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Ashland OR News – August 13th, 2014

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Ashland OR News – August 13th, 2014

By Andy Harris

Welcome to our weekly blog feature – the Ashland Oregon 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.

*As of Tuesday, the Oregon Gulch Fire was at 82% containment.*

*A fire to the southwest of Shady Cove broke containment yesterday due to high winds and is heading toward housing and residences.*

*After the controversial reconstruction project of Ashland’s central plaza, new discussion has surfaced regarding continued improvements, including added planters, plants and fencing.*

*Those of us who have been excited about Ashland’s role in the book and movie “Wild” – where the author has a significant experience in Ashland just after Jerry Garcia’s death – will be interested to hear that a Seattle man has just broke the PCT speed record from Mexico to Canada in just over 53 days!*

*We posted a great selection of ideas for what to do this week in Ashland in our special, weekly What to Do in Ashland this Week blog post. Ideas include the West Coast Country Music Festival, Peace Village Festival and the Daedalus Project.

*If you’d like to catch up on all of our listed events for this week, you can do so by visiting our calendar page.

*The Britt Festivals has a new conductor of their Britt Orchestra for this season – and Teddy Abrams is only 26 years old.*

*Oregon unemployment rate has risen only slightly from 6.8% to 6.9%. This is down from 8.7% in July of 2012.

*The Southern Oregon University football team is poised to have the most successful season in football coach’s Craig Howard’s reign as coach – now in his fourth season.*

*An editorial piece from the Daily Tidings suggests a little common sense when enacting city ordinances.*

*Take a peek at some of the recent Insight to Ashland articles – providing you Ashland Oregon news you can use:

Consider a visit to the Umpqua National Forest, the North Umpqua River, Diamond Lake, the many waterfalls of the region.

Rogue Riverkeeper has a new website and app dedicated to keeping you informed on the safety of various swim spots in Southern Oregon.

We recently posted our latest installment of our “photo blog” series – flowers along the Pacific Crest Trail in the Soda Mountain Wilderness.

Oregon Ground Works shares tips on gardening during the dry summer here in Southern Oregon.

From our Photo Blog series – photos from a May hike to Grizzly Peak.

We’ve added our 13th hike to our hiking section – Hiking the PCT in the Soda Mountain Wilderness.

Local writer Leslie Caplan shares her opinion on the fine line between being New Age-y and simply being human.

Catch up on the happenings with the local culinary scene with our Ashland restaurant update.

We preview the Britt Festivals 2014 season.

Preview of the 2014 Oregon Shakespeare Festival Elizabethan Theatre shows
Preview of the 2014 Oregon Shakespeare Festival Bowmer Theatre shows
Preview of the 2014 Oregon Shakespeare Festival Thomas Theatre shows 

Click here for access to all of our Ashland Oregon blog articles, covering various topics like the outdoors, businesses, theater, music, calendar events, nature, shopping, health and wellness, art, films and movies and more! 

*Do you have news you’d like to share in this blog feature? Please email your news to Andy at info@insighttoashland.com.

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