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Headlines & Highlights for March 20, 2024

MAR. 22, 1984 Charles Wall of Rogue River found a way to profit from something unsellable at a garage sale, but only with a little help from his friends. Wall, whose wife Alice died recently, held a garage sale a couple of weeks before clearing out things he no longer[Read More…]

Co-Pay Fairness Bill

Legislation requires insurers to accept coupons or other third-party payment methods towards an enrollee’s annual deductible to pay for life-saving medicines. The legislature passed Representative Emerson Levy’s Co-Pay Fairness Bill (HB 4113), legislation that helps Oregonians facing already high healthcare costs afford life-saving medicines. Rep. Levy introduced this concept to[Read More…]

Officials Urge People 65+ To Get Second COVID-19 Shot

Recommendation follows CDC announcement making older adults eligible for additional dose of 2023–2024 updated vaccine to protect against severe illness Oregonians 65 and older can now get an additional dose of the 2023–2024 updated COVID-19 vaccine following a federal announcement that opened eligibility to older adults, who are most at[Read More…]

Marine Board Welcomes New Member Aboard

The Marine Board recently filled a vacancy on its board with Steve Lambert, a Jackson County resident and Director of Jackson County Roads and Parks. Steve has worked in public park management for three decades. He began his career in parks and recreation in eastern Washington while earning a degree[Read More…]

Planning Commission Recommends Food Truck Language

The Rogue River Planning Commission unanimously decided to recommend two text amendments for the City Council’s approval at a rare morning meeting on Tues., March 12. The first regards regulations of mobile vendors, including food trucks, to amend text in four different zoning ordinances in Chapter 17 of the city’s[Read More…]

Oregon To Honor Fallen Law Enforcement Officer

Every year, the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony honors the state’s law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. This year’s ceremony will be held Tuesday, May 7 at 1 p.m. at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem. The annual event commemorates the more than 190[Read More…]

Youth Turkey Hunting Clinic April 6

Youths ages 8 to 17 have an opportunity to learn from experienced mentors in a turkey hunting clinic April 6 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Denman Wildlife Area. Participants will learn how to set decoys and blinds, spring hunting tactics, shotgun safety, field dressing and cooking wild turkey,[Read More…]

Headlines & Highlights for March 13, 2024

MAR. 15, 1984 Using his bicycle basket as a mobile fundraising office, Wild Bill Jennings of Rogue River pedaled his park projects into the hearts and pocketbooks of local merchants and individuals to nearly $800 the past weekend. Wild Bill sought funds to clean, maintain, repair, and keep open two[Read More…]

Defensible Space Projects

To help those living in communities more likely to be impacted by a wildfire, the Oregon State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is launching an incentive program to help Oregonians pay for defensible space projects. Defensible space is one of the most effective ways to better protect a home during a wildfire.[Read More…]