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From the mayor’s desk: by Meadow Martell

It has been a very busy summer for me. I have had travel time, grandkids for two months, several groups of visitors, and my daughter from Australia. I will be in Portland this week to see my daughter back off to Townsville and bring one of my granddaughters back after[Read More…]

Save the date

July 23**Healing Hearts & Hooves, 6th annual dinner and auction night, ticket for sale at At the beautiful Augustino Estate Vineyard, 400 Brown Road, O’Brien, Saturday, July 23 at 5 p.m. There will be a raffle, silent/dessert/live auction. Music by Gary Margason and food catered by Casa Amiga tickets.[Read More…]

Deputy, concerts funding secured

At their July 13 meeting, the Josephine County Commissioners were petitioned to provide funding to the Concerts in the Park series at Jubilee Park and renew an agreement for Cave Junction’s contract deputy.In a letter to the commissioners, the I.V. Chamber of Commerce stated, “The Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce[Read More…]

Council hears sales tax proposal

Hot topics were presented when the Cave Junction City Council convened July 11 before a packed room at City Hall.The most pressing topic of the meeting was Josephine County Commissioner Dan DeYoung’s presentation about funding local law enforcement. DeYoung started out strong, pointing out that the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office[Read More…]

Driver of July 16 fatality released

On July 16, 2022 at approximately 12:55 p.m. a deputy from the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a motor vehicle near the 5500 block of Rockydale Road in Cave Junction.  The vehicle sped up attempting to elude law enforcement.  The vehicle began driving recklessly and the deputy terminated[Read More…]

OSP seeks help with hit and run

On July 18, 2022, the Oregon State Police responded to a report of a hit and run crash involving a bicyclist that occurred on U.S. Highway 199-mile post 27, just south of Kerby, Oregon.  The crash occurred sometime between the late evening hours of July 17, or the early morning[Read More…]

Be Fire Aware: Fire Restrictions in Effect on Bureau of Land Management Public Lands in Medford District

MEDFORD, Ore. – As the weather continues to warm and fire danger increases, Bureau of Land Management Medford District officials are implementing public use restrictions on BLM-managed lands in southern Oregon. Starting July 18, 2022, at 12:01 a.m., certain activities on BLM-managed lands in Jackson and Josephine Counties will be restricted[Read More…]