July 18, 2024

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‘Telling the American narrative’: SOU to conduct archaeological investigations of historic eastern Oregon logging town this fall

With a newly funded $20,000 grant from the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, some Southern Oregon University’s Sociology and Anthropology Program students and staff will travel to eastern Oregon this fall to perform archaeological excavations for a logging ghost town that once was home to a diverse community in the early 20th century, including African-American and white loggers.

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City Government

New Parks Director chosen by unanimous vote — in public

Ashland Parks & Recreation Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to select Rocky Houston to fill the position of director during an APRC business meeting, alongside statements and announcements regarding best practices for meetings in the city of Ashland. 

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Fundraiser Saturday features garden of butterfly delights on slopes of Mt. Ashland

The Siskiyou Crest Coalition is hosting a fundraiser Saturday afternoon, July 13, at a private conserved property on the slopes of Mount Ashland owned by Mark Newberger. A butterfly species list is being compiled for the property, which will be the subject of an upcoming article in the North American Butterfly Association magazine and will be a nominee for NABA butterfly garden of the year. 

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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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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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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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Chris Honoré: A debate narrative

Chris Honoré: Donald Trump simply cannot win the presidency. He must not return to the White House. Perhaps he can last four more years, but our Democracy won’t. With a mixture of regret and urgency, the number of elected Democrats calling for President Biden to step down grows.

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Obituary: Jed D. Meese

Obituary: Jed Meese died on June 24 at the age of 86. Jed started several successful companies, each with a physician partner in Japan, Sweden, Turkey, and the UK, which designed and developed both prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Jed was extremely generous and philanthropic to our community and nationally. He served on Boards of Directors and Foundations for Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Southern Oregon University, Ashland Community Hospital, Asante, Ashland Family YMCA, and many others.

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Obituary: Joyce Theresa (Brenner) Epstein

Obituary: Joyce Theresa (Breener) Epstein, 96, of Ashland died March 26. Her work has been dramatized by college and university theater arts departments, and she is the author of the chapbook, “A Journey Through Life Unguarded, The Book,” and “The Stars Gave Us Names.”

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