Vince Randall, the BLM's forest manager in Grants Pass, cuts up a large oak tree he felled on his property during the government shutdown. Now he has time for chores like this, doing work for others and assisting a friend with plumbing.
By Jeff Duewel of the Daily Courier
Vince Randall, the Bureau of Land Management's forest manager in Grants Pass, isn't sitting around during the record-long government shutdown.
He's worked for a plumber, cut firewood on his property, and felled a few hazard trees for friends and others.
"I'm just trying to keep busy and keep a little cash flow going," Randall said. "I didn't think I'd be sitting so long in a furlough." Read More »
The house on East River Street in Cave Junction which burned and left one man dead was labeled a crime scene today following an announcement that the fire was ignited by a flare thrown by a suspect at large.
By Jason McMillen of the Daily Courier
CAVE JUNCTION — Oregon State Police announced Friday that a deadly house fire at 150 E. River St. is under investigation as an arson.
In a press release, the agency said a male was seen throwing a lit flare at the residence. A 65-year-old man identified as the homeowner, Donald Thomas, was later found dead in the wreckage.
The attack may not have been an isolated case. Read More »
JOSHUA KENNEDY/Kennedy Film and Photo LLC Gerry, a community theater director (Rose Wingenbach, left) isn't as pleased as the playwright (Jamie Krull) over the latest changes in "Play On!" at the Barnstormers Theatre. BELOW: In the comedy "Play On!" about a community theater's ill-fated production, actors in a terrible mystery (Isaac Bergstrom, Sophia Thompson) find themselves overacting, and romantically involved, in both the play and the play within a play.
By Edith Decker of the Daily Courier
"Write what you know" is common advice for writers. It works for all the arts, really. And in the case of "Play On!" by Rick Abbot, it's cause for comedy.
In this case — a play about a small community theater production that goes wrong, then more wrong — it's, "Make fun of what you know" and the result is hilarious. 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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