July 21, 2024

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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Air quality alert issued through Monday for Jackson County

Smoke from wildfires in Douglas County prompted issuance of an air quality advisory on Saturday evening by Jackson County Public Health, effective through Monday, July 22. Depending on weather patterns and fire activity, air quality could be impacted for longer, the announcement said.

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Ashland New Plays Festival announces October lineup

Four plays among 350 submitted to the Ashland New Plays Festival will be performed during the group’s 2024 Fall Festival this October. The playwrights will be in Ashland for a week of readings, development, and collaboration and will present their plays from Oct. 16 to 20.

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