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Ashland OR News – September 19th, 2014

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Ashland OR News – September 19th, 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.

*Donations are being taken from Ashland to Weed for those impacted by the Boles fire. The article also shares where donations can be made.

*As of Thursday, September 18th, the 375 acre Boles fire was declared to be at 65% containment.*

*Interested in taking a hike right from downtown Ashland? This is the hike to take, in our estimation.

View of Mount Ashland from Bandersnatch Trail

View of Mount Ashland from Bandersnatch Trail

*The Mail Tribune shares a fine article on the Bear Basin Butte Lookout – which you can rent along with a modern cabin – in the Smith River National Recreation Area.*

*The Bear Basin Butte Lookout and the rental cabin sound like quite the spot and a great place to visit if you are ever heading to the coast from Ashland for a visit.

*A big, brand new, Medford music festival – downtownART + SOUND – starts today and it host 80 bands in 12 venues over two days!

*”Riddle me this: What is 5 years old, has 6 legs, and can cover 46 miles in the span of one morning? The Siskiyou Challenge, of course, a relay race now in its fifth year.”

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

*Are you passionate about the environment and worried about the impacts of climate change? Alan Journet from Southern Oregon Climate Action Now discusses The People’s Climate March that is happening this weekend, and you can take part as well.

*What’s the weather predicted to look like this weekend in Ashland?

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

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

Local writer, and frequent contributor to Insight to Ashland, Leslie Caplan shares a new piece of poetry entitled “Stay with It”.

Oregon Ground Works shared their expertise on removing the difficult-to-remove blackberry patches.

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.

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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