December Activities At The Library

Hello Rogue River! I can’t believe that 2023 is already coming to a close. I don’t feel quite ready for 2024, but we at the library have a lot of exciting programs this December, and we’d love to finish the year in the best way: with you all. A Collage[Read More…]

Commissioners Approve Use Of Lines For Life Service

The Jackson County Commissioners voted to amend the contract of Dr. Steven C. Mounce, who has been serving the Jackson County Community Justice Department in providing sex offender treatment, at the board’s Nov. 29 meeting. The treatment targets individuals’ specific criminogenic needs and factors in an offender’s life that are[Read More…]

Jackson County Drug Trafficking Prison Sentences

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon announced that three federal prison sentences have been imposed this week in separate criminal cases following multi-agency drug trafficking investigations in and around Medford. James Michael Cody Whelchel, 41, of Carson, California, was sentenced Monday to 130 months in federal prison[Read More…]

Rogue River Celebrates Winter Wonderland

With all the rain coming down on Sat., Dec. 2, Rogue River needed the temperature to be about 30 degrees colder to make it snow. But the community came together, with umbrellas and canopies, for the Winter Wonderland Christmas Celebration downtown. The evening always begins with dinner at Live Oak[Read More…]

Labor Issues Facing State’s Meat Processing Industry

Like many agricultural sectors, the meat processing industry in Oregon struggles to recruit and retain entry-level employees, especially in smaller operations. Across the nation, few colleges and universities offer meat-cutting training, a shortage Oregon State University Extension Service hopes to change. A three-year $650,000 grant allows OSU Extension’s Niche Meat[Read More…]