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Ashland OR News, February 5th, 2014

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Ashland OR News, February 5th, 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 was recently named the #2 town in the country to live and work as a movie maker by MovieMaker Magazine! LINK

An “independent, non-profit, economic development initiative” has Sustainable Valley Technology Group investing into local business to help create a more prosperous Southern Oregon economy. LINK*

Our first two parts in a three part series previewing the 2014 season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival are available for your reading please. Part one featured the Bowmer Theatre shows: LINK and part two features the Thomas Theatre shows: LINK

Ugh, the snowpack in the Rogue basin is currently only at 21 percent of average. Read more about where we stand in regards to water in the area. LINK*

And here’s another water article, less focused on snowpack and more focused on Ashland’s plans for the summer, the water levels at Reeder Resevoir at the moment, and plans to tap in to Medford’s water supply. LINK*

Heck, while we are at it, here’s the 10 day forecast from weather.com, which is quite promising in terms of much needed precipitation. LINK

The Ashland City Council is considering placing a restriction on guns, which has brought out advocates from all sides of the table. LINK*

Our weekly article on what to do in Ashland has some exciting events included, like an event this weekend at ScienceWorks with hovercrafts, flybys, flight simulators, and hot air balloons! LINK

Did you know that Ashland has a disc (frisbee) golf course? Now you do, and you can read all about it and how to get there. LINK

Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference was just in town at the Ashland Springs Hotel, and there is a lot of optimism within the industry as to where exactly it’s headed. 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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