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Pedestrian Killed And Numerous Traffic Collisions

Last Wednesday was a very overwhelming one for the Rogue River Fire District as it fielded some emergency calls all happening within a span of 30 minutes or more. By noon June 13, one local woman was dead after being hit by a pickup truck and another woman would be cited after wrecking her vehicle both she and her children were transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center. RRFD Chief Jim Price said the morning started when crews responded to a traffic collision that happened along the 4500 block of West Evans Creek Road. The call came in at around 10:30 a.m. “It was a car that hit a few trees,” he said. “That car looked really bad. Everyone was very lucky.” According to Sgt. Julie Denney, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Sarah (Subscribe for full story)

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GP Downs Starts Off Big

Even if organizers of the 2018 Grants Pass Downs horse racing meet expecting improvement on a solid 2016 year, they seemed surprised by a great opening weekend at the Josephine County Fairgrounds on Sat.-Sun., June 16-17. While attendance over the Father's Day weekend was ten people short of last year's opening weekend, it's the total handle that's left folks in awe. Last year's total betting handle, of $112,379, was easy eclipsed by the$137,101 exchanged hands at the windows, both at the track and on the virtual betting windows. In fact, it is the off-track handle of $42,089 that has (Subscribe for full story)

 

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