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Ashland OR News, April 2nd, 2014

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Ashland OR News, April 2nd, 2014

By Andy Harris

Welcome to our weekly blog feature – the Ashland OR news round-up! Simply read the short tidbits of information for a quick review of what’s happening in town, or click on the links for access to the full articles.

Ashland has started to crack down on those illegally renting out their houses on a short-term basis to tourists. It is a controversial action and is putting many people in a tough place financially. LINK*

As we lead up to Earth Day on April 22nd, Insight to Ashland will bring you a four part series from Southern Oregon Climate Action Now co-founder Alan Journet. The first part of the series discusses the Rogue Basin’s Climate Trends and Projections. Yes, the times and climate are a changin’: LINK

Park officials at Crater Lake National Park are considering rerouting some of the Pacific Crest Trails’ paths, for the dual purpose to improve the trails and to reduce erosion. LINK*

The Ashland City Council has unanimously voted to put a 3-4 month moratorium on the opening of new medical marijuana dispensaries. LINK*

“Camp Low Echo, a Lake of the Woods retreat for generations of Girl Scouts that was put on the market last year, has been purchased by the Sid and Karen DeBoer foundation. It will be restored and made available for a range of groups and events, including camping, youth organizations and Scouts.” LINK*

This week features a wealth of fun and exciting events in Ashland, including the ashland independent film festival and First Friday Artwalk! Check out the various fun events here: LINK

What else might be happening in Ashland? You can always catch up on the local events by visiting our calendar page: LINK

In honor of this week’s film festival, we are reposting our recent our Q&A with Southern Oregon Film and Television’s founder Gary Kout: LINK

The Greensprings Rural Fire District, which covers more than 200 square miles and survives without a tax base, is receiving a donated fire truck from Jackson County Fire District No. 5. LINK*

In case you missed these previous Insight to Ashland blog articles:
Ashland Perspective: The Content of a Healthy Garden: LINK
Ashland Perspective: On Creation and Expression: LINK
Lake of the Woods hiking, camping, fishing: LINK
Insight to Ashland’s top coffee shops in town: LINK
Ashland Perspective: A Deeper Calling: LINK
2014 Oregon Shakespeare Festival preview, the Elizabethan Theatre: LINK  the Bowmer Theatre: LINK  the Thomas Theatre: LINK
5 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Ashland: LINK
5 Free Things to Do in Ashland: LINK
For access to all of our blogs articles, covering the outdoors, businesses, theater, music, non-profit organizations, things to do, and more!: LINK

Do you have news you’d like shared in this blog feature? Please email Andy at info@insighttoashland.com for more information.

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