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Life in the Valley of Riches

Losing sucks, I’m not going to lie. But, the sting only lasts a few days and then it’s time to move forward.What really disturbs me is the low voter turnout. I spoke to many young adults in the community that had no plans to vote. Others are upset and disgusted[Read More…]

Education Service District focuses on student success

Anita SavioIVN contributing writer Last week we reported on two of the Southern Oregon Education Service District’s programs. This week we report on two others: Career Technical Education and Southern Oregon Success.Career Technical Education operates under the umbrella of Career Connected Learning, and offers programs in three areas of study[Read More…]

Crawlies with Cri: Hybotid dance fly

Hybotid dance fly (Family Hybotidae) This week’s crawly does everything Fred Astaire did, backwards and in high heels.Meet the hybotid dance fly (Family Hybotidae).As you can see, there’s quite a variety of hybotids available for your dancing and pest controlling needs. In fact, there are approximately 300 species of hybotid[Read More…]

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As Oregon proposes new groundwater rules, some agricultural groups push back

Alejandro FigueroaOregon Public Broadcasting Oregon is one of many Western states dealing with rapid groundwater depletion. In some parts of the state, over-pumped groundwater aquifers are resulting in dry wells, affecting residential and commercial sectors and irrigated farming operations. That’s on top of a yearslong drought and climate change, worsening[Read More…]

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.) May 14*Dominick Aragon was taken to the pokey for a probation violation stemming from selling cocaine.*When pulled[Read More…]

Education Service District focuses on preschool

Anita SavioIVN contributing writer The Southern Oregon Education Service District serves up an impressive menu of services for pre-students, current students and their families in the Illinois Valley. Two of them are Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups and Art and Science Kids Outdoor Preschool.Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups (KPL) are[Read More…]

School district budget approved

The Three Rivers School District Board of Directors held a budget committee meeting prior to their regular monthly session Wednesday, May 15 at their district office on New Hope Rd.Bill Ertle was unanimously appointed chair of the budget committee to kick the meeting off, with Steve Mars as his vice[Read More…]