Author: Rogue River Press

Babies, Baby Chicks Don’t Mix

Outbreaks of Salmonella infection linked to backyard poultry have been well documented, but a recent Oregon public health investigation highlights the risks of home chicken flocks for newborn babies. An Oregon Health Authority (OHA) report in today’s edition of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality[Read More…]

Nearly $4.5 Million For Renewable Energy Projects

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is sending a total of $4,459,297 in Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grants to support 20 renewable energy projects in rural communities across the state. The investments will be used to help farmers, ranchers, and rural small businesses adopt renewable energy technologies, conduct critical[Read More…]

Major Disaster Declaration For Oregon

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Oregon to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, landslides and mudslides from Jan. 10-22, 2024. Public assistance federal funding is available to the state, tribal and eligible local governments[Read More…]

Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Memorial

The names of two fallen law enforcement officers were added to the Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Memorial during an engraving ceremony on Tuesday, April 16. An honor guard stood watch as the names of Jared J. Miller of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Joseph W. Johnson of the Nyssa[Read More…]

Seeking Additional Victims Of Debt Consolidation Service

The owners of ConsoliDebt Solutions, LLC, a debt consolidation service that operated in Oregon and other locations between April 2019 and April 2024, have been indicted in federal court for knowingly and intentionally defrauding their customers. Javier Antonio Banuelas Urueta, 54, and Dalia Castilleja Saucedo, 38, both residents of Oregon[Read More…]

Supporting Families To Prevent Child Abuse

This year’s Child Abuse Prevention Month theme, Doing Things Differently: Moving from the Challenge to the Change, emphasizes the importance of innovative prevention-based approaches to supporting children and families. The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) is committed to advancing programs that address poverty and other challenges families face that[Read More…]

Grants To Boost Staffing Ahead Of Wildfire Season

To boost the number of firefighters across Oregon before wildfire season, the Oregon State Fire Marshal (OSFM) announced it has awarded $6 million in grants to 191 local fire agencies across the state. The 2024 Wildfire Season Staffing Grant program is in its third year. Local agencies in the Oregon[Read More…]

New Draft Plan For Managing Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Draft Monument Plan Protects Region’s Exceptional Biodiversity, Responds To Fire Risk The Bureau of Land Management released a draft update to the management plan for the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The Monument, which sits at the intersection of the Cascade, Klamath, and Siskiyou mountain ranges in Southwest Oregon and Northern California,[Read More…]

Tax Guidance For 2024

(Family Features) For some, tax season represents the opportunity for a return and some much-needed relief for their bank accounts. Yet for others, it’s time to write a check to Uncle Sam. Ensure you’re up to date on all things 2024 taxes with this guidance from the Consumer Financial Protection[Read More…]

3 Tips To Take Control Of Car Maintenance

(Family Features) Economic factors made 2023 a record year for motorists, but not in ways that helped most families’ household budgets. The average price of a new car peaked at nearly $50,000 while the average age of cars on the road surpassed 12 years, a record, according to S&P. Rising[Read More…]