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Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission authorizes 4% cost of living raise for employees

Ashland Parks & Recreation Commissioners unanimously voted Sept. 14 to formally oppose two measures headed to the November ballot that they believe would negatively impact the commission’s role and relevance, and voted 4-1 to approve a 4% cost of living adjustment for parks employees that the commission plans to pay for through payroll savings from leaving some positions unfilled.

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City Government

Ashland moves toward reducing number of citizen commissions

The city of Ashland’s current 16 citizen commissions will be pared down to just three under a streamlining plan discussed by the Ashland City Council at its regular study session meeting Monday and approved Tuesday. Another 12 panels would be set up as either standing advisory committees or management advisory committees, for a total of 14 panels.

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Education

SOU announces historic $12 million donation over 10 years from Lithia Motors CEO

A donation of more than $12 million from Medford-based Lithia Motors CEO Bryan DeBoer to Southern Oregon University — the largest single donation to the university on record — will fund a $5 million scholarship geared toward first-generation students and those in minority groups and creation of a new Institute for Applied Sustainability, among other initiatives, SOU President Rick Bailey announced Wednesday.

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Art

Meet the teen artist: BIPOC Celebration Mural

“The Truth to Power club hoped to involve local residents with a community painting day. Their vision for the mural is to have it be an educational and motivating presence to reduce racism locally — both within the high school and the greater Ashland community. Involving as many locals as possible in the mural creation would contribute to their vision.”

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Health

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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Cooling shelter open Friday and (maybe) Saturday

A heat advisory issued Thursday afternoon by the National Weather Service cautions people in Southern Oregon and Northern California that temperatures could reach 107 degrees. Forecast highs in Ashland are 96 on Friday and 99 on Saturday, dropping to 89 on Sunday. The city of Ashland has announced a cooling shelter will be open from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and, pending enough volunteers offering to help host, from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ashland Public Library.

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Ashland Fire & Rescue deploys firefighters to Klamath County wildfire

Ashland Fire & Rescue sent three firefighters and an engine to help fight the Van Meter Fire that erupted Wednesday about 13 miles southeast of Klamath Falls. Due to forecast gusty winds and low humidity, the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for the period from midnight Thursday night until 10 a.m. Saturday.

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Small fire in house on Nutley Drive quickly extinguished

Firefighters from Ashland Fire & Rescue quickly knocked down a small fire in a house in the 200 block of Nutley Street above Lithia Park just before noon Wednesday, Sept. 7. Neighbors reported smoke and hearing alarms and called 911, drawing a response from fire crews from Ashland and Jackson County Fire District No. 5.

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