Author: Gwen Barringer

City approves land use for I.V. HOPE Village

The Cave Junction City Council held their monthly meeting July 10 at City Hall. During this meeting, a public hearing was held to review the site plan for the Illinois Valley’s new transitional living facility: I.V. HOPE Village. With the conditional approval of this project, local nonprofit I.V. Living Solutions[Read More…]

An IVHS Alumni blast from the past

This year’s Illinois Valley High School Alumni Weekend from June 30 to July 2 brought with it several special events and surprises. IVHS graduating classes from years ending in 3 and 8 flooded local businesses with smiles and hugs, allowing themselves the opportunity to catch up with old friends and[Read More…]

Council green lights library

This originally ran in the June 14 edition without the jump. The Cave Junction City Council held their monthly meeting June 12 at City Hall. While the majority of the meeting consisted of general community updates, the public hearing surrounding the ongoing library renovation project led to a decision that[Read More…]

Council green lights library

The Cave Junction City Council held their monthly meeting June 12 at City Hall. While the majority of the meeting consisted of general community updates, the public hearing surrounding the ongoing library renovation project led to a decision that may complicate the renovation process.Mayor Meadow Martell and Councilors Ethan Lane,[Read More…]

I.V. HOPE Village rolls out the plan to homeowners

The nonprofit Illinois Valley Living Solutions partnered with the Illinois Valley Community Development Organization to deliver a presentation to community members regarding the planned transitional housing facility I.V. HOPE Village. This presentation gave locals the opportunity to learn more about the regulations, goals and layout of the planned facility, and[Read More…]

Rotary celebrates Students of the Year

The Illinois Valley Rotary Club Students of the Year were celebrated during the Rotary Club’s meeting at Wild River Pizza and Brewery. These students have proven to the staff at their respective schools that they embody the Rotary’s core principles and values of truth, fairness, goodwill and benefit to their[Read More…]

Lions Club Car show makes a comeback

After a two-year hiatus, the I.V. Lions Club’s annual classic car show will be coming back to Jubilee Park in Cave Junction Saturday, June 24. This family-friendly event will feature a variety of older model vehicles for viewers’ enjoyment, prizes for participants, and a raffle with a range of prizes[Read More…]

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…]

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…]