Flue Fire Season
With colder temps comes a different fire season. With the passing of one fire season, the Rogue Valley is entering a different sort of fire season, one that is just as deadly; Flue Fire Season. The recent cold fronts moving into the region brought with them freezing temperatures and area residents lit up stoves and fire-places to heat their homes. Which is very understandable but, sometimes, some people fail to check their fire-places and stoves for creosote buildup, Evans Valley Fire District Chief Travis Crume said. He described creosote as black or brown in appearance. It can be crusty and flaky, or tar-like, drippy and sticky or shiny and hardened. Often, all forms will occur in one (Subscribe for full story)
EVFD: Changing Of The Guard
Last Friday and Saturday marked the end of an era for the Evans Valley Fire District 6, the beginning, and a new one.
On Friday afternoon, during a private ceremony, Chief Bill Fuller pinned a gold badge on Travis Crume passing the baton after three decades of service, over 20 years as the EVFD’s top firefighter. Crume joined the district as a lieutenant and training officer in spring 2013. A few years later, Fuller promoted him to captain.
"From the beginning, I knew that Travis would be the right person to take my place when I stepped down," he said. "He came in and was the right fit for us. He helped us a lot with grant writing and enhanced our training program. He has the respect and (Subscribe for full story)
Rogue River FFA Update
Rogue River's agriculture science classes were visited by four of the six Ore-gon FFA State Officers on November 8th. The State Officers visit every FFA Chapter in Oregon throughout the year. The purpose of this visitation is for State Officers to teach lessons related to FFA, leadership, and life skills in ag classes and impact and inspire students across the state. Students at Rogue River had the opportunity to meet and learn from these officers throughout the day. In November Rogue River FFA competed in both a District and State Level competition. On Wednesday, November 7th Rogue River FFA took an advanced and beginning team to the Dis-trict Agriculture Sales com-petition held at Eagle Point High School. In this competition, students develop skills (Subscribe for full story)