An internal investigation into a claim that overzealous Josephine County Public Health employees targeted several local businesses and a church for COVID-19 violations was prompted by an anonymous complaint sent to the president of a local Republican group. Read More »
JOEL TAKARSH for the Daily Courier The Grants Pass girls soccer team celebrates its victory over South Medford in the Southern Oregon Conference tournament championship on Saturday in Medford. The Cavers won 2-1, after winning a penalty kick shootout 3-2.
By Ehsan Kassim of the Daily Courier
MEDFORD — The Grants Pass girls soccer team had to regroup quickly on Saturday in the Southern Oregon Conference tournament championship game at Spiegelberg Stadium.
The Cavers led for much of the second half, but South Medford equalized with 89 seconds left, sending the game to overtime.
After a scoreless pair of OTs, Grants Pass claimed the title 2-1 by winning the penalty kick session 3-2. Read More »
William Gillette (Steven Sabel, front left) is confronted by Louise Parradine (Annie Sabel, front right) as other houseguests look on (from left) Leo Barrett (David Twitchell), Marion Barrett (Be Boulay), Bobby Carlyle (Justin Hauke), Lilly Warner (Sharon Giddings) and May Dison (Zymri Anderson) in a scene from "Postmortem," which opened Saturday at Barnstormers Theatre.
By Kathleen Alaks of the Daily Courier
Barnstormers Theatre's polished production of Ken Ludwig's "Postmortem" is a keen reminder of just why so many of us enjoy watching a good murder mystery unfold.
This classic whodunit has all the elements you would expect: devious characters, witty dialogue, brain-teasing plot twists, dark secrets, glamour, accusations of murder, a thunderstorm seance, a little bit of romance, a little bit of scandal and a whole lot of suspense. Read More »
After having two of his Final Four teams lose in the first round, Hugh Gillis thought his bracket in the Daily Courier's Pick 'N' Roll contest, sponsored by Affordable Truck & RV, was destined to lose.
But the Grants Pass resident correctly picked Baylor to beat Gonzaga in Monday's NCAA men's basketball championship, giving him the most points in the Pick 'N' Roll contest and the $250 grand prize.
Gillis won because many entrants chose Gonzaga to win the title and few picked Baylor.
"I like to go with the underdog," he said. "I liked the way (Baylor) played. I saw them a couple times this season. They play great defense."
Gillis also got a little lucky that almost no one picked the first-round upsets that derailed two of his Final Four picks, Texas and San Diego State.
"After they lost, I figured I was out of it," he said.
But Gillis, unlike nearly every other entrant in the contest, correctly picked Oregon State to make it to the Elite Eight.
"I'm a Beaver believer," he said. "I'm one of those guys always wearing the OSU hat.”
Gillis won the contest with 395 points out of a possible 595. Pick 'N' Roll entrants receive points for each correct pick they make in the tournament.
Tex Goldfein of Medford finished second with 385 points, and Bill Cowell of Rogue River was third with 380. All of the top three chose Baylor to win the title.
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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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.
Click here to take a look at our mountains