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Her life in the Valley of Riches

Autumn is here and I am enjoying this year’s harvest. Dan made his family’s sauce recipe with the tomatoes, basil and onions from our garden and it was delicious. I have also been enjoying the changing leaves. The Valley is such a beautiful place to live!Halloween is almost here and[Read More…]

Sales tax ballot measure discussed

Funding law enforcement has long been a hot button issue in Josephine County, and with the current revenue stream drying up, the JoCo Commissioners have made finding a sustainable option a focal point of their agenda this year.The idea of a law enforcement taxing district was put to rest earlier[Read More…]

New faces at CJ City Council meeting

At the Oct. 10 Cave Junction City Council meeting at City Hall, Mayor Meadow Martell and the four councilors: Ethan Lane, Tina Casey-Jones, Jean Ann Miles and Jesse Dugas were in their usual spots at the front of the room, along with city recorder Rebecca Patton. Unlike past meetings, however,[Read More…]

Telephonic Scams

News release from Josephine County Sheriff’s Office –DETAILS: During the last few weeks the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports regarding attempted telephonic scams.In the reoccurring attempts, persons identify themselves as members of the sheriff’s office and demand payment over the phone to avoid being arrested. Payment demands[Read More…]

Crawlies with Cri: Broad antennae plant bug

This week’s crawly is a beautiful, beneficial non-native bug from across the pond. Meet the broad antennae plant bug (Heterotoma planicornis).Native to Europe, the broad antennae showed up in New York in 1915. They are now established in the Northeastern United States and on the West Coast, but not in[Read More…]

Nifty Tidbits: by Chuck Rigby

Originally printed in the Dec. 4, 2002 edition of the Illinois Valley News The Illinois Valley has been invaded again. Instead of firefighters or travel trailers, we have been invaded by birds from the north. We are not on a major flyway for waterfowl but we do have some songbirds[Read More…]

Healthy U gets a new executive director

The recently hired executive director of Healthy U is excited to share her ideas for new programs, as well as for the revitalization of a few older ones.Sarah Kitting moved to the Valley in 2020 with her husband and their one-year-old child. Kitting grew up in central Pennsylvania and moved[Read More…]

Today in History: The Associated Press

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2022. There are 73 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 19, 2001, U.S. special forces began operations on the ground in Afghanistan, opening a significant new phase of the assault against the Taliban and al-Qaida.On this date:In 1781,[Read More…]

Are you a mosquito magnet? It could be your smell

Maddie Burakoff AP Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A new study finds that some people really are “mosquito magnets” and it probably has to do with the way they smell.The researchers found that people who are most attractive to mosquitoes produce a lot of certain chemicals on their skin[Read More…]

Good Shepherd Lutheran

Pray on His PromisesIt’s easy to give up on dreams, give up on miracles, give up on promises. When our prayers aren’t answered right away, too often we lose heart, lose patience, and lose faith. Like a tire with a slow leak, it happens without us even knowing it until[Read More…]