Jeremy Kinney serves food to diners Paul and Vickie Williams of Portland, who were in town to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary, at Taprock Northwest Grill in Grants Pass on Wednesday. Servers like Kinney now make at least $13.50 hourly.
By Lauren Bishop of the Daily Courier
Starting today, the minimum wage in Josephine County is going up 75 cents an hour, to $13.50 from $12.75. But quite a few entry level workers are already doing better than that.
Guy Tauer, economist for the Oregon Employment Department, said only a small portion of jobs in Grants Pass and the county will be directly affected by the state's latest hike in the minimum wage, as many entry-level positions have seen hourly pay increase because of the pandemic. Read More »
It's prime time to fish in the region's lakes and reservoirs, before the dog days of summer.
"The lakes have all been producing a lot of quality fish, Applegate to Lost Creek," said Troy Whitaker of U-Save Gas & Tackle in Grants Pass. "Everybody is trolling, or using their favorite floating bait."
He recommended Pautzke's FireBait or Berkley Power Bait floated off the bottom. Read More »
Brandace Rojo (left) with Josephine Community Library looks over some information as she hands a page of William Wordsworth's poem "I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud" to Wild Rogue Emporium owner Jan Bertaggia in Grants Pass on Wednesday. Josephine Community Library is organizing a storybook walk for the month of July, with "pages" of Wordsworth's poem in the windows of several downtown businesses.
By Kathleen Alaks of the Daily Courier
A new storybook walk adventure in reading starts today in Grants Pass and Cave Junction.
Through July, families can read the William Wordsworth poem "I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud" through pages that have been placed in downtown storefront windows. The pages are illustrated with photographs by members of the Wild Rivers Photography Club (formerly the Caveman Camera Club). Read More »
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