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Arts Alive: An art and rural garden adventure

Column by Laura M. Mancuso Garden and art enthusiasts were in their element Saturday, May 18 during the Arts Alive event coordinated by The Southern Oregon Guild of Artists and Artisans.It was a gorgeous sunny day for a drive around the Valley to explore beautiful gardens and discover amazing art.Attendees[Read More…]

La bellezza della Valle

“Beauty in the Valley” is what the above headline says in Italian. This peony is from the garden of Cathy Warner from Marble Caves Distillery during The Souther Oregon Guild’s Arts Alive event Saturday, May 18.


________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Notice of a Workshop The Illinois Valley Rural Fire Protection Districts’ Board of Directors will be having a workshop to discuss changes and updates to our Public Meeting Policy at Fire District Administration Building, @ 681 Caves Hwy., Cave Junction, Oregon. The meeting will take place on June 3,[Read More…]

Save the date

May 23**Volunteers needed to help place memorial flags on grave sites at Laurel Cemetary for Memorial Day. 9:00 a.m.** Explore Dark Skies at Oregon Caves National Monument and PreserveExploring Your Universe – Friday, June 7, 2024 from 9:30 – 10:30 p.m.Evening Hike on Cliff Nature Trail – Saturday, June 22[Read More…]


Gary Lane Sauer, 70 of Salem died May 8, 2024. Born Aug. 31, 1958 in Grants Pass, Or. to parents Jack and Mary Lou Sauer.He attended the old Kerby grade school and later Illinois Valley High. After school he joined the USMC where he was honorably discharged.He leaves a son[Read More…]

Life in the Valley of Riches

by Dan Mancuso,publisher Well as I write this, I have no idea how the election will go. Thank you to all who supported me and if not me, I thank those who voted at all. I have my fingers crossed. I don’t think I will make the top two, but[Read More…]

IVHS Cougars head to second round

John MichaelsIVN Contributing Writer With a 2A State Baseball Tournament berth already in hand, the Illinois Valley baseball team completed a sweep of District 6 rival Bonanza with a 29-12 shellacking of the Antlers Friday in Bonanza. The Cougars are now 14-4 on the year and finished in second place[Read More…]

Crawlies with Cri: Short-horned click beetle

Short-horned click beetle (Danosoma brevicorne) This week’s crawly is positively clicktastic! Meet the short-horned click beetle (Danosoma brevicorne).Not only are brevicornes decked out in sparkly Halloween colors year-round, but they are big! Well, big as click beetles go. Most click beetles top out at just over one-quarter of an inch;[Read More…]