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Ashland Police reports, Dec. 6-7
Thursday, 10:12 a.m. – Ashland police cited a juvenile male for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. Thursday, 10:55 a.m. – Ashland police arrested a man on two probation violation warrants and a misdemeanor Ashland Municipal Court warrant in the 100 block of East Main Street. He was also
Backstage: You can say a lot in a 10-minute play
Mark Saunders’ 10-minute play “Sitcom” will be featured in Ashland Contemporary Theatre’s next offering, “Moonlighting 2018: Home for the Holidays.” Saunders is a former cartoonist and English teacher, who then found work in the computer industry and early retirement. Saunders was introduced to play
Four vehicle crash shuts down Interstate 5 for couple hours
MEDFORD, Ore. – All lanes are open after a four-vehicle crash has shut down I-5 tonight. Multiple agencies responded to the scene of a crash tonight on northbound I-5 on the viaduct in Medford.
BREAKING: Crash Closes Northbound Lanes on I-5 Near Milepost 28
MEDFORD, Ore. -- TripCheck is reporting a crash on Interstate 5 near milepost 28. As of 7:40 p.m. Saturday, both northbound lanes are closed from the crash. Drivers should avoid the area and use caution.
Mount Ashland Opens a Day Early
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Council rolls back hanger rental hike
Previously approved increases to fees for renting some hangers at the Ashland Airport were rolled back by the Ashland City Council at its Nov. 20 meeting after some pushback from users saying the rate would be out of line with what’s charged by comparable facilities.
Ashland kids sold WHAT to train passengers?
Ashland’s kids took part in the town’s first decades-long economic boom, which started in 1888. Why the kids? How the kids? Think railroad. Think train passengers. I will tell you the stories of just a few of our entrepreneurial, pint-sized early 20th-century citizens.
Ringleader nabbed in coke-for-guns sting
A Fresno, California-based drug dealer who’s twice been convicted for drugs and once brandished firearms in a music video could face more than 15 years in prison for his admitted role in a guns-for-cocaine deal.
Ashland Food Project hosts last donation pick up of the year
ASHLAND, Ore. — One green bag can make all the difference for a local family in need for the holidays. Volunteers from theAshland Food Project and Ashland Emergency Food Bank participated in the last “green bag” pick up of the year.
'Stop feeding the mouse'
Stop feeding the mouse. Shop locally and build your own community instead of somebody else’s. — That pretty much sums up the case made by members of the Ashland Chamber of Commerce Retail Task Force in support of doing business with local merchants instead of shopping online. Money spent locally rec
Firefighters respond to Chimney fire in Ashland
ASHLAND, Ore. — A fire in a chimney sent Ashland Fire and Rescue into action Friday morning. Crews were called to Scenic drive and Coolidge street around 11 a.m. Firefighters said the tenants were using the wood stove. They’re the ones who called 911.
Cougar Spotted in Medford (Nov)
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Mt. Ashland opens earlier than expected
ASHLAND, Ore. — Mt. Ashland ski area officially opened the slopes Friday morning. Boarders and skiers could start hitting the slopes at 9 A.M. but a special group got to start a half an hour earlier.
Concerts: Friday, Dec. 7
Lee Stewart: Keyboard player Lee Stewart will play a mix of jazz and standards at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at The Urban Cork, 340 N. Fir St., Medford, 541-621-1589. Not Too Shabby: Singer Lisa Yriarte, guitarist Pete Brown and drummer Mike Fitch will play a mix of pop, blues, R&B and contemporary hits
Man makes first court appearance after hit-and-run accident
MEDFORD, Ore. — Two days after hitting and seriously injuring a Medford pedestrian, 20-year old Janathean Walker appeared in court Friday via video conferencing from Jackson County Jail.
Trainee says he was fired from APD for being a whistleblower
ASHLAND, Ore. – A former trainee with the Ashland Police Department says he was lost his dream job for calling out unfair wage practices. KGW reports Daniel Ensley nearly completed training to become a police officer at the Oregon Public Safety Academy.
Where there was smoke, there's now a fire sale
Ashland’s summer of smoke has claimed its first major victim in the local economy — the previously successful Ashland Outdoor Store on Third Street which was packed Wednesday with hundreds of shoppers at the start of a clearance sale and shutdown announced on social media Tuesday evening.
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The choir, conducted by Mark Reppert, will perform Antonin Dvorák’s Mass in D major, along with other holiday favorites, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8-9, in the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University, Ashland. The singers will be
“Illegal, the Project” documentary to showcase local immigration story
Ashland, Ore — The national debate over immigration continues to be one of the most divisive topics in America. For one local businessman, the issue is much more personal. “I certainly see myself not only as a person that’s under attack, but I also see myself as one of these individuals that was at
Graves Family Sues Eagle Point for Wrongful Death in Shooting
EAGLE POINT, Ore. — More than a month after a Jackson County grand jury voted to clear an Eagle Point Police officer of wrongdoing in the shooting death of Matthew Graves during an altercation at Carl's Jr in September, the Graves family has filed a civil lawsuit in reply.