By John Gottberg Anderson • For / The Bulletin
June 17, 2012
GOLD BEACH — Jet-boat pilot Jeff Laird was showing off.
Skipping across the rapids of the lower Rogue River at about 35 mph, Laird suddenly slowed and shifted the boat into reverse. His constant companion, a yellow Lab named Sadie, looked at him inquisitively as he sharply turned the steering....