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  • AFR Partners will take tours Saturday into areas above Ashland where commercial thinning work is in progress and discuss ecological buffers that are in place to protect the Pacific fisher and northern spotted owl home ranges, streams and slopes. The tour will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
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  • AFR Partners will take tours Saturday into areas above Ashland where commercial thinning work is in progress and discuss ecological buffers that are in place to protect the Pacific fisher and northern spotted owl home ranges, streams and slopes. The tour will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
    To sign up for the tour or learn more about the work in the watershed, contact Alicia Fitzgerald at alicia.fitzgerald@ashland.or.us or call 541-552-2286.
    For more information, visit www.ashlandwatershed.org.
    Medford Police Department officers and Jackson County sheriff's deputies will serve food at Red Robin as part of a national Tip-A-Cop fundraiser for Special Olympics.
    Officers will serve meals and collect tips from restaurant guests from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. A majority of the money raised will stay in the Rogue Valley to support the local Special Olympics program, organizers said.
    Over the past four years, the Medford Police Department has been among the top law enforcement agencies rasing money for Special Olympics through this program. In 2011 MPD raised more than $5,300.
    Special Olympics is an international organization that provides services for people with intellectual disabilities.
    The League of Women Voters of Rogue Valley will hold a forum for the Jackson County Board of Commissioners candidates at noon today in the Medford City Council Chambers, 411 W. Eighth St.
    The forum is open to the public, and will be taped for later broadcast on RVTV.
    Republican Doug Breidenthal and Democrat Jeff Scroggin, both from Medford, will discuss issues affecting the county. Troy Hackett, a Medford resident running as an independent, said he won't be attending.
    The League of Women Voters of Rogue Valley is a nonpartisan organization, and does not support or oppose candidates for public office. Call 541-772-7127 or visit www.lwvroguevalley.org.
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