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 »

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 »

Illinois Valley Airport Skydiving Input

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A community is discussing the idea of letting skydivers land at their local airport. Illinois Valley residents were given the chance to voice their opinions at a meeting Thursday evening. The emphasis of the meeting was to develop an operational policy. As a guide for the meeting, officials used a copy of … Continue reading »

Skydiving Company Performs Demonstration

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — On Monday, a skydiving company interested in bringing its business to the Illinois Valley airport, eased the fears of local residents by performing a skydiving demonstration. It was caught on camera exclusively by Newswatch 12. Three skydivers took to the skies, going up 75 hundred feet and dropping down from a … Continue reading »

Skydiving Company In Illinois Valley

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. … Continue reading »