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Hundreds expected at this weekend’s Apple Jam

Hundreds expected at this weekend’s Apple Jam

SOU students produce 3rd annual music festival—No apples, but plenty of jam Hundreds of young music lovers are flocking to Williams this weekend, in celebration of the 3rd annual Apple Jam music festival. Apple Jam is organized by Ashland band Karrgo Bossajova, and features a handful of bands from up and down the West Coast. […]

Sober shuttle offers cheap ride home

Many of us have been stuck without a ride for one reason or another. If you are an Ashland resident and you find yourself in this situation, you may be in luck. Jeffrey Hayes, sophomore and theater-business major at SOU runs the “Sober Shuttle” for those who may have had too much to drink or […]

Now take a deep breath

Breathalyzer machine helps you “check before you wreck” Insert a dollar and blow. That’s how simple and convenient it is to test your blood alcohol content with a new type of vending machine appearing in local bars and taverns in Ashland. Southern Oregon University alumni Geoff McPherson supplied his breathalyzer vending machines to the Oak […]

Marijuana dispensery opens in Ashland

Members of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program now have a new resource in Ashland for medical marijuana. The Greenery, which opened April 20, is located at 1746 Ashland St. The non-profit business offers free membership, free classes, discounted therapeutic services and on-site medicine. The Greenery does not have doctors that can issue OMMP cards, but […]

Ashland City Council approves utilities extension

The Ashland City Council approved a plan last Tuesday to extend water and sewer lines beyond the urban growth boundary to the site of a proposed rest area near Exit 19 and the Oak Knoll neighborhood. The plan includes a welcome center, as well as the rest area, to be built close to Exit 19 […]

March makes a difference

A march on city hall by community members and Southern Oregon University students on April 5 may have helped lead the City of Ashland to reject the proposed homeless exclusionary zone in downtown Ashland. The council decided to create an ad-hoc Homelessness Steering Committee to come up with solutions to Ashland’s alleged homeless problem. “There […]

Film festival attendee causes commotion

When Suzanne Savoie’s face first appeared on the screen, several audience members booed and hissed. One person even called out “Snitch!” The second time she appeared in the documentary, being interviewed by the director, there was some grumbling and hissing, but more subdued than the first time. Savoie’s face was popping up in the documentary […]

Students pitch in for hunger and homelessness

Students pitch in for hunger and homelessness

Twenty students gathered Saturday to pull up their sleeves and volunteer as part of the annual spring “Hunger Clean Up.” Hosted locally by the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group, the event is a nationwide effort to address the problems of hunger and homelessness. “Our volunteers have been fundraising for the last month, and all […]

Students plan protest against new ordinances

Nate Coddington contributed to this story. A march on city hall is planned for Tuesday, April 5, by Phronesis, a student-led community group, in protest of proposed city ordinances that would allegedly discriminate against Ashland’s homeless. Emery Way, a member of Phronesis and an Associated Students of Southern Oregon University At-Large Senator, has been a […]

Mount Ashland Association pushes for more control

Mount Ashland Association pushes for more control

An Ashland city council study session last Tuesday discussed the possibility of transferring the ski area permit from the city to the Mount Ashland Association, the non-profit that operates the ski area. Mount Ashland officials believe that if the Mount Ashland Association has direct control over the ski area permit, potential donors might be more […]