School District No. 7 Board approves controversial book
The Grants Pass School District No. 7 Board during their Tuesday meeting voted to approve a controversial book that the Curriculum Council did not recommend for use in the English Department.
ODF Corrals Grays Creek Fire at a Quarter Acre
A small fire, 3 miles south of Murphy, was quickly contained and extinguished Monday evening when the Oregon Department of Forestry dispatched three engines and a dozer.
Commissioners vote on approval of 2014-15 fiscal year budget
The Josephine County Commissioners during their Weekly Business Session at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday in the Anne Basker Auditorium are set to vote on the approval of the 2014-15 fiscal year budget.
U.S. Forest Service raises fire danger level in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
The U.S. Forest Service has raised the fire danger level to high in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest due to the presence of extremely dry and flammable vegetation.
ODF & Rural Metro Respond to Smoke Plume in Grays Creek Area
The Oregon Department of Forestry and Rural Metro have responded to the Grays Creek area out the Williams Highway to the report of a small white smoke plume.
Concerts in the Park Kicks Off Tuesday Night
The Matt Hill Band will kick off a new season of Concerts in the Park at 6:30 Tuesday evening in Riverside Park. The band won the Britt Battle of the Bands last summer and opened for Martina McBride. Their music has been compared to Crosby and Stills and Ray Charles.
City Council decides to look further into adult business nuisance regulation
The Grants Pass City Council during their Monday workshop decided to look further into nuisance regulations for adult businesses.
Josephine County Employment Increasing
Josephine County total payroll employment rose by 500 in May. The goods-producing industries of construction and manufacturing added 60 and 70 jobs, respectively. Retail trade gained 50 jobs over the month, 40 of those in food and beverage stores. Health care and social assistance, as well as other services gained 20 jobs in May.
Sunday Public Safety incidents
A 15-year-old female skateboarder hit her head when she fell crossing Caveman Bridge and she was transported by ambulance to Three Rivers Medical Center for treatment.
Ashland Council Begins Outline of Pot Dispensary Rules
The Ashland City Council is laying out preliminary rules for medical marijuana dispensaries while a temporary moratorium is in place
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