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 »

New Program Helps Water Conservation

ASHLAND, Ore. — The city of Ashland is helping residents replace their lawns with drought resistant plants, all in an effort to conserve water. This month, the city launched a new program in which approved applicants can remove their lawn, add drought tolerant plants and even low volume water irrigation units. When the work is … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland’s Develop Director Resigning

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — The Ashland Ski Area will be losing another member of its staff at the end of the month. This comes after former General Manager, Kim Clark’s position was eliminated. Rick Saul says he will be leaving his position as development director on May 29th. Ski officials announced Saul as Interim Executive … Continue reading »

American Craft Beer Week Kicks Off

ASHLAND, Ore. — More than 150 brewing companies are spread out through 66 Oregon cities. Local brewers said the Rogue Valley is starting to be put on the map with the likes of Portland and Bend for its craft beer. Standing Stone Brewery in Ashland is just one of southern Oregon business that has brewed … Continue reading »

Spent Grain Proposal Worries Brewers

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Food and Drug Administration announced on their website today the will make a new proposal later this summer on brewing by-products. This, after senator Wyden met with local brewers about the F.D.A. old proposal. “When caldera moved their brewery to their new location in Ashland, they invested in equipment to help … Continue reading »

Opportunities Available at Career Fair

ASHLAND, Ore. — The unemployment rate for 2013 college graduates is the lowest it’s been since the class of 2007. Tuesday, 40 employers set up tables at the Southern Oregon University career fair. Organizers said there was something for all students, ranging from internships to career opportunities. Organizers said it’s important for students to get … Continue reading »

Crash Kills Driver, Knocks Out Power

ASHLAND, Ore. — A man is dead after the car crashes into a power pole in Ashland. At around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night, officials received reports of a car traveling at a high rate of speed. The car had crashed into power pole at intersection of Ashland Street and Siskyou Blvd. Two people were inside … Continue reading »

Short-term Rentals Against City Code

ASHLAND, Ore. — Last year Ashland resident Tom Dubois used the internet and the downstairs part of his home to make some extra money. “Before we knew that it wasn’t allowed, we rented  out to people for short term visits, over nights,  maybe one or two nights at a time, mostly to  couples in their … Continue reading »

Solar Power Help for Local Business

ASHLAND, Ore. — Going green with solar power can save a lot of money, but it can be expensive at first, which is why a local company is trying to help small businesses take advantage of millions in federal funding. Right now, millions of dollars in federal grants are up for grabs for small rural … Continue reading »

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