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Ashland OR News – September 2nd, 2014

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Ashland OR News – September 2nd, 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.

*Big news in the local business market as 1800flowers.com has agreed to purchase Harry and David for $142.5m in cash!*

*Ashland’s ban of plastic bags goes into effect on November 6th. Paper bags will be available at stores and will cost 10 cents each. Plastic bags will still be allowed for select items, such as meats, produce and frozen foods.*

*Exciting news as Ashland has a new park set to be constructed! Ashland Creek Park will be constructed by Hersey and Water streets, and will have walking paths, a playground, bathrooms, a meadow along Ashland Creek, and an enlarged area for the community garden.*

*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.

*Chevy has agreed to purchase a year’s worth of carbon credits from SOU via their large solar array on two of their dormitories. SOU’s future goal is to become a net zero carbon campus, which will be a tall task.*

*Brian Self from Oregon Ground Works shared his expertise on removing the difficult-to-remove blackberry patches.

*The summer of 2014 is the second hottest on record – going back to 1911.*

*Brammo Motorcycles has decided to keep its motorcycle and battery manufacturing local in the Rogue Valley, which should create and keep many well paying jobs in the area.*

*The Klamath Bird Observatory is constructing new homes for a pair of “uncommon and elusive great gray owls”.*

*The Mail Tribune shares a story of backpacking in the Wallowa Mountains – also known as the Oregon Alps – in northeaster Oregon.

*The ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum is closing down its popular dinosaur exhibit.

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

Alan Journet from Southern Oregon Climate Action Now discusses The People’s Climate March that is coming up in New York City and around the world.

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.

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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