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Recap of 2022’s highs and lows

January *Earth Peoples Park, a 4-acre parcel of land at the corner of Rockydale Road and Redwood Highway that at one point housed dozens of rent-free tenants, was served with a receivership lawsuit late last year. “We’re receiving basically daily complaints from neighbors… Burning garbage, dumping sewage into the river,[Read More…]


This is to give notice that on Monday, APRIL 10, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. in the Anne Basker Auditorium Annex of the County Courthouse, 604 NW 6th Street, the Josephine County Rural Planning Commission, in accordance with the Land Use Hearing Rules, will conduct a public hearing on the following[Read More…]

Josephine County Timber Sale

Sealed bids are anticipated to be received 9:00 a.m. Thursday, April 13, 2023, at the Josephine County Forestry Office located at 125 Ringuette Street, Grants Pass, Oregon 97527. Please go to or call 541-474-5291 to confirm the sale date and time. Timber and Logging Contracts to be sold on[Read More…]

Lady Cougars game to be live streamed

Yreka vs Illinois Valley High School SoftballWatch Here: Miners vs Illinois Valley CougarsGame Details: Yreka High SchoolThe Yreka (CA) varsity softball team has a neutral non-conference game vs. Illinois Valley March 17, 3 p.m.

Snow days discussed by school district

The March 8 Three Rivers School District Board of Directors’ meeting was expedited because a district event was scheduled for immediately afterward.TRSD Board Chair Jennifer Johnstun explained, “We have a kind of abbreviated agenda tonight compared to a normal meeting and we’re going to be trying to move through it[Read More…]

Today in History: March 15, 2023

Today is Wednesday, March 15, the 74th day of 2023. There are 291 days left in the year.Today’s highlight in history:On March 15, 44 B.C., Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of nobles that included Brutus and Cassius.On this date:In 1493, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus arrived back[Read More…]

Nifty Tidbits

Originally printed in the Jan. 28, 2004 edition of the Illinois Valley News For the last few months, a few people in the Valley have gently reminded me that the newspaper has been lacking Tidbits and that my hibernation should be over. I usually agree with them but then get[Read More…]

Wholesome Foods: by Laura Mancuso

Getting Past the PlateausIf you started a New Year’s resolution to get to a healthier weight and have reached a plateau, I have done some research to find a few tips that might help you get back on track. I’ve always felt that when you hit a plateau, it’s time[Read More…]

Tales from the Rural Patrol

(Editor’s note: Factual information for ‘Tales’ is provided by the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed.) Sunday, March 5*A fellow claimed he did not intend to burn down a house in the 2000[Read More…]