People may wonder after wildfire destroyed Paradise, California, a town similar in size to Grants Pass. The consensus seems to be that the town of Ashland, and homes in the Illinois Valley, are more likely to be leveled by fire than Grants Pass, but plenty of neighborhoods on the edges of Grants Pass are at risk.
By Jeff Duewel of the Daily Courier
Could it happen here?
That's the question swirling around in the aftermath of the deadliest fire in California history, which wiped out the town of Paradise, population 27,000.
More than 300 people are dead or missing. An estimated 9,000 homes are gone. Read More »
Christopher Faibish (center), charged with criminally negligent homicide, listens as Don Scales, his defense attorney, questions Jeff Eitner, a forensic scientist in court Thursday. Prosecutor Lisa Turner (left) watches in the background.
By Zoe Morgan of the Daily Courier
As the trial of a motorist accused of hitting and killing a Grants Pass High School student waiting for the school bus wrapped up Friday, both sides agreed that the case comes down to whether the driver's use of heroin and other drugs was the reason he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed.
"Why did the defendant fall asleep behind the wheel of a car? That's the crux of the case," prosecutor Lisa Turner said in her closing statement Thursday. Read More »
The Grants Pass Museum of Art membership show includes "Moo-dy Blues," an oil by Dana Feagin and "Jump," an oil by Judith Falconer.
By Kathleen Alaks of the Daily Courier
The Grants Pass Museum of Art opened its annual membership show today.
The exhibit includes 143 individual pieces of art, the most ever in a membership show.
"This is a very strong exhibit," says Hyla Lipson, museum director. "Probably (in our opinion) the best we have ever exhibited in the museum. It seems like artists just get better and better." 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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Are you looking to buy a car, truck, SUV or RV? The Daily Courier's Dealer Bargains are a great place to start your search. Each week you can see all the best deals from dealers right here in Southern Oregon.
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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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