911 dispatchers at the Grants Pass Dispatch Center received 375 misdial calls in August, 105 of which received a response from patrol officers, whether an actual emergency was taking place or not. New gadgets, like smartphones and wearable technology, have made it easier to accidentally call 911.
By Troy Shinn of the Daily Courier
Grants Pass residents can sleep easy knowing that police consider every 911 call an emergency until proven otherwise. However, that can lead to problems when someone calls accidentally.
New technologies, such as smartphones and smartwatches, may be increasing the frequency of these kinds of calls. Most of them are categorized as misdials. Read More »
Tim Woods pets one of the cats he and his partner, Terhesa Dollarhide, had to leave behind when their house burned on Florence Lane last month. The family, including Isaac, 3, whom Dollarhide is holding, is now homeless and staying in a friend's basement until they can find a new place to live.
By Madeline Shannon of the Daily Courier
Terhesa Dollarhide held her son, Isaac, 3, in her arms as she looked out over the house she and her family once lived in. It burned down last month, and now she and her boyfriend, Tim Woods, and their three children are homeless.
"We're living in a friend's basement," Dollarhide said. "We're looking on Craigslist, we're looking in the newspaper, and nothing." Read More »
SHERVIN LAINEZ The Magpie Salute is led by singer-guitarist Rich Robinson (center, with scarf) and guitarist Marc Ford (far left). The band will be at the Rogue Theatre on Monday night and tickets are still available.
By Greg Hanberg of the Daily Courier
Rich Robinson, founding guitarist of the legendary, now-in-limbo blues-rock band The Black Crowes, has found another way to play his music in front of his many longtime fans.
Robinson is the leader of the newly formed Magpie Salute, an exciting 10-person band that is stopping off at the Rogue Theatre in Grants Pass for a special Monday night of hard driving rock 'n' roll and bluesy ballads. 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.
Click here to see the Webcams
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.
Click here to check out this week's deals
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