Mask Requirement Ends

Starting April 3, workers, patients, and visitors in Oregon healthcare settings will not be required to wear masks. OHA is canceling some parts of the state rule that require workers in health care settings—such as hospitals, mobile clinics, ambulances, outpatient facilities, dental offices, urgent care centers, counseling offices, school-based health[Read More…]

Burn To Learn Gives Rare Structure Fire Training

Personnel from Evans Valley Fire District and Jackson County Fire District 1, and two other local departments tackled a 2,000-square-foot single-floor structure in the Covered Bridge Road area near Wimer on Sat., March 4. The departments applied sheetrock to the walls of the structure to simulate the conditions of an[Read More…]

Roberts Stays On Prescribed Burns Policy

Jackson County Commissioner Colleen Roberts reported to the Rogue River City Council at its Thurs., Feb. 23 meeting that she was in Washington, D.C., at the National Association of Counties (NACO) meeting to talk about wildfire. She said that being involved with NACO has allowed her to hold meetings with[Read More…]

Martin’s Corner To Be Worked On This Year

Rogue River Mayor Pam VanArsdale, who serves as a liaison to the Middle Rogue Metropolitan Organization, said she received word at its recent meeting that the project that will work on the curve and bank of Martin’s Corner, the notorious set of curves on East Evans Creek Road, as well[Read More…]

Hurst Appeal, Continuance Moved

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 Street, in the[Read More…]