Headlines & Highlights for May 1, 2024

MAY 3, 1984 Gold Hill council members reluctantly voted to accept a final purchase price on the three and a half acre Gold Hill sewer plant site. To gain clear title to the land the city paid $11,563. The settlement came after years of negotiations, bickering and delays. Total purchase[Read More…]

Mayor Insists SOS Bring Back Solid Waste Pickup

The Rogue River City Council agreed to vote on a rate increase for Southern Oregon Sanitation (SOS) that will amount to an increase of 61 cents for a standard 35-gallon container at its regular meeting on Thurs., April 25. The franchise agreement between the city and SOS allows the refuse[Read More…]

May Is Wildfire Awareness Month

May is Wildfire Awareness Month. Oregon experiences its heaviest wildfire activity during the summer months, but fires occur all seasons of the year including spring. Keep Oregon Green, in partnership with federal, state, tribal and local fire agencies, will be spreading the word about the steps we all can take[Read More…]

City Council Positions For Election This November

The Rogue River City Council will have four positions up for election this November. That includes the mayor’s seat for what will, for the first time, be a four-year term, along with four-year council terms for Position Two, currently held by Grace Howell, Position four, held by Barb Hilty, and[Read More…]

Rogue River Library Activities For May

Hello Rogue River! Thank you for all of your support last month! We had great turnout for some of our programs, which is why we do this. We hope to see you again this upcoming month because we have some fantastic programs – both continuing and new!      Continuing Programs:[Read More…]

Rogue River Arbor Day Celebration

If you want to get a group of fifth and sixth grade students to listen to talk about trees, it helps if you tell them you climb them for a living. Mike Oxendine, an arborist and arboriculturist from Talent, who is the executive director of the urban forestry group Our[Read More…]

Gold Hill Seismic Bridge Retrofit Project

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is continuing work on the bridge retrofit project on Oregon 99 (Rogue River Highway). This project will replace the Millers Gulch, Foots Creek and Birdseye Creek Bridges for earthquake resilience and safety. Currently the contractor is working at the Millers Gulch bridge with flaggers directing[Read More…]

City Discusses County Animal Shelter Plan

The Rogue River City Council will discuss whether it wants and whether its citizens would want to be part of a special service district to help fund the Jackson County Animal Control program and the construction of a new animal shelter at its Thurs., May 2 workshop session. “Really, what[Read More…]

Town Hall Meeting For Measure 15-229

Plans for the second town hall meeting on Jackson County Measure 15-229, the Evans Valley Fire District’s operational levy, began with it being held in the meeting room at the first district’s meeting room. But when more and more people began trickling in, it became clear that the meeting room[Read More…]

Snow To Live On Through Memories

Gary Snow has passed on. A longtime coach who helped the swings of numerous golfers, from beginning players to a state champion for Rogue River Junior Senior High School, died on April 5 at age 73. Snow moved to Rogue River from Orange County, California, in 1976; for the same[Read More…]