Josephine County has been devastated by federal and state regulations against logging. Logging communities in Oregon have been economically destroyed by eviro-whacko made up BS. In fact, the tactics used by the enviros against logging in the Pacific NW was a test bed for the global warming hysteria going on today. The town I grew up in has been turned from a hard working blue collar tight knit community into a basket case filled with welfare and drugs. Agenda 21 in action people, wake the F up.
I was raised 25 miles from GP in a place called Glendale. Every word you say is true. I went in AF after UofO in 1966...just as this beautiful (and then productive) State was being invaded by Environazis. I have saddness for my many HS friends in which I still stay in touch.