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Ashland OR News – June 4th, 2014

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Ashland OR News – June 4th, 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.

*High voter turnout in Ashland had a big impact on the recent voting results. 70% of voters in Ashland voted as compared with 51% in Medford and only 34% in Eagle Point. GMO’s were banned and libraries and the extension service received funding.*

*The Ashland City Council has denied the Normal Neighborhood Plan as currently constituted and has referred it to a working group to try to work out its many issues – like wildlife, water, and traffic concerns.

*If you are interested in hiking, we’ve added our 13th hike to our hiking section – Hiking the PCT in the Soda Mountain Wilderness.

Pacific Crest Trail and Mt. Shasta

*The Mt. Ashland Ski Area posted a victory recently as a court lifted an injunction aimed to halt the area’s expansion by environmental groups. Expansion should still be on hold for a few years due to financial concerns.*

*The City of Ashland has posted two new topics on “Open City Hall” – asking citizens to provide input on proposed changes to the Recycle Center on Water Street and on Moving the Plaza Kiosk. Click on the links to learn about the issues and even leave your input.

*We recently covered the Ashland yoga studio scene – where to practice which styles, where they are located, and other important details.

*Two northern California counties are voting to secede from California in order to create the 51st State of Jefferson. The Oregon counties often considered part of the state are said to have about no chance at all at actually seceding.

*Blue-green algae and its potentially toxic side-affects have triggered a warning against water contact at Lost Creek Lake.*

*What’s happening in town this week? We have some key Ashland events highlighted here for you!

*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.

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

How to get the most out of your flower blooms.

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

We present 5 fun activities to partake in in Ashland this spring.

We preview the Britt Festivals 2014 season.

Britt Festival

Britt Festival

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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