Oregon Trails: 4th of July

MEDFORD, Ore. — The parades are over and crowds are gathering for fireworks shows all over our region as Southern Oregon residents celebrate the nations 238th birthday. It’s just some of the traditional ways Americans celebrate Independence Day, but it hasn’t always been that way. For most of us, fireworks and parades, coupled with a … Continue reading »

People Claim Spots Early for Parade

  ASHLAND, Ore. — The Fourth of July parade in Ashland is still a day away, but residents and visitors are already gearing up for the celebration. People have already reserved their spots by either laying down blankets, setting up chairs, taping off, or any combination of the three. People were out on the parade … Continue reading »

Police Looking for Missing Ashland Woman

ASHLAND, Ore. — Police in Ashland are searching for a missing woman. Sara Jennings, is a 46 year old white female who is 5’1″ and 105 lbs. She has not been heard from since June 28, 2014. Jennings is believed to be driving a silver Toyota Camry 4 door bearing Oregon plate 190DSE. At this time … Continue reading »

Local Brewery Ages Beer

ASHLAND, Ore. — A local brewery is brewing some southern charm into the Rogue Valley. Caldera Brewery in Ashland is aging its beer in old bourbon barrels from Kentucky and Tennessee. The idea came after other craft beers started using the technique a few years ago. The bourbon barrels aged brew consists of stout or … Continue reading »

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 »

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