a county tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills. On Wednesday, Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson pulled three heavy files from his desk, dropping … Continue reading »

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 »

Sheriff Turns to Neighborhood Watch

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The lack of federal timber money is at the center of several budgeting problems in Southern Oregon. Local law enforcement is making its voice heard in the debate over the region’s failing timber industry. Sheriff Gil Gilbertson says federal oversight of timber lands is to blame for the county’s underfunded law … Continue reading »

Fatal Crash Near Grants Pass

NEAR GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A 20-year old Josephine County woman is dead following a rollover crash on a mountain road near Grants Pass on Sunday. A spokesman for Rural-Metro Fire Department says their crews and Sheriff Gil Gilbertson responded to the accident on Granite Hill Road. Sabrina Kasiah was thrown from a vehicle that … Continue reading »