December 10, 2023


City Government

Ashland to see more electric vehicle chargers next year

The city of Ashland will install 22 public electric vehicle chargers in the coming year thanks to funding from the Oregon Department of Transportation — and Ashland residents are also eligible to apply for grants to help fund other installations. 

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Climate change, drought, wildfires reduce value of private forestland in the West by billions

Investing in private timberland in the West has become increasingly risky, according to a new study from Oregon State University researchers, with values declining by billions of dollars in the last two decades. The economic value of private timberland in California, Oregon and Washington has declined by about $11 billion since 2004, or around 10%, due to the threat of drought and wildfires.

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Ashland-based institute launches disaster resilience project

A local company led by Ashland Mayor Tonya Graham has launched an effort to better prepare communities before disaster strikes. Ashland-based Geos Institute announced that its Navigator Network has recently started a pilot project in 72 communities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

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Native Plant Society: Time to adopt a rare plant

Native Plant Society: Through our Southern Oregon community (citizen) science project we will teach volunteers how to monitor populations of rare plant species. The goal is for volunteers to be able to visit known populations of their adopted species and report on the health of those populations. 

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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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