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Syrena Rainbow Nicholson
· February 9, 2018
Biased journalism- more like a small town version of Fox news
Kent Fisher
· May 10, 2017
Recently moved from the IV but still subscribe to this great weekly. Thanks to the Mancusos, et al, for a glimpse into America's Quirkiest Valley!
Jean Ann Miles
· May 10, 2017
The IV News keeps me informed about the goings-on in the Valley. I especially like citizen letters and human interest stories. Great job Mancusos and office! Keep up the good work!
Randy Malm
· August 30, 2016
been the best newspaper i have ever read.i have been in alot of small towns but out of all of them cave juinton by far is the best. like my dr.nordall told me onece that why move this is gods country ...and nothing gets better.i love the people of cave juntion. See More
Phillip Randazzo
· April 20, 2017
Used to read it. Left Cave Jct. In 1980. Been back only a few times to visit friends. All my brothers and sisters live in or near Portland or Tumwater. I've lived in Dallas, TX since 1998.
Kathleen Pyle
September 27, 2012
Illinois Valley poets, the Oregon Poetry Association is having its fall conference in nearby Medford, October 5-7. Free to the public open mic session Friday night at the Medford Public Library, 205 S.... Central. More details at www.oregonpoets.org. See More
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If you have not picked up last week's paper, you had better hurry up!

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JOSEPHINE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE

Release Date: February 9th, 2018
INCIDENT: Rogue Community College Evacuation (Josephine County Campus)

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On February 9th, 2018 at 10:30 am, Rogue Community College advised the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office of an email threat received by the college. In the email the subject stated they were a student at RCC and was going to bring a rifle to class. The email did not indicate which RCC campus they attended.
School administrators at the Redwood Campus in Josephine County ordered an evacuation and closed for the rest of the day. Deputies from the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office responded to RCC and assisted with the evacuation.
Further investigation into the email revealed the name associated with the email was not a student at any RCC campus in Josephine or Jackson Counties.
Additionally, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office also handled a similar incident in Jackson County this morning where the subject whose name was on the email was contacted at his residence by Jackson County Deputies.
It has been determined the subjects email account had been hacked and similar threatening emails had been sent to numerous locations to include communities in Oregon, Colorado and Florida.
At this time, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office has determined this incident to be a hoax.

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Sharing from the IVHS Cougars page.

Cougars,
Congratulations, to our two wrestlers that are going to State next week in Portland.
AND...
Congratulations, to the Boys and Girls Basketball team for making it to the League Playoff next week. We will have more details on Monday.

Way to go COUGARS!

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OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY Ryan A. Mulkins,

February 7, 2018

Josephine County District Attorney concludes review of officer-involved shooting, which occurred Friday, January 12, 2018, in Cave Junction, Oregon....
Ryan Mulkins, the Josephine County District Attorney, announced today that he has concluded review of the officer-involved shooting which occurred at approximately
12:30 PM on January 12, 2018 in Josephine County, Oregon, that resulted in the death of Jeffrey Alan Burleson (DOB: 12/18/81).
A full investigation of the incident was conducted by the Josephine County Major Crime Response Team, an inter-agency team comprised of detectives and personnel from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and the Oregon State Police. The Oregon State Police Crime Lab assisted in the scene investigation.
In February 2017, Jeffrey Alan Burleson was charged in Marion County, Florida with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Domestic Violence by Strangulation, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. On May 25, 2017, Jeffrey Alan Burleson posted bail and had fitted on his ankle an electronic monitoring device. On October 31, 2017 Jeffrey Alan Burleson cut the electronic monitoring device off his ankle. In approximately November 2017, Jeffrey Alan Burleson fied the state of Florida to Cave Junction, Oregon. Jeffrey Alan Burleson, while in Cave Junction, made statements that instead of being taken into custody he intended on forcing law enforcement to cause his death.
On January 11, 2018, the United Slates Marshals Service informed law enforcement in Josephine County that the Marshals had information Jeffrey Alan Burleson was in the Cave Junction area. The Marshals informed Josephine County law enforcement that Jeffrey Alan Burleson was wanted out of the State of Florida on charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Domestic Violence by Strangulation, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, and Tampering with an Electronic Monitoring Device. The Marshals informed Josephine County law enforcement that Jeffrey Alan Burleson had discharged a weapon during an altercation at a residence in Cave Junction a few days prior.

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Just in from AAA: No End in Sight to Gas Price Hikes

Pump prices are on the rise for the sixth consecutive week. Since Christmas, the national average has tacked on 16 cents and the Oregon average has increased 11 cents. For the week, the national average for regular unleaded ticks up two cents to $2.61 a gallon while the Oregon average adds three cents to $2.89.

Nicole Rensenbrink shared her post to the group: A Better Cave Junction.

Join us! Celebrate St. Patty's Day by taking care of our CJ community! And, we'll take on Holland Loop too if we get enough participants.

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Nicole Rensenbrink to CJ Clean Up Day

Let's add Holland Loop from Takilma Rd to Caves Highway this time too! We just need enough cleaners to do it!

The Latest: Legal Oregon pot businesses 'not targets'

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a marijuana summit convened by U.S. Attorney Billy Williams in Oregon (all times local):

11 a.m.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says the top federal prosecutor in Oregon has assured her that he will not target legal marijuana business in the state.

Brown made the remarks Friday at a summit convened by U.S. Attorney Billy Williams on how to address a surplus of marijuana that's winding up on the black market.

Williams announced the unprecedented meeting of nearly 80 federal, state, local and tribal leaders in law enforcement and the marijuana industry last month.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently rescinded a memo on how states with legalized cannabis could avoid federal scrutiny.

Friday's summit was attended by 14 other U.S. attorney's offices, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, the FBI and other federal agencies.

Brown says Williams told her "lawful Oregon businesses" remain "stakeholders" in the conversation and not targets.

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9:15 a.m.

Oregon's top federal prosecutor says the state has a "formidable" problem with marijuana overproduction that winds up on the black market and he wants to work with the state to do something about it.

U.S. Attorney Billy Williams said Friday at a summit he convened in Portland, Oregon that he needs a "bottom-line answer" on how much excess pot is being produced and how much is smuggled out.

Williams announced the unprecedented meeting of nearly 80 federal, state, local and tribal leaders in law enforcement and the marijuana industry last month.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently rescinded a memo on how states with legalized cannabis could avoid federal scrutiny.

Friday's summit was attended by 14 other U.S. attorney's offices, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, the FBI and other federal agencies.

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12:30 a.m.

Oregon's top federal prosecutor will hold a marijuana summit to hear how the state, law enforcement, tribal and industry leaders plan to address a pot surplus that he says has wound up on the black market in other states and is fueling crime.

U.S. Attorney Billy Williams laid out his plans for the unprecedented Friday event in a recent newspaper column , saying Oregon has a "massive marijuana overproduction problem" that is attracting cartels and criminal networks and sparking money laundering, violence and environmental woes.

The column came shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions last month rescinded an Obama administration memo that outlined the steps states with legalized cannabis could take to avoid scrutiny under federal law, where marijuana remains illegal.

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Are you missing a German Shepherd? We know where it is.

Let's pack Ken Mann Memorial Gymnasium Tuesday night. Girls tip off at 5:30 p.m., boys at 7 p.m. against Rogue River.

If you enjoy the weekly column Winding Trails, here is a very nice short film about our very own Al Hobart.

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Library calls for more volunteers with new expanded hours
Rural branches in Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek open more hours week of February 19

Grants Pass, OR, January 23, 2018—The rural branches of Josephine Community Library District (JCLD) located in Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek begin their new, expanded hours of operation the week of February 19 while the Grants Pass branch is slated to expand hours beginning mid-March.

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“We’re so excited to expand hours in our rural branches,” said JCLD board member Jennifer Roberts. “Having more open hours means more access to books, to knowledge, and to lifelong learning.”

The new hours for each rural branch are as follows:
• Illinois Valley: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fridays from 11a.m.–6 p.m.
• Williams: Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Saturdays from 1–6 p.m.
Fridays from 11a.m.–4 p.m.
• Wolf Creek: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1–6 p.m.
Fridays from 11a.m.–4 p.m.

With expanded hours, all four library branches anticipate a need for more volunteers. For more information about volunteering at one of the four library branches, contact JCLD Volunteer Coordinator Amy King at 541-476-0571 ext. 109 or aking@josephinelibrary.org.

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Do you oppose the proposed Grocery Outlet location (in the empty lot next to the J.I.)?

On January 17, 2018, 22 year old Elizabeth Devine Hudson (aka: Little Red) was located in Las Vegas, NV and arrested on the warrant for Murder of 22-year old John Reitterer.

Officer Involved Shooting

On January 11, 2018 the US Marshal Service requested local law enforcement to be on the lookout for a fugitive, Jeffrey Alan Burleson DOB 12/18/81, wanted out of the State of Florida. January 12, at approximately 12:30 p.m. local law enforcement from Josephine County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle suspected to contain Jeffrey Alan Burleson. The traffic stop occurred at 213 Redwood
Hwy, Cave Junction...on. Upon contact by law enforcement, Jeffrey Alan Burleson displayed a firearm. A contacting law enforcement officer fired shot(s). Jeffrey Alan Burleson was transported to Three River’s Hospital in Grants Pass, and subsequently died. The Josephine County Major Crime Team is investigating this incident. The Josephine County Major Crime me includes members of the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, Oregon State Police and the Josephine County District Attorney’s Office. Any further questions should be directed to the Josephine County District Attorney’s Office.”

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Latest update is the person shot was wanted for out of state warrants. The female driver and all police appear to be safe and unhurt.