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 »

New Resource Center Opening in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — A new center is opening in Ashland, offering additional resources to residents in need. Ashland previously only offered residents in need a few meals and a place to stay. The Ashland Community Resource Center will close up the gap of needed resources by offering service referrals, backpack storage, Internet access, hygiene supplies, … Continue reading »

Fire Hydrant Test in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — For those living in the Ashland area, don’t be surprised if your water color changes in the next few hours. Ashland Fire & Rescue, along with the Ashland Water Department, will be doing a fire hydrant flow test this afternoon. It’s happening near Hersey Street at 1:45 p.m. During the test, people … Continue reading »

CERT Training for Local Businesses

ASHLAND, Ore. – On Thursday, a national emergency report card reveals the state of Oregon is not making the grade in preparedness. The city of Ashland is trying to do its part is getting Rogue Valley residents ready, including local businesses like Standing Stone Brewing Company. This week the Ashland Fire & Rescue and Ashland … Continue reading »

Alex’s Restaurant Closed

ASHLAND, Ore. — A popular restaurant and bar in Ashland is now closed. Alex’s Restaurant locked its doors Saturday after the landlords placed a lien on the property and retook possession. According to the original owner of the restaurant, Alex Reid, the restaurant had been struggling for some time. Reid, who is still the namesake … Continue reading »

Warming Shelters Seek Volunteers

ASHLAND, Ore. — A standing room only crowd gathered at the Ashland Fire Station Wednesday evening to get more information and training on how to become a volunteer for Ashland’s warming shelters. Guests at Ashland’s Wednesday warming shelter settled in before the doors were locked for the night. Two volunteers also spend the night with … Continue reading »

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