Meticulous Work for Fire Investigators

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. – Chuck Miller works his way out from the source of the fire. Through gleaming spectacles, he views everything it consumed in its path – inch by inch. “As fire hits an object, it’ll damage it more on one side than another,” said Miller. “You work your way down to the smaller … Continue reading »

Cave Junction Fire Destroys Structure

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Illinois Valley Fire responded to a second alarm fire at a warehouse in Cave Junction that was called in by a witness at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Officials say the fire occurred in a structure that housed mining equipment and supplies near the Rough and Ready Lumber Mill. Fire Officials say … Continue reading »

Cave Junction Post Office Burns

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. —  An early morning fire destroyed the Cave Junction Post office Thursday, leaving residents worried about mail, and postal officials scrambling to find a solution. Illinois Valley Fire officials said the fire began just before 2 a.m., near the back side of the building. Multiple units came on scene, but by the … Continue reading »

Cave Junction Post Office Burns Down

**Update** U.S Postal Service Representatives are on the scene at the Cave Junction Post Office trying to salvage any mail left from the fire. They are also trying to figure out alternate routes for mail in coming weeks, but customers in the rural routes will continue to get service. They also say anyone expecting mail or … Continue reading »

Cave Junction Overnight Shooting

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Oregon State Police troopers responded to reports of shots fired in Cave Junction overnight. Witnesses say the shooter and the victim had been drinking together in the bar and then left. A man came into a bar at the Junction Inn, claiming someone had been shot. Officers say a man claiming … Continue reading »

County Leaders React to Mill Closure

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. – Josephine County leaders said the closure of a longtime mill will have major economic impacts on the county. Rough and Ready Lumber announced it was closing last week. The mill’s owners said they could not maintain a steady supply of logs from nearby federal forests, and said lawmakers in Washington, D.C. … Continue reading »

Second Death Confirmed In Hwy 199 Crash

MEDFORD, Ore. — Oregon State Police (OSP) confirmed a second person died following Wednesday afternoon’s single vehicle fatal traffic crash along Highway 199 near Cave Junction. According to a hospital official where she was being treated, the female passenger died Thursday. According to OSP, on February 6, 2013 at approximately 1:54 p.m., a 2005 Dodge … Continue reading »

Fatal Crash Along Highway 199

NEAR CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Oregon State Police (OSP) are continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon’s single vehicle fatal traffic crash along Highway 199 about eight miles south of Cave Junction. The crash resulted in the death of a 75-year old man and also led to critical injuries of a 65-year old woman. According to … Continue reading »

Girl Hit by Drunk Driver Seeking Help

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A young girl who was hit by a drunk driver is still recovering and is asking for the community’s help. Parents of 11 year-old Sarah Craugh say in August, a drunk driver speeding on Laurel road in Cave Junction hit their daughter. Sarah was walking the families dogs when her mom … Continue reading »

Animal Control Rescues Dozens of Animals

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Law enforcement and animal control removed dozens of animals from a farm. They found several animals locked up and some dead. Deputies served a search warrant on a residence on the 1700 block on  White schoolhouse road. The owner’s son, Robert Crow, says he doesn’t understand why animal control is at … Continue reading »

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