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 »

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 »

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