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Ashland OR News – July 2nd, 2014

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Ashland OR News – July 2nd, 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.

*Ashland drought preparations continue as the the Talent-Ashland-Phoenix water pipeline is still on target to be completed by mid-August. Ashlanders are also doing a good job of conserving water thus far.*

*The Rogue Riverkeeper has created an app and website tracking safe swimming spots in Southern Oregon by testing the waters on a weekly basis.

*Lithia Park was recently named the 20th best park in the US by TripAdvisor. Anyone who has visited it knows how special and beautiful it is!

*A new BBQ restaurant just opened in the old, mainstay coffee house – Evo’s – in downtown Ashland on Main St. Home State BBQ and Beer will serve up items such as pulled pork, ribs, potato salad, black beans and cole slaw.*

*A second Rogue Valley medical marijuana dispensary has opened in neighboring Talent.*

*Speaking of medical marijuana dispensaries, the Rogue Valley Messenger has a complete description on the dispensary scene in the Rogue Valley.

*Local Pilates and pelvic core specialist Kathleen Pagnini shares her wisdom about the importance of a healthy pelvic floor to one’s health.

*The Oregon Transportation Commission is in the final stages of approving $2m in funding for airport and rail projects in the area, as well as funding to connect Bear Creek Greenway and the Larson Creek Greenway bike paths.*

*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:

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.

Our first article on fashion and style discusses using bangs to avoid botox.

Here’s a rundown on the Ashland yoga studio scene – where to practice which styles, where they are located, etc.

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

We preview the Britt Festivals 2014 season.

Why are so many afflicted with Springtime allergies and hay fever? Find out why, and what to do about it.

Insight to Ashland’s choices for the best Ashland Oregon coffee shops.

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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