Michael James Hood, 32, is homeless and had "everything he owns" with him at Riverside Park on Wednesday. If he was caught by police sleeping there, he could face a presumptive fine of $295 and, if this was a repeat offense, could be prohibited from all city parks. A Grants Pass woman is suing the city for these practices, saying they are unconstitutional.
By Troy Shinn of the Daily Courier
Hot on the heels of a federal appeals court ruling that said cities can't prosecute people for sleeping on the streets if they have nowhere else to go, Grants Pass is now being sued in U.S. District Court by a homeless woman who alleges the city is "trying to run homeless people out of town." Read More »
Grants Pass running back Jake Henricks has played a bigger role in the offense in recent weeks. The Cavemen are 5-2 overall and 1-1 in Southwest Conference play. A win Friday will give the Cavemen a Class 6A playoff berth.
By Ben Maki of the Daily Courier
The last two weeks of the regular season will be no picnic for the Grants Pass High football team.
The Cavemen get two-time defending Southwest Conference champion South Medford (5-2 overall, 1-1) this week, followed by Sheldon, which is ranked No. 3 in the OSAA Power Rankings to wrap up the season.
If Grants Pass (5-2, 1-1) wins either, it will be guaranteed a Class 6A state playoff berth. Read More »
The Klondike Fire put up some more smoke on Wednesday that was visible from Grants Pass, but an information officer rated fire intensity as low to moderate.
The most active part of the fire was 10 miles east of Agness around Lazy Creek, fire spokesman Kale Casey said this morning. A trio of heavy helicopters dumped a lot of water and kept the fire in check, he added. Read More »
JOSHUA KENNEDY/Kennedy Film and Photo Julius Pratt stars as Christopher, left, an autistic teen who tries to solve a mystery, seen here with his dad, played by Jonas Stewart. "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" opens at Barnstormers Theatre on Friday.
By Edith Decker of the Daily Courier
An innocent dog has been murdered as "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" begins.
And a young man with autism, Christopher, thinks the dog deserves justice. So he uses his unique perspective to try to solve the mystery. Read More »
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The mountains circling Grants Pass can feel like old friends that we see every day. But how much do you know about them? Ever wonder what those mountains are called, and why? The Daily Courier has compiled names and their origins, along with other information, for most of them within sight in an interactive project.
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