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Save the date

Aug. 14Illinois Valley Historic Laurel CemeteryNext board meeting will be Sunday, Aug. 14, 1 p.m. in the chapel. Oct. 14Mark your calendar now! The CJ Farmers Market and Southern Oregon Guild presents the 7th Annual Upcycle Art and Furniture Contest with Trash Fashion show! First place $500 plus more cash[Read More…]

Biscuit Fire Anniversary

Starting July 27, the Illinois Valley News will publish stories from the Biscuit Fire 20 years ago until the date it was extinguished. July 17, 2002 – IV News Remote wildfires bring hazy days to the valley, as forest service considers battle planning. By Bob RodriguezHazy skies in Illinois Valley[Read More…]

Biscuit Fire continues

Fire efforts take shape with establishment of fire campManagement team evaluates situation; no evacuations This Biscuit Fire story ran in the July 24, 2002 edition of the Illinois Valley News By Sherri Hopper Fires that initially started on July 13 as a lightning storm passed through the area are still[Read More…]

Cans for Kids marks 4 years with special donation

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore., – Cans for Kids, a program of Illinois Valley Community Development Organization (IVCanDO), is celebrating its 4th anniversary July 31. In the spirit of paying it forward for the success of the program, IVCanDO donated $1,000 of excess funds to help local youth attend a state little[Read More…]

Another grow bites the dust

On July 21, 2022, the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team with the assistance of Rogue Area Drug Enforcement and Oregon State Police Southwest Region Drug Enforcement Section Team, executed a search warrant in the 5000 block of Lakeshore Drive in Selma regarding an illegal marijuana grow site.During the execution of the[Read More…]

Birth Announcement

Hailey Renée Powell born on 6/2/2022 at 7:47 a.m. weighing 7 lbs 14oz.Parents: Carrie (Miller) and Michael PowellSiblings: Alexandria (14) and John (7)Maternal Grandparents Richard and Deborah Miller, Margaret Miller of Cave JunctionPaternal Grandparents John (deceased) and Sue Powell of White City

IVFROG – stewards of the woodland

Nearly a decade ago, a public land decision to log Hope Mountain in Takilma hit a snag. Led by community-minded folk, namely the late John Meengs, neighbors went into action. They wanted to preserve the clean, clear and cool waters of nearby Page Creek which meanders through their forested properties[Read More…]

Kalmiopsis Community Arts High School needs surveys

The community is invited to complete a short survey about Kalmiopsis Community Arts High School. The goal is to collect 150 responses. Please complete the survey on our website,, and let us know what you think of KCA. The survey should take two to four minutes to complete (or[Read More…]