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Ashland OR News – July 16th, 2014

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Ashland OR News – July 16th, 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.

*A beautiful new 52′ x 18′ mural was recently finished on the wall of the Ashland Emergency Food Bank at 560 Clover Ln. The mural displays the changing of the seasons and was funded by local philanthropists.*

*A 4.5 magnitude earthquake was reported off the Oregon Coast near Bandon today.

*The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has asked the City of Ashland to remove an old, broken down fountain and a cement planter outside of their Black Swan Theatre in downtown Ashland. The fountain and planter blocks pedestrian traffic,  creates a bottleneck, and the opened space would create a spot for organized activities.*

*We recently visited the Umpqua National Forest, the North Umpqua River, Diamond Lake, the many waterfalls of the region, and suggest you put it on your bucket list!

Umpqua National Forest

Hiking the Umpqua National Forest

*The Statemen Journal provides a great list of “Top 10 Best Wild and Beautiful Hikes in Southern Oregon”.

*After nearly a year of consistent job gains, Oregon lost about 4,300 jobs in June, 2014.*

*We drove through the Klamath Falls region this weekend, and passed by the Sprague River. We feel lucky to have missed the wildfire that started in the area this past Sunday and has caused multiple home evacuations.*

*The Ashland City Council has taken the first steps to lifting a medical marijuana dispensary moratorium that was placed in April to give the city a chance to develop new city regulations.*

*If you are looking for good spots in Southern Oregon for picnicking and grilling, the Rogue Valley Messenger has a list of interesting places to enjoy an outdoor meal.

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

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

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

Local pelvic floor specialist Kathleen Pagnini shares her wisdom on the importance of a healthy pelvic floor to one’s health.

Southern Oregon Climate Action Now invites regional residents to sign the ‘Oregon Climate Declaration.’

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

Local nutritionist Greg Gillette discusses amino acids and their unique abilities to help us with emotional and physical pain, and breaking harmful addictions.

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 Andy at info@insighttoashland.com for more information.

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