Economy

Economy

Cooperative efforts get major solar projects off the ground

Projects designed to provide solar power to residents and businesses in Ashland and Talent were discussed during a Thursday night Zoom gathering that included representatives from several groups, including Solarize Rogue, Energy Trust of Oregon, Oregon Clean Power Cooperative, and the Ashland Solar Cooperative.

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Business

Tesla proposes Supercharger Station in Ashland

Tesla wants to add Ashland to its list of Supercharger locations with a proposed 24-unit facility off Exit 14. The electric car giant has requested a variance to build a charging station on an undeveloped half-acre lot at 580 Clover Lane, next to Caldera Brewery & Restaurant.

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Business

Rogue Grapevine: A world-class wine list

According to Wine Spectator magazine, the restaurant associated with the Ashland Springs Hotel, Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine, offers exactly that: a world-class wine list. Larks is among the restaurants in some 70 countries worldwide to receive a Wine Spectator Restaurant Award for 2022 as announced on June 27.

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Business

Historic resort could become psychedelic retreat

The new owners of the historic Buckhorn Springs Resort south of Ashland hope to include therapeutic use of psilocybin mushrooms among its offerings, along with seminars, workshops, yoga retreats, business meetings, religious retreats, reunions, weddings and personal retreats.

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Business

Ashland’s historic Peerless Hotel reopens

Ashland’s oldest hotel is once again open for business. Ashland has two historic hotel buildings, the Peerless Hotel, built in 1900, and Ashland Springs Hotel, built in 1925. The Peerless, at 243 Fourth street in the Railroad District, was closed for three months for renovations by its newest owner, Shawn Donnille.

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Business

Rogue Valley Growers Market moves to new location

The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market moves from its home since 2006, the Ashland National Guard Armory, to open at a new location at 1554 Webster St., at the northwest corner of Ashland Street and Walker Avenue, on Tuesday, June 7. The market will run at the new site on the SOU campus from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through November.

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Business

Last call for Standing Stone Brewing Co.

Standing Stone Brewing Co., as famous for its community spirit and environmental stewardship as it was as a downtown Ashland bastion of beers and food, closed its doors for good Sunday, a victim of the nosedive in tourist dollars after four years of regional and national calamity.

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Business

SOU president sketches out new revenue ideas

The need for rethinking higher education, particularly how it’s funded, revenue and enrollment challenges and the area’s natural beauty and culture of collaborative discussions of issues were all touched on in a talk by Southern Oregon University President Rick Bailey Jr. before the Rotary Club of Ashland on Thursday.

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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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