Updated at 11:42 AM

Writers, readers and folks who love them, get ready for a party. The Ashland Book and Author Festival is almost here. On Saturday, September 20, from 10-4 pm at Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library. Nearly 100 authors, book sellers, publishers, and artists from Southern Oregon gather for a day of discussion, workshops and celebration of [...]

Updated at 11:04 AM

 West Nile Virus has been detected in a second Jackson County sample, public health officials reported today.The virus was found in mosquitoes collected Aug. 12 in an area just south of White City, Jackson County Health...

Posted Aug 19, 2014 at 11:01 PM

 Featuring scores of exotic teas from all over the world, the new Dobra Tea house in downtown Ashland seeks to provide a haven from the busy stress of life, a place where you can sip...

Posted Aug 19, 2014 at 11:01 PM

One of the wonderful things about Ashland is that we suffer no shortage of citizen engagement. This stands in sharp contrast to most other communities that struggle to get citizens involved in city government. In...

Posted Aug 20, 2014 at 2:00 AM

After the mural on the front of his bookstore got a reprieve last week from being painted over, store owner Roy Laird praised the city planning staff, particularly Planning Assistant Michael Pina, for helping him understand the complex process of...

Posted Aug 20, 2014 at 2:00 AM

What's your footprint?It takes about three minutes to find out. Go to www.earthlab.com/carbonprofile. You check boxes under six categories: home, energy, work, commute, travel and lifestyle. You'll learn what your Earth...

Posted Aug 20, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Ellen Genevive DeVore Ellen Genevive DeVore, 90, of Medford Ore., passed away Monday, August 18, 2014 at her home. Arrangements by Perl Funeral Home 541-772-5488. www.perlfuneralhome.com

Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Ashland's first medical marijuana dispensary, Siskiyou Medical Supply, has reopened in a new location.The dispensary opened in the back of Puff's Smoke Shop late last year, but was told to close on April 30.State law requires...

Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Monday, 10 a.m. — Property found in the Ashland area was returned to the police station.Monday, 1:27 p.m. — Police responded to a non-injury motor vehicle collision at East Main Street and North Mountain Avenue. One driver...

Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Inner peace is something that I have come to expect of and for myself. I do not function very well without it. It has become part and parcel of who I am, which means that I find healthier ways to meet my needs and cope - to follow my...

Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 6:02 PM

A Family Night performance of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of "A Wrinkle in Time" has been added for 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, in the Angus Bowmer Theatre.

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