City of Ashland

Ashland Rest Area Approved By Council

By Jim McCoy Wed 18th February NewsCity of Ashland
The Ashland City Council voted Tuesday night to move ahead with plans for an Oregon Department of Transportation welcome center and rest area on Interstate 5 at Ashland. The Mail Tribune reports ( ) the project has been delayed several times by land use and legal battles.Read More »

Ashland Is Sprucing Up

By Jim McCoy Wed 9th April NewsCity of Ashland
Ashland is getting ready for the summer tourist season. The Ashland Daily Tidings reports ( ) the City Council has approved several improvements recommended by a downtown beautification committee. Visitors will see three new "Welcome to Ashland" signs at a cost of just over $3,000.Read More »

So Far, Ashland "Road Diet" Is Working

By Jim McCoy Thu 22nd August NewsCity of Ashlandroad dietRoads
The city of Ashland says North Main Street has seen fewer crashes since the road was restriped last fall to add bike lanes and reduce car lanes. The Ashland Daily Tidings reports the City Council will decide in November whether to keep the new configuration - known as the "road diet" - or repaint it back to its original design. The road diet stretches from Ashland's northern outsRead More »

Chlorine Blamed For Ashland Fish Kill

By Jim McCoy Wed 24th July NewsCity of Ashlandfish kill
At least some of the hundreds of fish found dead downstream of Ashland's sewage treatment plant in late June apparently were exposed to lethal amounts of chlorine. Investigators say they can't pinpoint the source of the chemical, but they don't have any suspected source other than the plant on Ashland Creek. A city official says an investigation hasn't uncovered how a toxic releaRead More »

Getting To The Bottom Of The Ashland Fish Kill

By Jim McCoy Thu 27th June NewsCity of Ashlandfishsewer plant
New water quality tests are planned at Ashland's wastewater treatment plant as authorities investigate what killed about 100 small fish downstream in Ashland Creek. City officials said records showed no change in oxygen or toxicity levels in the effluent that could account for the fish kill.Read More »

Apparent Fish Kill Reported Near Ashland Sewage Plant

By Jim McCoy Tue 25th June NewsCity of Ashlandfishsewer plant
An apparent fish kill has been reported near Ashland's sewage treatment plant. Public Works Director Mike Faught tells the Daily Tidings an unspecified number of fish he could not identify were found in lower Ashland Creek, alongside and downstream of the plant. The paper said it wasn't known Monday whether the die-off was caused by effluent or something else. Faught sRead More »


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