Author: Brian Mortensen

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…]

Chieftain Softball Elbowed Out

When the Rogue River Jr. Sr. High softball team finished its final regular season games on Sat., May 11, they knew they were on the bubble for the Class 3A state playoffs with a few days before the teams would be decided. Still, it looked good for them, hanging in[Read More…]

Jr High Wing And Clinic, Early Learning Center

Superintendent Patrick Lee provided updates on the two major projects the Rogue River School District is undertaking, the projects financed by bond and grant funding from the May 2023 election and the school-based health center and early learning center, provided through a grant from the Oregon Legislature, at the Rogue[Read More…]

Wrestling, Ag Bring Jaramillo To Nebraska

Lilliyan Jaramillo is not the first female to wrestle for Rogue River Jr. Sr. High, which caught the attention of a college wrestling program, but she stands as the school’s most accomplished female wrestler. A two-time district champion and a three-time state meet placer, including a second-place finish in 2023,[Read More…]

Tournament To Honor Gary Snow

On the first golf tournament to honor former Rogue River Jr. Sr. High coach Gary Snow, it is only fitting that the winning team was headed by three of his former playing partners, and the second-place team was one of a son and three of his grandchildren. The first-ever tournament[Read More…]

EV Fire Patrons Pass New Levy

After 20 years of passing the same 36-cent (per 1,000 assessed value) operating levy, the Evans Valley Fire District went for it this year in trying for a five-year operating levy, increasing its levy rate by 99 cents to $1.35 per $1,000. District patrons were willing to pay an extra[Read More…]

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…]