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City council hears homelessness proposals

The Ashland City Council listened to the recommendations put forth by the ad-hoc Homelessness Steering Committee during the council meeting Tuesday night, but ran out of time before they could vote on which proposals to implement. The ad-hoc Homelessness Steering Committee was created by the council last April to hear input from the community on […]

Mt. Ashland expansion negotiations continue

Negotiations continue between the Mt. Ashland Association and the Ashland City Council as both parties argued over an agreement that would relinquish the city’s special-use permit over the mountain during the council meeting Tuesday. The MAA has been planning an expansion to its commercial ski area since 1998, and by giving up the special-use permit […]

SOU Students Build Community Garden

SOU Students Build Community Garden

Over the summer a group of Southern Oregon University students and community members came together to organize a community garden on the outskirts of Ashland in an effort to help homeless and low-income residents and, in the words of one organizer, “engender a sense of community.” “It was an idea that came from a few […]

Two New Exhibits in Schneider Museum

Two new exhibitions opened in the Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University last Thursday, “Felt to Steel” by local artist Ellen Wishnetsky-Mueller, and “Mi Linda Soledad,” a retrospective by Colorado artist Emilio Lobato. The reception was attended by well over a hundred SOU students and community members, and featured the smooth tones of […]

New York art exhibit proves popular

An exhibit showcasing the artwork of several New York artists is now on display in the Family Massage Education Center in Ashland. The exhibit, entitled “Awesome Art of the Ages,” is from the 50-year collection of Ilana Rubenfeld, and features several well-known New York artists such as Samuel Rothbort, Leopold Churgin, and Bernard Pracko.

Annual Relay for Life spreads awareness

More than 700 people take part in annual cancer fundraiser The white paper bags glowed softly from within, creating little points of light in the darkness as the last bagpipe notes of “Amazing Grace” faded into the wind. Rustling softly in the evening breeze, the bags were arranged in a circle around the track field […]

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 […]