Construction on a new soccer field at the Josephine County Fairgrounds is waiting for final engineering, and Love Abounds, the community involvement arm of Dutch Bros. Coffee that's funding the project, expects the field to be done sometime this summer. The final engineering has to deal with drainage near the fairgrounds infield, and how to buffer a 12-foot strip inside the railing shown here to protect horses and jockeys during horse racing.
By Jeff Duewel of the Daily Courier
The first phase of construction of new athletic fields inside the racetrack at the Josephine County Fairgrounds should begin soon as details emerge on the project envisioned by Dutch Bros. Coffee co-founder and CEO Travis Boersma two years ago.
Boersma had hoped to see a field in use by now, but the company still expects people playing soccer this summer, part of a long-term plan for a sports complex. Read More »
Third grade teacher (center) Carrie Simpson as Wonder woman and students Brielle Belleci (left) and Makenzie James make another pass through the finish line at the Madrona Elementary Heroes Run.
By Jason McMillen of the Daily Courier
NEW HOPE — Wonder Woman did some jogging at the Madrona Elementary Heroes Run on Friday. Several of them.
Encouraged by cheers from parents, teachers and emergency responders, students at the school in the New Hope area south of Grants Pass jogged in superhero costumes in order to raise money for a new playground and to honor emergency responders. 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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