Author: Brian Mortensen

Commissioners Approve Budget

Despite a vote of a decisive vote demanding the codification of the salaries of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners and the testimony of the sponsor of its ballot measure, the commissioners adopted the $640.5 million budget at the county business meeting on Wed., June 5. The adopted budget for[Read More…]

EVFD Celebrates Ballot Win

The Board of Directors at Evans Valley Fire District No. 6 could celebrate two pieces of good news at its June 13 meeting in Wimer. The first was a victory in the May 22 election for its $1.35 per $1,000 assessed value to support fire personnel and apparatus replacement. District[Read More…]

Planning Commission Approves Three Apps

The City of Rogue River Planning Commission made three decisions on matters of varying ranges of sweep within the city at its meeting on Tues., June 11. Following public hearings on each, the Commission. 1) approved the division of a 4.86-acre property at 230 Wards Creek Road into 18 lots,[Read More…]

Gold Hill To Apply For ODOT Grant

Gold Hill City Manager Lily Morgan did her best to sell the idea of applying for a Transportation and Growth Management (TGM) Grant through the Oregon Department of Transportation and Land Conservation and Development Commission to the City Council. The ability to pave its streets AND have a better-updated transportation[Read More…]

Laundry Ribbon Cutting

Canis Pratt uses the big pair of scissors to cut the ribbon in front of the Rogue River Coin-op Laundry at 115 Depot Street in Rogue River. Her husband Kevin holds the ribbon on her right, and family friend Nick Richards holds it on her left side, with members of[Read More…]

Rogue River Council Discusses Budget

The Rogue City Council considered resolutions tied to the adoption of the city’s budget at its workshop session on Thurs., June 6. The council is expected to adopt the $15.3 million budget at a special meeting on Thurs., June 20, one week before the usual monthly council business meeting. It[Read More…]

Gold Hill Fine-Tunes Food Truck Language

While the City of Rogue River drew up and enacted, for the first time, a framework for food trucks and mobile vendors within the city, the City of Gold Hill is fine-tuning its. The Gold Hill City Council approved a zoning amendment and an ordinance to amend its section on[Read More…]

RRJSHS Eighth Graders Look Ahead To Hard Work

Rogue River Junior Senior High School’s Eighth Grade Promotion ceremony never ceases to be a fun, even joyous occasion, with snow cones awaiting promotees and their families after it’s over. It does so while reminding RRJSHS’s Class of 2028 students that there are four years left, and they won’t be[Read More…]