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April 14, 2024

Environment

Environment

Five Oregon wolves released in Colorado

Five gray wolves captured by Colorado wildlife agents in Oregon were released into the wild on the Western Slope of the Rockies on Monday, fulfilling a Colorado voter-approved 2020 ballot initiative to reintroduce the animals in Colorado in the name of restoring ecological balance.

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Environment

KS Wild Side: A long time coming

KS Wild Side: The Northwest Forest Plan Area Federal Advisory Committee’s recommendations will become the basis for the first significant updates to the plan in nearly three decades.

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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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Economy

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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Business

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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Latest posts

‘On track’: Naumes Suncrest Winery readies expansion in time for summer

Naumes Suncrest Winery is preparing for summer in a big way. From the building of a new outdoor stage designed to accommodate full bands, to outdoor seating renovations that will quadruple capacity — not to mention a concert series in the works — the Talent winery at 1950 Suncrest Road says it is on track to open its new, larger outdoor space by June.

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SOU celebrates its 31st annual powwow

Community members from a variety of backgrounds will gather Saturday and Sunday for the 31st annual Southern Oregon University Powwow, widely regarded as the largest student-led event on campus. The event, hosted by the school’s Native American Student Union, is expected to draw thousands of visitors to Lithia Motors Pavilion in its second year back on campus after a COVID hiatus.

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