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 »

Ashland Construction Pushed Back 2 Weeks

ASHLAND, Ore. — Work continues on Calle Guanajuato in between restaurants on the Ashland plaza and the Ashland creek. Typically in the spring, restaurants expand their seating and business outside, and while that hasn’t been an issue yet, as temperatures warm up, restaurants want the project to wrap up. The project broke ground back in … Continue reading »

Dentist Office Goes Green

ASHLAND, Ore. — Monday, a new dentist office opened in Ashland, and the owner says the next time you come in for a check-up, you can go green. White Dental Studio is southern Oregon’s first Eco-Dentistry certified practice and one of few between Portland and the Bay Area. The practice saw its first patient Monday … Continue reading »

March Snow Survey Shows Record Low Level

MOUNT ASHLAND, Ore. — Snow is on the ground at Mount Ashland, but not much of it. Officials completed this month’s snow survey and found the Siskiyous are about 10 percent of what’s normal. A snow survey “course” that typically takes skis, or at the very least, snowshoes, to get to, only took hiking boots … Continue reading »

Former Club Owner Sentenced

ASHLAND, Ore. – A former Ashland café owner, accused of using drugs to solicit sex from minors, was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Thursday. Christopher Iverson plead not guilty in January. The 35-year-old is accused of rape, sodomy, sexual abuse, endangering minors and various drug charges. Police say Iverson offered drugs to high … Continue reading »

Conditions Just Right for A.F.R. Burns

MEDFORD, Ore. — Crews with the United States Forest Service walked from pile to pile lighting them on fire on designated areas of the Ashland Watershed to make progress on the Ashland Forest Resiliency Project while weather conditions were just right. “To burn the piles like we’re doing, we need the weather, we need the … Continue reading »

AIFF Leader Steps Down

ASHLAND, Ore. — After only two hears as executive director, the Ashland Independent Film Festival’s leader is stepping down. Anne Ashbey says she’ll end her run with AIFF after the 13th annual festival. She says the decision was difficult and was made because of personal circumstances. Ashbey has agreed to return as a member of … Continue reading »

Ashland Prepared If Dry Weather Lingers

ASHLAND, Ore. — Dry weather has hit southern Oregon hard over the past several months and despite little snow or rain accumulating, City of Ashland officials said their reservoir has twice as much water coming in as going out. High above the city, in the Ashland water shed, sits the main water source for the … Continue reading »

Big Donation to Walker Elementary

ASHLAND, Ore. — A big donation is doubling the number of interactive smart boards in an Ashland elementary school. Smart boards allow teachers to interaction with students via the internet. The Ashland Rotary gave $14,000 to Walker Elementary, which was used to equip 6 classrooms with smart boards. “I think this is just the beginning. … Continue reading »

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