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Updated Jun 30, 2015 at 7:36 PM

“Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” While there is disagreement about who first coined the phrase, Mark Twain is often credited with making it popular. Humorist Twain (born Samuel Langhorne Clemens) said this in jest, knowing full well in the 19th century that there was not a darn thing anyone could do about the weather, so why spend all this time talking about it? Had the father of American literature...

Updated Jun 21, 2015 at 11:45 PM

ASHLAND — Dirty water is slowly settling out of Emigrant Lake four months after an intense February storm roiled the reservoir, but it's still spewing turbid water into irrigation canals and Bear Creek, much to the surprise and dismay of...

Posted Jun 17, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Imagine, if you will, voluntarily spending a year in the woods, living only in the shelter you and a few others build, warming yourself with fire only you build with no matches and using only basic tools, such as an ax or knife.Imagine you...

Updated Jun 15, 2015 at 7:57 PM

The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market on Tuesdays in Ashland will relocate Tuesday, June 9 and June 16, while officials inspect the Ashland National Guard Armory premises at 1420 E. Main Street for lead contamination, the market has...

Updated Jun 11, 2015 at 11:03 AM

Construction of an upgraded fish ladder at the Oak Street Diversion Dam in Ashland will start after June 15. The Bureau of Reclamation has contracted with Northbank Civil and Marine of Vancouver, Wash. to modify the diversion gates and replace an...

Updated Jun 9, 2015 at 6:37 PM

I admit it. I was little star struck when I met Robert F. Kennedy Jr. As a political junkie, the Kennedy name comes with quite a bit of celebrity. RFK Jr. bears a striking resemblance to his father, the senator from New York and presidential...

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