December 10, 2023

Letters to the Editor

letters to the editor welcomes letters. Please limit length to no more than 300 words and refrain from personal attacks. Letters may be emailed to or submitted through the “Article Submission Form” link at the bottom right corner of the footer section. Letters on local topics by local authors are preferred. Please include your name and city of residence with your letter (which will be published) and, in case we have a question, your contact information (which won’t be published unless you say it’s OK).

Letter: Shop locally

Brent Thompson: In our hunt for presents, hopefully we don’t forget that stores in Ashland’s downtown core and parts of Ashland Street (aka Highway 66) offer crafts, books, comics, shoes, plants, baked goods, chocolate, new and used clothes, kitchen items, games, antiques, pet supplies, art supplies, collectibles, and many other things.

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Letter: Is revenge the only option?

Bea Bacher-Wetmore: Sparta and Athens finally ceased their internecine warfare, with Sparta playing the adult in the room and starting a cooperative peace. Can no one keep their eyes on the prize?

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Letter: Fossil fuel ban + dam removal = irony

P.A. Johns: News coverage showed students protesting fossil fuels and wanting more electricity. Immediately following that presentation, there was coverage of the demolition of the hydro-electric dams on the Klamath River.

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Letter: ‘With utter contempt for the citizens’

Russ Silbiger: Imagine if a mayor’s position became available again, the only opportunity for the public to participate at all, from the process to the choice, was when council approved a name that was some staff’s choice. That’s exactly what council will do Tuesday.

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Obituary: Margaret McCartney

Obituary: Margaret McCartney died Dec. 4 at 83. Memorial services are planned for 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 N. 2nd St., Ashland.

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A home for the holidays? Local cat adoption events coming up this month

With local rescue groups still overflowing with cats and kittens, those wishing to bring home a new family member for the holidays will have opportunities to do so on two upcoming December weekends. On Saturday, Dec. 9, Ashland-based Friends of the Animals (formerly Friends of the Animal Shelter) will partner with Feral Cat Advocacy (FCA), Melly Cat Rescue, and Hero Tails Animal Sanctuary for a Feline Fair at the Rogue Valley Mall.

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