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School district talks restroom progress

The April 19 Three Rivers School District Board of Directors’ meeting started earlier than usual due to a student panel that had taken place earlier that afternoon.North Valley High School was the backdrop for the monthly board meeting, which kicked off at 4 p.m.“Student panel is where the school board[Read More…]

Ceremony to recognize fallen officers

Police Week, May 15 through May 21, 2023, honors all law enforcement officers throughout the United States who have given their lives to safeguard our rights and freedoms.On behalf of all law enforcement agencies in our community, I invite you to join us in remembering those officers and showing our[Read More…]

County hires broadband consultant

The April 19 Board of Josephine County Commissioners’ weekly business session had “lots of positive stuff,” Board Chair Herman Baertschiger said after bringing the meeting to order.The board’s usual locale of the Anne G. Basker Auditorium in Grants Pass hosted the meeting.One of those positive things was supposed to be[Read More…]

Pollution lawsuit could curb use of aerial fire retardant

Matthew BrownAssociated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A legal dispute in Montana could drastically curb the government’s use of aerial fire retardant to combat wildfires after environmentalists raised concerns about waterways that are being polluted with the potentially toxic red slurry that’s dropped from aircraft.A coalition that includes Paradise, California[Read More…]


Kathy Lynn Valentine, 59, of Cave Junction, died April 14, 2023 at her home.Arrangements with Illinois Valley Funeral Directors. Donald William Christiansen, 67, of Cave Junction, died April 13, 2023 at his home.Arrangements with Illinois Valley Funeral Directors. Dianne Marie Gburek, 76, of O’Brien, died April 13,2023 at Asante Three[Read More…]

JoCo fails to amend complaints policy

Siege Schatza – IVN copy editor Anonymity and the need to protect the privacy of citizens proved to be a point of contention as the Josephine County Commissioners considered an amendment to the county’s policy for responding to complaints.The discussion took place during the April 12 weekly business session, held[Read More…]

Poetry workshop held at library

A poetry workshop was held at the library in Cave Junction on Saturday, April 22, courtesy of the Josephine Community Library District. Local poet Lisa Baldwin utilized this event to introduce community members to her “philosophy of poetry,” and teach participants about an ancient form of poetry called pantoum.Baldwin is[Read More…]