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Return Of Car Show A Great Success

In 2018, owners of classic cars, of which there are many, not only in Southern Oregon in general but in Rogue River and the Evans Valley, were turned away. The transition between the group that formerly organized the Rooster Crow festival, the Rogue River Chamber of Commerce and the new Rooster Crow Festival Committee, under the umbrella of the Rogue River Kiwanis, caused it to get lost in the shuffle. On Sun., June 30, the car owners returned and showed Rogue River what it was missing. For the first time, the cars were lined up on each side of Pine Street, stretching from the four-way intersection with West Main Street to Second Street. In all, there were 77 vehicles. One can underestimate the love affair locals have with cars, and not just the (Subscribe for full story)


Sky High Is Sky LOUD At Crow

Sharla Gillen doesn't know what kind of rooster Sky High is, but she knows he can crow. The black rooster with a large tuft of white feathers on his head that makes him look like a Vegas showgirl got off to a great start in the National Rooster Crowing Championship, the main event of the 66th annual Rogue River Rooster Crow Festival on Sat., June 29. (Subscribe for full story)







Kirkland Surprise Hydroplane Winner

When it was determined six-time Cal-Ore River Racers season points champion Roger Sanderson could not compete in the Rooster Crow River Chase due to mechanical problems, it created a strange aura among the drivers at John T. Fleming Park in the morning on Sun., June 30. It was a strange feeling that any driver could win that day, this feeling of wide-openness that only occurs; it seems when the three-time defending CORRA champion is unable to compete. In addition to winning three out of the four races on the circuit this summer (as well as all four-time trials), he has won 22 of his last 29 CORRA races. "There was definitely a little more tension in the air this morning," Dereck Ely, the 19th year driver from Grants Pass, who is second in the points race. (Subscribe for full story)




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