SOU Ski Swap Wraps Up

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ski season is right around the corner and snow-loving athletes stocked up on winter gear this weekend. Sunday was the last day of the 40th annual Ski Swap at the Southern Oregon University campus. Shoppers got their hands on skis, snowboards, boots, bindings and winter clothing. New this year, skiers and riders … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Community Ready to Reunite

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — There is a lot of excitement growing for the upcoming winter. Snow dances, parties and prayer ceremonies are some of the ways outdoor enthusiasts are getting ready for what will surely be a better ski year for Mt. Ashland. Disappointment over last year’s failure to open is being replaced with optimism … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Launches Funding Campaign

ASHLAND, Ore. — Mt. Ashland launched “The Next 50 Years of Mt. Ashland” Campaign Monday. The Campaign will raise funds to be used to improve services and create more events at the Southern Oregon community ski area. The Campaign officially launched on indiegogo.com a crowd-funding website. The indiegogo launch is part of a broader effort … Continue reading »

Community Prays For Snow on Mt. Ashland

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — After getting a few flurries of snow on Mt. Ashland this weekend, people gathered together at the base of the mountain to pray for the upcoming winter season. The annual mountain blessing usually takes place in the Spring, but because of a dry winter season last year, skiers and riders believed … Continue reading »

Ashland Homeless Sleep-Out

ASHLAND, Ore. — A group of activists in Ashland is spending the night outside to raise money for homeless support services. The Homeless Sleep-Out is an effort to galvanize people into action by voluntarily showing what it’s like to survive as a homeless person, even just for one night. About 50 people set up tents … Continue reading »

Fire Dept. Helps Craft Emergency Kits

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland Fire and Rescue is preparing for winter with an emergency preparedness session. More than 400 people came out to the Ashland Armory on Saturday to learn how to prepare a kit for use immediately after an emergency; this could include surviving out in the cold, or natural disasters like earthquakes or … Continue reading »

Mount Vernon Graves Receive Markers

ASHLAND, Ore. — More than 100 unmarked burials are receiving recognition in one of the oldest cemeteries in the Rogue Valley. When community members first stumbled upon the abandoned Mount Vernon Cemetery, seven graves were marked. After four years of historical research, genealogists have discovered 116 graves. Community members said the cemetery dates back to … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Celebrates Next 50 Years

ASHLAND, Ore. — Skiers and riders celebrated 50 years of Mt. Ashland, and are hoping for another 50 years to come. The mountain held its anniversary celebration Saturday. Many of the attendees saw the mountain for the first time in a while given the lack of snow last season. Community members celebrated in the Mt. … Continue reading »

Klamath Junction Surfaces From Drought

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — The tiny town of Klamath Junction is resurfacing in Emigrant Lake once again because of the drought, but this time, the Federal Bureau of Reclamation is performing an excavation of the site. The bureau has hired an archaeologist to inventory and document remnants belonging to the town of Klamath Junction. A hazardous … Continue reading »

Murder Suspect Changes Plea

ASHLAND, Ore. — Nearly a year after caution tape lined around the home of Frank Damiano, the mobile home park is quiet, but the memories of their neighbor remain. “Positive and happy and accepting and open. Just one of those people with that magnetic personality,” said neighbor Kris McAdam. It’s that outgoing and warm spirit … Continue reading »

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