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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!
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!
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.
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.
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

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The “Stay at Home & Beat the Heat” fundraiser for the Illinois Valley Family Coalition will be July 19 at 12:30 p.m. They will having a drawing live on Facebook. If people in the Valley like the page they’ll be able to see them announce the drawings of the winners. See

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Check out this 2 Family Moving Sale!!! Saturday ONLY! July 15, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., 161 Sparky Way and 120 Tycer Crossing, Cave Junction. A sale for everybody! Don't miss this one!

Camel among southwest Oregon shooting victims
CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon perseveration center says a camel has died after being injured in a southwestern Oregon shooting last week.
The camel named Camille was standing across the highway when a man opened fire in Cave Junction on July 1. Police say one man was injured and one dog was killed in the incident.
Robert Ringo with the Tiger Preservation Center told the Daily Courier ( ) that a stray b...ullet had hit Camille above the eye. She died two days after the shooting.
Police say 30-year-old Joseph Carl Sallman of Grants Pass was on the run for almost three days before he was arrested July 4. He has four charges including attempted murder.
Court-appointed attorney Pete Smith did not immediately return a phone message to The Associated Press seeking comment.

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News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: July 4th, 2017 12:38 PM
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SALLMAN was located at a convenience store in Selma by the Josephine County Sheriff's Office on July 4, 2017 at about 10:40AM. He was arrested and is currently being interviewed by detectives. More information will be released when it becomes available.

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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Moves to Moderate Fire Danger on All Districts

With the onset of the 4th of July holiday weekend, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is increasing the fire danger to Moderate on the Gold Beach, High Cascades, and Powers Ranger Districts, effective at 12:01 a.m. July 1, 2017. Siskiyou Mountains and Wild Rivers Ranger Districts are currently at a Moderate level. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level remains at Level 1 across the Forest....

With the increase in fire danger, and for public safety in mind, the Forest is increasing patrols and staffing for the holiday weekend.

Fire agencies in southwest Oregon are urging caution for all those participating in outdoor activities this season. The right conditions can mean that just one small spark from an unattended fire, muzzle of a gun, or the hot exhaust pipe on a vehicle can ignite fine fuels.

For more information on current fire restrictions, call (541) 618-2200.

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Fire Danger Level Increases to High Today
The fire danger level on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands in Jackson and Josephine counties will increase to “high” (yellow) today, effective immediately. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level will remain at level 1 (one).
These regulations affect 1.8 million acres of state, private, county, city and Bureau of Land Management lands protected by ODF’s Southwest Oregon District.
Restrictions on the public use of chain saws,...

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On June 28, 2017, Marshall MCKENNA, Carroll BALLARD and Blake SIBLEY entered plea agreements for Murder and Robbery 1 related to the death of Robert L. HUNTINGTON at the Lake Selmac boat launch.

Marshall MCKENNA plead to murder with a firearm, was sentenced to true life with a possibility of parole after 25 years, and life time post prison supervision on one count of Murder with a Firearm.

Carroll (BJ) BALLARD plead to Manslaughter in the First Degree and Robbery in the Degree, and received a total of 15 years prison (sentenced on 4/21/16) & agreed to be a testifier against Marshall McKenna.

Blake SIBLEY plead to Manslaughter in the First Degree and Robbery in the First Degree, and received a total of 10 years prison (sentenced on 3/17/16) & agreed to be a testifier against Marshall McKenna & Carroll (BJ) Ballard.

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On June 22nd, 2017, the Josephine County Major Crime Response Team was activated per the request of the Josephine County Sheriff's Office due to a deceased male who was located near the Snail Back Beach Trail, which is near the Illinois River Selma, Oregon.

The male's identity was unknown at the time of the original report. The deceased male has subsequently been identified as John William Reitterer, 22 ...years of age, out of Crescent City, California. Next of kin has been notified.

This is an ongoing and active investigation and no further details will be released at this time. The Oregon State Police is the lead investigative agency. Anyone with any information in regards to the death of Mr. Reitterer is asked to call the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center at 541-664-4600.

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The June 28 edition is off to press. It's not just for breakfast anymore - the I.V. News goes well with any beverage.

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Plenty to do this weekend. Friday to Sunday the Hope Mountain Barter Faire. Friday night at the Rock N R Ranch the Boys and Girls Club Taste of the I.V. and Sunday the Rusk Ranch Nature and Art Festival.

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Congratulations to the following Oregon State University students who earned placement on the Scholastic Honor Roll for the spring term.

Straight-A Average:
Maelagh E. Baker, Senior, Environmental Sciences.


3.5 or Better:
Samantha D. Frederick, Senior, Kinesiology;
Elissa A. Matthews, Senior, Zoology;
Tess E. Wier, Post Baccalaureate, Rangeland Sciences and Ruth E. Nelson, Junior, Food Science and Technology.

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