A home-built Bowers Fly Baby constructed in 1970 sits on the apron at the Grants Pass Airport on Wednesday afternoon. A one-time museum exhibit, the airplane has been taken aloft locally by a man at the controls "who learned how to fly from YouTube videos," according to Josephine County Airports Director Larry Graves.
By Jason McMillen of the Daily Courier
MERLIN — There's a renegade pilot on the loose in the skies of Josephine County who, despite being confronted by airport management multiple times, refuses to stop flying and on Monday struggled to safely land his plane.
What's worse is that he's piloting an experimental home-built museum piece, a 1960s-era Bowers Fly Baby, complete with jury-rigged modifications, missing parts and brittle fabric wings patched up with packaging tape. Read More »
RIGHT: Marianne Strehler and Daniel Desmond will offer their artistic space to the Open Studios event this year. The tour is Sept. 29-30. Tickets are on sale now for the self-guided tour of 10 studios, a benefit for the Grants Pass Museum of Art.
By Edith Decker of the Daily Courier
Daniel Desmond and Marianne Strehler not only share a life together, they share an art studio.
Now that's togetherness.
The studio, a few steps downhill from their home in the Colonial Valley area, is one of 10 that will be on this year's Open Studios, a self-guided tour that allows the public to meet artists, tour their studios, see their work and sometimes watch them make their 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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