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What’s in a name? Ashland Community Hospital Foundation marks transition to ‘Community Health Foundation’

About 50 to 60 people gathered Sept. 1 at the Ashland Community Health Foundation office to celebrate the second anniversary of the foundation’s headquarters, which opened Sept. 1, 2020, just prior to the Almeda Fire on Sept. 8. The foundation, which hosted a ribbon-cutting and meet and greet gathering at its new location, is also celebrating a new name.

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Health

Air quality alert in effect through at least Friday

Wildfire smoke from the McKinney Fire west of Yreka on Sunday prompted the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to issue an air quality alert for Jackson and Klamath counties Sunday, with the alert period expected to last at least through Friday. After exploding Friday night and Saturday morning to more than 30,000 acres burned, the McKinney Fire grew to 51,468 acres blackened as of 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Environment

Weather service issues heat warning for Monday through Saturday

An excessive heat warning will be in effect from 1 p.m. Monday, July 25, through 11 p.m. Saturday, July 30, in areas of Southern Oregon and Northern California, including Ashland, Medford, Grants Pass and Yreka. Dangerously hot conditions with temperatures between 105 and 110 are expected.

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Health

Many OSF plays canceled because of COVID-19 outbreak

Several plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival have been canceled this week because of breakthrough COVID-19 cases and exposures. Jackson County is currently experiencing a high level of community transmission of the coronavirus, according to the CDC, which recommends people wear a mask indoors in public.

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Business

Historic resort could become psychedelic retreat

The new owners of the historic Buckhorn Springs Resort south of Ashland hope to include therapeutic use of psilocybin mushrooms among its offerings, along with seminars, workshops, yoga retreats, business meetings, religious retreats, reunions, weddings and personal retreats.

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Mental health commitment ordered for serial offender

A local transient with a history of physically and verbally harassing local residents has been deemed unfit to stand trial in a Measure 11 assault case. Mathew David Todd, 39, of Medford, was ordered to undergo mental health and substance abuse evaluation and treatment at the Oregon State Hospital.

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