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Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 7:18 PM

The tug of war about what to do (or not) about climate change may continue in other parts of the country, but a small chamber in Ashland, Oregon, was packed Tuesday with people passionate about taking concrete steps to address the issue.  Roughly 100 people in attendance at the regular business meeting of the City Council asked the city to not only work toward a goal of zero emissions, but to codify that effort into law.  Not one speaker opposed that point of view...

Updated Jul 18, 2016 at 7:44 PM

A portion of Mt. Ashland Ski Area's electricity will soon be provided by the sun's rays. The facility plans to install 85 solar panels on the roof of the ski park's vehicle shop roof, located near the main parking lot. Mt. Ashland will...

Updated Jun 22, 2016 at 5:01 PM

  A panel will discuss the oil industry's influence on state government during "Dirty Energy & Dirty Money" forum hosted by Common Cause Oregon on Thursday evening in Ashland. The free public forum offers information about...

Updated Jun 9, 2016 at 6:47 PM

Time ran out on a large group of red-shirted supporters from “Health Care for All Oregon” in the Ashland City Council Chambers on Tuesday, forcing them to wait until the next council meeting on June 21 to see if a ballot measure...

Updated May 31, 2016 at 5:47 PM

My new motto: Weekends are for camping. Our family took the opportunity this Memorial Day weekend to head to the woods and check out some of the public lands in the Illinois Valley. My wife and I thought it would be great opportunity to get our...

Updated May 19, 2016 at 8:48 PM

The wording is simple: An ordinance requiring the city of Ashland to produce 10 percent of the electricity used in the city from new, local and clean resources by the year 2020. It is a petition received on April 26 by the Elections Division and...

Posted May 17, 2016 at 2:00 AM

It may have been a cloudy day for a “solar walk,” but the future is bright for clean energy sources, according to the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG), a student organization passionate about sustaining the...

Updated May 5, 2016 at 12:07 PM

A small army of citizen-scientists will help Rogue Valley residents learn whether the creek or swimming hole they hit this summer is a good place to cool off or might be a staph infection in the making. The Rogue Riverkeeper organization is...

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...

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...

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