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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…]

Jr. Chief JV Wins At Phoenix; Teams Home Wed.

The Rogue River Jr. Sr. High middle-school-level boys’ basketball teams returned from the Thanksgiving weekend with a junior varsity-only date at Phoenix on Mon., Nov. 18. The Junior Chieftains beat the Pirates 29-17, moving the JV’s record to 3-0. Cohen Sturdevant was the high scorer for the Junior Chieftains. The[Read More…]

District Uses Data To Help Reverse Trends

The Rogue River School District would like, as any school district would, to see all of its students graduate. The goal for the district’s four-year cohort, the students who entered high school as freshmen during the 2020-21 school year, a year most students didn’t arrive at school until February of[Read More…]

VFW Building To Come Before RR Planning

The next step on the fate of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4116 building in Rogue River will be before the Rogue River Planning Commission on Tues., Dec. 12. The Planning Commission will consider a Site Design Review for 80-year-old VFW building, located at 410 E. Main Street. The[Read More…]

Homicide Suspect At Large

12/4/2023 UPDATE: A week after fleeing the scene of a homicide, a Riddle, Oregon man has been located and taken into custody in Redding, California. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon was notified that on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at 10:15 a.m., the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office with the[Read More…]

Community Shares Opinions On Clinic

The Rogue River School Board will likely have a tough decision that will have a lot of support and still displease others at its Mon., Dec. 11 meeting. That’s the meeting at which the board could choose between one of three sites proposed for the early learning center and health[Read More…]

City Closer To Food Truck Policy

By its first meeting of 2024, the Rogue River Planning Commission may arrive at something the city has never had: a policy that governs mobile vendors and food trucks. The Commission had a more honed-in discussion on the topic after City Administrator Ryan Nolan presented it with a packet that[Read More…]