October 1, 2023


Mark Sherbow run
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He’s had a good run, but it’s ending after 34 years

It’s been 34 years, nine months and 24 days since Mark Sherbow had missed a day of running at least a mile.

But, because he’s facing upcoming hip replacement surgery and a trip to Europe, the 64-year-old Ashland school teacher will close out his 12,681-day running streak Sunday with family and friends at Ashland’s Lithia Park.

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Ashland Creatives: Capturing beauty, bead-by-bead

Ashland Creatives: Meet Emily Wood, whose passion for capturing the beauty of the outdoors by creating finely crafted bead work has led to the launch of Pedalcreations — inspired by another passion, enjoying the outdoors on a mountain bike.

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Ashland School District

Ashland school superintendent announces he will retire in 2024

Samuel Bogdanove announced Friday he plans to retire next June after three years as Ashland School District superintendent. Bogdanove said it’s been a really rich experience to have lived, worked, and raised his kids, both Ashland High School graduates in the same place. His retirement will be official in June 2024 and a search for a new superintendent is currently underway.

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Noted arts patron James Collier, 85, dies

Philanthropist James “Jim” M. Collier, who was laser-focused on supporting and promoting the performing arts in Jackson County, died Thursday, Aug. 24, at the age of 85. Over the years, Collier’s patronage has helped support a variety of dance and theatrical performing groups as well as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Craterian Theater at The Collier Center for the Performing Arts in Medford and Camelot Theatre in Talent, which also bears his name.

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‘Road Food’ exhibit offers food for thought

Ashland artist Beca Blake has created a story of survival in post-pandemic America. The “Road Food” exhibit documents her small family’s 10-month journey.  Last year Blake, her two young children and a Pomerania dog named Biskit traveled the Pacific northwest and southwestern states, living in a van. 

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The scariest Halloween house in town

If you haven’t seen this Halloween world on East Main Street yet, prepare to be impressed. If you’ve visited the family’s yard and trick-or-treat room in previous years, prepare for even bolder and scarier displays this year.

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Ashland emergency shelter operations, goals, up for discussion Monday

Ashland City Council’s Monday evening study session will focus on the new shelter at 2200 Ashland St. The meeting will include 15 minutes of time for public comment, a City Council discussion, an “operations overview” presentation and a presentation from the city’s possible contractor to run shelter operations — Options for Helping Residents of Ashland (OHRA).

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Wildlife crossing planned for Siskiyou Summit

Plans are moving along for a wide, landscaped wildlife overpass spanning Interstate 5 about 2 miles north of the California-Oregon border. The Oregon Department of Transportation earlier this year agreed to spend $1.5 million toward design of the crossing, and the agency in August applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for a grant to build it, at an estimated cost of $20 million.

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