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Fuel system planned for I.V. Airport

Construction excise fees were increased to benefit Grants Pass School District 7 at the Sept. 21 Board of Josephine County Commissioners’ weekly business session.The GPSD7 board voted to increase these fees in the fall of 2016, but the governments of Grants Pass and Josephine County were not notified of this[Read More…]

Feedback on teacher vaccine mandates sought

Feedback on Teacher Vaccine Mandates   The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has received a petition to repeal OAR 333-019-1030, which is related to COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Teachers and School Staff.    You are invited to submit written comments on the rule and petition to repeal. Comments may be filed[Read More…]

Today in History: The Associated Press

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2022. There are 122 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Aug. 31, 2010, President Barack Obama ended the U.S. combat mission in Iraq, declaring no victory after seven years of bloodshed and telling those divided over the war in[Read More…]

Biscuit Fire Anniversary

Biscuit Fire – Originally ran in Aug. 7, 2002 edition of the Illinois Valley NewsFire dragon starts to run, but danger lurks: I.V. blesses, thanks firefighters by Sherri Hopper A week after the Tuesday, July 30 public meeting during which fire officials stood before residents of Illinois Valley and requested[Read More…]

State Forester announces next steps for statewide wildfire risk map

August 4, 2022 | Climate change, News releases, Wildfire Cal Mukumoto, Oregon State Forester and Director of the Oregon Department of Forestry, issued the following statement today: Oregon’s wildfire environment has changed significantly in the past decade. Climate change is bringing us hotter, drier summers and historic levels of drought,[Read More…]

SB 762 Defensible Space Code meeting set

  The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal has announced a series of town hall meetings to talk about the 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Code (SB 762), its development, timelines, and upcoming opportunities for community input.   The OSFM has been working through a process with the Oregon Defensible Space[Read More…]