Ashland First Reading for Marijuana Tax

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland City Council discussed and voted on several ordinances at Tuesday night’s meeting that will move it closer to eventually lifting the moratorium for medical marijuana dispensaries. At Tuesday’s meeting, there were several ordinances up for discussion. One of those ordinances adressed whether or not to add up to five percent city … Continue reading »

Fireworks Restrictions

MEDFORD, Ore. — Legal firework sales will continue through July 6th, but where and when you can set them off depends on where you live. No fireworks can be set off in Ashland at all. The lone exception is the display that will take place on the Southern Oregon University athletic field. In Grants Pass, … Continue reading »

ScienceWorks Holds Flight Camp

ASHLAND, Ore. — This week, kids are learning about physics and math – maybe without realizing it. All week, kids have participated in the ScienceWorks Aviation Challenge at the Ashland Airport. The program integrates technology, science, and math with hands-on experience with professional pilots. Students learned from pilots about how an airport operates, radio communication, … Continue reading »

Open Carry Ordinance Scrapped in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — A plan to restrict open carry of loaded guns in Ashland was thrown out Tuesday night by the Ashland City Council. Councilors have been discussing the ordinance, but at Tuesday night’s meeting decided that it was an “unenforceable law” and therefore scrapped it entirely. It was voted 5 to 1 to trash … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Cookie Support

Ashland, Ore. — The school year has wrapped up, but not without helping another sparrow child.  Bellview Elementary students raised thousands of dollars for their classmate and sparrow with a cookie fundraiser. Luke Laurenson has cerebral palsy.  His mom, Jane Hogan, said doctors didn’t expect him to accomplish much in his lifetime, “They thought it … Continue reading »

Ashland Closer to Lifting Moratorium

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Ashland City Council passed the first reading with a 5-1 vote of an ordinance Tuesday night that determines where medical marijuana dispensaries can open. The new ordinance would allow dispensaries in specific zones on Main Street, Siskiyou Boulevard, and Ashland Street. “This would then be the first step that whoever then … Continue reading »

Pipeline Project Underway Near Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — A move bringing more water to Ashland has been talked about for years by city officials and is now underway. Construction crews are working on a pipeline project near Ashland and Talent. Right now, the construction is on Highway 99 near the intersection with South Valley View Road. In the last 10 … Continue reading »

Deputies Shot, Killed Ashland Man

[UPDATE 2:35 PM] Sheriff Mike Winters says two deputies shot and killed 74 year old Earl Harris at his home outside of Ashland yesterday morning. They were there to serve a foreclosure notice. Based on previous attempts to serve similar notices, they had a 4-man swat team at the scene. Harris apparently came out of his … Continue reading »

Grass Fire Leaves 13 Acres Burned

ASHLAND, Ore. –  Jackson County Fire District 5 and Ashland Fire and Rescue responded to reports of a grass fire in rural Northeast Ashland at about 2 this afternoon. With help from an afternoon wind, what started as a small, one acre fire, quickly overtook an entire field. Eventually, Oregon Department of Forestry also responded to … Continue reading »

Water Leaders Discuss Drought Concerns

MEDFORD, Ore.– Community water leaders are trying to get the word out about drought conditions and what to expect with dry weather this year. Fire agencies, the Jackson County Watermaster’s Office, and Medford’s National Weather Service were just a few agencies at Wednesday night’s event for a drought discussion. Officials shared information about what the community … Continue reading »

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