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Rogue River School Bond Appears To Pass

With just over 30,000 votes counted from a possible cohort of 159,124 registered voters in Jackson County, the Rogue River School District’s bond renewal would bring forth funds to pay for school safety improvements, renovate plumbing and electrical works at Rogue River Junior Senior High School, and help build a[Read More…]

End Of Year Crunch, New Hires At School District

The end-of-year crunch is on at the Rogue River School District, between end-of-school field and fun days for the younger students, senior class presentations at Rogue River Junior Senior High School, and teacher hires at the Rogue River School Board meeting on Tues., May 16. The board hired three teachers[Read More…]

OSP Seeking Assistance With Information

The Oregon State Po­lice, U.S. Marshals Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tabaco Firearms and Explo­sives are seeking the pub­lic’s assistance with locating William Thomas Gillespie (38) of Cave Junction, Ore­gon. Gillespie is wanted on a felony Federal warrant. Ad­ditionally, Gillespie is wanted by OSP for questioning re­garding the May[Read More…]

Saturation Patrol On Highway 199

The Oregon State Police will be leading a saturation patrol on Highway 199 (Redwood Highway) as we are approaching the highly traveled summer months. On May 18 and May 19, 2023, Oregon State Police Troopers, Grants Pass Police Officers, and Josephine County Sheriff’s Deputies will be enforcing those driving behaviors[Read More…]

Chieftains Enjoy Big Innings In Final Sweep

After the Rogue River Jr. Sr. High softball team’s home losses to Hidden Valley nearly two weeks prior, Chieftains coach Jill Westlake said she wanted her team, with three graduating seniors but mostly underclass talent, to “enjoy the season.” Wins have been hard to come by against the better teams[Read More…]

Stiehl’s Cross Rises

A lot of work was necessary to restore the cross that Theron Stiehl placed on a hill overlooking Rogue River and Interstate 5 after powerful wind storm knocked the power out and then knocked the wooden cross piece off on Jan. 3. Through donations and manpower, the cross has been[Read More…]

Fire District Gets Personnel Help Through Grants

Through a series of grants it’s just received in the last week, Jackson County Fire and Rescue District 1, based in Rogue River, will be set for personnel, both full-time and seasonal, this fire season and with its wildland fire response for the foreseeable future beginning next fire season. The[Read More…]

Dennett Death Notice

CAROL ANN DENNETT, age 83, of Rogue River, died May 12, 2023 at Celia’s House in Holmes Park, Medford. Arrangements with Hull & Hull Funeral Directors.

Prevent Wildfires: Consider Alternatives To Debris Burning

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and other fire prevention experts urge the public to exercise caution when disposing of yard debris this spring. With fires already occurring in the state, particularly in the Southwest and Central Oregon District, Oregonians need to keep fire prevention at the top of their[Read More…]