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Helping those without a voice

Illinois Valley resident and Toby Fund Principal Officer Nancy Lindquist is dedicated to helping animals find safe homes and to get proper veterinary care throughout rural southwest Oregon. Illinois Valley resident and Toby Fund Principal Officer Nancy Lindquist is dedicated to helping animals find safe homes and to get proper[Read More…]

Lorna Byrne Middle School shows school board some love

The Three Rivers School District Board of Directors’ Jan. 18 meeting kicked off with an appreciation video from Lorna Byrne Middle School, featuring staff members and students lip syncing and dancing to popular songs by artists including Shania Twain, Taylor Swift and Celine Dion.LBMS Principal Danny Pratt addressed the board[Read More…]

I.V. News to host county notices

Whether it was a cost-savings decision as the Josephine County Commissioners attested to or retribution against unfavorable press coverage as their detractors alleged, the county voted to switch from the Grants Pass Daily Courier to the Illinois Valley News for purposes of printing public notices.Anne G. Basker Auditorium in Grants[Read More…]

Water Action Community seek pubic input

More than 200 people — including Indigenous wisdom keepers, expert panelists from across the state of Oregon, and concerned citizens — came together last fall during a six-part Water Solutions Summit to explore potential actions to promote efficient and beneficial use of the Rogue Valley’s water. Now, cohorts are launching[Read More…]

Media group says it will start newspaper in southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore (AP) — An Oregon-based media group has announced it will start a newspaper in a southern Oregon city that saw a longstanding newspaper abruptly close this month.EO Media Group said Friday it will open a news outlet that serves Medford and Ashland after the closure of the Mail[Read More…]

Bill banning sale of kangaroo parts introduced

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A bill that would ban the sale of kangaroo parts has been introduced in the Oregon Legislature, taking aim at sports apparel manufacturers that use leather from the animals to make their products.Soccer cleats are one of the only products made from kangaroo leather that are[Read More…]

Jay Miller Memorial Poker Tourny held

Lloyd Putney (left), Lynn Miller and IVHS wrestling coach Jesse Clark share an emotional moment during the event held Saturday, Jan. 21 in Kerby. More than $1,500 was raised for the IVHS wrestling team in honor of longtime IVHS wrestling coach Jay Miller. The Kerby Belt Masons held the Jay[Read More…]

Historical monument puts glitch in rezoning

Gwen Barringer – IVN contributing writer A public hearing regarding the rezoning of 435 Junction Ave. was held at the first Cave Junction City Council meeting of the year Jan. 9 at City Hall. The property discussed is next to Jubilee Park and owned by applicant Gary Price.Price wished to[Read More…]