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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…]

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…]

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Nifty Tidbits:

by Chuck Rigby Originally published in the July 10, 2002, Illinois Valley News.A number of years ago I received a live animal trap as a present, probably birthday.Since then I have been fortunate enough to see a number of animals close-up. Cats are the most common visitors in my trap,[Read More…]

Today in History:

The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, July 6, the 187th day of 2022. There are 178 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History:On July 6, 1944, an estimated 168 people died in a fire that broke out during a performance in the main tent of the Ringling Bros.[Read More…]