Author: Brian Mortensen

Evans Valley School Celebrates 100 Years

Evans Valley School, the center of activity in Wimer and where many thousands of Rogue River residents attended school before graduating from Rogue River High School or the current Rogue River Junior Senior High School, opened its doors 100 years ago this year. Bruce Sund, chairman of the Rogue River[Read More…]

Changes In The School District’s Coming Year

Superintendent Patrick Lee, now beginning his fifth year, described “a huge plate of things,” initiatives meant to address several areas he said need improvement, starting this year. A report exemplified this also presented at the Tues., Aug. 15 school board meeting, presented by Dr. April Harrison, the Director of Special[Read More…]

City Drafts Own “Repeal Measure 110” Resolution

Rogue River Mayor Pam VanArsdale, recognizing that the Jackson County Commissioners had adopted a resolution calling for the repeal of Ballot Measure 110 on Aug. 9, passed by Oregon voters in November 2020 to rehabilitate, rather than incarcerate, drug law offenders, announced that the city had drafted its resolution “encouraging[Read More…]

Two DUII Accidents On RR Highway

Two motor vehicle accidents on Rogue River High (U.S. 99) involving arrests for impaired driving, about a mile apart from each other, occurring within an hour of each other, happened in the early evening on Thurs., Aug. 10. Two people were injured, with one arrest, following an accident at the[Read More…]

Proposed Area For City’s Reservoir Land

The Rogue River Planning Commission is considering what to do with the land around the proposed million-gallon water reservoir to be located on Classick Drive across from the City of Rogue River’s water treatment plant, revisiting the conversation started during the commission’s work in updating the city’s municipal code, at[Read More…]

EVFD Approves Social Media Policy

The Evans Valley Fire District board of directors approved that district’s first-ever social media policy, the first of a series of policies the board will review and approve in the coming months, at its Thurs., Aug. 10 meeting in Wimer. Chief Tom Davidson said the district policy is a model[Read More…]

Commissioners Seek Repeal Of Measure 110

The Jackson County Commissioners, citing economic, environmental, and quality-of-life losses from a perceived increase in drug abuse in the two years since the passage and implementation of Ballot Measure 110, read and passed a proclamation calling for the law’s repeal at their meeting on Wed., Aug. 9. “What we’re asking[Read More…]

JoCo Fair Summer Heat And Fun

The small-town fair had high summer heat during the Josephine County Fair in Grants Pass from Wed., Aug. 9 through Sun., Aug. 13. All the cold drinks, the mister hoses hanging over the midway, and the images of dogs in the Extreme Dog Stunt Dog Show defend against the sun’s[Read More…]