Author: Rogue River Press

Medication Take-Back Events

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) and medtakebackoregon.org are facilitating a drive-through drop-off prescription medication take-back event this week in three locations throughout the County. The event will offer the community a safe, free, and convenient way to dispose of expired or unwanted household medication. Dispose Safely Check your medicine cabinet[Read More…]

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…]

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…]

Boatnik Rogue River Closure

During the Boatnik Races, the Rogue River will be closed in designated areas and during designated times (refer to the schedule below). All spectators will remain off the water until the races are over. All spectators will remain 50 feet from the waterway at all times. Movement on the water[Read More…]

ODOT Highway Projects Update

JACKSON COUNTY • INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 11-19, North and south Ashland paving ($9 million) Watch for intermittent nighttime lane closures, Monday through Thursday nights, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., as workers replace pavement markings. The nighttime speed limit through the work zone will be 50 mph. The project[Read More…]