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May 19, 2024

KS Wild Side

Cinema

KS Wild Side: Environmental film festival advocates action

Allee Gustafson: This year’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival is extra special as it is back in person for the first time in five years, providing a chance for Southern Oregon folks to come together and be inspired by the powerful films and the collective excitement and advocacy of the community.

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Environment

KS Wild Side: A long time coming

KS Wild Side: The Northwest Forest Plan Area Federal Advisory Committee’s recommendations will become the basis for the first significant updates to the plan in nearly three decades.

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Stewart Udall
Cinema

KS Wild Side: A focus on environmentalists in action

KS Wild Side: The Fall Film Series will showcase two films that explore the origins of environmental activism from a policy standpoint and from a front-line advocate’s standpoint: “Stewart Udall: The Politics of Beauty” and “Sisters in Arms,” which features Julia Butterfly Hill.

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Environment

KS Wild Side: Come join the Wild Side

KS Wild: Whether you’ve recently moved to the Rogue Valley and are looking to build community or you’re a local interested in becoming an active advocate for the region’s wild nature, there is a place for you at KS Wild.

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Latest posts

ScienceWorks hosts Sparking Action! Community Wildfire Education Day

Live fire demonstrations, DIY air filter workshops, Indigenous traditional ecological knowledge basket weaving, photos with Smokey the Bear and storytelling were all part of “Sparking Action! Community Wildfire Education Day” hosted by the Southern Oregon Forest Restoration Collaborative Saturday morning at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum.

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OSF Gift Shop is back, bigger and better

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is back — and now so is the gift shop. On Friday, May 17, a 5 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the opening of the long-awaited new gift shop at the corner of Pioneer and Main Streets, formerly the home of the OSF Welcome Center.

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Ashland voters to decide two measures on primary ballot

Ashland voters will decide whether the city recorder will continue to be elected or instead become an appointed position and whether the chief of police must be the one serving as sergeant at arms, keeping the peace during city council meetings. Ballots must be mailed and postmarked by Tuesday, May 21, or dropped into an official ballot drop box by 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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History: Ashland’s opera star connection

Ashland resident Tom Giordano didn’t know until recently that his grandfather Salvatore Giordano was a world-renowned opera singer who sang in Ashland 110 years ago at the opening of a new theater on East Main Street.

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Ashland artist’s show opens Friday at Phoenix gallery

Ashland artist and Hollywood screenwriter Doug Wallace’s lifelong devotion to creativity is on display in a one-man art show at the Jack Langford Gallery through June. The show opens with an artist’s reception and Ekphrastic poetry event hosted by John Frohnmayer, a writer, poet and former head of the National Endowment of the Arts from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 17.

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