Author: Brian Mortensen

Rogue River, Medford Bank Robber Arrested

Through deft, determined, and coordinated police efforts on both ends of the valley, an arrest was made in the case of the Mon., May 13 afternoon robbery at Umpqua Bank in Rogue River. Rogue River Police Department reported on Sat., May 18, that 52-year-old Timothy Michael Spencer was arrested in[Read More…]

Rain Doesn’t Stop FD1 From Open House

Jackson County Fire District No. 1 had opened up its station for open houses annually for years before the COVID-19 pandemic. The last time the fire district held an open house at the station, it was not called Jackson County Fire District No. 1, but it was going by its[Read More…]

EV Voters Seemed Receptive At EVFD Town Hall

With ballots distributed to voters in Jackson County and 11 days before May 21 election Day, Evans Valley Fire District held its third and final town hall meeting to inform voters about Proposed Tax Levy 15-229. That’s the fire district’s proposed five-year operating levy to maintain its current level of[Read More…]

Team Takes Fifth In Four Events At State

Kharis Wardle, performing with three members of Eagle Point’s equestrian team, placed fifth in the Freestyle Fours event for her best finish at the Oregon High School Equestrian Teams State Championships in Redmond on Thurs., May 9. That was the best finish out of the eight events Wardle competed at[Read More…]

Chiefs End Season With Home Losses

The Rogue River Jr. Sr. High School baseball team ended its Far West League campaign with losses to Sutherlin in the Chieftains’ final league doubleheader at Mike Umscheid Field, 12-4 and 11-0, on Thurs., May 9. The losses dropped the Chieftains to 2-20 and ended their Far West season at[Read More…]

‘Nothing Broke’ During April At EVFD

This was one of those fortunate months at the Evans Valley Fire Station where “nothing broke, we didn’t have to place anything, we didn’t spend money that wasn’t intended,” Chief Tom Davidson said. The Fire District did pay off the last installment of tuition at Rogue Community College for its[Read More…]