December 10, 2023



Mt. Ashland Ski Area pushes back opening day, despite snowstorm

Andrew Gast, general manager of the Mt. Ashland Ski Area, had hoped that this Saturday would be opening day for skiing this season, but he admitted defeat on Thursday, despite the latest snowstorm. Things are now day to day, while he, a couple hundred employees and untold numbers of skiers wait for more snow.

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$2.5M gift gives big lift to Mt. Ashland effort to build new ski lift

Mt. Ashland will install its first new chairlift since the 1980s with support from the largest gift the nonprofit has ever received. Karen and Sid DeBoer donated $500,0000 toward the new feature, and their foundation is giving $2 million. To be called the Lithia Chair, it will be placed where a Poma surface lift was removed in the 1980s and will open more beginner and intermediate terrain.

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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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Summer activities at Mt. Ashland winding down

Summer activities at Mt. Ashland are winding down. Only four days – Saturday and Sunday Aug. 5 and 6 and Aug. 19 and 20 — remain for the Youth Adventure Days program for youth age 7 to 12. While the youth programs are ending, the lodge and café will remain open on weekends until Sept. 3.

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New festival celebrates Siskiyou Crest

A new multifaceted festival celebrating a special corner of Southern Oregon is scheduled for this weekend. The Siskiyou Crest: A Festival of Art, Culture and Science will run from Friday through Sunday, July 14-16, at Pacifica Garden, 14615 Water Gap Road, in Williams. Activities will begin at 10 a.m. each day.

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Youth Adventure Days beginning at Mt. Ashland

Mt. Ashland begins a new summer program, Youth Adventure Days, this weekend. The program targets youth who are 7- to 12-years-old and, according to officials, gives them “the opportunity to make friends and explore all Mt. Ashland has to offer during the summer.”

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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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