Marilyn Briggs

Art

Studio 151 open for First Friday Artwalk

Oil paintings by Marilyn Briggs and sculptures by Elizabeth York will be on display during a First Friday Artwalk reception at Studio 151 on Friday, Aug. 5. Artwalk runs from 5 to 8 p.m. the First Friday of each month. This month’s Artwalk guide lists 25 galleries, studios and associates participating throughout Ashland.

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Letter: ‘I loved the show’

David G. Smith: “I loved the show and want to encourage generations to see it. I hope you do — and then discuss what you liked or didn’t like with each other.”

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Community

Reader photos: Planetary alignment over Ashland

James Bruce of Ashland captured this image of, from bottom left to upper right, Venus, the Moon, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn at 4:20 a.m. Saturday, June 25, from Ashland Mine Road. The spectacle won’t be seen again for nearly 20 years.

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Letter: AR-15, really?

Kate Boutwell: “My husband and I are speechless after reading that Ashland Gun Club is raffling off an AR-15 … How insensitive, inappropriate, ignorant and just plain stupid. Especially right after the Texas shooting.”

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Events

Memorial Day observance returns to Mt. View Cemetery

American Legion Post 14 of Ashland, in conjunction with Scout Troops 112 and 8112, will host the annual Memorial Day Observance at Mountain View Cemetery starting at 11 a.m. Monday, May 30. Patriotic music will be provided by the Ashland Brass Band.

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Events

The Ashland Run: A Memorial Day weekend tradition

The 49th Ashland Run takes off Saturday morning, May 28. The start and finish is near the corner of Hargadine and Fork streets, just up from the outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre. Registration is at 8 a.m., and the race starts at 8:30 a.m. There’s no charge to take part.

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint: BLM’s IVM project cuts the public out of public lands

Viewpoint: If fully approved as currently proposed by Medford District BLM, the project would allow the BLM to log up to 20,000 acres and build up to 90 miles of new roads per decade without additional site-specific scientific review, public comment, public involvement or the disclosure of environmental impacts.

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SOU awards its highest honor to former Guanajuato governor and his wife

Southern Oregon University President Rick Bailey presented SOU’s highest honor on Monday in Guanajuato to two prominent supporters of the university exchange program between SOU and the University of Guanajuato. An SOU delegation and about 200 guests representing wide segments of the Guanajuato community looked on as the awards were presented to Juan Carlos Romero Hicks, holder of two master’s degrees earned at SOU before he embarked on a distinguished political career in Mexico, and his wife, Francis “Faffie” Romero Siekman, a prime mover behind a scholarship program supporting student exchanges.

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Ashland Fire & Rescue warns of intensified wildfire seasons

Ashland Fire & Rescue has warned of more intense fire seasons in years to come as local impacts of climate change become more apparent. Division Chief Chris Chambers told the City Council Tuesday, Aug. 2, that coming fire seasons could see an increase in acres burned of between 200 and 400 percent.

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Birds’-Eye View: An Ashland-based bird conservation organization

Birds’-Eye View: Ashland-based nonprofit Klamath Bird Observatory keeps on eye on bird life in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon and northern California. Since birds are a key indicator species and migratory paths from much of the Western Hemisphere pass through this area, KBO data helps inform natural resource management on a broad scale.

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One Hiroshima survivor nurtures seedling sprouted from another survivor

The 77th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, was marked in Ashland for the 38th year on Saturday. A capacity crowd gathered at Thalden Pavilion, site of an eternal World Peace Flame, to hear remarks and celebrate the planting of a gingko tree sprouted from seeds from a tree that survived the Hiroshima inferno.

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