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EVFD Celebrates Ballot Win

The Board of Directors at Evans Valley Fire District No. 6 could celebrate two pieces of good news at its June 13 meeting in Wimer. The first was a victory in the May 22 election for its $1.35 per $1,000 assessed value to support fire personnel and apparatus replacement. District[Read More…]

Planning Commission Approves Three Apps

The City of Rogue River Planning Commission made three decisions on matters of varying ranges of sweep within the city at its meeting on Tues., June 11. Following public hearings on each, the Commission. 1) approved the division of a 4.86-acre property at 230 Wards Creek Road into 18 lots,[Read More…]

Gold Hill To Apply For ODOT Grant

Gold Hill City Manager Lily Morgan did her best to sell the idea of applying for a Transportation and Growth Management (TGM) Grant through the Oregon Department of Transportation and Land Conservation and Development Commission to the City Council. The ability to pave its streets AND have a better-updated transportation[Read More…]

Laundry Ribbon Cutting

Canis Pratt uses the big pair of scissors to cut the ribbon in front of the Rogue River Coin-op Laundry at 115 Depot Street in Rogue River. Her husband Kevin holds the ribbon on her right, and family friend Nick Richards holds it on her left side, with members of[Read More…]

Commission To Consider Fishing, Hunting Fee Increases

Oregon’s Fish and Wildlife Commission will discuss the 2025-2027 agency requested budget, including proposed fee increases for hunters and commercial and sport fishermen, at its meeting this week. The Department of Fish and Wildlife’s budget is funded through a mix of lottery funds, federal funds, the general fund, and others.[Read More…]

Headlines & Highlights for June 12, 2024

JUNE 14, 2023 An incident on the Rogue River yards away from the Depot Street Bridge that drew the attention of six area law enforcement agencies and the attention of several citizens with cell phones captured the arrest by boat of a parole violator from Josephine County on June 8.[Read More…]

Jackson County Drug Dealer Sentenced To Federal Prison

A known Jackson County drug dealer was sentenced to federal prison after law enforcement located distribution quantities of drugs, including fentanyl, and a firearm in his abandoned vehicle. Anthony Ross Minneci, 36, was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison and five years’ supervised release. According to court documents, in[Read More…]

Rogue River Council Discusses Budget

The Rogue City Council considered resolutions tied to the adoption of the city’s budget at its workshop session on Thurs., June 6. The council is expected to adopt the $15.3 million budget at a special meeting on Thurs., June 20, one week before the usual monthly council business meeting. It[Read More…]