Volunteers Clean Rogue River

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Volunteers led by the Middle Rogue Steelheaders are scouring the Rogue River for signs of trash and debris. Organizers say more than one thousand pounds of trash were pulled from the rogue in just today’s effort. Debris pulled from the river ranged from large metal rods to shopping carts. A team … Continue reading »

Term Limit Changes for Rogue River

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Also in the election, Rogue River voters will decide whether to approve amendments to the city’s charter. One change will allow the city council to interview candidates the mayor has appointed to vacant seats. This would happen before the council voted to approve the appointment. The measure also amend term limits … Continue reading »

Salmon Derby on the Rogue

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — A group of Rogue River enthusiasts is raising awareness for watershed preservation and restoration through a Salmon Derby. The odd-sounding event brought nearly thirty river guides and boats together to tour the Rogue and cast fishing lines for salmon. Organizers say by embracing the spirit of recreation, they can encourage those … Continue reading »

Power Outage In Rogue River

[UPDATE 11:30 P.M.] All but 935 homes have power restored and Rogue River Highway has been opened for one lane. Trees Inc., Oregon Department of Transportation, and Pacific Power and Light worked most of Thursday evening to restore power and remove the tree. [UPDATE 4:00 PM] Grants Pass Irrigation District has advised us that residents in … Continue reading »

Rogue River Bans Dispensaries

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — A Southern Oregon city is banning medical marijuana dispensaries for as long as legally possible. On Thursday night, the Rogue River City Council voted to approve a moratorium on dispensaries until May 1st of next year. According to a new state law, local governments can ban dispensaries up until that time. … Continue reading »

“Every 15 Minutes” Highlights DUI Danger

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — High school students in Rogue River are learning the deadly consequences of drunk driving. “Every 15 Minutes” is a two day program that stages a fatal crash on the school’s campus. The program is designed to fake the deaths of one student every 15 minutes. One student plays the role of … Continue reading »

Suspicious Device is Exercise Equipment

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Rogue River Police now say the suspicious object blown up by the bomb squad on Thursday was a piece of exercise equipment. The Oregon State Police bomb squad detonated the object outside a senior apartment complex Thursday morning. Rogue River Police said the object was a “slosh pipe”, which is a … Continue reading »

Search Over on Susan Monica’s Property

WIMER, Ore. — Investigators have finished searching Susan Monica’s property in Wimer. Sheriff’s deputies did not find any evidence of any additional murder victims, and the case is moving forward as a double-homicide. Investigators had been at Monica’s home on West Evans Creek Road for more than 20 days since she was arrested. Jackson County … Continue reading »

Murder Suspect Makes Strange Request

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Investigators are still scouring the property of Susan Monica near Wimer with no word on what they’re looking for or what they’ve found. Susan Monica surprised everyone this week in court when she asked everyone in Rogue River to donate money to have her pigs butchered and have the meat donated … Continue reading »

Deputy D.A. Speaks on Murder Case

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Detectives are not slowing down at the scene of the double murder case in Rogue River. Law enforcement officers are still serving search warrants on Susan Monica’s property. Deputy D.A. Allan Smith says the victim has adult children in the area, but he believes the victim has more family out of … Continue reading »

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