December 8, 2023

Parks & Recreation


Ice rink returns to bring frozen fun to Ashland

Rotating around Ashland’s outdoor ice rink off Lithia Park, visitors of all ages and skill levels from around the region enjoyed their second weekend of icy amusement. The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink opened Nov. 18 for the winter season, drawing in locals and visitors from as far as the Portland area.

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City Government

Oak Knoll Golf Course to close for month of December

Ashland’s Oak Knoll Golf course will be closed all through December for a variety of maintenance needs, the city of Ashland has announced.From Dec. 1 to 31, all nine greens, the clubhouse and the driving range will be closed with no public access.

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City Government

Capital improvement project budget shortfall up for discussion at Ashland Parks & Recreation study session Wednesday

Ashland Parks and Recreation Commissioners will discuss issues from a budget shortfall to the health of salmon populations at a study session meeting to be held via Zoom Wednesday, Nov. 1. The budget for fiscal year 2023 has been reconciled after the ending fund balance for the year was originally projected to be $5.6 million, then discovered to be $4 million. Some line items in the budget are already committed to critical projects or fund transfers that can’t be altered.

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City Government

Ashland Pond is open again — for now

A year-plus project at Ashland Pond is almost done and the area is open again for residents — until the weather cools enough to finish the final details of a multi-million dollar Public Works construction project.

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Latest posts

Obituary: Margaret McCartney

Obituary: Margaret McCartney died Dec. 4 at 83. Memorial services are planned for 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 N. 2nd St., Ashland.

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A home for the holidays? Local cat adoption events coming up this month

With local rescue groups still overflowing with cats and kittens, those wishing to bring home a new family member for the holidays will have opportunities to do so on two upcoming December weekends. On Saturday, Dec. 9, Ashland-based Friends of the Animals (formerly Friends of the Animal Shelter) will partner with Feral Cat Advocacy (FCA), Melly Cat Rescue, and Hero Tails Animal Sanctuary for a Feline Fair at the Rogue Valley Mall.

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Relocations: Politics far and near

Herbert Rothschild: Apparently, Kissinger insisted on recording practically every word he said. His aides later commented that he needed to keep track of which lie he told to whom.

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