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Fire Outside Napa Auto Parts In Grants Pass

By Jim McCoy Fri 10th August NewsfireGrants Pass news

Grants Pass police discovered a fire just after 1 a.m. this morning on Southeast 7th street, at the southeast corner of the Napa Auto Parts store. Firefighters were called in to fight the fire and extinguished it within minutes. The building suffered some damage, and that is still being assessed.Read More »

Fire Burns Home on Rogue River Highway

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th August NewsfireGrants Pass news

Grants Pass firefighters took on a fire Wednesday afternoon at 1527 Rogue River Highway. A fire that started in the garage spread to the home and a 75-foot tree.Read More »

Asante Breaking Ground On Outpatient Center At Three Rivers

Asante broke ground on a new outpatient center located on the Asante Three Rivers Medical Center campus today.Read More »

Walden Announces Good News For Grants Pass Veterans (VIDEO)

By Jim McCoy Fri 20th July NewsGrants Pass newsGreg WaldenVeterans

Oregon Second District Congressman Greg Walden (see also video below) announces that the Veteran's Administration has agreed to upgrade the Grants Pass Health Center, which expands services to some 11,000 veterans in Josephine County. The effect of the move will end veterans needing to travel to White City or Roseburg for routine care.Read More »

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Grants Pass Grass Fire Started By Kids Playing With A Lighter

By Jim McCoy Tue 10th July NewsfireGrants Pass news

Firefighters in Grants Pass were able to act quickly Tuesday evening in putting out a grass fire in the area of Redwood Avenue and McDonald Lane at around 5:40 p.m. The fire only burned an acre, and no damage done to threatened structures. The blaze was apparently caused by 3 juveniles playing with a lighter.Read More »

Grants Pass Citizens Public Safety Academy

By Jim McCoy Thu 5th July NewsGrants Pass newspublic safety

The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety is announcing a "Citizen's Public Safety Academy" beginning August 21. The weekly classes start at 6 p.m. run for 3 1/2 hours, totaling 11 sessions .Read More »

Firefighters Keep Grants Pass Area Grass Blaze Small

By Jim McCoy Thu 5th July NewsfireGrants Pass news

They've trained together and work well together, as evidenced by their work Wednesday in quenching a small grass fire in the 2400 block of Upper River Road. Mike Shaw, a spokesman for the Rural/Metro Fire Department says his department and firefighters from the Oregon Department of Forestry and  Grants Pass Fire Rescue combined to quickly quench a grass fire.Read More »

Burglar In Grants Pass Arrested After Standoff

By Jim McCoy Tue 3rd July NewsBurglaryGrants Pass news

An incident that started with a homeowner walking in on a burglary, ended with the suspect surrendering after a 3 hour stand-off with police.  21-year old Michael Ryan Quigley of Grants Pass is in Josephine County Jail, charged with a home invasion robbery of a residence in the 2000 block of NW Kip Lane Monday afternoon.Read More »

War Games Cause Public Concern In Grants Pass

Grants Pass police say they’ve received a number of recent calls of “suspicious people” in dark clothing carrying what looks like firearms while roaming through their neighborhoods. When police respond, the subjects say they are playing “war games” with air soft guns.Read More »

Child Playing With Lighter Causes Residential Jo County Fire

By Jim McCoy Tue 5th June NewsfireGrants Pass news

A fire that broke out in a manufactured home on SW “G” Street in Josephine County is being blamed on a child playing with a lighter in a bedroom.  Crews from the Rural/Metro Fire Department responded to the call at 6:30 p.m. Monday night to find the home fully involved with fire. Grants Pass Fire Rescue and American Medical Response assisted at the scene.Read More »


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