Water boiling precaution lifted after testing

According to Rockford City Manager Michael Young, the city water is safe and two required tests show that residents can again ingest water without having to boil it. An electrical storm that caused severe damage Monday, May 31, included two lightning hits that damaged the computer system that runs the water plant and elevated water […]

Free concert series begins Tuesday, June 15

A suggestion for parking is the South Squires parking lot, accessed from Bridge Street entrance between Vitale’s and J.T. Stitchery, or from Main Street down to north of the Rogue Valley Towers building. A short, pleasant walk on the White Pine Trail is also an access option.

A new season is on for the very popular Huntington Rogue River Blues series offered by Huntington Bank, the City of Rockford and the Rockford Area Arts Commission. On Tuesday, June 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. the public is invited to enjoy the free concert on the banks of the Rogue River at Garden […]

It rained out our parade (and roads)

photo by Tom Scott

Many area Memorial Day Services were cancelled due to severe weather. In Belmont, the show went on, despite a deluge that began minutes after the 2 p.m. event began. Rockford and Belmont received the worst of the flooding after five inches fell in about an hour.

Owl family continues to grow despite obstacles

Photo by Jessica Heeringa, Rockford Portraits

The city was scheduled to cut down the dead tree on Courtland Street in Rockford that the eastern screech owl family was living in until Dan Heeringa arrived home just in time to inform them that the tree was inhabited with owl chicks. The family was saved and continues to grow. Sunday evening one of […]

Fish to dance for joy in Rogue River

Steve Anderson’s son, Chad, no small man himself, stands beneath the centerpiece steelhead of the “Water Dance” sculpture he helped his dad create.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL One of the most popular entrants in last year’s 2009 ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids was “Nessie,” who finished in sixth place in the inaugural event. Kids, in particular, loved “Nessie” as she regally floated in the Grand River while tethered to the Blue Pedestrian Bridge in the heart of […]