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Smoke Worse, Events Cancelled Or Changed

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Ashland in the morning. Smoke obscures the hills in the background.

The region's already dismal air quality suffered from more wildfire smoke on Monday.  At one point in the afternoon, Shady Cove recorded a reading into the "Hazardous" level.Klamath Falls was not far behind.  And Medford and Ashland spent much of the day in the "Very Unhealthy" category before evening set in and the numbers came down.

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival had already cancelled two performances of plays in its outdoor Elizabethan Theatre in Ashland.  OSF presents no plays on Mondays.

Meanwhile, the Britt Festival in Jacksonville announced that this week's Britt Orchestra concerts would move to North Medford High School, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights.  Decisions about other Britt concerts will be made after the weekend.

Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.