Local News

$2.1 M cut after budget process

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…]

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…]

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…]