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Posted Mar 1, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Dee Fretwell had one goal when she launched Modern Roots Foundation almost a 16 months ago from her Ashland home: help provide musical opportunity for aspiring young musicians throughout Southern Oregon.Fretwell recognizes there is a socioeconomic gap concerning who can afford music lessons, and she is working to erase it.“I figured, why not create a more sustainable program that’s great for the community, so that music teachers can remain in business and the...

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 4:54 PM

A new online learning portal in Ashland is expected to boost the dissemination of information about bees.The program is called College of the Melissae — Center for Sacred Beekeeping. Melissae, or "bees," were priestesses...

Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 7:11 PM

Ashland High School's speech and debate team delivered several solid performances at the Robert D. Clark Invitational Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21, at the University of Oregon campus in Eugene.Gillian Mullane won all five of his matches...

Updated Feb 24, 2015 at 7:54 PM

Ashland High School is on the list of the top 10 public high schools in Oregon as announced by the Niche.com website.AHS ranked seventh. Its "grades" are listed by Niche as: academics (A-); administration and policies (B+); educational...

Updated Feb 24, 2015 at 7:25 PM

The Rotary Club of Ashland has announced its candidate for Student/Youth of the Month for February. Jackson Richmond, a senior at Ashland High School, was honored at the Rotary meeting on Feb. 19. Jackson is the student body co-president and...

Updated Feb 23, 2015 at 7:27 PM

Ashland High School begins fundraising efforts for its 2015 senior all-night party with a raffle kickoff party from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Northwest Pizza & Pasta Company, 1585 Siskiyou Blvd.The school goal is to sell 200 raffle...

Updated Feb 23, 2015 at 6:42 PM

Face contorted, eyes bulging, a curly-haired girl sitting in the front row leaned back as far as she could, but not quite far enough to feel safe, so she traded places with a classmate about 10 rows back.Others squirmed and gasped but held...

Updated Feb 23, 2015 at 5:25 PM

It’s been said that if a 4.0 GPA and a transcript full of Advanced Placement courses were the only things that lead to college admission, higher education would be a very dull place.That’s why extracurricular activities are...

Updated Feb 22, 2015 at 12:28 PM

A team of fourth seventh-grade girls dubbed One for the Mushrooms beat the sixth-grade team The Noble Novelists on Friday in the finals of the Ashland Middle School Battle of the Books.A total of 12 teams took turns answering questions...

Updated Feb 22, 2015 at 12:56 PM

There were only a few spectators looking for a place to sit when the competitors filed into a classroom tucked away in a quiet corner of Ashland Middle School on Thursday, but the sparse attendance did little to cut the tension, especially after...

Updated Feb 21, 2015 at 3:21 PM

Bellview Elementary School in Ashland was given a lovely garden six years ago — a place for kids to learn to grow and nibble tasty veggies all year — but they needed a nice pathway through it, not just dirt.Just as the...

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