Casa Amiga co-owner Jose Palomino (right) and restaurant staff members (from left) Nancy Espinoza, Eva Rosales, Sebastian Moreno and Lilia Espinoza show off the rancho nachos topped off with large amounts of bacon they created for the Bacon, Brews & Broncs event Saturday at the Josephine County Fairgrounds.
By Jason McMillen of the Daily Courier
It makes sense that a new event with the self-explanatory name Bacon, Brews & Broncs might include some down-to-earth fun.
A corn hole tournament, petting zoo, bounce house, beer tasting contest, live music and a bacon cook-off were all part of the festivities Saturday at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, concluding with the packed Rogue Valley Rough Stock Rodeo.
Camdyn Bruner won the triple jump, clearing 36 feet, 5 inches, setting a new school record for Grants Pass on Saturday at the Summit Invitational in Bend.
Her mark tops Patina Taylor's record of 35-10, set in 2002.
Bruner also finished fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.85 seconds and third in the long jump (16-91/2) as the Grants Pass girls earned seventh overall out of 22 teams with 42 points. Read More »
Most residential burn piles are going to be smaller than this slash burn in March near Grants Pass, but fire officials are still wary of them escaping with warm weather approaching.
By Jeff Duewel of the Daily Courier
April showers have finally turned to sunshine, and because of that landowners are likely to burn piles of vegetation to get the work done before fire season starts.
Local fire officials are taking the opportunity to warn citizens of the risks of wildfire. While wet weather has limited the number of escaped burn piles so far, that could change quickly. It's supposed to hit 80 degrees Wednesday and sunshine is forecast all week. 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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