Author: Gwen Barringer

Sanitation rate increase approved

Southern Oregon Sanitation’s rate increase was passed at the Cave Junction City Council meeting May 8.Councilors Jean Ann Miles and Ethan Lane were present at City Hall, alongside city recorder Rebecca Patton, with Councilor Tina Casey Jones attending via Zoom. Mayor Meadow Martell and Councilor Jesse Dugas were both excused[Read More…]

Cougars play ball hard, with mixed results

The Illinois Valley High School girls softball team went up against the Lost River Raiders in two consecutive home games May 12.Unfortunately, the games did not go as anticipated and the Lady Cougars took two resounding losses.Play started out strong for the home team in the first half of the[Read More…]

Rotary Club awards Students of the Year

The Illinois Valley Rotary Club presented their awards for Student of the Year to three students who met their organization’s standards May 2 at the Wild River Brewing & Pizza. Although only one student was able to attend, the award presentation was meaningful and the speeches that accompanied it were[Read More…]

Lady Cougs take a loss

The IVHS girls’ softball team played hard, but they unfortunately succumbed to the strength of the North Douglas Warriors during their home game on May 1.The Lady Cougars were able to hold their own for a while, but the top of the game’s third inning was when their opponents unfortunately[Read More…]

LaRue gets 60 days

Danielle Brown LaRue, former co-owner of Pawsitive K9 Solutions, accepted a plea deal stemming from multiple animal abuse and neglect charges that were brought against her and partner, Joseph LaRue, in September 2022.After spending six months evading law enforcement, Brown was finally apprehended in March at a home in Cave[Read More…]

IVHS girls on a roll

The Illinois Valley High School softball team faced off against the Bandon/Pacific Tigers April 28. Once again, the home team overtook their opponents showed exactly how formidable they could be.The Cougars started out strong in the first two half of the game, quickly gaining five points to the Tiger’s one[Read More…]

Cougars have mixed results on diamond

The Illinois Valley High School girls softball team has had an incredibly strong start to their season, and their game against the Bonanza Antlers April 18 was no different, as the Lady Cougars dominated the home field once again.The home team’s strength was obvious from the moment they stepped onto[Read More…]

Poetry workshop held at library

A poetry workshop was held at the library in Cave Junction on Saturday, April 22, courtesy of the Josephine Community Library District. Local poet Lisa Baldwin utilized this event to introduce community members to her “philosophy of poetry,” and teach participants about an ancient form of poetry called pantoum.Baldwin is[Read More…]

City hears presentationabout SOS rate increase

A Southern Oregon Sanitation rate increase was presented to the Cave Junction City Council April 10 at City Hall.Councilors Tina Casey Jones and Jean Ann Miles were present alongside Mayor Meadow Martell, with Councilors Ethan Lane and Jesse Dugas attending via Zoom.A presentation was given to the council by SOS[Read More…]