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Tales from the Rural Patrol

(Editor’s note: Factual information for ‘Tales’ is provided by the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed.) Sunday, Nov. 13*A half-dressed gal was sitting inside a Nature Preserve near the 400 block of Pine[Read More…]

Good Shepherd Lutheran

He Forgives – Luke 23:34-37“Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing,” are perhaps the twelve most improbable words we could ever imagine. Jesus had been beaten and scourged and hung on a cross, although he was innocent of the charges against him. And as he[Read More…]

AP Briefs

Homeless vote in Portland, Oregon, delayed in angry meeting By CLAIRE RUSH PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City Council members in Portland, Oregon, pushed back a vote on a disputed budget measure that would finance the construction of designated camping areas for homeless people after residents expressed strong opposition during public[Read More…]

From the mayor’s desk:

Travel is one of the activities that gives me an expanded context and frame of reference for my life. Nothing in my experience has amazed me as much as my recent trip to Egypt and the Nile. About 96% of Egypt’s total area is desert. The Nile River, which starts[Read More…]

Save the date

Nov. 24**I.V. Community Thanksgiving dinner take-out meals to pick up will be outside The Replay 115 S. Redwood Hwy. from 2 -3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24. (Donation drop offs from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.) If you have a cooked turkey or ham; veggie sides, dressing/stuffing or dessert to donate call[Read More…]

Crawlies with Cri: Mountain beaver

This week we’re introducing you to a bonus PNW critter outside of Crawlies. First, because these critters are super cool; second, because Crawlies is all about critters I’ve personally met, and this featured critter is elusive, to say the least.Let’s get to know Oregon’s least seen mammals – the mountain[Read More…]

Life in the Valley of Riches

With Thanksgiving this week, I am reminded of all the things I have in life that I should be thankful for.I am thankful we have a roof over our heads; our home is warm in the winter and dry in the rainy season. Even though we don’t have air conditioning[Read More…]

Public Works blueprint to be updated

Josephine County Public Works Director Rob Brandes delivered a presentation to the Board of County Commissioners Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Anne G. Basker Auditorium. This was the first of two scheduled hearings on adoption of a new Transportation System Plan, which would supersede the TSP adopted in 2004.“This is by[Read More…]


Ursal Loyde “J” Miller, 70, of Selma, died Nov. 15, 2022 at his home.Arrangements with Hull & Hull Funeral Directors. ________________________________________ Darrelyn Louise Klinger, 84, of Cave Junction, died Nov. 18, 2022 in Grants Pass at Haven House Adult Foster Home.Arrangements with Illinois Valley Funeral Directors. ________________________________________ Mary Jane DiCola,[Read More…]