County to amend intoxication code

The Josephine County Commissioners held a first public hearing in the matter of updating public intoxication rules during their Sept. 27 weekly business session, held at Anne G. Basker Auditorium in Grants Pass.Passed in the year 2000, Chapter 9.05 of the Josephine County Code was entitled Public Drinking, and fell[Read More…]

Deputies honored for act of valor

“What is an act of valor?”That was the question Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel went on to answer at the Sept. 20 Board of JoCo Commissioners’ meeting, held at Anne G. Basker Auditorium in Grants Pass.“An act of valor is considered to be above and beyond the call of duty[Read More…]


James “Jim” Frick, 70, Born Nov. 29, 1952, in Santa Barbara, Calif.. Died Sept. 5, 2023.Jim graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1970. In 1976 he earned a bachelor’s degree in wildlife science from Oregon State University while working as a fisheries aide for the Oregon Department of Fish[Read More…]

Just my cup of tea

Originally ran in the June 4, 1971 edition of the Illinois Valley News June 4, 1971Mr. and Mrs. Jim Higgins, Rockydale Road, have recently returned from Eureka, where they attended the annual dinner and party given by PG&E at the O.H. Tow House for their retirees and wives. About 100[Read More…]

Tee Tattler

Hello on a rainy fall Monday from the Illinois Valley Country Club!The fall rains have begun and we will be having to pull the pump out of the river very soon—ugh.In this week’s action, we had a nice group of about 10 guys show up Monday evening for skins. Donny[Read More…]

Today in History: September 27, 2023

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2022. There are 95 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Sept. 27, 1996, in Afghanistan, the Taliban, a band of former seminary students, drove the government of President Burhanuddin Rabbani out of Kabul, captured the capital and executed former[Read More…]