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Fire Season Begins Wednesday

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th June NewsAshland newsfire protection

The Oregon Department of Forestry says it will start fire season restrictions Wednesday in Jackson and Josephine counties. That means debris burning will be prohibited, except in burn barrels with permits.
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Groundbreaking For Ashland Fire Station 2

By Jim McCoy Mon 14th May NewsAshland newsfire

A groundbreaking was held this morning for the Ashland Fire Station 2. The 10,478 square foot facility will be built on the existing site.Read More »

Ashland Firewise Clean Up Day "Exceeds Expectations"

By Jim McCoy Wed 9th May NewsAshland newsfire protection

Ashland Firewise says last weekend’s clean-up day event “exceeded expectations.” Organizers expected about 50 vehicles, but by day’s end, 260 vehicles dropped off debris at Lincoln School’s parking lot, and 525 yards of material were collected, equaling about 65 tons.Read More »

Saudi Returning to Southern Oregon To Face Charges

By Jim McCoy Fri 4th May NewsAshland newsYazeed Abunyyan

Yazeed Mohammed Abunayyan, the 19-year old Saudi Arabian accused of ramming two police cars in February before causing a disturbance on an airplane two days later, is headed back to Jackson County Circuit Court. Abunayyan pled guilty in a Portland court Monday to a federal charge related to the plane incident, was sentenced to time served and fined.Read More »

Panhandling Concerns In Ashland

A recent Chamber of Commerce survey has found widespread concern among business owners about aggressive panhandling in a southern Oregon town that's home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.Read More »

Ashland Hospital Talking Partnership

Ashland Community Hospital is negotiating with Dignity Health of San Francisco as a potential partner. This comes after an 8-month proposal and review process in which Dignity was one of five hospital organizations being considered, including Asante and Providence.Read More »

I-5 Work in Ashland Ahead of Schedule

The Oregon Department of Transportation says demolition work on I-5 exit 14 in Ashland is going ahead of schedule and could be done Saturday night. Crews are removing decaying concrete. There have been some complaints concerning the noise being made at night, but ODOT has the permits to do the work, and most are reportedly understanding.

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