City Jail Beds Almost Full & No Appeal Expected in Wisener Lawsuit According to City’s Weekly Update
Assistant City Manager Dave Reeves added some background to the Wisener versus Grants Pass case that was just resolved. According to Reeves the lawsuit claiming a civil rights violation had occurred was filed in February of 2013 with the City making a settlement offer in June that year. Because Mr. Wisener’s jury award was substantially less than the offer he is only entitled to his attorney fees up to the date of the offer. No appeal is expected.
The Grants Pass Caveman is back on his pedestal watching his domain
The Grants Pass Caveman is now back on his pedestal next to the Chamber of Commerce after spending nearly a month receiving a makeover, attending several high-profile events and cavorting around the City of Grants Pass.
Interstate-5 Bridge Repairs & Ramp Closures Scheduled for Week of June 1st
Bridge repairs are scheduled on Interstate-5 in the Sunny Valley area beginning Sunday evening at 6 p.m. This project includes the two bridges at the Exit 71 interchange and the two bridges over Leland Road.
Fire Season Begins Monday
Fire season on forestlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest District begins Monday at 12:01 a.m. The fire danger level will be moderate and Industrial Fire Precaution level will be one. This declaration affects state, private, county and Bureau of Land Management forests in Josephine and Jackson County.
Retirement Complexes Sell for $51.1 Million
Veranda Park and Anna Maria Creekside retirement complexes sold to a Mcminnville based company, The Springs Living LLC, for $51.1 million.
Posted on 5/30/14 9:04AM by Kyle Dunlap
Child Safety Day
The Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist school at 2250 NW Heidi Ln. will be host to a Child Safety Day on Sunday, June 1st from 3-5.
Posted on 5/30/14 8:37AM by Kyle Dunlap
Prospect Faces Double Edged Sword Over Graduation
Prospect Charter School faces trouble on the other side of a victory.
Posted on 5/30/14 8:35AM by Kyle Dunlap
Special screening of the movie “Redwood Highway” benefits JoCo SAR
A special screening of the movie “Redwood Highway” is being held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Southgate Cinema in Grants Pass and the proceeds from the screening benefit Josephine County Search and Rescue.
“C” Street Shooter Sentenced to 70 Months Hard Time
Judge Pat Wolke sentenced Trevor Lee Walton to 70 months in the Oregon Department of Corrections in a plea arrangement that had Walton pleading guilty to second degree assault with a firearm with two other charges, felon in possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon, being dropped.
Commissioners deny Josephine Community Libraries additional funding
The Josephine County Commissioners during their Thursday administrative meeting turned down a request by Josephine Community Libraries Executive Director Kate Lasky for additional funding to the amount of $35,000.
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