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Ashland OR News – October 15th, 2014

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Ashland OR News – October 15th, 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.

*For the 2nd year in a row, Ashland was named the strongest online small business community by internet giant Google. It was honored by receiving the 2014 e-City award at Noble Coffee this past week.*

*Mt. Ashland Ski Area recently completed a survey asking the community for their feedback in terms of what they are looking for in their local ski mountain. The link provides much of the feedback and statistics they received.*

*The Southern Oregon Pride Parade took place this past weekend, and this year’s event had special meaning with the May ruling in Oregon that struck down Oregon’s gay marriage ban.

*Rogue Valley Messenger offers a list of upcoming fall harvest festivals.

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

*SOU sports news:

The SOU football team has climbed up to number 4 in the NAIA top 25 poll. Well done, Raiders!*

Not to be outdone, the SOU basketball teams are both ranked at or near the top of their conference in the Cascade Conference preseason polls – the men’s basketball team was ranked number 2 and the women’s basketball team was ranked number 1!*

Jared Hixon, a member of SOU’s cross country team, was named Cascade Conference Red Lion Men’s Runner of the Week. Congrats Jared!*

*Expect traffic delays on Thursday evening if you are driving between Ashland and Medford on I-5 as construction crews will be replacing parts of the bridge by exit 24.*

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

Sailing at Lake of the Woods in the Cascade Mountains. 

We recently wrote up a piece on camping at Mt. Ashlandso if you are interested, please take a peek. 

Interested in taking a hike right from downtown Ashland? The Bandersnatch trail is the hike to take, in our estimation.

Those that love to garden, or are new to gardening, will enjoy this article with tips and advice on fall planting by Oregon Ground Works.

ScienceWorks has opened a new exhibit, Sportsology, an exploration of the science of sports. 

More than 500 climate activists joined together in Eugene in solidarity with the People’s Climate March the weekend before last in a worldwide march against climate change. 

Here is a late summer update the Ashland Oregon restaurant scene and the new hotspots to visit.

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

We’ve added our 13th hike to our hiking section – Hiking the PCT in the Soda Mountain Wilderness.

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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