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Otterlifter canoe dedication ceremony coming up Oct. 6

The community is welcome at the Oct. 6 dedication ceremony for the Otterlifter canoe on the Siskiyou Boulevard side of Ashland High School. The new installation honors the Indigenous peoples of our region and pledges a commitment to our Native community, elder relatives, and Earth, according to the event announcement.

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BottleDrop Express center opens at Shop’n Kart

The 4,500 BottleDrop account holders in the Ashland area now have a local drop-off option. Instead of taking green bags to Medford for redemption, they can now take them to Shop’n Kart in Ashland, where they can also purchase bags, print stickers and withdraw cash from their account.

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Obituaries

Obituary: Martha Isetta Turner

Martha Isetta Turner, 70, died Aug. 28. Burial and a memorial service for Martha will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, California.

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Review: ‘Sherlock Holmes’ offers drama, intrigue and laughs

Review: “Sherlock Holmes and the Final Problem,” playing at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland through Nov. 6, is a mesmerizing production, with deft performances by five actors, including a trio who make frequent and often intentional comic character changes, along with mood-enhancing lighting and sound plus dazzling choreography.

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Viewpoint: OSF has lost sight of its heritage

Marsha Price Chevalier: “OSF culture cannot and probably should not try to compete with big city theaters focused on constant innovation and social controversy. I think innovation and social controversy are still viable in Ashland but that OSF’s core mission needs to be revived to give the festival the stability it needs.”

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Inner Peace

Inner Peace: What to take to the reunion?

Sally McKirgan: “It was ‘I’ who had judged these people so many years ago. Before I left, I decided it was time to drop all former judgments. I should call them misjudgments or missed judgments. We cannot really judge, because we don’t really know.”

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KS Wild Side: Living in the wildland-urban interface

KS Wild Side: “States and local municipalities need to start addressing issues facing home and business owners in the Wildland-Urban Interface by imposing tighter restrictions on future development to ensure greater protections for communities against wildfire when it does arrive. These restrictions might include mandatory “defensible space” and updating building codes.”

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BottleDrop Express center opens at Shop’n Kart

The 4,500 BottleDrop account holders in the Ashland area now have a local drop-off option. Instead of taking green bags to Medford for redemption, they can now take them to Shop’n Kart in Ashland, where they can also purchase bags, print stickers and withdraw cash from their account.

Read More >

Obituary: Martha Isetta Turner

Martha Isetta Turner, 70, died Aug. 28. Burial and a memorial service for Martha will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, California.

Read More >

Review: ‘Sherlock Holmes’ offers drama, intrigue and laughs

Review: “Sherlock Holmes and the Final Problem,” playing at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland through Nov. 6, is a mesmerizing production, with deft performances by five actors, including a trio who make frequent and often intentional comic character changes, along with mood-enhancing lighting and sound plus dazzling choreography.

Read More >

SOU President: ‘The crisis is real’

As part of an approach to address a multi-million-dollar shortfall, and to invest in projects hoped to lead to revenue boosts and more housing opportunities for Southern Oregon University students, the university plans to demolish Cascade Hall and solicit proposals for building senior housing units as part of a new, mixed-use complex.

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Otterlifter canoe dedication ceremony coming up Oct. 6

The community is welcome at the Oct. 6 dedication ceremony for the Otterlifter canoe on the Siskiyou Boulevard side of Ashland High School. The new installation honors the Indigenous peoples of our region and pledges a commitment to our Native community, elder relatives, and Earth, according to the event announcement.

Read More >

It’s in our DNA: ScienceWorks event dives into ‘All of Us’ drive to collect public health data

A Saturday afternoon of fun, food and fascination at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum in Ashland leads into a pair of presentations on the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program, an ambitious initiative to engage one million people or more who reflect the diversity of our country and have historically been underrepresented in health research.

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BottleDrop Express center opens at Shop’n Kart

The 4,500 BottleDrop account holders in the Ashland area now have a local drop-off option. Instead of taking green bags to Medford for redemption, they can now take them to Shop’n Kart in Ashland, where they can also purchase bags, print stickers and withdraw cash from their account.

Read More >

Obituary: Martha Isetta Turner

Martha Isetta Turner, 70, died Aug. 28. Burial and a memorial service for Martha will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, California.

Read More >

Meet the 8 people in the BIPOC Celebration Mural

When you drive by the mural on the South Mountain Avenue side of Ashland High School, you might glance at the portraits, recognize one or two of the faces, then wonder who the rest of those people are. If you would like to learn a little about each of them, here is an introduction to the life and work of each person portrayed in the mural.

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