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February 21, 2024

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Ashland School District

Ashland High School’s athletic trainer among Asante layoffs

Ashland High School athletic trainer Eric Lang, who has been employed by Asante for the past 18 months but works at the high school, has been laid off, according to a newsletter distributed by Ashland School District to students and families on Friday. Superintendent Samuel Bogdanove confirmed the layoff of Lang is not tied to the school district’s recent actions to cut $1.3 million from the school district’s budget.

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Business

Ashland Dairy Queen reopening planned by June

Ashland Dairy Queen Owner Jason Federico opened the back door to the fast food franchise restaurant on Tuesday afternoon, but instead of a bustling and cheery ice cream eatery, he  stepped into an echoey, bare-bones remnant that still smelled of smoke, a far cry from what it was when he opened it in April 2022.

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Business

Adventure meal business featured on ‘Shark Tank’ plans move to Ashland

An Alaska food company that wowed the likes of billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban on national television with its just-add-water adventure meals is charting course for Southern Oregon. Heather’s Choice, an Anchorage-based maker of lightweight packable meals featured in a Jan. 12 episode of “Shark Tank,” is preparing to move its operations to Ashland.

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City Government

City announces recipients of Early Childhood Affordability grants

Following the open application process for the city of Ashland’s Early Childhood Affordability Grant Program that launched in September, two have been selected among several applications received. The two applicants that met the grant criteria and are slated to be awarded funds are the Ashland Family YMCA and Children’s World Montessori.

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Labor

Trading spaces: SOU moves, expands career center on campus

Southern Oregon University has relocated its Career Connections office on campus and expanded its services to help students prepare for finding a job before and/or after graduation. SOU faculty and staff are invited to an open house to see the new space on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 3 to 5 p.m.

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Latest posts

Ashland School Board taps current Rainier superintendent for top district job

Ashland School Board has selected Dr. Joseph Hattrick, the current superintendent of Rainier School District in the city of Rainier, Oregon, about an hour northwest of Portland, as its next superintendent. During a special online-only session, school board members voted 5-0 Tuesday evening to select Hattrick as new superintendent of Ashland schools, a position he will fill officially on July 1.

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Oregon permanent standard time bill survives after Senate splits

An effort to switch Oregon to permanent standard time will live to see another day after hitting a temporary roadblock on Tuesday when the state Senate split evenly on the bill. Supporters agreed to amend the bill to add a trigger clause clarifying that Oregon would only ditch daylight saving time if and when Washington and California do the same. 

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Ashland Creatives: When family history is American history

Ashland Creatives: It was 10 years after her father’s death, when she was 33 years old, that Barbara Hilyer first learned the family secret that she had African American heritage. She wrote a book about it, which she’ll discuss Monday, March 4, at Bloomsbury Books in Ashland.

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