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Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for the Unincorporated Areas of Josephine County, Oregon, and Case No. 22-10-0743P. The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) solicits technical information or comments on proposed flood hazard determinations for the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report for your community. These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway. The FIRM and, if applicable, the FIS report have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Title 44, Part 65 of the Code of Federal Regulations. These determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to adopt or show evidence of having in effect to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. For more information on the proposed flood hazard determinations and information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, please visit FEMA’s website at, or call the FEMA Mapping and Insurance eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627).

Published in the April 5 & 12 editions of the Illinois Valley News


Josephine County Timber Sale

Sealed bids are anticipated to be received 9 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 sealed bid, scale basis.
WCWP Logging Contract 2023LC-1 is located in tax lots 300 of 33-6-31 and 100 of 33-7-36 and is estimated to contain 1,534 mbf of timber.
Wolf Creek Placer Logging Contract 2023LC-2 is located in tax lots 200 of 34-6-6 and is estimated to contain 51 mbf of timber.
Hugo Clean-up Logging Contract 2023LC-3 is located in tax lots 500 of 35-6-2A and is estimated to contain 70 mbf of timber.
Ridgetop 20 Timber Sale 2023TS-1 is located in tax lot 500 of 38-7-20 and is estimated to contain 823 mbf of timber. Minimum bid for this sale is $194,680.00. A bid deposit of $19,000.00 is required.
Lone Elk Timber Sale 2023TS-2 is located in tax lot 100 of 41-9-11 and tax lot 1000 of 41-9-12 and is estimated to contain 870 mbf of timber. Minimum bid for this sale is $201,210.00. A bid deposit of $20,000.00 is required.
The County reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids in its sole discretion with or without cause. Prospectus and sample contracts are available for review at Josephine County Forestry Office, 125 Ringuette St., Grants Pass, Oregon 97527, or may be accessed online at under Forestry Dept.
Board of County Commissioners
Herman E. Baertschiger Jr.
John West
Daniel E. DeYoung



In the Matter of the Estate of JUDITH HARRISON
Deceased, Case No. 23PB02779

That Joseph Harrison has been appointed and has qualified as Personal Representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the estate are hereby required to present the claim, with proper documentation, within four months after the date of first publication of this Notice, as stated below, to the Personal Representative at the Law Office of Susan Carter, 706 Ash Street, Myrtle Point, Oregon 97458, or the claim may be barred. All persons whose rights may be affected by the proceedings in this estate may obtain additional information from the records of the Court, 500 NW 6th Street, Grants Pass, Oregon 97526, the Personal Representative or the attorney for the Personal Representative.
Dated and first published:
Joseph Harrison
Personal Representative
725 E. Main Street, Somerset, PA 15501
c/o probate attorney
Marci L. Miller (814) 443-4477
Published in the April 5, 2023 of the Illinois Valley News


Notice is hereby provided that the City of Cave Junction will begin spraying the right-of-way within city limits beginning April 20, 2023 (weather and wind conditions permitting). Spraying will be performed by Greenway Spray, a contract sprayer.
A “NO SPRAY” program is available for property owners who do not wish the city to spray along the right-of-way abutting their personal property.
Applications to participate in the no-spray program will be available at City Hall at 222 W. Lister Street, Cave Junction, Oregon or can be printed out from the city’s website at Participants in the no-spray program must have a completed 2023 Property Owner Annual Agreement form on file at City Hall and must use signage provided by the city. Only those participants that have completed the No-Spray Annual Agreement and have been provided the City’s No Spray signs will be recognized during the spray process. Participants may not sign an annual agreement on behalf of other residents or addresses other than the address they own.
No Spray signs must be up no later than April 19, 2023 and must be taken down no later than June 15, 2023. There will be no charge for the first set of signs provided by the City.
The City will be inspecting “No Spray” zones on a weekly basis beginning May 01, 2023. Right-of-ways that are found in violation of the maintenance required in accordance with City Municipal Code 8.08.090 will be documented, and maintenance will be completed by the City Public Works staff. Property owners who have not maintained their right-of-way, will be notified of this action and informed that they no longer qualify for the city’s “No Spray” program.
If you have questions concerning this No Spray program, please contact City Hall at 541 592-2156. We would be happy to answer your questions and explain the program.
Published March, 22, 29, April 5 & 12


A Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Illinois Valley Rural Fire Protection District, Josephine County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024, will be held at Fire District Administration Building, @ 681 Caves Hwy., Cave Junction, Oregon. The meeting will take place on April 17, 2023 at 2:00 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 12, 2022 by contacting the administration office at 541-592-3159.
This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. This notice is also available at
Published April 5 and 12 in the Illinois Valley News.