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Smith Wins Three Races On Downs’ Fall Opener

Taylor Smith, the leading jockey at Grants Pass Downs the last two summer seasons, picked up where she left off during the opening weekend of the Downs’ fall season, which began Sun.-Mon., Sept. 3-4, at the Josephine County Fairgrounds. She rode the winning horse in three races on opening day,[Read More…]

EVFD Spaghetti Feed On Friday

The Evans Valley Fire District Auxiliary is hosting the Evans Valley Fire District’s Fall Spaghetti Feed on Friday, Sept. 8, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Pasta, with the district’s signature sauce, with garlic bread, green salad, beverages and baked desserts are served, all you can eat. It is $8 for[Read More…]

DHS Building Robbery

Sometime between Monday, September 4th and Tuesday, September 5th, unknown suspects illegally entered the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) office at NW Hawthorne Avenue in Grants Pass. The suspects took numerous items of value, including many financial documents, gas cards, a check writing machine, blank EBT cards, cell phones,[Read More…]

Rep. Goodwin Draws ‘High-Powered’ Audience At Town Hall

As a lobbyist visiting State Representative Christine Goodwin’s first-ever appearance in Rogue River pointed out, Goodwin’s Town Hall meeting at Tailholt Coffee Co. on Wed., Aug. 30 was “the most high-powered town hall” he’d seen. Goodwin, who represents District 4 in the Oregon House of Representatives, spoke before an audience[Read More…]

Chieftains Outlast Waldport

Add a season-opening game, with a rainstorm that fell through the entire first quarter, with 13 combined fumbles and 22 penalties, and that alone has the sound of what might be described as a sloppy, early season that both teams might view and pick apart on film and try to[Read More…]

RR Girls’ Team 4-0 Win Vs. Lancers

No matter the competition, a positive result for a Rogue River girls’ soccer program that had been dormant since 2019 was cause for celebration when the Chieftains, in their opening match in front of home supporters at Beck Field, beat South Umpqua 4-0 on Thurs., Aug. 31. An exceedingly young[Read More…]

Bortis Death Notice

CAROL BORTIS, age 87, of Rogue River, died August 30, 2023, at Highland House. Arrangements with Hull & Hull Funeral Directors.