Nothing was more welcomed for Nick Hall than when he was chosen to take over for the baseball program he once starred for during his prep playing days. But after seven years as head coach, complicated by the 2020 pandemic, Hall has decided to move on from the Ashland High baseball program.
A tour of the Atomic Bomb Museum, a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and participation in a peace ceremony were part of the Ashland High School football team’s activities as they get ready for Saturday’s Pacific Rim Bowl contest.
There’s more than 5,200 miles between Ashland and Kobe, Japan, but soon the distance will be measured in yards and inches. Ashland High School football players will travel by charter bus, plane and, while in-country, bullet train, on the football program’s storied return to the annual Pacific Rim Bowl.
Community adults who would like to pass on knowledge and skills to others for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s spring term are invited to submit course proposals by Friday, Dec. 15.
Reader photos: Friday evening, on the second night of Hanukkah, some 70 people gathered on Ashland Plaza to hold a vigil for a permanent Gaza cease-fire in the light of newly lit menorah candles.
Ashland Parks & Recreation Commissioners listened to a litany of mostly good news at their regular business meeting Wednesday, including a new PVC liner for the Daniel Meyer Pool at a cost of $61,000 and opening a new mountain bike trail.
Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has announced plans to offer free opioid overdose reversal kits to middle and high schools throughout the state. Ashland Superintendent Samuel Bogdanove shared his support for the increase in availability of Narcan, the brand name for a device that delivers naloxone, to Oregon schools, including in Ashland.
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.