Josephine Co. Sheriff’s Substation Hours

Grants Pass, Ore. – The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office has announced limited hours for it’s Cave Junction and Merlin substations. Volunteers are available to the public to assist in filing online reports at the following times: Cave Junction Sub Station: Back Side of CJ City Hall 222 W. Lister St. Cave Junction, OR 97523 Hours … Continue reading »

Court Decision Sparks Moratorium Debate

MEDFORD, Ore. — A recent court decision in Josephine County may open the door for cities and towns to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The city of Medford has made it their intention to ban dispensaries altogether, something that remains illegal under state law. The court decision in Cave Junction basically said communities have the right to … Continue reading »

Air Base Established in Cave Junction

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — The air is clear at the Illinois Valley Airport in Cave Junction, but 50 miles south the air is so smoky, it’s impacted the ability to use air resources on the Happy Camp Complex. Nine helicopters, ranging from Type 3’s to Type 1’s were all on the ground early Thursday afternoon. … Continue reading »

New Skate Park in Cave Junction

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Cave Junction Skate Park officially opened in Jubilee Park. The skate park is expected to help the town and citizens by giving kids something to do and keeping them off the streets. The park is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. All different types of wheels are welcome, … Continue reading »

Helitack Base to Set Up In Cave Junction

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — No exact timeline has been given, but the Illinois Valley airport is now ready to go for the helicopters to move in. The Grants Pass and Illinois Valley airports are no stranger to hosting air attack during fire season and this year will be no different. Last year, both airport locations … Continue reading »

Reeves Creek Fire

(UPDATE: 12:56PM) — As of noon Wednesday, July 30, the Level 1 evacuation for Wildpark Lane is cancelled. CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry, Illinois Valley Fire and Rural Metro are battling flames in the Reeves Creek Fire, and trying to keep it from spreading past it’s current 230 acres. Several helicopters … Continue reading »

County Residents Use Online Watch

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Cave Junction may have a small presence of law enforcement, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t eyes and ears watching and listening. “You might out run the police, but you’re not going to out run Facebook,” said Cave Junction resident Tim Duffy. A Facebook page with nearly 4,000 followers is updated … Continue reading »

9 New Volunteers for Sheriff’s Office

MERLIN, Ore. — The public safety levy failed in Josephine County on Tuesday and the sheriff’s office will also not receive any requested funds from roads money. Some help came Friday in the form of volunteers. The sheriff is in the process of forming a team of trained volunteers to gather evidence in property crimes … Continue reading »

Oregon Caves Expansion in the Works

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing today on legislation from Ranking Member Peter DeFazio that would protect and expand the Oregon Caves National Monument. DeFazio’s legislation, the Oregon Caves Revitalization Act, would expand the monument by 4,070 acres and designate the River Styx – the underground stream running through … Continue reading »

Court Case Set to Rule on Dispensaries

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  One year moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries are now in effect in cities and counties throughout Oregon. Cave Junction is an exception. “The conflict between the state and federal law is a problem for municipalities, the city of Cave Junction and other counties,” said attorney Ryan Kirchoff who is representing Cave … Continue reading »

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