Riding Beyond offers volunteer training next week

Riding Beyond, a local nonprofit offering women recovering from breast cancer treatment the chance to interact with specially trained horses, is conducting its yearly volunteer training from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday, March 14 and 18, at Little Creek Ranch on Siskiyou Boulevard just south of Ashland.

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Hundreds of thousands of Oregonians face drastic food budget cut

Oregon food banks are bracing for an uptick in demand in March when hundreds of thousands of state residents will face a drastic cut in their food budget. In March, federal monthly emergency funds will go away, reducing the average benefit from nearly $450 a month to nearly $270 a month for about 410,000 households.

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Asante Ashland Community Hospital ICU to close by Jan. 1

The intensive care unit at Asante Ashland Community Hospital is scheduled to close permanently on or before Sunday, Jan. 1, according to Dr. Steven Hersch, administrator and vice president of medical affairs for the hospital, as confirmed in an interview with Wednesday.

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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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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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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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Obituary: Helena Louise Lentfer Sohl

Obituary: Hermine “Helena” Louise Lentfer Sohl passed peacefully, surrounded by loving family on March 4, 2023 in Ashland. A celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Ashland Congregational United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd. 

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I-5 southbound traffic starts flowing again

Semitrailers and other vehicles awaiting the reopening of Interstate 5 are lining the highway and some surface streets in Ashland on Tuesday. Southbound traffic on the road was diverted off the highway starting about 7 a.m. due to severe winter conditions in Northern California.

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Writers on the Range: No one wants to collide with a deer

Pepper Trail: “This stretch of Interstate-5 in Southern Oregon is a known killing field for wildlife and dangerous for motorists. The highway cuts through a critical connection for wildlife moving between two mountain ranges and home to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, which is the only national monument specifically established for the protection of its rich biodiversity.”

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