Local Briefs

A Halloween party Sunday, Oct. 31, at the Rogue River Lodge will include live music by Neon Leon, ghoulish hors d'oeuvres and creepy cocktails. The party begins at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 24904 Highway 62, Trail. A dinner for two will be awarded to the best costume at 9 p.m. For more information, call 541-878-2555.

Thielsen Lebo will talk about "The Ins and Outs of Growing Bamboo" at the next Ashland Garden Club meeting, set for Monday, Nov. 1, at the Ashland Community Center on Winburn Way across from Lithia Park. Light refreshments will be served at noon, followed by the program at 12:30 p.m. Garden Club programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 541-482-0840 or 541-535-1960.

Open burning will be prohibited inside of Jackson County's air quality maintenance area from Nov. 1 through Feb. 28. As a result of cold weather with strong temperature inversions and generally poor atmospheric ventilation, Jackson County prohibits all open burning inside of the area during the winter months. Areas outside of the specified area will be allowed to continue open burning on days when the ventilation index is determined by the National Weather Service to be adequate.

The air quality maintenance area extends from north of Eagle Point and through the Bear Creek valley floor to Ashland.

Those outside the restricted area wishing to burn should call 541-776-7007 to determine if is burning is allowed on that day.

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