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Ashland Art Works plans festive First Friday

Ashland Art Works has a festive First Friday planned for Dec. 2, featuring holiday gift items: silk scarves, wooden cutting boards, glass bowls, metal and ceramic holiday trees, silver jewelry, potholders, cards and more.

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Economy

OHRA mission: Moving people from crisis to stability

Options for Helping Residents of Ashland purchased an underutilized Ashland motel and transformed it into The OHRA Center: a year-round low-barrier shelter with 52 rooms for guests; a resource center with a professional staff of six to assist anyone seeking help with rent, jobs, utilities, benefits and more; and a permanent home for the shower trailer.

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Business

New general manager named for Mt. Ashland Ski Area

Andrew Gast, a lifetime skier and outdoors person who lives in Ashland, will take over duties as general manager for the Mt. Ashland Ski Area. He succeeds Hiram Towle, who accepted a position as general manager of the Bridger Bowl Ski Area in Montana.

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Business

Ashland looks toward economic diversification suggested by Chamber study

Community leaders are partnering with city officials in Ashland to craft an economic revitalization plan after the recent completion of an economic diversification study commissioned by the Ashland Chamber of Commerce. Chamber representatives and members of ECONorthwest presented their findings and recommended next steps at the Oct. 3 City Council study session.

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Business

Ashland Tesla Supercharger station proposal survives appeal

The Ashland Planning Commission has allowed a planned Tesla Supercharger station to move forward after a citizen appeal brought forward concerns about strain on the city’s electrical grid. On Tuesday night, Oct. 11, a month after hearing the appeal on Sept. 13, commissioners denied an appeal against a 24-unit charging station planned for an undeveloped lot at 580 Clover Lane.

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Mental health commitment ordered for serial offender

A local transient with a history of physically and verbally harassing local residents has been deemed unfit to stand trial in a Measure 11 assault case. Mathew David Todd, 39, of Medford, was ordered to undergo mental health and substance abuse evaluation and treatment at the Oregon State Hospital.

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