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Ashland OR News – September 12th, 2014

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Ashland OR News – September 12th, 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.

*SOU Brew: Red Raider Ale. The Southern Oregon Brewing Co. has joined forces with SOU on a new beer to celebrate SOU and to help market their new beer.*

*We recently posted an article on the Ashland restaurant scene and the new establishments that have recently opened! We include information on Home State BBQ, Brickroom, Kelly’s Crepes, Dobra Tea, and Eleven.

*ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum will have a fun Star Wars exhibit this weekend in Ashland!

*Ashland is having it’s semi-annual sidewalk sale this weekend.

*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.

*Fire season in Southern Oregon and Northern California continues, and there has been a mandatory evacuation declared due to the Happy Camp fire.*

*In the same vein, a small fire also was recently set ablaze within the boundaries of Crater Lake National Park.*

*A big, illegal marijuana operation was recently busted outside of Ashland. Roughly 5,000 marijuana plants were part of the operation.*

*Local writer Leslie Caplan shares a new piece of poetry, entitled “Stay with It”.

*Oregon’s Poet Laureate, Peter Sears, will be in town on Friday and Saturday for workshops and readings.*

*In the late 80’s, Ashland created a “Tree of the Year” program to raise public awareness about trees in the community and reward those who take care of them. The vote is coming up for this year’s tree of the year.*

*A list of the past year’s Tree of the Year winners can be seen here. Ashland’s Tree Guide can be seen here.

*The City of Ashland is asking for residents’ feedback on the downtown Ashland beautification plans.

*A new music festival, downtownART+SOUND, has been in the works this year and is scheduled for next weekend in Medford. Over 80 bands will be participating at 12 venues!

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

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

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.

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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