G.P. City Manager proposes creation of strategic planning and auditing committee
Grants Pass City Manager Aaron Cubic has proposed the dissolution of the city’s audit committee in order to form a more comprehensive committee that would perform both audits and strategic planning.
‘Cover Oregon’ Conducts Application Fair in Medford Tomorrow
In an effort to increase application activity for ‘Cover Oregon’, the state’s health insurance exchange, application fairs are being staged to enable people to get secure insurance starting January 1st. The Medford session is Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m. in the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center on Biddle Road near the north Interstate 5 exit.
Medford Conducts Operation C.A.R.E.
Several Medford city officials and community leaders tonight will be canvasing the area of Olympic Avenue and Morrison Avenue, surveying residents to identify concerns that could improve community livability. Named Operation C.A.R.E. for Community Awareness Rejuvenation Effort, the approximately 50 individuals will be determining concerns about social services, public safety and code enforcement.
Prescribed Burns Slated for Onion Mountain & Galice Creek Areas
The Department of Forestry has several small prescribed burns scheduled today in the Onion Mountain and Galice Creek areas plus several burns closer to populated areas.
Sex charges dismissed against former Eagle Point School District counselor
Charges alleging sex abuse that were filed against a former Eagle Point School District counselor have been dismissed by the Oregon’s teacher licensing agency.
MADGE Arrests Two on Heroin Charges
The Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement investigators arrested two suspects last Wednesday after serving a search warrant on a camper in the 100 block of Washington Street. The warrant was based on a drug investigation surrounding Dennis William Lee, 44, whose address is listed in Sacramento.
Public Safety strategic plan underway
The Grants Pass City Council during their Monday workshop discussed updating the strategic plan for the Public Safety system while at the same time holding a performance audit.
USFS/BLM Christmas Tree Permits Now Available
Christmas tree permits are now officially available at Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management Offices, as well as at numerous vendor locations in southwest Oregon. Some locations may offer tree permits a little later than the official start date so it is recommended you call the local office to check permit availability. The permits allow for the cutting of personal-use trees for Christmas and other holiday events. A permit is required for the harvest of each individual tree.
Sunday Public Safety incidents
A woman drove her vehicle into a brick wall in the Video World parking lot. Her vehicle was rendered inoperable. She told authorities she had dropped videos while driving and the accident occurred when she attempted to pick them up.
Gold Hill Skate Park Graffiti Target
The Gold Hill Skate Park was the target last week for vandals who painted poorly written words, alien faces and pot leaves on the skating surfaces.
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