Deputy, concerts funding secured

At their July 13 meeting, the Josephine County Commissioners were petitioned to provide funding to the Concerts in the Park series at Jubilee Park and renew an agreement for Cave Junction’s contract deputy.In a letter to the commissioners, the I.V. Chamber of Commerce stated, “The Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce[Read More…]

Driver of July 16 fatality released

On July 16, 2022 at approximately 12:55 p.m. a deputy from the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a motor vehicle near the 5500 block of Rockydale Road in Cave Junction.  The vehicle sped up attempting to elude law enforcement.  The vehicle began driving recklessly and the deputy terminated[Read More…]

OSP seeks help with hit and run

On July 18, 2022, the Oregon State Police responded to a report of a hit and run crash involving a bicyclist that occurred on U.S. Highway 199-mile post 27, just south of Kerby, Oregon.  The crash occurred sometime between the late evening hours of July 17, or the early morning[Read More…]

Be Fire Aware: Fire Restrictions in Effect on Bureau of Land Management Public Lands in Medford District

MEDFORD, Ore. – As the weather continues to warm and fire danger increases, Bureau of Land Management Medford District officials are implementing public use restrictions on BLM-managed lands in southern Oregon. Starting July 18, 2022, at 12:01 a.m., certain activities on BLM-managed lands in Jackson and Josephine Counties will be restricted[Read More…]

Life in the Valley of Riches

by Dan Mancuso,publisher As most of you know, I have always been anti-web, and at least to me, for obvious reasons. But, believe it or not, the Illinois Valley News now has a digital product.When papers first went digital, they gave away their product for free only to draw ire[Read More…]

Save the date

July 18**Aglow 2nd & 3rd Mondays, The 18th guest speaker is Mark Sola, who is also our anointed worship leader. 10:30 Fountain of Life, 451 S Junction Ave. C. J, More info, call Victoria 541-592-4743. July 17Sunday, July 17 from 4-6 p.m. • The Southern Oregon Guild presents a new[Read More…]

WBS to address CJ deputy and concerts

At this morning’s Board of Josephine County Commissioners’ meeting, the board is expected to issue a proclamation, sign an agreement with ODOT and consider several economic development requests.As of press time, this weekly business session was slated for 9 a.m. at the Anne G. Basker Auditorium in Grants Pass.According to[Read More…]

Oregon GOP taps new leader after another chair resigns

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Republican Party has its third new leader in less than 18 months, after the unexpected resignation of its acting chair last week.Justin Hwang, a Gresham restaurateur and former legislative candidate, has stepped into the role of party chair following his election to vice-chair in[Read More…]