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 »

Ashland To Make Decision on Normal Ave.

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland City Council is another step closer to making a decision about what to do with the land surrounding Normal Avenue. The nearly 100 acres being discussed is located between East Main Street between Clay Street and Walker Avenue. Ashland officials say the area will not change drastically for several years, but the … Continue reading »

Ashland Officially Bans Plastic Bags

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland City Council says businesses will have 6 months to get rid of all remaining stock of single use plastic bags and switch to either paper bags or offer reusable options. The ordinance passed Tuesday night on a 5-1 vote that will ban all plastic bags from being distributed, and all paper … Continue reading »

Calle Guanajuato Work Almost Complete

ASHLAND, Ore. — Construction is wrapping up on a popular walkway in Ashland. Calle Guanajuato has long been a hot spot and tourist attraction in downtown Ashland. The alley is host to a market and outdoor seating that usually opens up at the beginning of April, but due to construction, that opening has been delayed. … Continue reading »

Thousands of Eggs Dyed for Egg Hunt

Ashland, Ore. — Easter is just two days away and that means it is crunch time for local groups holding Easter egg hunts.  Volunteers at Southern Oregon University are busy dyeing thousands of eggs for one of the most popular egg hunts in Southern Oregon. It’s all for the Rotary Club of Ashland’s 56th Annual … Continue reading »

Terminally Ill Man Does Stand-Up Comedy

ASHLAND, Ore. — Alan “Rosey” Rosenberg was diagnosed with terminal cancer last year. He was given just six months to live without treatment, and one to two years to live with chemotherapy. Rosenberg chose to do the chemo, but has since finished his treatment. In the wake of his diagnosis, Rosenberg decided to start a … Continue reading »

Ashland Drought Plans

ASHLAND, Ore.– In anticipation of drought conditions, the City of Ashland is taking action now to reduce water use over the next several months. They City and the Parks Department, “will not plant trees, shrubs or annuals starting now through the summer season,” said City Administrator Dave Kanner. “Other than a few shrubs and trees that … Continue reading »

Ashland Food Bank Offers Home Delivery

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Ashland Emergency Food Bank is now offering home delivery for anyone who cannot physically come to the bank to pick up food. The program is specifically geared toward the elderly, handicapped, or people without transportation. The new program began on March 1, and officials at the food bank say they have … Continue reading »

Oregon Officials Reevaluate Pot Edibles

ASHLAND, Ore. — Oregon officials have taken a step back in their proposal to ban marijuana infused edibles after receiving backlash from the public. In the original proposal, marijuana edibles like cookies, cake, candy, and gum could not have been sold to patients at all. This created problems for medical marijuana cardholders who could not … Continue reading »

AIFF Kicks Off Opening Day

ASHLAND, Ore. — Today, NewsWatch 12 This Morning got to speak with Anne Ashbey, Executive Director for the Ashland Independent Film Festival, and hear about all the events and shows planned for this weekend. The Festival opened today at 12 noon at the Varsity Theater in Ashland. The Opening night party will be held at … Continue reading »

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