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Crawlies with Cri

Christy Pitto IVN contributing writer This week’s crawly is a rare visitor west of the Cascades, but if you’re lucky you just may see one. Meet the black-chinned hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri).The pictured black-chinned dropped by my feeders last week. I snapped his photo by pure chance. My aunt is visiting[Read More…]

County ensures police can use Sportsman

C. J. Schatza, IVN copy editor The ongoing process of transferring the county-owned Sportsman Park firing range to the nonprofit Josephine County Sportsman Association reached an important milestone Wednesday, June 8. Presented with a land sale and transfer contract with JCSA, the JoCo Board of Commissioners opted to approve it,[Read More…]

Senior Spotlight

Pat Jenkins Health info you can trust. Printed or online health information can give you more power or control— if it’s accurate. But, you can’t trust everything you read. Here are some clues to help you decide what is most accurate. *”Evidence Based” Look for a list of sources. Do[Read More…]

Crawlies with Cri

Christy Pitto This week’s crawly is bold and beneficial. Meet Chariessa elegans, a checkered beetle. While they don’t have a common name, we’ll call them the “elegant checkered beetle” for simplicity; “elegant” for short. Checkered beetles are in the Family Cleridae, a family with at least 300 species in North[Read More…]

Will JCSA transfer violate LWCF terms?

CJ Schatza, IVN copy editor The transfer of county-owned Sportsman Park and its popular shooting range is looking more certain than ever as the Board of Josephine County Commissioners has approved the land sale contract with the Sportsman Association. However, one important question remains regarding whether discarding the property will[Read More…]

County ensures police can use Sportsman

The ongoing process of transferring the county-owned Sportsman Park firing range to the nonprofit Josephine County Sportsman Association reached an important milestone Wednesday, June 8. Presented with a land sale and transfer contract with JCSA, the JoCo Board of Commissioners opted to approve it, after tabling the matter the week[Read More…]

Transitional Shelter Coming to CJ

Iris Chinook, IVN contributing writer For intractable social problems, everyone wants a solution—but most people don’t want to be an active part of that solution – evidenced by recent Town Hall meetings about a homeless facility in February and Illinois Valley social media comments. Homelessness is one of those problems.[Read More…]

County adopts budget

The budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year, approved May 10 by the Budget Committee, was adopted by the Board of Josephine County Commissioners at its June 1 weekly business session. In the total amount of $196,747,000, the budget was approved with $195,752,000 in appropriations and no more than 473.48 full[Read More…]

Tales from the rural patrol

Sunday, June 5 *A Mercury outboard motor was taken from a boat in the 100 block of Lone Mountain Road, according to a report at 10:59 a.m. A report was filed for first-degree theft. *A gray Ford F250 Super Duty pickup truck with a dead battery was last seen parked[Read More…]