May 19, 2024

Public Safety & Courts


Homeless man injured in fire on city night lawn dies

Rick Bevel was 68 years old when he died Friday, April 26, about a month after he was discharged from the intensive care unit at a Portland hospital where he had been treated for injuries sustained during an altercation and ensuing fire on Jan. 16 at the city of Ashland’s dusk-to-dawn sleeping area — an event his fiancée says led to his death.

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State trooper shoots, kills cougar in Ashland backyard

An Oregon state trooper shot and killed a cougar in an Ashland backyard Thursday afternoon. The cougar attacked a cat at the residence on Glendale Avenue earlier in the day, then returned. About an hour and a half later, the decision was made to kill it.

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ScienceWorks hosts Sparking Action! Community Wildfire Education Day

Live fire demonstrations, DIY air filter workshops, Indigenous traditional ecological knowledge basket weaving, photos with Smokey the Bear and storytelling were all part of “Sparking Action! Community Wildfire Education Day” hosted by the Southern Oregon Forest Restoration Collaborative Saturday morning at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum.

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OSF Gift Shop is back, bigger and better

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is back — and now so is the gift shop. On Friday, May 17, a 5 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the opening of the long-awaited new gift shop at the corner of Pioneer and Main Streets, formerly the home of the OSF Welcome Center.

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Ashland voters to decide two measures on primary ballot

Ashland voters will decide whether the city recorder will continue to be elected or instead become an appointed position and whether the chief of police must be the one serving as sergeant at arms, keeping the peace during city council meetings. Ballots must be mailed and postmarked by Tuesday, May 21, or dropped into an official ballot drop box by 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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History: Ashland’s opera star connection

Ashland resident Tom Giordano didn’t know until recently that his grandfather Salvatore Giordano was a world-renowned opera singer who sang in Ashland 110 years ago at the opening of a new theater on East Main Street.

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Ashland artist’s show opens Friday at Phoenix gallery

Ashland artist and Hollywood screenwriter Doug Wallace’s lifelong devotion to creativity is on display in a one-man art show at the Jack Langford Gallery through June. The show opens with an artist’s reception and Ekphrastic poetry event hosted by John Frohnmayer, a writer, poet and former head of the National Endowment of the Arts from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 17.

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