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Driver of July 16 fatality released

On July 16, 2022 at approximately 12:55 p.m. a deputy from the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a motor vehicle near the 5500 block of Rockydale Road in Cave Junction.  The vehicle sped up attempting to elude law enforcement.  The vehicle began driving recklessly and the deputy terminated[Read More…]

OSP seeks help with hit and run

On July 18, 2022, the Oregon State Police responded to a report of a hit and run crash involving a bicyclist that occurred on U.S. Highway 199-mile post 27, just south of Kerby, Oregon.  The crash occurred sometime between the late evening hours of July 17, or the early morning[Read More…]

Be Fire Aware: Fire Restrictions in Effect on Bureau of Land Management Public Lands in Medford District

MEDFORD, Ore. – As the weather continues to warm and fire danger increases, Bureau of Land Management Medford District officials are implementing public use restrictions on BLM-managed lands in southern Oregon. Starting July 18, 2022, at 12:01 a.m., certain activities on BLM-managed lands in Jackson and Josephine Counties will be restricted[Read More…]

WBS to address CJ deputy and concerts

At this morning’s Board of Josephine County Commissioners’ meeting, the board is expected to issue a proclamation, sign an agreement with ODOT and consider several economic development requests.As of press time, this weekly business session was slated for 9 a.m. at the Anne G. Basker Auditorium in Grants Pass.According to[Read More…]

Save the date

July 18**Aglow 2nd & 3rd Mondays, The 18th guest speaker is Mark Sola, who is also our anointed worship leader. 10:30 Fountain of Life, 451 S Junction Ave. C. J, More info, call Victoria 541-592-4743. July 17Sunday, July 17 from 4-6 p.m. • The Southern Oregon Guild presents a new[Read More…]

Life in the Valley of Riches

by Dan Mancuso,publisher As most of you know, I have always been anti-web, and at least to me, for obvious reasons. But, believe it or not, the Illinois Valley News now has a digital product.When papers first went digital, they gave away their product for free only to draw ire[Read More…]

Blame to spare, but what’s the problem?

Guest Opinion by Thomas Brent Andrews: This originally ran in the In Spokane, Wash.’s Spokesman-Review July 6 edition. It ran in response to a an article about newspapers that we plan to run next week with the blessing of the Spokesman-Review. In the late 1990s I went to my editor[Read More…]

Oregon GOP taps new leader after another chair resigns

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Republican Party has its third new leader in less than 18 months, after the unexpected resignation of its acting chair last week.Justin Hwang, a Gresham restaurateur and former legislative candidate, has stepped into the role of party chair following his election to vice-chair in[Read More…]