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Oregon Ranked #2 In The Nation

With 290 Firewise USA sites in good standing, the Oregon Department of Forestry is proud that Oregon is ranked number two in the nation for number of Firewise USA sites. In 2023, Oregon added 39 new sites creating more fire-adapted communities. Along with being number two as a state in[Read More…]

RRES Readers Represent At OBOB

On Saturday, March 9th, five Rogue River Elementary School (RRES) representatives competed at the Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) region. The tournament was held at Central Point Elementary School (CPE). The “Readers” were one of twenty schools represented and comprised of five southern Oregon counties: Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake,[Read More…]

Small-Town Chief With Experience

Chief Jim Williams, serving in his final week as Chief of the Rogue Police Department this week, did his best to remain stoic as he gave his final report to the City Council at its workshop on Thursday., March 7. “It’s been an incredible pleasure to serve as your police[Read More…]

City Approached To Host Tree-Climbing Competition

The City Of Rogue River has received an application from the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (PNW-ISA) to hold the Southern Oregon Regional Tree Climbing Competition at Palmerton Park from Thursday, April 4 through Sun., April 7. In an email to City Administrator Ryan Nolan, the[Read More…]

Hawkins Death Notice

JACK TAYLOR HAWKINS, age 93, of Grants Pass, died March 4, 2024 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Arrangements with Hull & Hull Funeral Directors.

Keith Obituary

JAMES RUSSELL “BUS/BUZZ” KEITH, age 94, passed away at a care facility in Grants Pass on Thursday, February 15, 2024, surrounded by his kids. He was born on October 16, 1929, at his parents’ home on Rapp Lane outside of Talent, OR, with a midwife attending. Bus attended Talent Schools[Read More…]

Oregon Emergency Medical System

<I> The EMS Modernization Act Of 2024 Builds On Policy 20 Years In The Making The Oregon State Legislature passed the EMS Modernization Act of 2024 (HB 4081), a policy framework more than twenty years in the making, that begins to address inefficiencies in Oregon’s emergency medical system after years[Read More…]

Oregon To Get $33 Million In Federal Funds

Oregon’s Department of Fish and Wildlife is slated to get more than $33 million in federal kickbacks in the 2024 fiscal year. The numbers include $23,596,409 in wildlife restoration and hunter education funding, $8,422,335 in sport fish restoration dollars and $1,046,551 in state wildlife grant apportionments. This system has been[Read More…]