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People should stay out of Ashland Creek near the children's playground area in Lithia Park, the Ashland Parks and Recreation Department warned Thursday.

Posted Jul 26, 2014 at 2:00 AM

New photos of wolf OR-7's pups show that he and his mate have at least three offspring roaming the woods of eastern Jackson County — and maybe more.

Posted Jul 25, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Have you noticed those giant, comical fruit and vegetables adorning the tops of cars cruising through Ashland — and wondered what they are?

Updated Jul 6, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Tina Ellis was preparing her dog for a kayak ride on Emigrant Lake last weekend when she noticed something hanging from her pet's mouth.

Posted Jun 28, 2014 at 2:00 AM

State officials Thursday formally added Applegate Lake to the list of reservoirs where people should limit consumption of bass and other warm-water fish because of elevated levels of mercury found in their tissues.

Posted Jun 26, 2014 at 2:00 AM

The public-health advisory against water contact at Lost Creek Lake ended Wednesday after tests showed a blue-green algae bloom has dissipated in time for the busy Fourth of July weekend.

Updated Jun 5, 2014 at 5:51 PM

A local awning company is turning its scraps into cloth grocery bags with a fashion statement.

Posted Jun 5, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Deep in the bowels of eastern Jackson County, John Stephenson quietly pushed his way through dense timber into a small clearing where he spied a black-tailed deer leg and he knew this must be the place.

Updated Jun 4, 2014 at 3:10 PM

National Guard soldiers in southwestern Oregon will be deployed to the winding-down war in Afghanistan later this year, and the unit's commander today is hosting a town hall meeting for community members to learn more about their mission.

Updated May 12, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Three of eight campgrounds in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest opened last weekend with a new concessionaire and a first-ever reservation system in place.

Posted May 8, 2014 at 2:00 AM

The Ashland City Council delayed a decision on whether to increase utility bills after running out of time to consider the issue during a Tuesday meeting.

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