Bob Bazen smells a Christmas tree as wife Sarah, holding son Max, 1, looks on as they shop for a Christmas tree at the Joe's Place Christmas tree lot in Grants Pass on Friday. Prices for trees are up this year thanks to a heat wave, drought and other factors.
By Jeff Duewel of the Daily Courier
It was "Green Friday" at Diamond Home Improvement, and by lunchtime 15 Christmas trees had already been sold.
Prices were decidedly up over a year ago, but sticker shock wasn't enough to turn people away from grabbing noble, Douglas and Nordmann fir trees.
"We get a noble every year," said Kevin Payne, a 28-year-old from Portland visiting family in Grants Pass. "It seems to go up every year. Every year we complain about the prices." Read More »
Under the final proposal from the Oregon School Activities Association classification and redistricting committee, North Valley would drop from Class 4A to 3A next fall and Grants Pass would get a new opponent in the 6A Southwest Conference. Read More »
The Grants Pass School Board on Monday will receive a presentation on the search for a successor to Superintendent Kirk Kolb.
The school board last week hired McPherson & Jacobson LLC, an Omaha, Nebraska, executive recruitment firm, to screen candidates to replace Kolb.
The decision was made at the tail end of a meeting during which the school board resolved to craft a statement in support of LGBTQ students upset over the board's handling of the "I Resolve" controversy.
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