Author: Meadow Martell

From the mayor’s desk: by Meadow Martell

Meadow Martell Here is some good news. The Department of Transportation has announced that the Cave Junction DMV field office at 103 S. Kerby Ave. will reopen Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023.Hours of operation are: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday. The office[Read More…]

From the Mayor’s desk

This is a serious warning about a potentially fatal condition seen in dogs who have ingested certain types of raw fish found in the Pacific Northwest. Salmon poisoning is caused by a fluke that carries a bacteria. As much as I carefully watch my border collie, Zadee, when walking by[Read More…]

From the Mayor’s Desk

This is my last letter in 2022 and the end of my second term as Mayor of Cave Junction. I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas holiday. I will be back in 2023 which is also the start of my third term as mayor. The Jan. 9, 2023, City[Read More…]

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Meadow Martell What an amazing community we live in! The Illinois Valley Santa Holiday event at the I.V. Visitor Center was an over-the-top success. The event was sponsored by Chevron, Yeti Ice Cream, Oregon Cave National Monument and Preserve, IV Yea!, and the I.V. Chamber of Commerce. Volunteers from the[Read More…]

From the Mayor’s Desk

Meadow Martell This Saturday, Dec 10, 3-6 p.m. at the Illinois Valley Visitor Center is The Santa’s Holiday Event. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there distributing toys to the children of the Illinois Valley. There will be photo opportunities and hot chocolate. Don’t forget to bring your letters to[Read More…]

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Meadow Martell Travel is one of the activities that gives me an expanded context and frame of reference for my life. Nothing in my experience has amazed me as much as my recent trip to Egypt and the Nile. About 96% of Egypt’s total area is desert. The Nile River,[Read More…]

From the mayor’s desk: by Meadow Martell

Meadow Martell The second annual Harvest Fair Saturday was a blast. If you missed it, put it on your calendar for next year.Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and our fundamental right and responsibility. Tuesday, Nov. 8 is Election Day. There are state, county and city issues in this[Read More…]

From the mayor’s desk: by Meadow Martell

I just returned from the League of Oregon Cities 97th annual conference in Bend. Councilor Jean Ann Miles also attended. The conference was jam packed with attendees, workshops and meetings. Some of the highlights for me, in addition to connections made with other city leaders, were workshops on: combating the[Read More…]

From the mayor’s desk: by Meadow Martell

I am back from an amazing trip to Fairbanks, AK. Did you catch my mistake in the last letter that said I would be back in November? Wishful thinking? Visiting Alaska, the 49th state of the Union is a worthwhile experience. After many late nights watching the sky, we finally[Read More…]