Author: Gwen Barringer

Jubilee Splash Pad nearly complete

After six years of planning and preparation, the new splash pad at Jubilee Park is nearing completion. Although an official date for the grand opening has yet to be determined, the Cave Junction Parks & Recreation Commission is hoping to have things up and running sometime in July.The 1600 square[Read More…]

Three Rivers School District seeks bond

Gwen BarringerIVN Contributing Writer This year’s May 21 Oregon Primary Election ballot will include a measure that, if passed, would allow Three Rivers School District to finally address many of their longstanding security and roofing concerns. To do this, Measure 117-118 would authorize the school district to issue $39 million[Read More…]

Council Discusses Burgundy Lane Subdivision project

Gwen BarringerIVN contributing writer The Cave Junction City Council met at City Hall to discuss several important city matters April 22. The largest of which spanned the first set of three public hearing regarding proposed changes to the undeveloped Burgundy Lane and Syrah Circle subdivision.Mayor Meadow Martell and council members[Read More…]

Ascension Art and Tea House Reopens

Gwen BarringerIVN contributing writer On March 16, local business Ascension Art and Tea House rose from the ashes to celebrate their grand reopening. There were many smiles, bellies full of homemade food, and a feeling of unity as people came together to appreciate unique pieces of local art, listen to[Read More…]

Splash pad to open this summer

Gwen BarringerIVN Contributing Writer The Cave Junction City Council gathered for their monthly meeting Feb. 12. During this meeting, the council received the annual Parks & Recreation update, and had a few immersive discussions, including one about a shift in plans for the new KOA campground.Councilor Jean Ann Miles led[Read More…]

Still missing in Josephine County

Gwen BarringerIVN Contributing Writer National Missing Persons Day was Feb. 3. According to the list that is available on, there are 1,231 people currently missing from the state of Oregon, and approximately 50 of those people are missing from Josephine County. Many of these individuals once called the Illinois[Read More…]

Council adopts sign ordinance

The Cave Junction City Council held their first meeting of the year at City Hall Jan. 8. During the meeting the council passed a sign ordinance after the second reading of Ordinance No. 602.The ordinance serves to amend the city’s municipal code to include specific rules and regulations for portable[Read More…]

City reviews sign ordinance

Lil Pantry signage was a tall topic at the Cave Junction City Council meeting held Dec. 11 at City Hall.During the public hearing intended to discuss the estimated size of the sign for the city’s upcoming Lil Pantry gas station and convenience store, Rogue Valley Council of Governments Associate Land[Read More…]