A new fiscal year brings a new county budget, and the process of allocating Josephine County’s limited resources has provided the Board of County Commissioners with the opportunity to put their money where their mouths are when they say they will peck and claw for every penny they can find[Read More…]
Three Rivers School District starts budget process with 2 new board members
The Three Rivers School District Board of Directors had a blockbuster day Wednesday, May 17, with the first TRSD Budget Committee meeting of 2023 leading into the board’s monthly regular session at their New Hope Rd office.Zone III Board Member Rich Halsted was unanimously elected Budget Committee chairperson at the[Read More…]
Fire season starts June 1!
“Even though we’ve had all this rain and snow we’re still expecting a normal fire season in Southern Oregon,” said Natalie Weber, Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Southwest Oregon District Public Information Officer. “While we’re thankful for the winter we’ve had, now is not the time to drop our guard.[Read More…]
Connie Dillinger: A ‘Woman of Wisdom’
“Still We Thrive” event organizer and volunteer extraordinaire Connie Dillinger recently traveled to Salem and talked to State Rep. Lily Morgan. Here is the story of how she got there.Thirteen years ago the Illinois Valley was very lucky indeed when Connie Dillinger and her husband Mark decided to settle in[Read More…]
Addressing homelessness in Southern Oregon: by Jerry Allen, LMFT, MPH
Oregon scores 46th or 47th among the states in worst housing crisis. Grants Pass is ranked by real estate stats as the third worst housing crisis of all towns in the U.S. The state estimates that Oregon is 500k units short in housing and 180K short in Southern Oregon.A New[Read More…]
Airport Day on hold for 2023, staff hopeful for a return of event in 2024
JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — The popular Airport Day event held annually at the Grants Pass Airport will not take place this year.“It really is unfortunate that we won’t be able to hold Airport Day this year,” said Steve Dobbs, newly named Airports Department director. “I’m hopeful that taking this year[Read More…]
Heat in the fire house!
Illinois Valley Fire District Fire Chief John Holmes (left) awards Chili Cook-Off winner IVFD Division Chief Kris Sherman his first place plaque Saturday, May 20 at Station No. 1 in Cave Junction. Sherman will compete in October at the Regional Chili Cook-Off. (Photo by Laura Mancuso, Illinois Valley News)
IRVAC Gateway Project opening celebration
Broadway Phil & the Shouters will headline the Gateway to the Blues music festival June 10 at Siskiyou Field Institute. Danielle Kelly Soul Project Trio will be the opening act at 4:30 p.m.The festival is the kick-off event for the summer-long Gateway Project featuring 30 artist-decorated wooden gates. The gates[Read More…]