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Hearth founder launches new book Sunday evening in Ashland

A book launch event featuring Mark Yaconelli, founder of The Hearth, an Ashland-based nonprofit storytelling project, is set for 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at Bloomsbury Books 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Yaconelli will tell stories and read passages from the book, which has a forward by noted author Anne Lamott.

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‘Pollinator Anthology’ book and art show seek to create buzz, make people be more aware of pollinators’ critical role

Sixty-five artists use 350 pieces to illustrate what they call a desperate struggle for survival, largely unseen, going on all around us, in “Pollinator Anthology.” The new book is celebrated in a trio of upcoming events at CatalystAshland, where the gallery space will be open during the First Friday Artwalk from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 3.

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Closing of one press benefits launch of another; warehouse sale June 4-5

White Cloud Press will open its warehouse doors for a going-out-of-business celebration on the first weekend of June. All books in its Ashland warehouse will be on sale at a massive discount. Books will sell from $2 to $8 with a large portion of sales going to support Ashland.news, the new online community news service that launched in January. Local musicians will serenade the sale, and other surprises are planned.

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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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