Author: Brian Mortensen

RRJSHS Makes Softball All-District

The Rogue River Jr. Sr. High softball team had its best season in two years and was a whisker away from reaching the state playoffs for the first time in two years and making the Class 3A state playoffs for the first time since 2017. The Chieftains, who wrapped up[Read More…]

Smith, Waldo Reach Top Of 2024 Class

Out of the crazy time that the 2020-21 school year was came the Class of 2024. At public schools in Oregon, those students started high school at home, freshmen in front of computers engaged in distance learning, the world in giant flux since that spring, in March, with no end[Read More…]

ECSO May Have Bridged The Financing Gap

Rogue River City Administrator Ryan Nolan said Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon’s (ECSO) budget passed at its recent budget meeting. He said ECSO had received “significant help” from the legislature and some funding from the City of Medford and Jackson County after increased expenses in recent years had created a[Read More…]

Commission Chooses ‘Fair Policy’

In the face of a big decision, the City of Rogue River will have to reckon, in resolution form by December of this year, it will, in the words of City Administrator Ryan Nolan, “choose its own adventure.” The City Planning Commission, at its May 14 workshop, decided to go[Read More…]

City Council Approves New Food Truck Measure

After years of considering and shelving and re-considering the concept of food trucks and mobile vendors in the city, the Rogue River City Council unanimously (5-0) adopted the latest proposal to allow them, allowing a maximum of three per tax lot at the council’s Thurs., May 23 meeting. The maximum[Read More…]

RR FFA Chapter Celebrates 50th Anniversary

While to many, the significant growth of the Rogue River Junior-Senior High Schools chapter in Future Farmers of America has taken place in the last decade, the chapter turns 50 years old, beginning on March 19, 1974. The school’s official charter, listing the names of its ten original student members[Read More…]

Council Changes Food Truck Plan

When the Rogue River City Council hosts its public hearing during its regular Thurs., May 23 meeting, the city’s proposed change to the Municipal Code to allow food trucks and mobile vendors will not have the 200-foot buffer meant to protect brick-and-mortar restaurants in the city, one of the foundations[Read More…]