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Posted May 1, 2016 at 2:00 AM

There were not enough seats to sit in or even walls to lean as the Transportation Commission saw proposals to build a bridge over Bear Creek to join east and west Nevada Street on Thursday night in the Ashland Council Chambers. The overwhelming response from neighbors of the proposed project was either to urge not doing it at all or to do it partially with a foot and bike bridge — with no provision for cars, trucks or buses. Most spoke out against a full bridge which would...

Updated Apr 13, 2016 at 7:45 PM

As a member of both Ashland’s Bee City USA subcommittee and Pollinator Project Rogue Valley, I am enjoying seeing all the dandelions with their happy yellow faces in the lawns in front of the Council Chambers on East Main Street, in the...

Posted Apr 3, 2016 at 11:01 PM

ASHLAND — When hikers and mountain bikers returned Saturday to a place called Lamb Saddle in the Ashland watershed, they didn't recognize it as the place they left last fall. Lamb Saddle was a clearing in the trees, a jumping-off...

Updated Mar 23, 2016 at 8:29 PM

The city of Ashland has decided to work around a large cottonwood tree it once sought to remove to make way for affordable housing by selling the land it's on and adding other land to property on Clay Street at Villard Street it will then sell to...

Updated Mar 22, 2016 at 7:17 PM

Starting in mid-April through June, expect to see smoke and fire in the Ashland Watershed. That’s when control burns to the tune of some 500 acres will be set.  In what has been hailed as a national model for forest...

Posted Mar 14, 2016 at 2:00 AM

After restoring natural fish access and habitat to 1,300 miles on the Rogue River and its tributaries over the last 14 years, Ashland’s Geos Institute Friday threw an informational gala at Ashland Springs Hotel, showing off its...

Updated Mar 9, 2016 at 8:05 PM

It doesn't officially start until March 20, but spring appears to have sprung in and around Ashland, with blossoms bursting out on trees, to the delight of onlookers and branch-sitters alike. Photos by Graham Lewis

Updated Feb 22, 2016 at 5:02 PM

Environmentalists are celebrating Southern Oregon University’s decision not to install biomass burners to heat the campus, but rather to go with natural gas, which it presently uses, for about a third of the cost of biomass and virtually...

Updated Feb 7, 2016 at 3:55 PM

ASHLAND — Dave Clayton straddles a live trap with a slim, medieval-like iron cage attached to the end, ready for the five minutes of chaos that both the wildlife biologist and his rare, wild and feisty quarry know all too well...

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 11:37 AM

For more than 100 years people have been drinking out of the Lithia Fountain on the Ashland Plaza for its possible healthy qualities and sheer curiosity. It’s slightly rotten egg smell and bitter taste has amused tourists for decades. But...

Updated Jan 26, 2016 at 5:36 PM

Wild Side readers are mostly offered personal accounts of visiting wild areas and exploring the magnificent landscapes and wild rivers in northern California and southern Oregon. But given all the attention to our shared heritage of National...

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