Author: Brian Mortensen

Junior Chieftain Teams Win Openers Vs. Ruch

The Rogue River Jr. Sr. High middle-school-level boys’ basketball teams had a great start, winning their season-opening games against Ruch at the Rogue River Elementary School west campus gym on Mon., Nov. 13. Rogue River won the early, junior varsity game, 40-19, the Junior Chieftains outscoring the Cougars 24-3 in[Read More…]

State Lawmaker Stepping Down For Gold Hill Job

Lily Morgan, who is nearly halfway through her second term in the Oregon State Legislature, representing District 3 in the Oregon House of Representatives, has stepped down to become the City Manager for the City of Gold Hill. The Gold Hill City Council approved Morgan’s hiring during its Tuesday, November[Read More…]

School Board Votes To Use Marshal Program

The Marshal’s coming to Rogue River. One month after hearing information about the School Marshal program – a program designed to prevent a school shooting event by having an armed plain-clothes deputy present on campus – the Rogue River School Board unanimously voted, 4-0, to initiate the program at district[Read More…]

Food Truck Debate Continues

The Rogue River Planning Commission has repeatedly broached the subject of whether or not to allow food trucks or any mobile businesses within the city. It is taking another crack at it this month. At this point, mobile vendors aren’t allowed in the city except other than for “seasonal, occasional[Read More…]

Mayor’s Term Extended, But Term Limits Stay

Beginning next year, Rogue River’s mayor will be able to serve four-year terms, rather than have to leave the office after a two-year term. The mayor and members of the city council will have to, though, for the time being, step down after two terms. While Rogue River voters were[Read More…]

VFW Building Sold

The building that housed the Post 4116, Rogue River’s chapter in Veterans of Foreign Wars, at 410 East Main Street, that was put up for sale in September, 2022, was sold last month. Offered for sale by Cascade Hasson Sotheby’s International Realty, the building was originally offered at $775,000 and[Read More…]