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 »

Ashland Residents Concerned About Bears

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said there’s a simple solution to dealing with bears wandering through neighborhoods in Ashland: don’t feed them, whether it’s on purpose or by accident. The Ashland Parks and Recreation Department had received multiple reports of cinnamon-colored black bears being seen in the Glenview area, as … Continue reading »

Fire Officials Check for Weed Abatement

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland residents had until midnight Sunday to make sure weeds in their yard were no taller than four inches. Monday morning, the Ashland Fire Department wasted no time checking to see if residents were in compliance. “You know, our priority in the city of Ashland is to address the wildfire hazard zone … Continue reading »

Pipeline Project Underway Near Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — A move bringing more water to Ashland has been talked about for years by city officials and is now underway. Construction crews are working on a pipeline project near Ashland and Talent. Right now, the construction is on Highway 99 near the intersection with South Valley View Road. In the last 10 … Continue reading »

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