This 1964 Bell UH-1H Super Huey helicopter, which arrived at the Grants Pass Airport on Thursday night, is classified as a Type 2 for firefighting and is the Oregon Department of Forestry's local workhorse each summer. It does the bulk of ODF's work on wildfire starts, filling an attached 324-gallon bucket with water from lakes or rivers to drop on the flames from above.
By Lauren Bishop of the Daily Courier
As the weather warms and wildfires turn up the heat, firefighting agencies around the region are positioning an array of helicopters to prepare for the rest of the summer.
Over the last month since fire season began in Josephine County, the Oregon Department of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service have been readying their tools in Southwest Oregon. Read More »
The Grants Pass City Council will not meet for a workshop Monday on the Fourth of July holiday, but it will convene Wednesday for a business meeting.
On the agenda Wednesday is a contract that will allow the AllCare Community Foundation to purchase land in Grants Pass for a managed urban campground, where homeless people can stay and receive social services.
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The Ashland New Plays Festival is back in person this month with a development workshop of Sarah Cho's autobiographical play "stains."
A coming-of-age story about growing up poor, female and Korean American in Los Angeles, the play follows its teen protagonist as she is mentored by an imaginary friend — who happens to be a wisecracking blonde witch from a popular 1990s sitcom.
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