Chieftains Rule SCL, Mustangs Move On

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — A wild comeback lifted Rogue River to Southern Cascade League superiority on Saturday. The Chieftains trailed Cascade Christian by as many as 10 in the 4th quarter before chipping away at the Challengers. Connor Strickland knocked down a three-pointer with under 40 seconds left in the game to give Rogue River … Continue reading »

Flood Waters Threaten RVs and Trailers

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Heavy rainfall over the last few days has also threatened people living near local rivers. The Lazy Acres Motel and RV Park in Gold Hill sits right next to Rogue River. Managers have seen their fair share of floods over the years and say they have to keep a close eye … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails-Jails

  MEDFORD, Ore.–Possibly the oldest existing city jail in southern Oregon is at the 125 year old Jacksonville city hall. A plaque on the wall says it was built in 1880 for 25-hundred dollars and included two jail cells in addition to a clerk’s office, fire station and council meeting room, still in use today. … Continue reading »

Tree Fallen Along Rogue River

NEAR EAGLE POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a dangerous hazard along the Rogue River. The Sheriff’s Office reports that a large oak tree fell across a portion of the river, about 1.74 miles above Dodge Bridge. The Sheriff’s Office have cited recent weather and high water levels for creating … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails-Big Floods

MEDFORD, Ore.–For most southern Oregon residents memories of the New Year’s Day Flood of 1997 is the most recent reminder of how warm rain on heavy wet snow can cause catastrophic flooding in our region. The really big storm and floods of Christmas 1964 set the standard for measuring how bad winter weather can be … Continue reading »

Operation Homefront Toy Drive

  ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Operation Homefront, a national non-profit helping military families, gave a helping hand today through their Holiday Toy Drive. With the help of sponsors, local donations, community members and many hours of work from volunteers, many children from Southern Oregon were able to get free stocking-stuffer toys. The Rogue River Veterans … Continue reading »

15 Years for Deadly Drunk Driving Crash

MEDFORD, Ore. – A woman will spend 15 years in prison for killing two people in a car accident near Rogue River in April.  Lynda Taylor pled guilty to two counts of manslaughter, one county of felony driving under the influence of intoxicants, and third degree assault. At the sentencing on Tuesday, the prosecution said … Continue reading »

Arrest Made in Rogue River Burglary Case

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. – A local man is accused of burglarizing a home on W. Evans Creek Rd. According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, 32 year-old Jarrod Garwood was arrested after a search warrant was served at his home on E. Evans Creek Rd. Several stolen items were found during the search, investigators said. … Continue reading »

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 »

Gold Hill Fire Contained

[UPDATE 10:30 a.m.] — ODF Has confirmed that the fire was human caused, however details as to how it was started were not given. Tune in to NewsWatch 12 tonight for more information as the story develops. GOLD HILL, Ore. –  A pile of wood ignited on the banks of the Rogue River near the … Continue reading »

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