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Ashland News – December 30th, 2014

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Ashland News – December 30th, 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.

*The heartbreaking story of missing Ashland teen Hannah Thomas-Garner carries on as friends and family are asking the Ashland Police Department to treat the matter as a crime rather than a runaway.*

*After the community called on the Ashland Police Department to treat the Hannah Thomas-Garner case as a crime, the police proclaimed that they have evidence that it is a runaway case and not a crime. The case is still sadly unsolved.*

*A former Ashland High School volunteer swim coach is heading to prison after trying to lure an underage teen, with whom he previously had sexual relations, to Georgia via internet communications.*

*Mt. Ashland Ski Area received 3″ of new snow last night.

*Camelot Theatre is currently performing Fiddler on the Roof through January 11th.

*Insight to Ashland is asking for you to send in your favorite photos of Ashland for us to share with the community in a new, occasional photo slideshow for our website! Please email any photos to us at info@insighttoashland.com.

*The Rogue Valley Messenger released its first annual “Give Guide”, on local non-profit organizations worthy of an end-of-year donation.

*Southern Oregon Land Conservancy recently closed two deals to conserve more southern Oregon land, one parcel was 128 acres and the second was 160 acres.

*Lots of sweet cats and dogs are looking for a home in 2015…could be a great time to adopt a pet!

*Oregon minimum wage is set to raise 15 cents in the new year to $9.25 per hour.

*The chief education officer of the Oregon Education Investment Board discusses the future of education in Oregon.

*SOU Sports Update:

-The football team’s national championship victory may have what is known as “the Flutie Effect”, where a surge in school applications are a result of positive athletic achievements.*

Brock Gutches [SOU wrestler] positioned himself for another historic finish at the 52nd annual Midlands Championships with four straight wins Monday on the first day of action at [Northwestern].”

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

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

Oregon Ground Works share ideas for winter gardening projects.

Poet Chris Robideaux shares two poems inspired by the majestic Mt. Shasta.

Ashland City Council voted to divest from fossil fuel investments.

There is a proposed liquid gas pipeline that would run through Jackson County and would end at Coos Bay.

On sailing at Lake of the Woods in the Cascade Mountains. 

We recently wrote up a piece on camping at Mt. Ashlandso if you are interested, please take a peek. 

Interested in taking a hike right from downtown Ashland? The Bandersnatch trail is the hike to take, in our estimation.

Here is a late summer update the Ashland Oregon restaurant scene and the new hotspots to visit.

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! 

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