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Of all the stories that captured your attention in 2013, these received the most views
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Extras fill Ashland's plaza while filming scenes of the Movie "Wild" Tuesday. Mail Tribune / Jamie LuschJamie Lusch
 Posted: 2:00 AM December 31, 2013

Pyramid scams target women, Jan 9, 2012: A story about an illegal pyramid scheme recruiting women in Ashland remains popular with people in Ashland and elsewhere looking up information about such scams.

Southern Oregon fires continue to grow. July 31: Heavy smoke trapped in the Rogue Valley hampers efforts to fight fires sparked by lightning days earlier.

Munchies goes under, Feb. 6: Munchies Restaurant & Bakery closes its doors after 25 years as an underground eatery in the historic Odd Fellows building on Ashland's Plaza.

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galleries of 2013:

1. December snow

2. Ashland Fourth of July

3. Ashland High School


4. Filming "Wild"

5. Ashland Halloween parade

Ashland students charged in sexual assault at football camp, Jan. 10: A teen boy and three Ashland High School football players face criminal charges after a six-month investigation into a possible hazing at a summer football camp found multiple attempted sexual assaults, Ashland police said.

"The Unfortunates," April 2: Theater critic Roberta Kent calls Oregon Shakespeare's world premiere of playwright Kristoffer Diaz's musical a triumph.

"Wild" movie starring Reese Witherspoon will film in Ashland, Oct. 8: A movie, starring Reese Witherspoon and based on Cheryl Strayed's memoir, "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail," needs extras while filming in Ashland.

The smoke is here to stay, Aug. 1: Hazardous levels of tiny particulates in smoke from the region's wildfires prompt warnings from officials that even healthy people should limit their exposure outdoors.

Ashland man dies after fall near Roseburg, Sept. 5: Daniel Eckstein, 66, of Ashland, a psychology professor who taught around the world, was a prolific writer and had a brief career as a professional football player, died in a fall on the North Umpqua River.

Big quake could cut off S. Ore, March 19: An Oregon Department of Transportation seismic report says a catastrophic earthquake in Oregon could leave the Rogue Valley economically isolated while officials spend months or years to rebuild Interstate 5.

Shrinking view of government, March 29, 2010: Chris Honore's column about a growing, and dangerous, view that the federal government is a problem, not a solution, remains popular.

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