Commission To Consider Fishing, Hunting Fee Increases

Oregon’s Fish and Wildlife Commission will discuss the 2025-2027 agency requested budget, including proposed fee increases for hunters and commercial and sport fishermen, at its meeting this week. The Department of Fish and Wildlife’s budget is funded through a mix of lottery funds, federal funds, the general fund, and others.[Read More…]

 Grants Pass Downs Season Starts Soon

Racing on the Rogue is back at Grants Pass Downs. The thoroughbred and quarterhorse racing at the Josephine County Fairgrounds includes a seven-day program beginning the Saturday-Sunday, June 15-16 weekend. The Downs’ summer program includes three weekends and ends on its traditional July 4 closing day (a Thursday). Post time[Read More…]

It’s National Fishing And Boating Week

We’re in the middle of National Fishing and Boating Week, an annual observation and celebration of the benefits these two recreational pursuits provide to individuals and the economy. Whether you’re an experienced angler or casting for the first time, there’s so much to learn and enjoy. Those of us who’ve[Read More…]

RRJSHS Makes Softball All-District

The Rogue River Jr. Sr. High softball team had its best season in two years and was a whisker away from reaching the state playoffs for the first time in two years and making the Class 3A state playoffs for the first time since 2017. The Chieftains, who wrapped up[Read More…]

Fish, Clam And Crab Free This Weekend

No fishing or shellfish licenses or tags are needed this weekend, Oregon’s annual first weekend of June Free Fishing Weekend. This applies to both residents and nonresidents, and also includes free parking and camping Saturday in Oregon State Parks. All other fishing regulations apply including closures, bag limits and size[Read More…]

Leaving Wildlife In The Wild Is Best

Late spring is prime time for sightings of baby wildlife, with a cuteness factor that sometimes is off the charts. But every year, some well-intentioned individuals who find young birds, bunnies, fawns, calves and other baby wildlife believe they need to be rescued. Wildlife officials insist that in the majority[Read More…]

Chieftain Softball Elbowed Out

When the Rogue River Jr. Sr. High softball team finished its final regular season games on Sat., May 11, they knew they were on the bubble for the Class 3A state playoffs with a few days before the teams would be decided. Still, it looked good for them, hanging in[Read More…]