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 Felony Animal Neglect 

INCIDENT DATE: September 26, 2022  REPORTING DEPUTY: Detective Sergeant Henrich  CASE NUMBER: 22002115                        DETAILS: On September 21, 2022, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the business location for Pawsitive K9 Solutions located on 6th Street in Grants Pass. During that warrant, thirteen neglected dogs were located that had[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, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2022. There are 101 days left in the year.Today’s Highlights in History:On Sept. 21, 1981, the Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination of Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first female justice on the Supreme Court.On this date:In 1792, the French National[Read More…]

County addresses outdated zoning classification

The Sept. 14 Board of Josephine County Commissioners’ weekly business session took place at Anne G. Basker Auditorium in Grants Pass.The meeting kicked off with a public hearing to consider a zoning change to a property that currently houses the Grants Pass Over-Niters RV park.Tami Smith of the JoCo Planning[Read More…]

Nifty Tidbits: by Chuck Rigby

Originally printed in the Nov. 6, 2002 edition of the Illinois Valley News Two of our children and five of our grandkids live in Medford and so we go there quite often, especially when they need some help. Every trip, on going over Gold Hill and down into the Rogue[Read More…]

Crawlies with Cri: Wooly bear caterpillar

This week’s crawly is wooly, but it is not a bear and it cannot predict the weather. Meet the wooly bear caterpillar (Pyrrharctia Isabella). Before we learn about the moth the wooly bear morphs into, let’s talk about the weather.The popular folklore around wooly bears is that the size of[Read More…]

Tales from the Rural Patrol

(Editor’s note: Factual information for ‘Tales’ is provided by the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed.) Sunday, Sept. 11*Andrea Dawn Haselow was detained in Josephine County Jail (JCJ) following her arrest at 12:43[Read More…]

Good Shepherd Lutheran

Do the Right Thing – Luke 16:1-13Amassing “stuff” here on earth is meaningless. Someone once told me that coffins don’t have pockets so you can’t take it with you. They’re right. You can’t take your house with you to heaven, but you won’t need to because in heaven you’ll have[Read More…]

City approves RV park in city limits

The Cave Junction City Council held its first meeting of the month Sept. 12, and while it was a lengthy one that included two public hearings, things progressed smoothly. The council was able to tentatively give the green light to the previously discussed RV park, and renewed the expired approval[Read More…]