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From the Mayor’s Desk

Summer is for real now, and major projects are in process or planning. If you were wondering what is happening just north of the Dollar Tree store, the city is brushing scrub off the site for the bulk water station. This will last all week.Quotes for the splash pad will[Read More…]

Life in the Valley of Riches

Last week I made my annual journey east to watch a NASCAR race with my father, something we have been doing for 30 years. This year we went to the street race in Chicago and it did not disappoint. What was disappointing? I didn’t have a single dog or Italian[Read More…]

Obituaries – July 12, 2023

Terry Bartholomew, 68, of Cave Junction, died July 2, 2023 at his home. Arrangements with Illinois Valley Funeral Directors. Steven (Steve O) Albert Pell, 57, of Cave Junction, died July 3, 2023 in Cave Junction. Arrangements with Illinois Valley Funeral Directors. A Celebration of Life for Dennis Reviea will be[Read More…]

Land Steward Field Training Sept. 12 – Dec. 12

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Join Oregon State University’s Forestry and Natural Resources Extension for the Land Stewards field training in Jackson County to help you sustainably manage your property.The Land Steward training helps folks living on rural land achieve their dreams for their property through weekly lessons, field visits, presentations[Read More…]

Save the date

July 16Join us for Cornhole for a Cause on Sunday, July 16, starting at 10 a.m. at Schroeder Park. This exciting event, benefiting the Toby Fund (animal nonprofit), offers a day of cornhole fun while supporting a great cause. Located at 605 Schroeder Ln, Grants Pass, OR, the park offers[Read More…]

One more pot grow busted in the Illinois Valley

On June 23, 2023, the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team executed a search warrant in the 30000 block of Redwood Highway, O’Brien, regarding an illegal marijuana grow site. The search warrant was executed with the assistance of Rogue Area Drug Enforcement, Oregon State Police, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives[Read More…]

2nd annual Soapbox Derby was a smash!

It was Illinois Valley High School Alumni Weekend and the city of Cave Junction was buzzing with activity Saturday, July 1, especially on top of the hill at Schumacher St. The second annual Cave Junction Soapbox Derby, a fundraiser for the nonprofit Main Street Cave Junction, entertained a good-sized crowd,[Read More…]