Bryan Price and sister-in-law Lauren Price work the counter at new pot shop Redwood Cannabis Dispensary at 825 N.E. F St. in Grants Pass. The family-owned shop is just one example of the many types of employment the cannabis industry is providing Josephine County.
By Jason McMillen of the Daily Courier
At a minimum, the marijuana industry provided 196 payroll jobs in Josephine County during 2018 and pumped nearly $7 million into the economy in wages alone.
That's according to data provided by Guy Tauer, regional economist for the Oregon Employment Department. On average, those jobs pay about $35,000 a year. The median income for households in Grants Pass is just over $40,000. Read More »
North Valley's Tanner Lauby attempts to drive past Hidden Valley's Parker Wright (24) and toward Ezra McLean (3) on Friday in Merlin. Lauby scored 14 points for the Knights as they defeated the Mustangs 59-40 in a Skyline Conference game.
By Ehsan Kassim of the Daily Courier
MERLIN — There is no quit in the North Valley boys basketball team.
The Knights have had a rough season, but their coach Jason Lauby said his team's effort has never wavered.
Their mentality was on display against Hidden Valley in their cross-valley rivalry Friday in Merlin.
North Valley overcame a slow first half to blow out the Mustangs 59-40 in a Skyline Conference game. Read More »
A group of state lawmakers touting major cap-and-trade climate change legislation will bring their road show to Medford next Saturday.
The Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction, chaired by Portland-area Democrats Sen. Michael Dembrow and Rep. Karin Power, is holding a listening tour around the state at the request of Republicans. 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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