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Ashland Oregon News – October 22nd, 2014

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Ashland Oregon News – October 22nd, 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.

*We’ll start off today post with a “news of the weird”, as a bear cub went shopping at the Rite Aid in town on Sunday. It apparently also spent some time at a nearby motel. The mother was nowhere to be found, so the bear cub was taken to a vet and then to an animal shelter in Washington.*

*A mining project put the Kalmiopsis’ future at stake. The Kalmiopsis is a wild area home to the Chetco, Illinois and the North Fork of the Smith River.*

*The 2014 votes approaches, and the Oregon governors race had its last debate in nearby Medford on Sunday. The article helps shed some light on where the candidates stand on various important issues facing the state.*

*SOU found itself at the center of a First Amendment issue last week when students caused an uproar and a massive debate about free speech on campus, which was covered by major national news outlets, in light of a “Free Speech Zone” that SOU has on its campus.*

*Weather depending, ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum will be hosting a solar eclipse viewing party tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon.

*An award winning documentary film sharing the story of a tribe near Mt. Shasta, the Winnemem Wintu tribe, and its struggles with the fish population will be showing this Saturday at the Ashland Community Center.

*If you’d like to catch up on all of our listed calendar events, you can do so by visiting our calendar page.

*New contributor to Insight to Ashland, Thomas Sexton, shares his perspective on the GMO debate, and argues that both sides make good points.

*Oregon Ground Works supplies us with fall gardening project ideas that are ideal for this time of year.

*An Ashland resident speaks their mind on the media and marijuana in an editorial letter to the Daily Tidings.*

*To bring awareness to the under-reported issue of domestic violence, there will be a march in Medford on Friday, October 24th. The walk is open to the public.*

*SOU sports news:

-The Southern Oregon University football team lost a close game with rival Carroll of Montana and are now at no.7 in the NAIA.*

-The women’s soccer team was defeated at Concordia, 3-1.

SOU wrestler Brock Gutches was invited to partake in NWCA’s All-star Classics event in Pennsylvania in November. He becomes the first athlete from NAIA to be invited since 2004.

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

Sailing at Lake of the Woods in the Cascade Mountains. 

We recently wrote up a piece on camping at Mt. Ashlandso if you are interested, please take a peek. 

Interested in taking a hike right from downtown Ashland? The Bandersnatch trail is the hike to take, in our estimation.

Those that love to garden, or are new to gardening, will enjoy this article with tips and advice on fall planting by Oregon Ground Works.

ScienceWorks has opened a new exhibit, Sportsology, an exploration of the science of sports. 

More than 500 climate activists joined together in Eugene in solidarity with the People’s Climate March the weekend before last in a worldwide march against climate change. 

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

Consider a visit to the Umpqua National Forest, the North Umpqua River, Diamond Lake, the many waterfalls of the region.

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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