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Aug. 12**The Perseid Meteor Shower Watch Party – Join SFI & Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve. 9:15p.m.- 11 p.m. (Arrive 8:30-9: p.m.) Free & kid friendly! Siskiyou Field Institute 1241 Illinois River Rd. Selma, Or Sept. 21** A Brief History of the Illinois Valley with John Roth 6-7:15 p.m.[Read More…]

Who made Roger speechless?

Was volunteer Roger Brandt really surprised at the unveiling of the “Roger Brandt Field” plaque at the I.V. Little League Closing Ceremony at the newly remodeled Jubilee Park baseball field June 10? “Absolutely!” exclaimed Brandt.“I’m still not quite sure about what to say about it,” said Brandt. Those that know[Read More…]

I.V. Fire District moved into GP to cover calls

(MERLIN) Firefighters with Rural Metro Fire, Grants Pass Firefighters, ODF Southwest Oregon District, Jackson County Fire District #1 and Applegate Valley Fire District waged an aggressive assault on a fire that involved a home, several vehicles and one-tenth acre of surrounding grass July 8, 2023 at 4:45 p.m.The first report[Read More…]

Kerby motel gets raided for illegal marijuana

On July 6, 2023, the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at a location in Kerby, Oregon regarding an illegal marijuana grow site. The search warrant was executed with the assistance of the Bureau of Land Management, Homeland Security Investigations and Josephine County Public Health & Building Safety.During[Read More…]

Tee Tattler

Hello from the Illinois Valley Country Club golf course!Summer is in full swing (a golfer’s expression) here at the course. I finally went down to the river and battled the ants, bees, blackberries, brush and the neighbor and got the river pump primed, plugged and running. As I drove back[Read More…]