The Grants Pass City Council on Wednesday approved the implementation of a construction tax on developers to help incentivize the building of affordable housing, voting along the same lines as it did previously.
At a brief business meeting, Councilors Brian DeLaGrange, Curt Collins, Rick Riker, Vanessa Ogier and Rob Pell voted in favor of the new development tax, while Councilors Valerie Lovelace, Joel King and DJ Faszer voted in opposition. Read More »
Photos by JOEL TAKARSH for the Daily Courier Hidden Valley's Hannah Bennett (right) shoots over Cottage Grove's Kennedy Sturman-Royse (23) during the Mustangs' 40-23 win in their season opener Wednesday in Murphy.
Hidden Valley picked up where it left off last season, using a stifling defense to blow by Cottage Grove 40-23 Wednesday in a non-league girls' basketball game in Murphy.
The season-opening victory was the first as a head coach for the Mustangs' Reyes Aguilera.
"It was awesome," he said. "Our defense was dialed in. We had six or seven girls diving on the ground, going after balls."
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The Oregon Department of Forestry announced Wednesday that Tyler McCarty has been named district forester for the Southwest Oregon District, serving Jackson and Josephine counties.
McCarty has filled the role in an interim capacity since June 2021, when Dave Larson was promoted to director of the Southern Oregon area. McCarty has over 20 years of experience in fire protection, forestry, and emergency services in Southern Oregon.
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