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July 20, 2024

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Council agrees: A denser Ashland would make more city more ‘liveable’

In just an hour and half on Monday night, the Ashland City Council strongly affirmed that the city’s future will include major swaths of taller, denser development designed to reduce our dependency on automobiles, adapt to climate change, and provide a greater amount of multi-family and affordable housing, while striving to provide spaces for commercial and small-scale industrial uses.

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Business

Annual Rogue Valley Farm Tour returns Sunday

Opportunities to taste a variety of foods cultivated in the Rogue Valley and tour local farms and ranches, will be available this coming Sunday. Kids activities, guided tours, live music, and meals for purchase are some of the offerings expected at the event.

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Business

He saw a sign — and it beckoned him to the Rogue Valley Symphony

Chalk one up for customized awnings. Visiting Ashland last year, Asadour Santourian saw the Rogue Valley Symphony awning over its office on Lithia Way and stopped in to introduce himself. Now the former vice president of artistic administration of the Aspen Music Festival, artistic director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, lecturer for the L.A. Philharmonic and director of artistic planning for the Minnesota Orchestra, among other things, is the RVS’ new operations manager.

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Art

Talent Gallery opening in historic Malmgren Garage space

A new art gallery that has risen from the ashes of the burned-out Malmgren Garage in downtown Talent celebrates with a grand opening Friday, June 28. The building fell victim to the 2020 Almeda Fire and, after four years of permits and construction, was finally ready for a tenant.

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Air quality alert issued through Monday for Jackson County

Smoke from wildfires in Douglas County prompted issuance of an air quality advisory on Saturday evening by Jackson County Public Health, effective through Monday, July 22. Depending on weather patterns and fire activity, air quality could be impacted for longer, the announcement said.

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Ashland New Plays Festival announces October lineup

Four plays among 350 submitted to the Ashland New Plays Festival will be performed during the group’s 2024 Fall Festival this October. The playwrights will be in Ashland for a week of readings, development, and collaboration and will present their plays from Oct. 16 to 20.

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A day of guided hikes on Mount Ashland supports the Siskiyou Crest Coalition

The Siskiyou Crest Coalition, based in southwest Oregon, sponsored a unique fundraiser on July 13: a day of guided hikes at a private property on Mount Ashland. The emphasis of the day’s activities was on the ecological value of the Siskiyou Crest: the unparalleled biodiversity resulting from ecosystem niches influenced by six biotic regions; its importance as a wildlife connectivity corridor; and its astonishing number of endemic botanical species.

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