Timber counties http://ijpr.org en Rough and Ready Mill To Re-open http://ijpr.org/post/rough-and-ready-mill-re-open <p>Nearly a year ago, the last commercial sawmill operating in southern Oregon’s Josephine County shut its doors, laying off 85 workers. Now, the Rough and Ready Lumber Company is gearing up to re-open, with the help of financing facilitated by the government and conservation groups.</p><p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:01:17 +0000 Liam Moriarty 8774 at http://ijpr.org Rough and Ready Mill To Re-open Jackson County Voters To Decide On Library District http://ijpr.org/post/jackson-county-voters-decide-library-district <p>The fate of the Jackson County library will go before voters in May.</p><p></p><p>If passed, the proposal for a special tax district would create a property tax up to 60 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value.</p><p>A board of directors separate from the County Commissioners would run the district. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:47:23 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 7660 at http://ijpr.org Jackson County Voters To Decide On Library District More Fair Days Ahead For Josephine County http://ijpr.org/post/more-fair-days-ahead-josephine-county <p></p><p>Things are looking up, at least a little, for the <a href="http://www.co.josephine.or.us/sectionindex.asp?sectionid=146" target="_blank"><strong>Josephine County Fairgrounds.&nbsp; </strong></a></p><p></p><p>Commissioners decided months ago that the fairgrounds had to be self-sustaining, because the cash-strapped county could not afford to support them. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 18:28:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 5601 at http://ijpr.org More Fair Days Ahead For Josephine County Josephine County Fairgrounds Get Reprieve http://ijpr.org/post/josephine-county-fairgrounds-get-reprieve <p>The Josephine County Oregon Board of Commissioners has voted to keep the county fairgrounds open through the end of the fiscal year.</p><p></p><p>The commissioners also voted yesterday to go ahead with the 2014 fair in Grants Pass, which will be the county's 100th. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 15:17:04 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 5495 at http://ijpr.org Josephine County Fairgrounds Get Reprieve