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LaRue gets 60 days

Danielle Brown LaRue, former co-owner of Pawsitive K9 Solutions, accepted a plea deal stemming from multiple animal abuse and neglect charges that were brought against her and partner, Joseph LaRue, in September 2022.After spending six months evading law enforcement, Brown was finally apprehended in March at a home in Cave[Read More…]

Inflation forces waste service increases

Representatives from Southern Oregon Sanitation and Republic Services were in attendance at the April 26 Board of Josephine County Commissioners’ weekly business session to explain why the waste collection services need to raise rates for customers.Trent Carpenter, general manager for SOS, presented first.“As you know we are the last remaining[Read More…]

County to replace Selmac water plant

It was the rare Josephine County Commissioners’ meeting that needed letters A all the way through H to denote matters on the agenda, with administrative action items numbering a whopping eight items.The April 26 weekly business session was held at Anne G. Basker Auditorium in Grants Pass.Items 2A and 2B[Read More…]

CDC simplifies COVID-19 vaccine recommendations

Following FDA regulatory action, CDC has taken steps to simplify COVID-19 vaccine recommendations and allow more flexibility for people at higher risk who want the option of added protection from additional COVID-19 vaccine doses.CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met today to discuss these COVID-19 vaccine recommendation changes, and[Read More…]

I. V. Rotary Club celebrates National Poetry Month

Children’s poetry books donated to the Cave Junction Branch of the Community Library. Illinois Valley Rotary Club donates children’s poetry books to the Illinois Valley branch of the JoCo Libraries in Cave Junction to celebrate National Poetry Month. Three dozen books were distributed during the weekly story time to engage[Read More…]

IVHS girls on a roll

The Illinois Valley High School softball team faced off against the Bandon/Pacific Tigers April 28. Once again, the home team overtook their opponents showed exactly how formidable they could be.The Cougars started out strong in the first two half of the game, quickly gaining five points to the Tiger’s one[Read More…]


Celebration of Life for Chris Matthew May 13 at the Wild River in Grants Pass (595 NE E St.,) at 5 p.m. held by his sister Maggie, flying in from San Diego. All friends are welcome! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annie Ruth Madden, 89, of Cave Junction, died April 23, 2023 at her[Read More…]