Crawlies with Cri: by Christy Solo

It’s time to revisit and learn more about a crawly we met several years ago. Meet the forest alligator lizard (Elgaria multicarinata multicarinata). The forest alligator is a southern alligator lizard and contrary to their name, they live all along the Pacific Coast.Northern alligator lizards live in the same area,[Read More…]

Good Shepherd Lutheran

Our Good SamaritanA lawyer asked Jesus, “Teacher, what do I have to do to inherit eternal life? Jesus’ surprising response was essentially, “You’re the expert. You tell me.” The lawyer knew the Law, so he stated the bottom-line: “Love God with your whole being and love your neighbor as yourself.”[Read More…]

Owner of Gene Brown Road bust cries foul

According to a press release from Oregon State Police, July 6, the Southwest Region Drug Enforcement Section team served an illegal marijuana search warrant in the 300 block of Gene Brown Road in O’Brien.The Gene Brown Rd property is owned by 450 Brown Road LLC whose registered agent is Reginald[Read More…]

County ready for fight to fund patrols

With an absence of administrative actions, the Board of Josephine County Commissioners moved quickly to public comments at its July 6 weekly business session, held at the Anne G. Basker Auditorium in Grants Pass.First, though, the commissioners honored some long-time employees for their years of service.These employees were: David King[Read More…]


Mary L. Paul, 74, died Jan. 13, 2022. She is survived by her husband Gary D. Paul Sr and three children, Heather Merrill, Gary D. Paul Jr., and Christopher Paul; and her sister Ann Crist. She has 11 grandchildren and three-great grandchildren. Mary was born in California and moved to[Read More…]

Josephine County commissioner to host law enforcement forums

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Josephine County Commissioner Herman Baertschiger will host a series of law enforcement forums throughout the county beginning July 11. The first forum will take place at 6 p.m. July 11 at Wild River Pizza, 249 North Redwood Highway in Cave Junction. The second will be 6[Read More…]