Jose Guerrero (left) and Jaime Valdez work out horses this morning at Grants Pass Downs. The inaugural fall commercial horse racing meet begins at the track Sunday, with 16 jockeys riding in eight races, with an average purse of $6,000.
By Jeff Duewel of the Daily Courier
Travis Boersma picked his first quinella when he was 8 years old, against the advice of his older brother Dane, who normally kept him on a tight leash of safe but low-return show bets in those days.
Boersma had the top two horses that race at Grants Pass Downs, some four decades ago, and pocketed $103.
"I was forever hooked," he told a group of about 30 at Thursday's kickoff luncheon for his bold new venture at the track. Read More »
REACH schoolteacher John Keiffer teaches eighth and ninth grade students in his language arts class at the school's new Grants Pass location.
By Casey Crowley of the Daily Courier
Students enrolled at River's Edge Academy Charter School now have a new location to take classes: Grants Pass.
Earlier this month, the school had its first day of classes with two locations. Previously, REACH has operated in Rogue River, and with the opening of the new building the original location will remain open. The school is a part of the Rogue River School District.
"We'll always have two locations, not just this one," REACH marketing coordinator Tina Ferris said. Read More »
Whether you're about to head out on a road trip or just want to see what the weather's like in the mountains, thedailycourier.com's Trip Check page is for you. Check out the latest pictures from Webcams throughout our region, all on one page that we've custom designed for Southern Oregonians, using Oregon Department of Transportation cameras.
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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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