Weekly Features

Crawlies with Cri: Snowshoe hare

As winter hops slowly into spring, it seems appropriate to meet a crawly this week that changes along with the seasons. Meet the snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus).If you’ve never seen a snowshoe hare, it’s only in part due to their wicked good camouflage skills. They aren’t common in Oregon. They[Read More…]


Nov. 01, 1959 – Nov. 27, 2022Lori Woodbury, 63, of Eagle Point, Ore., died unexpectedly in her sleep Nov. 27, 2022. Lori met her husband, Glenn, in 1973 while attending high school in Cave Junction. They reconnected years later and were married Nov. 11, 2000, in Applegate, Ore. Together they[Read More…]

Local districts granted $100,000 to support the Illinois Valley

The Illinois Valley Community Development Organization (IVCanDO) distributed $100,000 in federal money to special districts to support local programs in the Illinois Valley.The grant awards are as follows: $30,000 to Josephine County Parks Department to replace aging water systems at Lake Selmac; $23,333.33 to Illinois Valley Fire District for the[Read More…]

Save the date

March 17Friday, March 17 Illinois Valley Garden Club This month’s program, Rose Garden Makeover, presented by member, Kathy Lombardo, will go through the process of rescuing old, strangled plants, preserving them during two years of demolition/construction and creating solutions to problems along the way. The meeting is at Immanuel Methodist[Read More…]

Nifty Tidbits

Originally printed in the Sept. 3, 2003 edition of the Illinois Valley News

Today in History: The Associated Press

Today is Wednesday, March 8, the 67th day of 2023. There are 298 days left in the year.Today’s highlight in history: On March 8, 1965, the United States landed its first combat troops in South Vietnam as 3,500 Marines arrived to defend the U.S. air base at Da Nang.On this[Read More…]

Healthy Highlights: by U.S. News Health

Bittersweet NewsErythritol, a sugar alcohol often added to reduced-sugar products and sweeteners like stevia, monk fruit and keto reduced-sugar products has been linked to blood clotting and a heightened risk of cardiovascular events and mortality, according to a new study published in Nature Medicine.Researchers said people with existing heart disease[Read More…]