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Legendary Aviator Survived Five Crash-Landings In Two Days On a gusty late-summer evening in 1930, well after dark, a few feet off the ground near the Oregon-Nevada border, 22-year-old Ted Barber was hurtling through the blackness, preparing to die. Barber was an aviation pioneer and an actual barnstormer — a[Read More…]

ODF Sends 19 Firefighters To New Mexico

This week, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) filled an order to send 19 firefighters to New Mexico to assist in fighting numerous out-of-control wildfires. The two-week rotation with our New Mexico partners will allow our firefighters to brush up on their skills before Oregon’s fire season peaks later this[Read More…]

Council/Mayor Terms Measure On Ballot

The Rogue River City Council, at its special morning meeting on Thurs., June 20, unanimously decided to change its plans to hold its election, allowing elected officials to serve for a maximum of 16 years either on the city council or as mayor, from the Aug. 27 election date to[Read More…]

Headlines & Highlights for June 26, 2024

JUNE 28, 2023 On a warm day that seemed to wilt most of the competition among the 24-field in the National Rooster Crowing Championship, a rooster with the unassuming name Buffy, raised by a thoughtful youth from Wimer, earned his place in history. Buffy, a year-old Buff Orpington rooster, crowed[Read More…]

Council Approves Rooster Crow Event At ‘Market’

The Rogue River City Council, at a special morning meeting on Thurs., June 20, the city’s budget was approved for the 2024-25 fiscal year, along with a series of resolutions tied in with the budget’s passage. The council unanimously approved the city’s budget of $15,327,177 and its tax rate of[Read More…]

Equestrian Events At Regional

Rogue River Jr. Sr. High junior Kharis Wardle, who competed as the lone member of Rogue River’s equestrian team this winter and spring, competed with members of Eagle Point’s team in a pair of events at the Pacific Northwest Invitational Championship (PNWIC) meet in Moses Lake, Wash., June 14-16. The[Read More…]

RRLL 10-12 Takes Third At District

The Rogue River Little League Age 10-11-12 All-Stars finished third at the District 8 Baseball Tournament at the Medford National Little League fields June 15-18. The team went 2-2 at the tournament; while it didn’t qualify for the state 10-11-12 tournament, it eliminated tournament hosts Medford National and Brookings-Harbor. Rogue[Read More…]

Samuels Returns, Wins Five Races

Veteran jockey Jake Samuels was aboard five winning horses during the second weekend at Grants Pass Downs Sat.-Sun., June 22-23. Three of his victories came in the Saturday card, including one in the six-and-1/2-furlong final race, when his horse, Anticipated, was determined to be bumped by Ray of the Sea,[Read More…]

Asante Drug Diversion Case Arrest

On June 13, at about 12:30 p.m., the Medford Police Department (MPD) arrested 36-year-old Dani Marie Schofield after a lengthy investigation into drug diversion allegations that affected patient health at Asante Rogue Regional Hospital in Medford. This arrest was made in the 5000-block of Rogue River Drive. This seven-month-long police[Read More…]