The Oregon Art Education Association named local art teacher Allen Smith the 2014 Oregon Rookie Art Educator of the Year.
Smith, an art teacher and educational specialist at Logos Public Charter School, was one of five Oregon art teachers nominated for the award, which is given to a professional who is in the first three years of his or her art teaching position.
“The NAEA (National Art Education Association) and the OAEA were looking for art educators who saw beyond the...
Several brands of peanut and almond butters in plastic and glass jars are being pulled from grocery store shelves because of a possible salmonella contamination.
A news release from the Food & Drug Administration says nSpired Natural Foods Inc., is recalling some Arrowhead Mills peanut butters, MaraNatha almond butters and store brand peanut and almond butters from Safeway, Trader Joe's, Kroger and Whole Foods.
nSpired instituted the recall after routine testing from the FDA.....
West Nile Virus has been detected in a second Jackson County sample, public health officials reported today.
The virus was found in mosquitoes collected Aug. 12 in an area just south of White City, Jackson County Health & Human Services reported. The samples were confirmed by Oregon State University's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Another sample was found at the beginning of August in mosquitoes northeast of Central Point.
Jackson County's Vector Control...
Crews have completed a fireline around the perimeter of the Old Blue Mountain fire, and officials say the next step is to venture 300 feet into the interior for mop up.
Even with the line complete, the 99-acre fire is still considered just 30 percent contained.The lightning-sparked fire, located eight miles south of Rogue River, roared to life Monday during an afternoon thunderstorm.
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A cook can’t always count on the contents of a community-supported agriculture box.
But CSA participants can count their annual pledges as insurance toward local farms’ production of high-quality foods, says chef Constance Jesser.
“The CSA boxes actually help our farmers plant,” says Jesser, referring to a decades-old model of farm management that allocates shares of the year’s harvest to supporters who pay months in advance.
Two highwaymen with a nickel-plated revolver held up and robbed three men in 15 minutes in the railroad yards early this morning. Their victims were Fred Hansen, assistant S.P. superintendent, C.W. Howard and Jess Hamilton, and their profits 80 cents and two watches.
Howard and Hamilton were going down the track when they were halted by the pair — one long, one short. Howard was deprived of his 80 cents, and Hamilton of his watch. The two victims were forced to climb into a...
I moved here two years ago from Oklahoma and am still getting used to the lay of the land here in the Rogue Valley. Every now and then I hear a reference to Miles Field. Would that be an old airport?
— Vince T., Central Point
Although plenty of baseballs took flight for many years, nothing with wings and pistons flew out of Miles Field. The old ballpark, which is now covered by the south Medford Walmart, was built in the early 1950s.....
Festival Noons: Professor Michael Warren of the University of California, Santa Cruz will present “Early Shakespeare: Gentlemen Making Errors” from noon to 1 p.m. at Carpenter Hall at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $10 for OSF members, or $8 for youth ages 6 to 17. Tickets are available at the box office. Call 541-482-4331 or www.osfashland.org.
Women Veterans Celebration: The Southern Oregon Rehabilitation...
2 ½ pounds cucumbers (6 to 8 large or 16 to 20 Kirbys), peeled
3 scallions, trimmed
2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar, plus more as needed
½ teaspoon sea salt, plus more as needed
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more as needed
1 medium tomato
1 tablespoon shredded fresh basil
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Cut the cucumbers in...
2 medium zucchini
2 yellow squash
1 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more to taste
Leaves from 1 or 2 large stems fresh basil
Leaves from 2 to 4 stems flat-leaf parsley
Leaves from 2 or 3 stems tarragon
About 15 chives
1 small garlic clove, peeled
1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
½ cup plain yogurt (whole-milk, low-fat....