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Ashland OR News – July 23rd, 2014

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Ashland OR News – July 23rd, 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.

*Mt. Ashland is seeking feedback about its operation as it plans for the future and faces significant challenges due to the fact that it never opened for business this past winter due to the severe lack of snow. Participants in the survey have a chance to win prizes.*

*We all know the weather has been steamy lately besides the last couple of days. Well, it was hot enough to inspire a bear to cool off in two local residents’ pool outside of their home toward the south end of Lithia Park.*

*The weather really changed the past two days, with clouds and cooler weather. Yesterday afternoon noon, the skies really opened up and there were over 300 lightening strikes in Jackson County exploded.*

*Looking for highlighted events for Ashland for this week? Check out some of our ideas! Or, 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.

*The Mail Tribune answers a good question from Jim in Ashland – “I noticed a lot of articles about the Chautauqua festival lately in the stories from 100 years ago. It looked like the festival was going pretty strong in 1914. Whatever happened to it?”*

*Adrienne Baudry from Liquid Assets Wine Bar in downtown Ashland shares some of her favorite Southern Oregon wineries

*Checking in on fire season, The Oregonian catches us up on the status of the many fires in Oregon and Washington.

*Sexual abuse charges have been dropped against Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor Tyrone Kenneth Wilson based on the case being “untenable”.

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

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.

We preview the Britt Festivals 2014 season.

Preview of the 2014 Oregon Shakespeare Festival Elizabethan Theatre shows
Preview of the 2014 Oregon Shakespeare Festival Bowmer Theatre shows
Preview of the 2014 Oregon Shakespeare Festival Thomas Theatre shows 

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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