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Oregon Man Sentenced To More Than 12 Years

A La Grande, Oregon man was sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for sexually abusing and transporting two minors from Washington State he met through Snapchat. Albert Wayne Johnson, 42, was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison and 10 years’ supervised release. According to court documents,[Read More…]

Popular Shellburg Falls Reopens

Courtesy of Oregon Department of Forestry One of the most popular Santiam State Forest recreation areas, Shellburg Falls, will reopened after being closed in the aftermath of the 2020 Labor Day wildfires. “It’s almost unbelievable how wildfire can impact the landscape,” said Joe Offer, Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Recreation[Read More…]

Busy Wildfire Season On The Way

Oregon and SW Washington residents are anticipating another busy wildfire season as the climate crisis threatens to upend more communities. The best defense during an emergency is to be prepared, and the American Red Cross, Cascades Region, advises everyone to get ready now. “Today, the Red Cross is responding to[Read More…]

When In Doubt, Stay Out: Toxins In Water

As summer approaches, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reminds people heading outdoors to enjoy Oregon’s lakes, rivers, and reservoirs to look out for potentially toxic cyanobacteria blooms. Cyanobacteria are beneficial bacteria found in all freshwater worldwide. The bacteria can multiply into blooms in any water body under the right conditions[Read More…]

Free Camping, Day-Use, And Activities

Celebrate State Parks Day with free parking, free R.V., tent site camping at all Oregon State Parks on June 1, and special events at selected parks. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will waive day-use parking fees at the 25 locations that charge them and camping fees for all tent,[Read More…]

Leaving Wildlife In The Wild Is Best

Late spring is prime time for sightings of baby wildlife, with a cuteness factor that sometimes is off the charts. But every year, some well-intentioned individuals who find young birds, bunnies, fawns, calves and other baby wildlife believe they need to be rescued. Wildlife officials insist that in the majority[Read More…]

Gold Dust Day

In the Days of Teddy Roosevelt, a rousing, high-energy show, provides a grand finale to Gold Dust Day on June 1. Through music, live performance, and multimedia, this show tells the story of Teddy Roosevelt and his times – a romantic and exciting era. America had just come of age,[Read More…]

Council Changes Food Truck Plan

When the Rogue River City Council hosts its public hearing during its regular Thurs., May 23 meeting, the city’s proposed change to the Municipal Code to allow food trucks and mobile vendors will not have the 200-foot buffer meant to protect brick-and-mortar restaurants in the city, one of the foundations[Read More…]

Chieftain Softball Elbowed Out

When the Rogue River Jr. Sr. High softball team finished its final regular season games on Sat., May 11, they knew they were on the bubble for the Class 3A state playoffs with a few days before the teams would be decided. Still, it looked good for them, hanging in[Read More…]

Headlines & Highlights for May 22, 2024

MAY 24, 2023 Haag said go to State-Sam Haag is one of the best athletes in his class at Rogue River Jr/Sr High, with a skill set that should have allowed him to compete at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field each of his four years in high school. Injuries[Read More…]