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Garwood Arrested, In Jail on $1 Million Bond
Fugitive Jarrod Garwood was captured by police Monday morning. Chief Ken Lewis, Rogue River Police Dept. (RRPD), reported that Garwood was apprehended byan officer near the Circle-K gas station at around 3:30 a.m. The RRPD received a tip from Garwood’s girlfriend. “She called us at around 2:30 a.m.,” Lewis said. “She told Officer Donnie Jordan that she would be driving Garwood to the Circle-K around 3 a.m. Officer Jordan said he’d be there.” Last Tuesday, Garwood tracked down his girlfriend to a Rogue River residence after being released from jail shortly before 2 a.m.,Garwood made contact with the man living at the (Subscribe for full story)
County Plan to Address Irrigation, Second Reading
The Jackson County Commissioners will have the second reading of an ordinance on Dec. 3 that will include policies related to irrigation to the Agricultural Lands Element of the Jackson County Comprehensive Plan. The proposed revised language will also include the purpose and goals of the Agricultural Task Force the Board of Commissioners formed in February 2013. A first reading was done at the commissioners' Nov. 12 meeting. The Agricultural Task Force was formed to satisfy requirements of the county's Regional Problem Solving Plan. The task force was made up of individuals representing expertise in anumber of fields, including (Subscribe for full story)
GEAR-UP Grant, FFA Convention On Agenda
Two ways Rogue River Junior/Senior High School (RRJSHS) students are grasping skills and knowledge that will impact them through their educational and professional lives were on display during Rogue River School Board meeting on Tue., Nov. 18. RRJSHS principal Jesse Pershin introduced Stephanie Stirm, the school's coordinator for the GEAR-UP Grant, which helps prepare students, beginning in seventh grade, for moving on to college, including focusing their academics and finances. The GEAR-UP grant is,in fact, a seven-year grant. Stirm, as coordinator, is facilitated through College Dreams, the college prep and youth development program for rural and under-served communities based in Grants Pass. Stirm said GEAR-UP' saim is to create a "college-based culture" toward high school graduation and post-secondary goals. The first piece in the (Subscribe for full story)