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Today in History:

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2022. There are 52 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Nov. 9, 1989, communist East Germany threw open its borders, allowing citizens to travel freely to the West; joyous Germans danced atop the Berlin Wall.On this date:In 1620, the[Read More…]

Cave Junction library hosts crafts on Saturdays

Since August, the Illinois Valley library has resumed its weekly storytime and craft event for kids every Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon. Children of all ages are invited to participate in an hour of themed crafts and a story, and those who can’t stay for very long are more[Read More…]

Life in the Valley of Riches

It’s November already, this year is flying by from my perspective. However, this election cycle seemed to have lasted forever, and I for one, am happy it’s over.I have no idea how things went as I write this, but I hope my candidates did well, and if they didn’t, I[Read More…]

AP top 25 reality checks: ND is back; Who else can return?

Ralph D. RussoAP College Football Writer No. 20 Notre Dame is back in The Associated Press college football poll after struggling early this season.Meanwhile, Oklahoma State and Wake Forest became the latest teams from the preseason AP Top 25 to slide out as eight ranked teams lost this past weekend.Heading[Read More…]

Tyler Schaffer takes the helm at food bank

The Josephine County Food Bank has been making some changes this year, including hiring a warehouse manager whose drive to give back to his community is as unique as it was unexpected.Tyler Schaffer, a longtime resident of the Illinois Valley, spread his wings and relocated to Southern California for several[Read More…]

Burgundy Development sale accepted

The return of sale from a sheriff’s property auction and charging stations for electric buses were among the subjects addressed at last week’s Board of Josephine County Commissioners’ weekly business session, held Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Anne G. Basker Auditorium in Grants Pass.JoCo Real Property Manager Helene Lulich and[Read More…]

Gun range out of county hands

The Board of Josephine County Commissioners finalized the transfer of ownership of Sportsman Park, which houses a popular shooting range, at its Oct. 26 weekly business session.The deed for Sportsman Park was turned over to the nonprofit Josephine County Sportsman Association.Earlier this year, a series of contentious public hearings was[Read More…]