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 »

Two Cars Total Loses After Driveway Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. — A car fire was spotted  in a driveway in the 300 block of Oxford Street in Ashland on Wednesday night. The car on fire was spotted by a passer by who tried alert the home owners but they did not come to the door. That person then alerted the neighbors next door and … 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 »

Summer Events Bring in Business

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Friday night, the duo Montgomery Gentry performed for thousands at Britt fest. Shops and bars in Jacksonville benefit when the Britt festival is booming. When the smoke blanketed Southern Oregon last year, the crowds and their cash stayed away. The Britt Fesstival in Jacksonville and Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, combined with the growing … Continue reading »

Transient Presence in Downtown Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Many gather in the Ashland Plaza at all times of the day. Some transients say they try to be respectful of the people who work downtown and those passing-by on their way to different destinations in the city. It’s at night though, when the commotion in the plaza starts getting loud. One … Continue reading »

Actor and Activist to Speak About GMOs

ASHLAND, Ore. – Activist Elizabeth Kucinich and Actor Bill Pullman will be speaking at the Bellview Grange in Ashland on Monday, August 25th and will also attend a special screening of the documentary GMO OMG. They will be joining other supporters of the “Yes on 92” campaign. Kucinich is an environmental and food safety activist. She … Continue reading »

Tiny Homes to Help the Homeless

ASHLAND, Ore. — Tiny homes are popping up in parts of Oregon, and now Southern Oregon leaders are wondering how they could help the homeless. The director of the Ashland resource center says with the cost of living going up, a tiny home could help low-income families here afford a place to live. It could … Continue reading »

Police Looking for Missing Ashland Woman

ASHLAND, Ore — Police are searching for a 28 year-old missing Ashland woman by the name of Cassandra Maureen Barondeau. Barondeau is known to be a transient and drifts from town to town. However, she has not been in contact with her family for over 10 days. This is considered unusual behavior by the family. Barondeau is … Continue reading »

New ‘Bait Bike’ For Ashland Police

ASHLAND, Ore. — Three arrests have been made in the last day with Ashland’s Bait Bike program, but for the first time, the police are able to charge the thieves with a first degree felony instead of just a misdemeanor. The Bait Bike program was implemented in October of last year, and up until now, … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Hires New General Manager

MT ASHLAND, Ore. — It was a challenging winter for Mount Ashland. Not enough snow fell to get the lifts up and running for the first time in the slope’s history. The off-season has been busy and officials said the hire of a general manager will get them back on track to improving the skiing … Continue reading »

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