Ashland Shelter Bars Children

ASHLAND, Ore. — Some residents of Ashland are criticizing city government for not allowing children into the city’s only publicly-owned shelter. The city started using Pioneer Hall as a homeless shelter last January. Right now, it’s open two nights a week. But they say the problem is that it just isn’t a safe environment for … Continue reading »

Dozens of Residents Without Hot Water

ASHLAND, Ore. — The cold weather kept dozens of people from taking a hot shower Thursday. One plumbing company answered at least 20 calls for frozen pipe emergencies on Thursday. One of the calls led to an entire apartment complex with multiple frozen units, leaving dozens without hot water. A two-man crew tackled that location … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Waiting for Snow

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — While the cold weather is causing problems for some, staff members at Mount Ashland say they’re hoping for more of it. On Monday, the mountain saw fifty mile an hour winds and snow, but it’s still way short of what they need to open their trails. Last year the resort opened … Continue reading »

Poached Ivory Crushed

ASHLAND, Ore. — Several tons of the illegal, poached ivory crushed earlier this month, first passed through Ashland before being destroyed. Countless animals are killed every year for features like ivory or exotic fur. When poaching crimes are investigated, a forensics team at the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Lab in Ashland investigate. Some of … Continue reading »

Thanksgiving Dinner Served to Seniors

ASHLAND, Ore. — Thanksgiving may still be a few days away, but right now Ashland firefighters are serving up turkey with all the fixings to local seniors. Dozens of Ashland seniors have turned out to the Ashland senior center for a Thanksgiving meal prepared by local firefighters. The ham was carved and the pumpkin pie … Continue reading »

Memorial Today for Murder Victim

ASHLAND, Ore. — Friends will be gathering today to remember an Ashland man who was killed last month in his home. The celebration of life service for Frank Damiano, also known as Tony Della Penna, is being held a month after his murder for friends in many groups of the Ashland community. Damiano was a … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Pumpkin Possibilities

ASHLAND, Ore. — It’s orderly chaos at the Ashland Co-Op’s Kitchen, as Tiazza Rose and her sous chefs prep for pumpkins. The “Cooking with Pumpkin” class is one of dozens at the Co-Op each year, offering the tips and tools to help people sustain themselves. “I think it’s the fact that people have never done … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Getting Ready to Open

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — A fresh dusting of snow on Mount Ashland on Tuesday morning is forcing ski area workers to wrap the last of the painting and other improvements that have been going on all summer long. In addition to widening most runs, the beginners run was re-sloped to make it easier for novice … Continue reading »

City of Ashland Warns of Phone Scam

ASHLAND, Ore. — The City of Ashland is warning residents and business owners of a phone scam. The City of Ashland says a number of Ashland businesses and households have received phone calls from people claiming to be calling from the City of Ashland or a collection agency on behalf of the City. The caller … Continue reading »

Possible Plastic Bag Ban in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Plastic bags could be a thing of the past in Ashland. City council held a study session Monday nigh exploring the idea of a city-wide ban. Ashland would become the first city in the southern Oregon to ban plastic bags. The move wouldn’t mean paper is the preferred choice. Shoppers would be … Continue reading »

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