A firefighter uses a drip torch to light ground cover on fire during a training exercise Friday at the Oregon Department of Forestry base in Merlin. Rookies and veterans took part in the training.
By Casey Crowley of the Daily Courier
MERLIN — On Friday, about 25 first-time firefighters from the Oregon Department of Forestry took their first shot at fighting a fire, but this was just a practice.
The rookies joined about 25 veteran firefighters in a live fire exercise at the conclusion of two weeks of training, putting out intentionally set blazes in grass, brush and trees adjacent to the ODF Merlin office, 5375 Monument Drive. Read More »
Grants Pass High standout Molly Guerra has signed to throw for BYU in Provo, Utah, next spring. She helped the Cavers finish fourth in the 400-meter relay last month at the Class 6A state championships. She also took fourth in the discus, throwing 139 feet, 7 inches.
By Ben Maki of the Daily Courier
Molly Guerra got the attention of Division I teams early this season.
The Grants Pass High standout opened the season with a massive personal-best in the discus and broke the 22-year-old school record with a throw of 143 feet, 8 3/4 inches. That beat her best throw by 10 feet.
That record mark was set by Kyla McFarland (137-11 1/2) in 1997.
That was only the beginning of her senior year, though. Read More »
Courtesy of The Great Race A 1918 LaFrance Speedster, which is expected to compete this year, rolls to the finish line during the 2016 race in California. This year's race begins this weekend and is stopping in Grants Pass on Wednesday evening.
Some special tourists are coming on Wednesday as drivers, navigators and crew members of The Great Race 2019 will arrive beginning about 5 p.m. at a finish line at Sixth and G streets in Grants Pass.
City officials are urging locals to come down to welcome the teams and enjoy chatting with them and admiring their antique vehicles.
The event, with a total $150,000 in prizes, will bring 150 of the most fit and fine vintage cars to town. Read More »
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The mountains circling Grants Pass can feel like old friends that we see every day. But how much do you know about them? Ever wonder what those mountains are called, and why? The Daily Courier has compiled names and their origins, along with other information, for most of them within sight in an interactive project.
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