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Reader photos

Reader Photo: Dragonfly

Mike Gardiner took this photo of a brightly hued dragonfly in his backyard on — where else? — Orange Avenue in Ashland recently.

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Reader Photos: A rainbow and a palette

Lawrence Nagel of Ashland captured this double-rainbow photo from Ashland Loop Road in the spring of this year, and a picture of an artist (who didn’t give his name, but did give his permission) in Lithia Park near “Dipper Bridge.

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Reader photo: Semitrailer fire slows northbound traffic

A semitrailer on fire stopped on the northbound Interstate 5 overcrossing at Crowson Road on the southeast corner of Ashland before 8 a.m. Monday morning. A witness said the rear tires on both the tractor and the trailer were on fire, but both fires were quickly extinguished by firefighters.

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Reader photos: Lincoln and Jefferson in Ashland

Reader Photo: Helen Shilkinreinhold submitted this photo of Thomas Jefferson (Barry Kraft), who read the Declaration of Independence, and Abraham Lincoln (Bob Jackson Miner), who read the Gettysburg Address, on the Fourth of July in Lithia Park.

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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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Red flag warning issued for Wednesday afternoon

The threat of new fire starts due to expected “abundant lightning on dry fuels” has prompted the Medford office of the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning for noon to 11 p.m. Wednesday for wide swaths of Southern Oregon and Northern California, including Ashland and the south end of the Rogue Valley.

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Two council candidates drop out as others wait for approval to get on ballot

Two candidates have dropped out of the race for Ashland City Council as the city waits on signature verification to release the forms of additional candidates who filed by the Aug. 8 deadline. City Recorder Melissa Huhtala said she is waiting to hear from Jackson County to confirm the signatures of additional candidates and will post candidate information after this step is complete.

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Rogue Grapevine: How a fox’s tail became a goat’s beard

MJ Daspit: “Caprettone got my attention because I’d never heard of it before. A light, dry Italian, it was refreshing and delicious. … ‘Caprettone is a white Italian wine grape variety that is grown in the Campania region of southern Italy … Caprettone is also grown in the Rogue River Valley of southern Oregon.’ Wait — what? We’re it outside Campania? How did that happen?”

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