Local Cultural News

Acorn Fest highlights cultural diversity

The annual Acorn Festival and scarecrow competition, an event held by the Cultural & Ecological Enhancement Network, was brought to the Kerby Belt Building Oct. 22. Despite the sprinkle of much-needed rain that occurred partway through the festival, attendees seemed to be enjoying the selection of information and artistic wares[Read More…]

Annual festival lived up to its reputation

The 2022 Lions Club Labor Day Festival weekend had beautiful summer weather with the air quality levels held to moderate. The Tuff Truck event had a good crowd each day where the engines roared and the Lions Burgers were cookin’. Look for the results of Tuff Trucks in next week’s[Read More…]

Psilocybin, sales tax officially on ballot

After a total of six public hearings resulting in hours of public feedback and heated discussion, three ordinances concerning psilocybin manufacturing, psilocybin service centers and a seasonal sales tax to support law enforcement, respectively, have been adopted by Josephine County and were formally referred to the voters by way of[Read More…]

From the mayor’s desk: by Meadow Martell

It’s been a busy summer with family, friends, meeting new people, and catching up with old friends not often seen. Inevitably one of the first questions I get asked is “What is it like being mayor and why do you do it?” My first response, “It’s interesting” and the second[Read More…]

Deputy, concerts funding secured

At their July 13 meeting, the Josephine County Commissioners were petitioned to provide funding to the Concerts in the Park series at Jubilee Park and renew an agreement for Cave Junction’s contract deputy.In a letter to the commissioners, the I.V. Chamber of Commerce stated, “The Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce[Read More…]