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.
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.
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.
While three Ashland City Council seats will be undecided until November, a number of other elected offices within the Ashland saw only the incumbents filing for office, though additional candidate information could be published later this week.
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.
The City of Ashland is seeking dismissal of an $850,000 lawsuit alleging rampant sexism and discrimination among Parks and Recreation Department employees, claiming the allegations themselves are invalid.
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?”