Author: Rogue River Press

Millers Gulch Bridge Closure

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is continuing work on the bridge retrofit project on Oregon 99 (Rogue River Highway). Reminder that Millers Gulch Bridge is closed for approximately 30 days beginning this week. Please use an alternate route and watch for workers. The contractor has provided a pedestrian transport vehicle[Read More…]

Shelters Now Open To Help People Stay Cool

Cooling centers are opening across Oregon to help people beat the heat during excessively high temperatures this week. The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) is working with 211info to get information out and ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in Oregon, especially those most vulnerable to heat-related illnesses.[Read More…]

OHA Offers Tips For Staying Safe Around Farm Animals At County Fairs

‘Common-Sense’ Approaches For Avoiding Exposure To Avian Influenza Include Washing Hands Often, Avoiding Eating Or Drinking While In Animal Areas Summertime is county fair season, and as people head out to enjoy these annual events showcasing Oregon’s agricultural communities, health officials are sharing tips for preventing exposure to avian influenza[Read More…]

Stay Safe And Healthy

Oregon Health Authority recommends people in Oregon take steps to keep this season from becoming a “bummer” with tips for staying healthy and safe. The Oregon ESSENCE Summer Hazard Report dashboard allows people to monitor trends in the most common summer-related hazards. The dashboard contains interactive graphs showing total daily[Read More…]

The Scam Is Back, Just Hang Up

Scammers are posing as officials from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) in an effort to scam community members out of money. Deputies have once again begun receiving reports from people contacted by phone by individuals posing as DCSO employees such as Lt. Jerry Tilley and others. The scammer will[Read More…]

ODF Sends 19 Firefighters To New Mexico

This week, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) filled an order to send 19 firefighters to New Mexico to assist in fighting numerous out-of-control wildfires. The two-week rotation with our New Mexico partners will allow our firefighters to brush up on their skills before Oregon’s fire season peaks later this[Read More…]

Asante Drug Diversion Case Arrest

On June 13, at about 12:30 p.m., the Medford Police Department (MPD) arrested 36-year-old Dani Marie Schofield after a lengthy investigation into drug diversion allegations that affected patient health at Asante Rogue Regional Hospital in Medford. This arrest was made in the 5000-block of Rogue River Drive. This seven-month-long police[Read More…]

VA extends Presumptions Of Service Connection For Three New Cancer Types

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is including three new cancer types in the list of presumed service-connected disabilities due to military environmental exposure under the PACT Act. This announcement marks the continued commitment under the Biden-Harris administration’s Unity Agenda and the Biden Cancer Moonshot to support the nation’s Veterans.[Read More…]