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June 22**Hathkapasuta Illinois River Celebration Parade of Puppets, all ages invited to join in! Illinois River Forks State Park 11a.m. -6 p.m. Free event. Playful arts and nature experiences for the whole family, hands-on history and nature exhibits, fun games & crafts, live music Clan Dyken & For the Next[Read More…]

Obituaries: June 19, 2024

Merle “Buzz” Root Jr, 73, of Cave Junction, died June 11, 2024 at his home. Arrangements with Illinois Valley Funeral Directors. Austin Garrett Flynn, 28, of Cave Junction, died June 7, 2024 at his home. Arrangements with Illinois Valley Funeral Directors. Ethelmae (Ethel) Catherine Moore died peacefully May 4, 2024, after[Read More…]

From the mayor’s desk: Meadow Martell

What an incredible turn out for the Cave Junction Second Friday Downtown Art Walk! Thank you Main Steet Cave Junction (MSCJ) organization for bringing this community building opportunity back to our downtown after so many years. Special shout out to Amy Lusson, the president and Rhino Prince, vice president, for[Read More…]

Crawlies with Cri: by Christy Solo

Female Anna’s hummingbird, frog, female house finches, Emma’s dancer damselfly, moths Color me a Crawlies Rainbow: Part IOne thing we’ve learned on our Crawlies journey so far is that it can be tricky to ID many of our local critters. Whether arthropods, amphibians or birds, nature likes to keep things[Read More…]


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Northwest leaders try again for more federal money for prescribed burns to prevent wildfire

Alex BaumhardtOregon Capital Chronicle Oregon and Washington leaders are using the start of the region’s wildfire season to once again ask Congress for more money for prescribed burns.The practice of strategically starting low-intensity fires across forests to improve soil and ecosystem health and prevent catastrophic wildfires has been common among[Read More…]

2 die in single vehicle incident on Reeves Creek

On June 11, 3:08 p.m., the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a motor vehicle crash in the 4600 block of Reeves Creek Road. Prior to law enforcement arrival, the driver, Paige Collyar, and passenger, Shannon Hewitt, were pronounced deceased by medical personnel.Evidence at the scene indicated the vehicle[Read More…]

Tales from the Rural Patrol

(Editor’s note: Factual information for ‘Tales’ is provided by the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed.) June 7*A driver was taken into custody after charges of driving while suspended and parole violation. Levi[Read More…]

Good Shepherd Lutheran

Join in the Miracle Mark 4:26-29: 26 He also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27 and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28 The earth produces of[Read More…]