10 grants of $2,000 were made in ARPA funding drawing

Luck was on the side of three local historical preservation nonprofits in today’s grant lottery held in partnership between the Illinois Valley Community Development Organization and the Four Way Community Foundation. The Kerbyville Museum and History Center, the Josephine County Historical Society, and the Eugene “Debbs” Potts Foundation, which operates[Read More…]

Newspaper in Medford to cease print publication

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The newspaper in Medford, Oregon, will cease print publication on Sept. 30.The Mail Tribune says it will move to an electronic format beginning in October.“I made a commitment to the Rogue Valley to keep a printed newspaper as long as we could break even. We eclipsed[Read More…]

RVCOG gets new contract planner

Iris Chinook IVN Contributing Writer James Schireman has stepped into the shoes of Ryan Nolan as the planner and geographic information systems specialist for the Rogue Valley Council of Governments. RVCOG is a voluntary association of 24 local jurisdictions, special districts, and education institutions in southwestern Oregon’s Jackson and Josephine[Read More…]

County addresses outdated zoning classification

The Sept. 14 Board of Josephine County Commissioners’ weekly business session took place at Anne G. Basker Auditorium in Grants Pass.The meeting kicked off with a public hearing to consider a zoning change to a property that currently houses the Grants Pass Over-Niters RV park.Tami Smith of the JoCo Planning[Read More…]

Energy Trust providing big savings for small businesses

Energy Trust is offering no-cost LED lighting upgrades to small businesses and industry in the Illinois Valley (which is almost all businesses in the Valley).Is this offer for you? Eligible sites must be less than 20,000 square feet or have fewer than 20 employees; and they must be a Pacific[Read More…]