Author: Leif Birdsall

Headlines & Highlights for February 28, 2024

MAR. 1, 2023 A second round of hearings will take place between the City of Rogue River and HRP, LLC, the company owned by Grants Pass businessman Dale Hurst, regarding the Oregon Ice ice-making plant that opened in 2019 and the proposed multifamily housing development, both at 499 E. Main[Read More…]

Headlines & Highlights For February 21, 2024

FEB. 22, 2023 Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JSCO) Patrol deputies uncovered a stolen vehicle ring in Rural Rogue River yesterday at 9:20 a.m. JCSO deputies located the vehicles at a former marijuana grow in the 18500 block of East Evans Creek Road while investigating an open stolen vehicle case. Deputies[Read More…]

Headlines & Highlights for February 14, 2024

FEB. 16, 1984 Pat Gran of Wimer submitted a petition bearing 158 signatures to the District 35 school board calling for a return to the five-day week. “That fifth day is very important,” Gran said. “Not only for the students but for the teachers working nine-and-a-half hour days…that’s too long.”[Read More…]

Headlines & Highlights for February 7, 2024

FEB. 8, 2023 Three years is not a lot of time, but it’s most of a high school “generation.” When the Rogue River Jr. Sr. High School’s Future Farmers of America chapter was able to hold its last Beef Feed and Auction at the schools James Martin Court, only one[Read More…]

Headlines & Highlights for January 31, 2024

FEBRUARY 2, 1984 Jackson County Public Works Director Bob Carstensen said he’s received a detailed report on the condition of Wimer’s covered bridge, and the estimated cost of repairing the bridge to an eight-ton load limit was $58,400. The report was forwarded to the county commissioners, and Carstensen said he[Read More…]

Headlines & Highlights for January 24, 2024

JAN. 26, 1984 Construction on Rogue River’s first condominiums was scheduled to begin in mid-February, more than a year behind schedule, yet too soon for at least one neighbor. “We had hoped to get started more than a year ago,” said Rogue River developer and contractor Ray Grenier. “Interest rates[Read More…]

Headlines & Highlights for January 17, 2024

JAN. 19, 1984 In search for cash for mid-winter roof repairs, SchoolDistrict35 looked at several options, including selling two district-owned houses. One house adjacent to Evans Valley Elementary School was leased as a private preschool. The other was the historic Hatch house on the corner of Oak and First Streets[Read More…]

Headlines & Highlights For January 10, 2024

JAN. 12, 1984 What changes, if any, would you like to see in 1984 for Gold Hill? Don Morrow: “There’s too much publicity in the papers and they don’t get down to the nitty-gritty. It makes goodnews copy but it’s not good for the community. We need to let the[Read More…]

Headline & Highlights for January 3, 2024

JAN. 5, 1984 An independent auditing firm gave the city of Rogue River a pat on the back for “achieving and maintaining an exemplary accounting and administrative system.” Medford CPAs Gerald Burns and David Updegrove have audited the city’s fiscal management under the State of Oregon guidelines for budgeting and[Read More…]