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Ashland OR News, May 7th, 2014

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Ashland OR News, May 7th, 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.

*Spring has settled in to Ashland and Southern Oregon, and we’ve come up with 5 fun activities to partake in to enjoy this beautiful, flowery season. LINK

*For those of you who have been out of town for the winter, for Ashland foodies, or for those simply interested in keeping currently with what’s going on in town – we’ve provided an Ashland restaurant update on locations that have closed over the past few months and which restaurants have recently opened. Places like Harvey’s Place, Granite Taphouse and NW Raw are visited. LINK

*The Ashland City Council is considering raising utility rates, which would add roughly $10 a month to the average resident’s bill. LINK*

*Catch up on all of our listed events for the week by visiting our calendar pageLINK

*The Ashland Parks and Recreation department will pave over the wading pool at the Daniel Meyer Pool due to concerns of contamination and costs concerns to add a new water circulation system that is separate from the main pool. LINK*

*Jackson County was officially added by the Oregon Governor, John Kitzhaber, to the list of drought emergency declarations. It is the sixth county in Oregon to receive the declaration. LINK*

*Sounds like the Oregon drought shouldn’t have much, if any, impact on rafters this summer as the Lost Creek Lake reservoir is full and will provide plenty of water for river thrill seekers. LINK

*In case you missed these recent Insight to Ashland articles providing news you can use:

We preview the Britt Festivals 2014 season here: LINK

Oregon Ground Works on gardening within the four seasons: LINK

Our Q&A with the Pacific Crest Trail AssociationLINK

Our 4 part series with Southern Oregon Climate Action Now:
Part 1: Rogue Basin’s Climate Trends and Projections: LINK
Part 2: Concerns on the Keystone XL pipeline: LINK
Part 3: Saving the Environment One Person at a Time: LINK
Part 4: Q&A with SOCAN Co-Founder Alan Journet: LINK

Lake of the Woods hiking, camping, fishing: LINK
Lake of the Woods and Fish Lake hiking, camping, fishing: LINK

Insight to Ashland’s top coffee shops in town: LINK

2014 Oregon Shakespeare Festival preview: 
The Elizabethan Theatre shows: LINK
The Bowmer Theatre shows: LINK
The Thomas Theatre shows: LINK

5 Family-Friendly Things to Do in AshlandLINK
5 Free Things to Do in AshlandLINK

For access to all of our Ashland, Oregon blog articles, covering the outdoors, businesses, theater, music, things to do, and moreLINK

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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