Jockey Kassie Guglielmino rides It Doesn't Add Up to victory in the first race Sunday at Grants Pass Downs. Sunday's handle exceeded $72,000, the most bet on a single day since July 4, 2006.
By Ben Maki of the Daily Courier
It's just one weekend, but it was a good weekend.
The 2017 horse racing season at Grants Pass Downs started Saturday, and the signs have been encouraging for those around the track.
The handles are up. For the weekend, a total of $112,379 was bet on the 16 races, including $72,807 on Sunday. That's the biggest wagering "handle" for opening weekend in a decade, and the most bet in a single day since the Fourth of July in 2006. Read More »
The track at Russ Werner Field recently underwent a $45,000 patch and seal refurbishment, paid for by District 7, which included new paint for the lane lines and other markers.
By Will Rubin of the Daily Courier
The lane lines are brighter and the lettering clearer at Grants Pass High School's Russ Werner Field track following a $45,000 patch-and-seal job paid for by District 7.
Sections of the rubberized all-weather surface that were worn down to the concrete base were filled in and the entire surface was given a protective coating to make it more durable for years to come. Read More »
Scott Mcfarland holds his rooster Buttercup like a baby after he won first place at Rooster Crow for 31 crows in 30 minutes at last year's event.
By Lisa Whiting of the Daily Courier
ROGUE RIVER — Get ready to crow. The 64th annual Rooster Crow celebration is set for this weekend, with three days of family-friendly activities planned.
This year's theme is "Redneck Rooster," in honor of the city being included in RoadSnack's top 10 list of Redneck Cities in Oregon. RoadSnacks is a "regional infotainment" website known for its top 10 lists.
Lawrence Martin, lifelong resident and unofficial mayor of Wimer, is serving as the parade's grand marshal. Read More »
Whether you're about to head out on a road trip or just want to see what the weather's like in the mountains, thedailycourier.com's Trip Check page is for you. Check out the latest pictures from Webcams throughout our region, all on one page that we've custom designed for Southern Oregonians, using Oregon Department of Transportation cameras.
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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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BENEFIT: The Distilled-Spirit Rebellion and Trevor Jones, 7 p.m. Saturday, Wilding Rural Community Center, 4873 Little Applegate Road, Ruch. Free, benefits Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp; 541-899-9453.