The Daily Tidings launches new social Web site. Targeting local residents, ConnectAshland.com is the newest, coolest way for Ashlanders to connect with the entire community online.

Ashland is the most active, vibrant community in the Rogue Valley. Its residents display a broad range of concerns, from local politics and sustainability to anti-war demonstrations and global warming.

Ashland is also known for its scenic beauty, intellectual ideals and theatrical talent. World-class restaurants add to world-class entertainment. Art galleries span the spectrum from inspirational to eclectic. With a ski resort and numerous hiking trails in its backyard, Ashland is the playground of the Rogue Valley.

This small town, nestled in the foothills of Mount Ashland, has garnered more national news focus than any other city in Southern Oregon. Southern Oregon University has attracted national attention with its core focus of sustainability. And Ashland mayor, John Stromberg, seeks to put Ashland on the map as a leader in the field of sustainability.

COMMUNITY GOAL

With so many areas of high energy in our town, the Daily Tidings has created a single place online where all groups and individuals in Ashland can call home. Whether you're an expert at surfing the Web and building Web sites or you've never even read a blog, much less created one of your own, ConnectAshland.com is for you.

The goal?

We want Ashland to be the first city in the United States to have all of its residents connected in a single online site. You can help bring that dream to fruition by joining ConnectAshland.com today. We're just getting started, but with your help we can grow quickly.

Its easy, its fun and its free. It's for everyone from middle-schoolers learning to socialize online to seasoned residents who find it difficult to get around. ConnectAshland.com makes it easy for all Ashlanders to become one giant online community.

Upload photos, videos. Create your own blog. Establish your own presence. Say what you want to say. Show off your talent, promote your school project, garage band, business or just show off your kids and pets. ConnectAshland.com is your home online. Just have fun with it and invite your friends. Join groups and use your connections to increase the size of your organizations. We built this place for Ashlanders of all ages.

So, what are you waiting for? C'mon!. Click on over to ConnectAshland.com and lets get connected.