By Sharon Ko
MERLIN, Ore. — A skydiving company is interested in making a landing in Josephine County.
Airport officials say a skydiving company in Creswell may possibly move to the Illinois Valley Airport but the plan is still in its beginning stages. There are some concerns about safety and loud noises from the planes. However, officials say it could help draw in tourism.
“There are people who are interested in encouraging economic activity in the Cave Junction area. And this particular business does bring in dozens and dozens of people every weekend to come in and spend money in the area,” says Josephine County Airports manager Larry Graves.
If you would like to voice your concerns, the Illinois Valley Airport is holding a meeting on August 27, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.