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Ashland OR News, December 6th, 2013

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Ashland OR News, November 27th, 2013

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. 

Lots of people have been talking about the weather this week, what with the cold and impending snow. Here’s an update on the cold that’s been infiltrating the area this week, and the snow that’s reported on the way. LINK*

The next few articles are original pieces of ours. We posted our “What to Do this Week in Ashland” article a tad late this week due to last week’s holiday, so if you missed it, we have you covered here. LINK

We’ve also posted two wonderful articles by Jonathan Lake reviewing OSF’s 2013 season. This week’s blog covered the shows performed at The Thomas Theatre (LINK), while last week’s post covered The Bowmer Theatre shows. LINK

If you or a friend or family member are considering a move to Ashland, then this fun post by Jaida Glessner is a great read on the lessons she learned from her recent move to the area. LINK

Southern Oregon University President Mary Cullinan announced that the university will enter into a retrenchment period, where the university will cut between $3 million to $5 million over the next three years in an effort to stay financially viable. This will result in the reduction or elimination of certain academic programs. LINK*

In an excellent project for school, a group of SOU students is combining art with activism to raise money for Equamore Horse Sanctuary, which takes care of abused, abandoned or neglected horses. The event takes place on Friday, December 6th at the Schneider Museum of Art. LINK*

Speaking of art, in case you missed our first installment of our “Ashland Art” piece, it has three pieces of poetry by local writers. LINK

If you’ve been wondering why there’s been lingering smoke in the valley recently, it’s due to an ongoing Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project to reduce the likelihood of spreading fires near to town by burning ground fuel. LINK*

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