Author: Daniel Mancuso

Life in the Valley of Riches

Losing sucks, I’m not going to lie. But, the sting only lasts a few days and then it’s time to move forward.What really disturbs me is the low voter turnout. I spoke to many young adults in the community that had no plans to vote. Others are upset and disgusted[Read More…]

Life in the Valley of Riches

by Dan Mancuso,publisher Well as I write this, I have no idea how the election will go. Thank you to all who supported me and if not me, I thank those who voted at all. I have my fingers crossed. I don’t think I will make the top two, but[Read More…]

Life in the Valley of Riches

March came in like a lion, so if the theory goes, it should go out like a lamb. The dry and warm weather has been a blessing after the wet winter. To the dismay of many, this winter was really more of a typical winter. When I moved here In[Read More…]

JoCo Shelter makes case for new levy

Josephine County Public Health Director Michael Weber and Animal Shelter Manager Laura Jensen delivered a presentation before the JoCo Commissioners Jan. 31 spelling out the reasons why the shelter needs an increased levy to continue functioning.In the meantime, Jensen explained, the shelter is raising various fees to “recuperate some of[Read More…]

Life in the Valley of Riches – Dan Mancuso

Josephine County Board of Commissioners appointed Dwayne Yunker in a 2-1 vote Dec. 21 as the Oregon State Representative to replace Lily Morgan in House District 3 term that ends this year. Yunker was chosen from five candidates selected by the Josephine County Republican Party that included Matthew Robinson, son[Read More…]

Life in the Valley of Riches

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas or any other holiday you celebrated. Remember, we will not publish Jan. 3 and will be back in the racks Jan. 10, 2024.I would like to use this space to thank the following for submitting a letter to the editor in 2023:Jean Mount, GPCheryl[Read More…]

Life in the Valley of Riches

We have finally found two sports writers! Dusty Fiske started at the end of last year’s wrestling season and is back again. For basketball we now have John Michaels who turned in two I.V. High School basketball stories and one Lorna Byrne Middle School story. We have a very active[Read More…]

Life in the Valley of Riches

After I wrote my column last week, I sat wondering why illegal cannabis growers think I have an issue with them.For starters, I have no issue with legal growers or those that have been growing marijuana way before legalization of cannabis, many since the ‘60s. I also have met many[Read More…]

Life in the Valley of Riches

Over the past few months, I have had a number of people approach me asking if or why I have a problem with cannabis growers. A few times it has become physical because I don’t back down from anything. I think the fact that I am all fight and no[Read More…]

2 dead in weekend shootings

A Nov. 18 robbery at an OLCC recreational grow resulted in two deaths – the 15-year-old son and 23-year-old nephew of the owner of the grow on White Schoolhouse Rd.The robbers fled the scene in two vehicles, a black Nisson Altima and a U-Hall truck.Both were pulled over on Redwood[Read More…]