JILL HAMM Jessica Snook, a licensed pyrotechnician, wires up fireworks to set off at a recent Boatnik with the help of Active Club member Jim Thompson. Snook is the lead person on the fireworks crew for this year's shows, Friday and Sunday.
By Jeff Duewel of the Daily Courier
Any time Dave Snook and his daughter Jessica hear "And the rockets' red glare" during "The Star-Spangled Banner" at public events, they lean into each other and say, "Fire!"
They're just reliving their pyrotechnical duties from the Boatnik fireworks show on the Rogue River.
They always send up a string of red rockets at that signature moment of the national anthem.
Six Grants Pass seniors have helped the Cavers softball team advance to the Class 6A quarterfinal at 4:30 p.m. today against McMinnville. Back row from left: Hailey Yount, Maddie Naylor and Chloe Dominger. Front: Brooklyn Hurd, Grace Gaither and Skylar Padgett.
By Ehsan Kassim of the Daily Courier
The six seniors for the Grants Pass softball program have seen a lot accomplished.
In their four seasons, the program has won 85 games, reached at least the state quarterfinals every year and added a share of Southwest Conference title this year.
There's still one unaccomplished goal on their minds: winning the Class 6A state softball title. Read More »
Carnival-goers fly high in this giant swing at Boatnik. This year's carnival and other Boatnik festivities continue through Monday.
By Kathleen Alaks of the Daily Courier
A long holiday weekend allows plenty of time for fun.
BOATLOAD OF FUN. Join the throng celebrating Boatnik, underway through Monday.
Festivities include carnival rides and midway booths, sprint and drag boat racing on the river, food and craft vendors, fireworks displays Friday and Sunday nights at dusk, and Monday's big whitewater hyrdroplane race, which starts at 1 p.m. Read More »
STEVE ADDINGTON Dancers young and old enjoy the music at last year's Brews, Bluegrass and BBQ at RoxyAnn Winery. This year's fundraiser for the Rogue Valley Food System Network is June 1.
Tickets are on sale for the seventh annual Brews, Bluegrass & BBQ.
The fundraiser for the Rogue Valley Food System Network, is set for June 1, noon to 8 p.m. at RoxyAnn Winery, 3283 Hillcrest Road in Medford.
Sponsored by the Medford Food Co-op, this family-friendly event includes more than a dozen of the region's best breweries, five foot-tapping bluegrass bands, delicious barbecue, food and craft vendors and children's activities. 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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