Top Local Chefs Compete

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland’s top chefs are facing off a weekend-long culinary competition. The competition – part “Iron Chef,” part “Chopped” – is part of the 7th Annual Ashland Culinary Festival. Organizers say at least 600 people are expected to show up at the Ashland Armory throughout the weekend. In addition to watching the chef’s competition, … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Snowfall Encourages Sales

MEDFORD, Ore. — Mount Ashland is now sitting under a few inches of brand new snow, and local ski shops say the winter weather already has customers showing up. This weekend’s snowfall was the 5th for Mount Ashland this season. The Rogue Ski Shop says the first real ski-able snowfall of the season is likely … Continue reading »

“Wild” Affecting Ashland Plaza Business

ASHLAND, Ore. — Businesses in Ashland’s Plaza are giving mixed reviews after feeling the effects of the movie “Wild.” The movie filmed in the Plaza for a day, shutting down the area for the most part. Crews were also there beforehand setting up and preparing scenes. Louie’s Restaurant says their business grew by 75% over … Continue reading »

Sediment Clean-Up in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — A sediment removal project near Ashland’s water treatment plant is now underway. The project is meant to protect water quality in Reeder Reservoir from sediment from the two ponds nearby. The sediment will be excavated and transported by truck to the upper granite pit and stored for later use as backfill. “Hope … Continue reading »

“Wild” Filming in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland is back to normal this evening after wrapping up filming for the movie, “Wild.” The Hollywood production finished its first, last, and only day of filming in the plaza on Tuesday. Sure enough, the big star of the movie, Reese Witherspoon, was shooting scenes in the plaza, but thanks to tightly … Continue reading »

“Wild” to Start Filming Next Week

ASHLAND, Ore. — Reese Witherspoon, along with her film crew, will be in Ashland next week for the filming of the movie, “Wild”. Most of the filming will be done at the Ashland Plaza, along with the post office and the Breadboard Restaurant. “Wild” is based off of the New York Times bestselling book by … Continue reading »

Ashland Police Baiting Bike Thieves

ASHLAND, Ore. — Bike thefts rank the highest when it comes to property crimes in Ashland, now the Ashland Police Department is doing something about it. In an effort to decrease the number of bike thefts, police are placing “bait” bikes around the city. These bikes are equipped with a GPS tracking device that alerts … Continue reading »

Semi Nearly Tips Over on Ashland Road

ASHLAND, Ore. — Traffic near Ashland was blocked for nearly two hours Monday morning when a semi-truck nearly tipped over, blocking a bridge. At around 8 a.m., a semi was turning from Highway 99 onto Valley View Road and cut the corner too soon. The rear wheels of the long trailer climbed up onto the … Continue reading »

Out & About: Bear Creek Salmon Festival

Art Along the Rogue, Grants Pass The streets of Grants Pass are coming alive with color and sound this weekend. The heart of downtown Grants Pass is the canvas for the two-day art along the Rogue Festival. Come see how chalk art street painters transform city sidewalks and walls into works of art. Many of … Continue reading »

Emergency Preparedness in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — September is National Preparedness Month. The City of Ashland is prepping their citizens with information and material in case of a natural disaster. The “Ashland Is Ready” event took place Saturday at the Ashland Armory. A sizable crowd came out to join Ashland Fire and Rescue in learning the proper protocols to … Continue reading »

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