Author: Brian Mortensen

EVFD Finds Out What Its ECSO Cost Is

Evans Valley Fire District’s board of directors found out what part of the bill is to help bridge the gap between what bond funding it won in 2019 will pay for and what Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon’s (ECSO) upgrade of its radio communications system will actually cost. Chief Tom[Read More…]

GP Baseball Coach Hired As RRJSHS AC

Kyle Garrison, who most recently was the head baseball coach at Grants Pass High School, leading the Cavemen to a league championship at the Class 6A level, was officially hired as the Athletic Coordinator at Rogue River Junior Senior High School during the Rogue River School Board’s Tues., July 16[Read More…]

Gold Hill Dives Into TGM Grant Program

At its June meeting, the Gold Hill City Council passed a resolution that allowed the city to engage in the Transportation and Growth Management (TGM) grant program through the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD). “If we get approved for the grant,[Read More…]

Hearing On Radio Design Building

The Rogue River Planning Commission has scheduled a public hearing to discuss and possibly decide on a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a change of use of an existing building. The building constructed for Radio Design Group, Inc. in 2012 is located at 8925 Rogue River Highway. The hearing is[Read More…]

Rooster Crow Is Growing Back Even Bigger

The Rogue River Rooster Crow Weekend, the 71st version of the weekend that started in the city in 1953, had a twist this year. The event’s focus is mostly downtown, from the Saturday morning Rooster Crow Parade, the National Rooster Crowing Championships and Human Crowing Contest at Rooster Park, and[Read More…]

Late Application Cancels River Races

The Cal-Ore River Racers started applying too late to race on the Rogue River during Rooster Crow Weekend last weekend. Fans expecting to see the fifth River Racers’ race during Rooster Crow Sunday, which took them from Savage Rapids to Twin Bridges, four times up-river, four times up, and the[Read More…]

Peregrino Af Holds On, Wins Derby Challenge

Peregrino Af, with Reuben Lozano aboard, a horse trained by Jose Rosales-Gomez, held off a strong challenge from two horses to win the 400-yard, $48,000 Adequan Derby Challenge for three-year-old quarter horses, the seventh race on Sun., June 30 program at Grants Pass Downs. Peregrino Af had the top time[Read More…]