Drought-Resistant Gardens Paying Off

ASHLAND, Ore – The Ashland Public Works Department has signed up more than 40 homes in its lawn replacement program, as more homeowners attempt to cut down on water use during the current drought conditions. Ashland launched the program in June and reimburses homeowners who replace their traditional grass lawn with drought-resistant landscaping, including bark … Continue reading »

O.D.F. Recon Flights to Spot Smoke

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s been two days since thunderstorms moved through southern Oregon and although time has passed, lightning strikes still smolder and sometimes the best way to get a view of the smokes, is from  6,000 feet. “They’ve got a smoke report up Tolman Creek in Ashland, and we’re going to go fly over … Continue reading »

Ashland Woman Nearly Struck By Lightning

ASHLAND, Ore. — The thunderstorms which moved through on Tuesday afternoon dropped 4,500 lighting strikes in Northern California and Southern Oregon. One of those hit right in Ashland resident Anne Novina’s backyard. The strike left no scar or scorch mark, but Novina swears she saw the zig-zag pattern hit in the middle of her lawn just 25 … Continue reading »

Dix Breaks Through at Big Al’s

ASHLAND, Ore. – John Dix found redemption for his 2012 loss in the Big Al’s men’s open singles finals to Wil Cochrane. On Sunday, Dix stormed past Douglass Neuman of Ashland, 6-1, 6-2. Dix began the championship match only 30 minutes after concluding his semifinal match with Adam Stamper, but the 36 year-old showed no … Continue reading »

Ashland Safe Drinking Water Scam

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland has received reports of an unnamed company trying to sell bottled water to local households in the city. The company is claims due to drought conditions this year, the water supply in Ashland is not suitable to drink. The company also claims the city’s water is coming from Emigrant Lake and … Continue reading »

Asante Employees Raise Money For Family

MEDFORD, Ore. – Alex Shepherd has wanted to go on a Caribbean cruise his whole life. 13-year-old Shepherd was first diagnosed with a brain tumor when he was 11, and beat the tumor the first time around. Recent scans showed that the tumor is back, and this time, it is inoperable. So his family decided that no … Continue reading »

Pipeline Crews Restricted To Night Shift

ASHLAND, Ore. — The pipeline that currently connects Talent and Phoenix to Medford Water District, will soon have another piece with its final connection to Ashland. Crews have been working on the pipeline from Talent to Ashland along Highway 99 for the last several months. Now that they have made it to South Valley View … Continue reading »

Special Screening of Locally-Shot Film

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon filmmakers are hosting a special screening of Night Moves, one of three locally-shot films to reach audiences across the country so far. The group Southern Oregon Film and Television is holding the film insider screening Sunday at the Varsity Theater, which includes a special Q & A session with Portland … Continue reading »

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 »

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