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-Business Impact

ASHLAND, Ore. —  The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 season kicks off with “Much Ado About Nothing” this Friday. Hotels, restaurants and bars are looking forward to more business from travelers coming in town to see the OSF shows. The Winchester Inn sees visitors return for shows year after year. Owners said people come in town … Continue reading »

Police: Woman Assaulted by Transient Men

ASHLAND, Ore. — One man is in jail and another is believed to have fled the area, following an assault around midnight on Friday. Ashland Police say two transient men, later identified at Marcus Dwayne Harper and Kenneth Dale Warhurst, hit and kicked an adult transient female. Officers responded to reports of the assault at … Continue reading »

Oregon Cabaret Begins 30th Season

ASHLAND, Ore. —  The Oregon Cabaret Theatre is opening its doors for the 30th season this weekend. “Dames at Sea” is the first show of the season; it is serving as a tribute to honor the life of one of the theatre’s founders. The last time “Dames at Sea” was performed at the Oregon Cabaret was 20 … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Sees Big Weekend Turnout

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. —  Mount Ashland saw the biggest turnout on the mountain in two years Saturday. Skiers and riders spent the day out on the slopes with all four chair lifts in operation. Construction during the off season allowed for more parking room for guests. Cars were even spilling over into the back parking … Continue reading »

Breeze Botanicals Opens New Location

ASHLAND, Ore. — The second location for the medical marijuana dispensary, Breeze Botanicals, was welcomed by the Ashland Chamber of Commerce on Friday morning. As reported earlier this week, the dispensary is branching out to Ashland after operating in Gold Hill for about eight months. On Friday, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon … Continue reading »

Storm Cleanup Begins

MEDFORD, Ore. —  The weather gave Southern Oregon a break Saturday and cleanup could get underway after winds and rain whipped through the Rogue Valley bringing down trees on tops of houses. The Red Cross is helping a family who was misplaced when a redwood tree fell on their home early Saturday morning. The Red Cross is … Continue reading »

Northwest Pizza Helps Local Girl

  ASHLAND, Ore. —  Northwest Pizza and Pasta Company is donating 10 percent of sales collected Thursday through Sunday to a local girl battling a rare disease. 13-year-old Olivia Christensen was diagnosed with Lyme Disease last year. She is sharing her story in hopes of educating others about the risks of the disease. Northwest owner Morgan … Continue reading »

SOU Hosts Bobby Seale

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregon University’s Black Student Union hosted the Founding Chairman and National Organizer of the original Black Panther Party at the college Monday night. Bobby Seale speaks at hundreds of schools all over the United States bringing his audience back to the turbulence of the Civil Rights Movement. Seale said he speaks … Continue reading »

Oregon Cabaret to Honor Jim Giancarlo

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Cabaret Theatre is opening its doors for the 30th season with the show that first graced the stage there. The Cabaret will be putting on performances of Dames at Sea starting mid-February. The cast is going through blocking, practicing and finishing up rehearsals over the next few weeks. The opening … Continue reading »

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