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Jackson County declares drought disaster

Jackson County Commissioners declared a drought disaster this week due to unusually low water levels in local reservoirs that are key to irrigation. Irrigation ...

Guide offers fire prevention tips

From cleaning flammable debris from gutters to returning home after a fire has swept through the area, the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center is offering tips to...

The children's crusade grows up

After being major players in winning passage in 2017 for Ashland's Climate & Energy Action Plan, young people organized under the aegis of Rogue Climate rea...

School nurse program gets $31,100

The Asante Ashland Community Hospital School Nurse Program received $31,100 in May to continue meeting the health needs of local students. The Reed and Carolee ...

It's not easy being green

If you sometimes stand before your curbside recycling cart or a Dumpster and sigh in pure confusion, you're not alone. Even the professionals get mixed up at ti...

City juices up electric vehicle savings

In another step toward de-fossilization of energy fuels, the city of Ashland has started a plan, the Empower EV Incentive, that will pay electric utility custom...

Working on smoke prevention — and cure

It was a searing summer, with wildfire and smoke bringing tremendous loss to our economy and serious worries about our health. Our forests are vulnerable to fir...

Fires used to be more frequent

Southern Oregon's forests burned about every eight years before wagon trains brought farmers and ranchers to the region in the 1850s. Wet seasons produced under...

Keeping electronics from going to waste

You can still get rid of electronic waste in Ashland, but no longer at Goodwill. The only place Ashlanders can now dispose of e-waste is at Recology's Valley Vi...

Lending a plate to help save the planet

Inspired by the ghastly sight of dumpsters overflowing with plastic dinnerware after weddings, meetings, concerts and parties, two Ashland Master Recyclers have...

'Love Your Water' helps Ashlanders conserve

Jackson County isn’t one of the seven Oregon counties currently declared in drought. But that doesn’t mean there’s no issue locally, water conservation speciali...

Bee passionate about creating bee habitat

Even with the seemingly unending issues that we are dealing with especially smoke and fire we are fortunate to live where we do. Not only is this an amazing p...

Trees, like all plants, need water

Trees need water. Especially in lengthy droughts like this one, you might want to think about giving your thirsty trees a long drink with soaker hoses the ones...