Murder Suspect Changes Plea

ASHLAND, Ore. — Nearly a year after caution tape lined around the home of Frank Damiano, the mobile home park is quiet, but the memories of their neighbor remain. “Positive and happy and accepting and open. Just one of those people with that magnetic personality,” said neighbor Kris McAdam. It’s that outgoing and warm spirit … Continue reading »

Electric Car Show in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Electric cars of all different makes and models came together at Scienceworks on Saturday for an electric car show. While most of the cars were commercially manufactured, some were created by amateurs. There were also electric bicycles, and motorcycles set up on display. This is the first car show of its kind … Continue reading »

Ashland TAP Line Testing Underway

ASHLAND, Ore. — Just six months after the project was approved to move forward, the TAP pipeline has been put into place. “If everything goes well in the current test, we’ll probably keep it running through the end of next week, potentially longer if it’s deemed necessary we need the water. If we have an issue … Continue reading »

Gem Show’s Attendance Steadily Growing

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland’s only gem show is wrapping up this weekend, and organizers said overall they have seen steady attendance. More than 450 people attended the southern Oregon mineral and gem show Saturday, and with hundreds more today, organizers said it’s possible they’ll surpass last year’s attendance. The majority of the vendors are local, … Continue reading »

“Firewise” Spreads After Oak Knoll Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. — On August 24th 2010, a fire devastated the Oak Knoll neighborhood, and in the end eleven homes were lost. In the time since, homes have been rebuilt and the community is now more prepared. What began as a grass fire on one side of I-5 near exit 14 in Ashland turned into … Continue reading »

Paddington Receives National Award

ASHLAND, Ore. — A local mom-and pop shop is being recognized in a national business competition. It’s the 63rd year for the Retail Excellence Awards, which selects stores from the gift industry based on four categories. Paddington Station celebrated its 40th year anniversary last year and held several community events which earned them a spot … Continue reading »

Looking at Affordable Housing Projects

ASHLAND, Ore. — A local organization is following the lead of other cities to help low-income families. The Ashland Community Resource Center is watching so-called “tiny home” communities, such as Dignity Village in Portland and Opportunity Village in Eugene, to see how to best plan for Ashland. The homes are easily affordable and movable and … Continue reading »

Residents Take Action During Drought

ASHLAND, Ore. — Earlier this summer, Ashland city officials were cautious to see if water curtailment would be needed for the first time since 2009. So far, it is not needed, thanks in large part to voluntary efforts of water conservation by Ashland residents. Six and a half million gallons of water are used in … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Shots Fired in Air

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland Police are investigating a report of shots fired in the area of Quincy Street between Wightman and California Streets. Police report several rounds were fired from a handgun at around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Multiple witnesses told police that the rounds were not aimed at anyone or any structure, but were … Continue reading »

Plaza Kiosk Is Staying

ASHLAND, Ore. — The kiosk centered in the Ashland plaza is there to stay. The Ashland City Council was considering tearing it down earlier this year. They say there were several complaints about it being an “eyesore”. But other residents say it adds character and provides somewhere for visitors to get information. The city council … Continue reading »

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