4-H member Brandon Price stands in a hog pen with his eight-month-old pig, McKenna, at the Josephine County Fair. The pig pens at the fairgrounds are new this year, paid for by the Rotary Clubs of Grants Pass.
By Madeline Shannon of the Daily Courier
Thanks to the Duck Derby, the pig pens at the Josephine County Fairgrounds are new this year.
"The old pig pens were 64 years old, and they were there when I did 4-H," said 4-H leader Jen McGowan. "My kids are in 4-H now, and the other leaders and I thought it was time to get new pig pens." Read More »
Photos courtesy of Rural/Metro Fire A firefighter surveys the scene, as smoke rises from a still-smoldering field of grass that burned Wednesday in the 500 block of Greens Creek Road, located off of the Rogue River Highway southeast of Grants Pass. Firefighters made quick work to hold the damage to 1 acre.
By Shaun Hall of the Daily Courier
Jax the dog got a steak dinner Wednesday after he alertly notified his owner of a grass fire outside.
Sheryl Varga then called 911. The time was 11:30 a.m. She lives on Greens Creek Road, off of Rogue River Highway east of Grants Pass.
"It was a different kind of bark," Varga said. "Something was amiss.
"I walked out the deck ... saw flames and ran back in and grabbed the phone and called 911. As soon as I got off the phone I was screaming, "Fire, fire, fire!" Read More »
ABOVE: Dave Thomason Jr. uses a butane fire to slightly burn the wood, bringing out the grain in state-shaped pieces of recycled wood. RIGHT: Thomason sometimes uses brands to burn letters and designs into his recycled wood projects — many of which are made to order.
By Troy Shinn of the Daily Courier
David Thomason, Jr. got the idea for his business from a dream he had.
In it, he made a wooden cut-out of Oregon that he thought looked pretty cool. Then he thought, why not do that for a living?
Thomason now owns and operates Burnpile Design, a new business he started by himself that he uses not only as a source of personal income, but as a way to convey his passion for art. 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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