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Last Update Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel last week held the second online question-and-answer forum of his term. Topics ranged from animal control to — no surprise — funding. Daniel said he supports a property tax measure to fund the county jail.

The session lasted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday on the department's Facebook page. Eleven people asked questions. The sheriff said he plans to hold more such sessions. Read More »

IV Fire District asks for tax to hire more firefighters
CAVE JUNCTION — With only 15 volunteer firefighters to draw on, the Illinois Valley Fire District is asking voters to OK a property tax increase to hire four more firefighter/medics. Read More »

Eyesore RV towed away, owner to dispute tickets
A burned up motor home that was an eyesore in downtown Grants Pass for at least a month has finally been towed away. Now comes a dispute over who is going to pay for its disposal. Read More »

(What's the Deal) Blinking yellow arrow traffic light seems to confuse drivers
Quite a while ago the city added a flashing yellow turn signal to control drivers making a left-hand turn into the Fred Meyer parking lot off of the Grants Pass Parkway. My problem is that 90 percent of the drivers do not seem to know the difference between a flashing yellow turn signal and a non-flashing yellow turn signal. Instead of entering the intersection when the flashing yellow turn signal is displayed (and turning when they have the right-of-way), they do not enter the intersection, and when the flashing yellow turn signal stops flashing (to signal a coming red light), they either gun it to beat the red light or are still sitting behind the crosswalk, thus delaying other drivers behind them waiting their turn. Read More »

March for Life event Sunday
The annual March for Life sponsored by Josephine County Right to Life is set for Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Read More »

Rogue Riverkeepers holds first part of series Read More »

• WRONG NAME. An entry in Tuesday's roundup of police news gave the wrong name of a motorist who was arrested Jan. 13 after a crash on the Rogue River Highway near Savage Creek. Bernard W. Gunn, 70, was cited on charges of DUII, reckless driving and hit-and-run. The paper incorrectly named Robert Bazen, 53, as the driver who was arrested. Bazen was actually a witness. The Daily Courier regrets the error. Read More »

Fire calls
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