A Type 1 Sikorsky S-61A helicopter operated by Croman Corporation of White City dumps a load of water on the North River Road Fire south of the city of Rogue River on June 19, 2021. The U.S. Forest Service has stationed a contracted Type 1 helicopter at the Grants Pass Airport in past years, but as of right now, Croman does not have a contract to do so this summer.
By Shaun Hall of the Daily Courier
With summer — and wildfire season — approaching, firefighting crews and equipment are being assembled for the annual battle that is all but assured to come.
New this year are additional state firefighting crews, support personnel and expanded hours of service under the Oregon Department of Forestry. What's not in the lineup, so far, is the large firefighting helicopter the U.S. Forest Service has in recent years stationed at Grants Pass Airport. Read More »
Grants Pass' Parker Jarvis throws the shot Friday at the Class 6A state track and field meet on Friday at Hayward Field in Eugene. Jarvis finished second with a throw 55 feet, 3-1/4 inches.
Parker Jarvis will have to wait until next year for another shot at the Grants Pass High shot put record.
But his second-place medal from the Class 6A state track and field meet should make that wait a little easier.
Jarvis, a junior, threw 55 feet, 3-1/4 inches on Friday at Hayward Field in Eugene, coming up about a foot and three inches short of the school record set by Marty Bauer in 1964. Jarvis finished as the runner-up to Tigard's Elijah Jackman, who threw 59-3-1/2.
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An electricity rate increase that could add $13 a month to the average household utility bill is the subject of a public hearing Tuesday by the Oregon Public Utility Commission.
The hearing, intended to elicit input from the public, starts at 6 p.m. and is being held online via Zoom. The meeting ID# is 823 8399 1218, with a passcode of 4884093995. The call-in number by phone is 971-247-1195.
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