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City Council Approves New Food Truck Measure

After years of considering and shelving and re-considering the concept of food trucks and mobile vendors in the city, the Rogue River City Council unanimously (5-0) adopted the latest proposal to allow them, allowing a maximum of three per tax lot at the council’s Thurs., May 23 meeting. The maximum[Read More…]

Medication Take-Back Events

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) and medtakebackoregon.org are facilitating a drive-through drop-off prescription medication take-back event this week in three locations throughout the County. The event will offer the community a safe, free, and convenient way to dispose of expired or unwanted household medication. Dispose Safely Check your medicine cabinet[Read More…]

RR FFA Chapter Celebrates 50th Anniversary

While to many, the significant growth of the Rogue River Junior-Senior High Schools chapter in Future Farmers of America has taken place in the last decade, the chapter turns 50 years old, beginning on March 19, 1974. The school’s official charter, listing the names of its ten original student members[Read More…]

Oregon Man Sentenced To More Than 12 Years

A La Grande, Oregon man was sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for sexually abusing and transporting two minors from Washington State he met through Snapchat. Albert Wayne Johnson, 42, was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison and 10 years’ supervised release. According to court documents,[Read More…]

Popular Shellburg Falls Reopens

Courtesy of Oregon Department of Forestry One of the most popular Santiam State Forest recreation areas, Shellburg Falls, will reopened after being closed in the aftermath of the 2020 Labor Day wildfires. “It’s almost unbelievable how wildfire can impact the landscape,” said Joe Offer, Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Recreation[Read More…]

Busy Wildfire Season On The Way

Oregon and SW Washington residents are anticipating another busy wildfire season as the climate crisis threatens to upend more communities. The best defense during an emergency is to be prepared, and the American Red Cross, Cascades Region, advises everyone to get ready now. “Today, the Red Cross is responding to[Read More…]

When In Doubt, Stay Out: Toxins In Water

As summer approaches, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reminds people heading outdoors to enjoy Oregon’s lakes, rivers, and reservoirs to look out for potentially toxic cyanobacteria blooms. Cyanobacteria are beneficial bacteria found in all freshwater worldwide. The bacteria can multiply into blooms in any water body under the right conditions[Read More…]

Free Camping, Day-Use, And Activities

Celebrate State Parks Day with free parking, free R.V., tent site camping at all Oregon State Parks on June 1, and special events at selected parks. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will waive day-use parking fees at the 25 locations that charge them and camping fees for all tent,[Read More…]

Leaving Wildlife In The Wild Is Best

Late spring is prime time for sightings of baby wildlife, with a cuteness factor that sometimes is off the charts. But every year, some well-intentioned individuals who find young birds, bunnies, fawns, calves and other baby wildlife believe they need to be rescued. Wildlife officials insist that in the majority[Read More…]