Ashland Homeless Sleep-Out

ASHLAND, Ore. — A group of activists in Ashland is spending the night outside to raise money for homeless support services. The Homeless Sleep-Out is an effort to galvanize people into action by voluntarily showing what it’s like to survive as a homeless person, even just for one night. About 50 people set up tents … Continue reading »

Fire Dept. Helps Craft Emergency Kits

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland Fire and Rescue is preparing for winter with an emergency preparedness session. More than 400 people came out to the Ashland Armory on Saturday to learn how to prepare a kit for use immediately after an emergency; this could include surviving out in the cold, or natural disasters like earthquakes or … Continue reading »

Mount Vernon Graves Receive Markers

ASHLAND, Ore. — More than 100 unmarked burials are receiving recognition in one of the oldest cemeteries in the Rogue Valley. When community members first stumbled upon the abandoned Mount Vernon Cemetery, seven graves were marked. After four years of historical research, genealogists have discovered 116 graves. Community members said the cemetery dates back to … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Celebrates Next 50 Years

ASHLAND, Ore. — Skiers and riders celebrated 50 years of Mt. Ashland, and are hoping for another 50 years to come. The mountain held its anniversary celebration Saturday. Many of the attendees saw the mountain for the first time in a while given the lack of snow last season. Community members celebrated in the Mt. … Continue reading »

Klamath Junction Surfaces From Drought

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — The tiny town of Klamath Junction is resurfacing in Emigrant Lake once again because of the drought, but this time, the Federal Bureau of Reclamation is performing an excavation of the site. The bureau has hired an archaeologist to inventory and document remnants belonging to the town of Klamath Junction. A hazardous … Continue reading »

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 »

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