Shadowbox Farms in Williams is one of 71 commercial recreational marijuana grow operations that have been licensed in the last year to operate in Josephine County. Voters are being asked an advisory question on the May 16 ballot about whether to ban such grows from rural residential areas.
By Shaun Hall of the Daily Courier
Should the growing of marijuana for the recreational market be banned in rural residential areas of Josephine County?
That question forms the basis of Measure 17-81, an advisory question placed on the May 16 ballot by the county Board of Commissioners. But is recreational marijuana even the problem? Read More »
Grants Pass sprinter Deshae Wise, center, won the 100-meter dash last year at the Grants Pass Rotary Invitational, ahead of North Valley's Baylee Touey (left) and GP's Brooke Johnson (right). Wise is expected to dominate again.
By Ben Maki of the Daily Courier
The 68th Grants Pass Rotary Invitational is expected to bring plenty of drama, and also potentially some broken records.
On the girls' side, Grants Pass High's Deshae Wise could lower her school-record marks in the 100-meter dash and 100 hurdles, and could set herself up to break the 21-year-old mark in the 300 hurdles. Read More »
A longtime Rogue Community College board member is running for re-election on May 16 against a newcomer to the RCC scene in a rare contested election for this position.
Dean Wendle, 83, has held his seat on the RCC board for 29 years. Vivian Kirkpatrick-Pilger, 63, has never been on the RCC board before, but has a lot of experience in higher education and has held a board position elsewhere before. Read More »
Vernon Snyder, formerly of Grants Pass, and Yafei Lin perform as a four-hand duo in a concert in Taiwan in 2016. The pair will perform May 6 in Grants Pass.
By Edith Decker of the Daily Courier
Many former residents of Josephine County return often, but some make a bigger splash than others.
One regular returner is professional pianist Vernon Snyder.
Snyder grew up here and graduated from North Valley High School, was music director at Newman United Methodist Church while studying at Southern Oregon University and went to a career in music after graduating college. 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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