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Ashland Oregon News, May 21st, 2014

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Ashland Oregon News, May 21st, 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.

*The opportunity to vote closed last night at 8pm, and some of the results have already been tabulated. Perhaps the measure with the biggest buzz, Measure 15-199 to ban the growing of GMO’s crops in Jackson County, was expected to pass as of last night.*

GMO Free Jackson County

*Another election result: it appears Ashland’s Corey Falls is in the lead for Jackson County Sheriff, but if he doesn’t win an absolute majority, he will stay face a runoff in the fall.*

*Voters are likely approving the measure to support the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center. The funds raised by the measure would support a land-steward coordinator position and a Master Gardener position, both of which seem essential to this land of farmers and gardening.*

*For the final measure on the ballot, it appears that voters are supporting the county’s library system with a new Library District. All of those who rely on the library for critical resources will be thrilled.*

*Republicans Dyer and Roberts are in the lead in their primaries for County Commissioner.*

*An Oregon gay marriage ban was struck down earlier this week by a federal judge. Backers of gay marriage applauded around the world.

*Brian Self from Oregon Ground Works provides tips for gardeners how to get the most out of your flower blooms.

Blooming Flower - Ashland Oregon Gardening

*We have highlighted calendar events for Ashland this week, including theatre, music, environmentally related discussions on solar energy and the drought, museums, and TinkerFest!

*Prepping your summer music plans, but wanting a bit more than just music? Here are four festivals that go beyond music.

*As Ashland prepares for a new park near the intersection of Hersey and Water streets, they performed an archaeological dig in a search for artifacts. They are just getting started, but have already found some interesting items.*

*Callahan’s Mountain Lodge is for sale for roughly $5m. It sits just off I-5 at the base of Mt. Ashland, with wonderful scenery.*

*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.

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

Here’s an Ashland restaurant update.

We present 5 fun activities to partake in in Ashland this spring.

We preview the Britt Festivals 2014 season.

Why are so many afflicted with Springtime allergies and hay fever? Find out why, and what to do about it.

Our Q&A with the Pacific Crest Trail Association.

Lake of the Woods hiking, camping, fishing.
Lake of the Woods and Fish Lake hiking, camping, fishing.

Insight to Ashland’s choices for the best Ashland Oregon coffee shops.

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 the outdoors, businesses, theater, music, calendar events, nature, shopping, health and wellness, art, films and movies and more! 

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