Author: Brian Mortensen

RR Couple Honored For Helping Stop Suicide

You never know when you might have the opportunity to save or spare someone’s life. William and Jamie Wagner were just driving over the Depot Street Bridge in Rogue River on Fri., Jan. 26, when they spotted an older woman on the outer lip of the bridge, outside of the[Read More…]

City Council Upholds Decision On Windmill Subdivision

Francis Gilbert has examined residents’ proximity to the wildland-urban interface and fire through his efforts in helping bring cameras that capture wildfire to northern Jackson County and other rural areas and as chairman of the City of Rogue River’s Council Advisory Committee. Gilbert lodged an appeal to the Rogue River[Read More…]

Upcoming School Year Starts After Labor Day

The Rogue River School District’s 2024-25 school year will start after Labor Day for the first time in several years. The Rogue River School Board adopted the calendar at its Tues., March 19 meeting. The year starts on Tues., September 3, the day after Labor Day. The 2024-25 school year[Read More…]

Junior Chiefs First, Second At Middle School Meet

Behind 12 top-four finishes by eight different athletes, Rogue River won the boys’ division of its opening Southern Oregon Middle School Athletic Conference track and field meet at Spiegelberg Stadium in Medford on Thurs., March 14. The Chieftains finished with 159 points, beating out St. Mary’s’ 151 points in the[Read More…]

Collision At Depot And Classic

Neither driver was cited, and neither was hurt when a service vehicle and a sedan collided in the intersection of Depot Street and Classick Drive at about 2:30 p.m., on Thurs., March 21. The vehicles appear to have met while both vehicles were turning on to Pine Street from Depot,[Read More…]

Chiefs Earn Dramatic Sweep Vs. Bruins

The arc of the Rogue River Jr. Sr. High softball team’s entire season may have been changed by a single text message sent the weekend before last. The text came to Chieftains softball coach Jill Westlake from her team’s first baseman from last season. That’s Suzy Smith. Smith is a[Read More…]