New general manager named for Mt. Ashland Ski Area

Andrew Gast, a lifetime skier and outdoors person who lives in Ashland, will take over duties as general manager for the Mt. Ashland Ski Area. He succeeds Hiram Towle, who accepted a position as general manager of the Bridger Bowl Ski Area in Montana.

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Mt. Ashland Ski Area skiers will be able to ride a ‘magic carpet’

Beginning downhill skiers and snowboarders will have an easier time learning and honing their skills when the Mt. Ashland Ski Area opens this winter. The area will open a new learning center featuring a “magic carpet,” a conveyor belt that will allow skiers to slide onto the belt and move up a portion of the hill while standing still.

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KS Wild Side: Let’s get on the water — safely!

KS Wild Side: Rogue Riverkeeper works with volunteers and partner organizations to collect water samples weekly from more than 15 recreation sites and other locations where people commonly enjoy streams, rivers, and lakes, and posts results on the Swim Guide webpage and on the Swim Guide app.

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The Ashland Run: A Memorial Day weekend tradition

The 49th Ashland Run takes off Saturday morning, May 28. The start and finish is near the corner of Hargadine and Fork streets, just up from the outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre. Registration is at 8 a.m., and the race starts at 8:30 a.m. There’s no charge to take part.

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