Ashland Develops Bee Committee

ASHLAND, Ore. — The city of Ashland is raising awareness about the importance of bees in the community. Ashland became the fifth bee city USA community on Dec. 16. The city of Talent also shares this title. Ashland is currently in the selection process for members of the new Bee Committee. Bee experts in the … Continue reading »

Talent Considering Becoming “Bee City”

TALENT, Ore. — The Talent City Council started the discussion Wednesday night to issue a “Bee Proclamation.” It would make the city the second place in the country to be considered a bee city.┬áThe only other bee city is located in Asheville, North Carolina. This means efforts will increase to boost education and save the … Continue reading »

Wildfire Smoke Has Beekeepers Worried

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Unhealthy smoke levels are putting already struggling bee colonies at big risk. Beekeepers say unless they take special precautions, they could lose as much as 80% of their livestock. Experts say honeybees naturally prepare to flee from wildfires. When they see smoke, they stop foraging for food and instead gorge on … Continue reading »

SOU Will Play St. Ambrose in 1st Round

ASHLAND, Ore. – After clinching a share of the Frontier Conference title on Saturday, the Southern Oregon Raiders will play St. Ambrose (Iowa) in the first round of the NAIA Football Championship Series. The Raiders will be making their first appearance since 2002 when they reached the quarterfinals. On the other side, St. Ambrose will … Continue reading »