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Ashland OR News – July 30th, 2014

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Ashland OR News – July 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.

*Southern Oregon University has been facing major financial difficulties, but is sinking $20m into a new track and football field facility. It should be ready by this fall.*

*Mt. Ashland Association is trying to figure out ways to be financially viable and sustainable, and is considering ways to make it a year round attraction through ideas such as hiking, weddings, zip lines, bands, etc.*

*The Daily Tidings shares their review of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s “The Great Society”. It is the sequel to “All the Way” by Robert Schenkkan, which moved to Broadway this year and won the Tony Award for Best Play!*

*A new crepe outdoor restaurant has opened in Ashland. Read all about Kelly’s Crepes in the Railroad District.*

*For those following the OR-7 wolf story, it has been confirmed that he and his partner have had wolf puppies. A trail camera has caught photos of the wolf pups, which you can see via the link.

*The Ashland real estate market has surged and created a seller’s market. The median house price has increased nearly $100,000 in only 3 years.*

*The rain was a welcome treat for the parched land yesterday, but the lightening that came with it creates a threat for new wild fires.*

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

*The Rogue Valley Messenger has created a “Cocktail Compass”- with a directory and suggestions on where to enjoy a brew, a glass of wine, or a cocktail in the Rogue Valley.

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

Consider a visit to the Umpqua National Forest, the North Umpqua River, Diamond Lake, the many waterfalls of the region.

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

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

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 your news to Andy at info@insighttoashland.com.

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