Fire scorches inside of home on 8th Street
A volatile fire scorched the inside of a home at 840 N.E. 8th Street in Grants Pass at approximately 10:00 p.m. Saturday.
Winter Returns to Mountains
The recent dry and unseasonable warm weather will come to an end tonight according to a winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service
Jackson County Voters to Decide on Levy Creating Heritage District.
Jackson County voters will be asked to approve a levy in 2014 to create a Rogue Valley Heritage District to raise more than $800,000 annually.
ODF Controlled Burn
The Oregon Department of Forestry is planning a controlled burn of 20 acres of B.L.M. land today. The area is the T-Lime sale located five miles north of Cave Junction in the Reeves Creek Road area.
School Exclusion Day is Wednesday
The Josephine County Public Health Department is alerting parents and guardians that immunization exclusion letters are being sent out indicating the child’s vaccine record needs to be updated or the child needs to be vaccinated. Children will not be able to attend school or child care starting February 20th if their records or file shows missing immunizations.
Council Workshop Features Candidate Interviews Tuesday
The Grants Pass City Council workshop, scheduled for Tuesday morning in council chambers because of the Monday holiday, will feature candidate interviews.
President’s Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on Washington’s actual birthday, February 22nd, the holiday became known as President’s Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, creating more three day weekends for workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Lincoln and others, President’s Day is now viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. Presidents.
Crater Renaissance Academy Likely Closed for the School Year
A large portion of Crater High School in Central Point will remain unusable for the remainder of the school year after a water main broke last weekend and flood the school.
Providence CEO Accepts V.P. Position with Kaiser Permanente
Tom Hanenburg, Chief Executive Officer of Providence Health and Services in Jackson County, announced he will leave Medford in mid-March to become senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Permanente in the greater southern Alameda County area.
President’s Day Gives Many a Long Weekend
Monday is President’s Day, an official Monday holiday, originally commemorating Lincoln’s birthday, February 12th, and Washington’s birthday, February 22nd.
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