Road Work On South Stage Road

South Stage Road @ Highway 99 asphalt work will affect traffic on June 4 and possibly June 5. Roadway repairs occurring on Tuesday, June 4 will cause traffic delays in the area of South Stage Road and Highway 99. Travelers are advised to use an alternate route to help relieve[Read More…]

Smith, Waldo Reach Top Of 2024 Class

Out of the crazy time that the 2020-21 school year was came the Class of 2024. At public schools in Oregon, those students started high school at home, freshmen in front of computers engaged in distance learning, the world in giant flux since that spring, in March, with no end[Read More…]

RRJSHS’s 2024 Senior Graduates

Rogue River Jr/Sr High School football field was glowing with white, green, and gold graduation gowns and a touch of dreams for the future. Many seniors had won college funds, scholarships, etc… Others were counting on starting at community college to earn a four-year degree. Even others look forward to[Read More…]

ECSO May Have Bridged The Financing Gap

Rogue River City Administrator Ryan Nolan said Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon’s (ECSO) budget passed at its recent budget meeting. He said ECSO had received “significant help” from the legislature and some funding from the City of Medford and Jackson County after increased expenses in recent years had created a[Read More…]

Commission Chooses ‘Fair Policy’

In the face of a big decision, the City of Rogue River will have to reckon, in resolution form by December of this year, it will, in the words of City Administrator Ryan Nolan, “choose its own adventure.” The City Planning Commission, at its May 14 workshop, decided to go[Read More…]

Evacuation Resources And Best Practices

The Oregon Department of Emergency Management (OEM) encourages Oregonians to prepare for the upcoming wildfire season by staying informed, having an emergency plan and packing a go-kit. People can find an evacuation checklist, live wildfire and evacuation maps, and wildfire preparedness and prevention tips at “Oregon follows a three-level[Read More…]

Settlement Reached In Oregon Foster Care Class

Governor Tina Kotek, the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Agency Director Fariborz Pakseresht, and Child Welfare Director Aprille Flint-Gerner entered into a settlement agreement with Disability Rights Oregon, A Better Childhood, Rizzo Bosworth Eraut PC, and Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, attorneys representing thousands of children and young adults experiencing[Read More…]

Jackson County Fire District 3 Gains Technology

Jackson County Fire District 3’s (FD3) Battalion Chiefs vehicle is now equipped with a rooftop mounted box which houses a tethered drone, enhancing our ability to assess and monitor emergencies and conduct search and rescue operations. The manufacturer, Fotokite, is a Swiss and US-based company. The drone can easily be[Read More…]