Local Cultural News

Acorn Fest highlights cultural diversity

Suzanne Vautier of CEEN was teaching about acorn processing at the Acorn Festival Saturday, Oct. 22. (Photo by Lindsay Martinho for the Illinois Valley News) The annual Acorn Festival and scarecrow competition, an event held by the Cultural & Ecological Enhancement Network, was brought to the Kerby Belt Building Oct.[Read More…]

Takilma Rocks Out

Mike B along with the rest of the Takilma Band entertain the crowd during a show at Lost Camp Bar & Grill in Kerby Saturday, Sept. 17.

That’s the spirit!

A team effort between the Cave Junction Main Street Board, Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Cave Junction Farmers’ Market won first place with their spirited float that promoted the eclectic residents of the Illinois Valley.

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…]