Amateur Athlete: OSF

ASHLAND, Ore. — There are eleven plays this season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. An actor typically performs in one, maybe two, shows per season. A director usually only directs one, but there is someone at OSF that has a hand in every show. For 24 year, Jon Toppo has roamed the many stages of … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Chetco Effect

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST  “What is the Chetco Effect?” Gordon Gore, Grants Pass When we sit in high pressure patterns for weeks on end, a very unique, but significant weather pattern can set up at the coast. “The Chetco Effect” will make the temperature at Brookings rise anywhere from 5-25 degrees warmer than areas only a few miles away. … Continue reading »

SOU Wins Double OT Thriller Over NCU

Game story courtesy SOU Sports Information: ASHLAND, Ore. — The 23rd-ranked Southern Oregon men’s basketball team ended a five-game losing streak to Northwest Christian in dramatic fashion Wednesday night with a 98-92 double-overtime victory in the quarterfinal round of the Cascade Conference Championships presented by U.S. Bank. NCU’s Javonte Byrd hit a fadeaway 3-pointer as time … Continue reading »

Parents Say Son Was Shamed for Tardiness

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass School District Office received dozens of calls, Wednesday, from parents concerned about the bullying of one particular student. The mother and father of a 6-year-old boy said their son is being shamed and punished in front of his peers for something that is completely out of his control. … Continue reading »

OSF: Behind the Curtain – Hamfist Band

Editor’s Note: The footage used for the above story is of the band for the OSF show called The Unfortunates, which featured two Hamfist members, but is not the full band of Hamfist. Editor’s Note: Video of Hamfist at the Britt 2010 Festival performing “Moonshine Party.” Written by Hamfist member James Dean. ASHLAND, Ore. — Staff members … Continue reading »

OSF: Behind the Curtain – SOU Trainees

ASHLAND, Ore. — This year, the largest number of Southern Oregon University performance students will appear in OSF shows for the 80th season. The OSF Acting Company Trainee Program gives students the opportunity to participate in shows alongside experienced performers and directors. 15 SOU trainees will appear on stage at OSF this season. The partnership between … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Rex Block

  ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “These high pressure ridges seem to be blocking much needed rain from our region.  Why?” Pat Alexander Today in Ask the Meteorologist we are talking about ridges of high pressure that block the movement of storm systems. While high pressure typically diverts storm systems by nature, there are specific types of … Continue reading »

A Bit of Rain & Snow on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION A few high clouds moving through today signaled a change that’s on the way.  We’ll see a storm system drift southward over the next 24 hours, bringing a round of showers to the valleys and a few inches of snow to the mountains.  Temperatures will also drop a little bit with the cold front … Continue reading »

Grizzlies Top Eagles in Game of the Week

The Ashland boys beat Eagle Point in our final Round Ball Wrap Game of the Week of 2014. Watch the highlights here:

Oregon Legislation Calls For Drone Ban

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers are debating a house bill that would ban the use of drones for hunting and fishing, as well as tracking or harassing wildlife. Drones are popular in recreation, real estate, fire suppression and in some places hunting. In Oregon, it has long been an illegal act to hunt big game … Continue reading »

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