New Proposals Could Impact Miners

ROGUE RIVER, Ore.–New rules are being proposed to deal with mercury levels in the Rogue River, but gold miners are not happy about it. At a hearing Monday night, miners said they are being blamed for a problem that is not their fault. They say the suction dredges they use also help to filter out … Continue reading »

Rain Leads to High Water Levels

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. – River levels were noticeably higher Monday morning after rainfall in the Rogue Valley over the weekend. From Sunday to Monday, Rogue River water levels increased by about seven feet and peaked around 11 feet near Grants Pass. Though the water levels never officially surpassed flood levels, the Rogue River overflowed in … Continue reading »

Potential Whitewater Park Explored

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The Rogue River roared as a group toured the rapids led by a man who has plans to make a three hundred yard stretch of the river a prime destination for kayakers around the world. The Ti’lomikh Falls section of the Rogue River is said to be one of the best … Continue reading »

Susan Monica: A Deeper Look, Part 1

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. –”This is Susan Monica, I”m here in Rogue River, Oregon.” Susan Monica popped up on Youtube two and a half years ago. She recorded a six minutes video, and explained that the U.S. could create five million jobs by building a cross-country elevated train system. In the video, Monica said she thinks … 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 »

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 »

Murder Investigation Continues

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Caution tape blocks off the private driveway that leads to a property where two sets of human remains have been found. The road to this point in the investigation began on New Year’s Day. “On January 1st of this year, we received a missing person report. Family members of Robert Harry … Continue reading »

Woman in Jail for Murder; Identity Theft

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. – A 65-year old Rogue River woman is in jail for murder. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said Susan Monica is also facing identity theft and theft charges. Deputies were investigating the lesser charges on Friday when they found evidence of further crimes at her home on West Evans Creek Road. The name … Continue reading »

House Fire in Rogue River

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Just before sunrise on Friday, a neighborhood in Rogue River woke to a fire burning through the roof of a home. The house fire was reported in Rogue River on the 100 block of Evans Creek Road across from Walnut Drive. Firefighters from Rogue River District, Grants Pass City Fire, and … Continue reading »

Park Study Conducted on Rogue River

GOLD HILL, Ore. — A project to develop a world-class whitewater park on the Rogue River at Gold Hill is moving a step forward this week. A team of volunteers, and scientists from a Corvallis company called river design group are mapping the bottom of the Rogue River in an area often called the “powerhouse … Continue reading »

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