June 14, 2024

Public Safety & Courts

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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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Ashland School District

Principal, students ask for back up securing Ashland High School campus

Ashland High School hasn’t had a school resource officer (SRO) — a sworn law-enforcement officer who works in a school setting — in 10 years, but on Thursday, the Ashland School Board heard the principal, other administrators, teachers and students speak in favor of returning the full-time, city-funded role to campuses throughout the district.

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Oregon governor signs sweeping drug addiction proposal into law

Gov. Tina Kotek on Monday signed into law the sweeping measure the Oregon Legislature passed to combat the state’s fentanyl drug addiction and overdose crisis. The law puts in place a new misdemeanor penalty for possession of small amounts of hard drugs, with opportunities for defendants to avoid jail if they enroll in programs that aid in their recovery and potential treatment.

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Service Notice: Celebration of life for Rick Bevel

Service Notice: Rick Bevel lived on the streets of Ashland for the final years of his life, forming relationships with many. Any who wish to remember him are welcome to attend a celebration of life from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 at Triangle Park at the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Liberty Street, according to an event announcement. 

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Garden of the Month: A labor of love

Garden of the Month: There is an extraordinary garden at 891 Beswick Way, home of Scott Allison. Scott is a naturalist, forester, orchardist and apiarist. This is the Ashland Garden Club’s Garden of the Month for June 2024.

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