Food & Friends seeks volunteers

Food & Friends, comprising the Senior Meals and Meals on Wheels programs of Josephine and Jackson Counties, has been serving hot nourishing meals to seniors in the Illinois Valley for the past 20 years.  “Our monthly average equals around 600 hot and frozen meals combined. Most are delivered within a[Read More…]

Awash in illegal marijuana, Oregon looks at toughening laws

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In 2014, Oregon voters approved a ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana after being told it would eliminate problems caused by “uncontrolled manufacture” of the drug. Illegal production of marijuana has instead exploded.Oregon lawmakers, who have heard complaints from police, legal growers and others, are now looking[Read More…]

Artisans Holliday Faire set for upcoming weekend

The 10th annual Artisans’ Holiday Faire will return to Cave Junction Dec. 10 and 11 at the Lorna Byrne Middle School gym.“We’re very excited to be hosting this fun and free event again,” stated Illinois River Valley Arts Council president Judy Hoyle. “It’s become a big holiday milestone for many.[Read More…]

Air pollution monitoring to increase for Oregon communities

Monica SamayoaOregon Public Broadcasting PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two of Oregon’s most economically disadvantaged and racially diverse communities — one in Portland and the other on the south coast — are getting a boost in their fight against air pollution.The air-quality challenges facing “environmental justice communities” are being highlighted by[Read More…]

JoCo Sheriff press releases

*On Nov. 17, 2022, the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET) responded to a suspected Butane honey oil lab explosion in the 11,000 block of Redwood Highway.During the explosion two adults were critically injured and one juvenile suffered minor injuries.This investigation is currently being conducted in cooperation with Oregon State Police[Read More…]