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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…]

Today in History: The Associated Press

Today is Wednesday, July 13, the 194th day of 2022. There are 171 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On July 13, 2013, a jury in Sanford, Florida, cleared neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman of all charges in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the Black teenager whose killing unleashed[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…]

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…]

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…]

Parks board makes decision on splash
pad color scheme

The Parks and Recreation board members met on Thursday, July 7th, to discuss specifics around the color scheme for the new renovations that are scheduled for development at Jubilee Park. Although they were down a member and the meeting itself was somewhat informal, important decisions were still discussed and made.Those[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…]