rural community

Austin Ramirez will serve as Lane County’s New Community & Economic Development analyst, as an advocate for rural communities. Today (Monday) was his first day. KLCC’s Briana Friden reports.

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The needs and challenges of elderly people in rural areas are the focus of a new event being held this week in Hood River.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

Summer is ending, but fire season in the Northwest is still with us. The Oregon Gulch fire was southern Oregon’s largest so far this season, blackening nearly 56 square miles of southern Oregon and northern California. Several homes were lost, others were saved and a rural mountain community came face-to-face with the reality of sudden danger and loss. In Ashland, Jefferson Public Radio’s Liam Moriarty traces the path the fire took as it marked the lives of those it touched.