“You Have Options” In 20/20 Spotlight

ASHLAND, Ore. — A program at Southern Oregon University will be in the national spotlight Friday night on ABC’s “20/20″. The program is called “You Have Options” and it was developed by Ashland Police to help victims of sexual assault. SOU representatives say one of the marks of the program’s success is helping victims deal … Continue reading »

Ashland Develops Bee Committee

ASHLAND, Ore. — The city of Ashland is raising awareness about the importance of bees in the community. Ashland became the fifth bee city USA community on Dec. 16. The city of Talent also shares this title. Ashland is currently in the selection process for members of the new Bee Committee. Bee experts in the … Continue reading »

Community Provides Input On Trails Plan

ASHLAND, Ore. —  The city of Ashland is taking larger steps toward implementing a sustainable trail system. The Ashland Trails Project is in the middle of a 30 day public comment period before continuing forward with the planning process. The Ashland Woodland and Trails Association (AWTA) stepped up in 2010 to head the development of a … Continue reading »

Ashland Chili Cook-Off

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland city employees met Thursday for a team building activity. Employees were asked to create their best chili recipes for a cook off competition. 24 chili entries were served, many were created by employees of Public Works, City Recorder, Ashland Fire and City Administrators. Ashland Fire Chief John Karns says this kind … Continue reading »

Troop Recycles Hundreds of Xmas Trees

ASHLAND, Ore. — Hundreds of trees are ground up and ready to be used for mulch in Ashland. The scouts of troop 112 spent the day Saturday collecting and grinding up trees for their annual Tree-Cycle event. The Boy Scouts went around to houses collecting trees on curbs and loading them into trailers and trucks. … Continue reading »

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 »

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