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Letters, June 17

Swimming skills save lives If you haven’t heard, the Daniel Meyer Memorial Pool has re-opened for business! Ashland Parks and Recreation’s plans of buildin...

Letters, June 9

Transform the system This is a response to Louise Shawkat’s comments printed in the June 8 letters to the editor. If you “Concentrate on the low-hanging fr...

Letters, June 8

Coronavirus protocol Just a note to let the Oregon Shakespeare Festival know how incredibly stupid it is to require patrons of the outdoor theater to wear ...

Letters, June 5

Almeda aftermath questions We shall be anxiously awaiting the independent review of the devastating Almeda fire last September. Along with what was done ri...

Letters, June 3

An Oregon champion Oregonians will forever owe Gov. Kate Brown an enormous debt of gratitude for her courage in handling the coronavirus pandemic. Truth be...

Letters, June 2

Fire alert updates, please Many of those who experienced the Almeda wildfire are looking at the calendar and are extremely concerned about the upcoming fir...

Letters, May 28

Remembering Almeda On Sept. 8, 2020, over 2,600 of us survived the Almeda firestorm. I had rented at Trenton Square in Talent for eight and a half years. A...

Letters, May 25

Lohman is not the problem I have known Dave Lohman for many years, since long before he was the city attorney. One would have to search far and wide to fin...

Letters, May 24

Letter was spot on Sue Wilson is spot on that Ashland needs to hire an eminently qualified city manager. It is also apparent that some of our council membe...

Letters, May 22

Dogs in Lithia Park: civility, please A recent letter about unwelcome dogs in Lithia Park (May 7) describes those who bring their dogs to Lithia Park and a...

Letters, May 21

Bentz and the Jan. 6 commission On Wednesday, Congressman Cliff Bentz joined several dozen other GOP representatives to vote to form a special 9/11-like co...

Letters, May 20

Hanks should not be made permanent Ashland’s temporary City Manager Adam Hanks should not be made permanent manager. Voters made clear that they want chang...

Letters, May 19

Water crisis The article “Water crisis couldn’t be worse” should give us all pause to reconsider water usage during this time of drought, which may be with...

Letters, May 18

Hire Hanks permanently Adam Hanks started working for the city of Ashland at the age of 19. He was the Code Enforcement officer for several years and knows...

Letters, May 17

More explanation, please Whatever is going on in our Ashland City Council (Tidings front page stories by Damian Mann, May 15, is not well explained in the ...

Letters, May 15

Jensen’s budget math is off In his guest guest opinion in Sunday’s paper, Ashland City Councilor Stephen Jensen incorrectly states that the city government...

Letters, May 14

Jobs I’ve read many opinions on the different reasons so many job openings are going unfilled, and I agree it’s a combination of things. However, one I hav...

Letters, May 10

Commissioners need to be proactive Our Jackson County commissioners have sent a proclamation to Salem to seek an end to state-imposed COVID-19 restrictions...

Letters, May 7

Jill Franko for School Board Jill Franko puts her heart into everything she does and serves the community with compassion. She’s also not afraid to dig int...

Letters, May 6

Thanks to donors 1st Phoenix Community Center’s Free Food Pantry thanks so many donors! 304 Ray’s Stuff the Truck donors: we’re down to the last of the pre...