Dr. Scott Nelson, a surgeon at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center and chairman of the Grants Pass School Board, records a video Thursday at the hospital. In the video, he urges teachers and school staff members to get vaccinated for COVID-19 to help the local community reach what is referred to as "herd immunity."
By Shaun Hall of the Daily Courier
About half or more of emergency services workers in Josephine County and nearly half of school workers in Grants Pass are initially refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a school district survey and estimates by local public health officials.
Many of those who say no might come around, which is the hope of Dr. Scott Nelson, a physician and surgeon who also is chairman of the board of education for the Grants Pass School District. Read More »
People wait in line to sign a makeshift memorial to Stacy Morgan on Friday. The memorial was placed on the pitcher's mound at George Russell Field for Morgan, who died Friday morning. Morgan was a longtime coach and teacher at Grants Pass High School.
By Ben Maki of the Daily Courier
Early Friday morning, a handful of people met in the dugout of George Russell Field.
They weren't there for a catch or sandlot baseball.
They went to the place where Stacy Morgan spent so many years, molding students and building young men.
Morgan, 61, died Friday from complications following a heart attack he suffered on Wednesday. Read More »
After delays, projects to improve the appeal and safety of downtown Cave Junction are finally underway.
The "beautification of downtown Cave Junction," as Mayor Meadow Martell calls it, is a three-phase process aimed at bringing in more tourists.
The first phase will be the Cave Junction Downtown Lighting Project to increase lighting for pedestrian safety and security of downtown businesses, as well as expand the city's current streetlight system. Read More »
Courtesy of Betty Barss "Lillie's Refuge," a small watercolor by Betty Barss, is a reimagined version of a mural that Barss' grandmother painted at her church in the early 1950s. Barss was baptized in front of the original mural.
Artists with the Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland explore their first artistic inspirations in the gallery's first exhibit of 2021.
"Why We Paint" features one small painting by each of the gallery's 23 artists, accompanied by written statements about why each artist creates art. Each piece is framed by gallery owner Peter Stone. 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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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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Many entertainment venues are closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Some events are being held online. All are subject to last-minute re-scheduling due to ever-changing measures to help control the spread of the coronavirus.