DEAN HALL Douglas fir trees dwarf a person in a unit of the Clean Slate timber sale area near Selma, one of the Pickett West Forest Project sales by the Bureau of Land Management that has been criticized by area environmental groups.
By Jeff Duewel of the Daily Courier
Two weeks ago the legal notice for public comment on a timber sale known as Clean Slate published, the latest stage of the larger, and controversial, Pickett West Forest Project.
The first timber sale under Pickett West, a companion to Clean Slate called Pickett Hog, was sold in September, while about 100 people protested outside the Grants Pass Interagency Office. Another dozen protested the protest. Read More »
Rycke Brown, who operates her own yard maintenance and clean-up business in Grants Pass, demonstrates how laying down a thick layer of leaves can protect flower beds from weeds and fertilize flower beds as a natural compost. She's offering to take bagged leaves off of people's hands for a $25 fee.
By Troy Shinn of the Daily Courier
The fall leaf collection window may be in full swing, but with the amount of leaves falling in and around Grants Pass, you may still need a way to get rid of the leftovers.
Did you know that they can be used as mulch and a natural weed deterrent?
It may sound counterintuitive to put the leaves so painstakingly raked up back on the ground, but it's a good way to put the leaves to use and help private gardens in the process. Read More »
BRYON DEVORE Amalia (Lauren Wright, left), dissuades the waiter (Peter Wickliffe) from further service as Georg (Patrick Massey) enjoys the exchange, in a scene from "She Loves Me" at Oregon Cabaret Theatre.
By Kathleen Alaks of the Daily Courier
Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland has a couple hours of romantic escapism for holiday theater-goers.
Its production of "She Loves Me," which opened Friday, is like a musical macaroon, light, crisp and sweet, though not particularly filling.
Not a holiday show in the typical sense, the romantic comedy does take place in the months and days leading up to Christmas. And its happy ending leaves the audience all warm and fuzzy. 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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