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Updated May 4, 2015 at 6:54 PM

Anne Coyle will never forget that September day in 2009 when a 200-foot wall of flames blocked her view of Ashland from her house in the forest high above town.The Siskiyou fire came charging up the hillside toward her 20-acre homesite, dancing menacingly among the treetops and ready to devour everything in its path."By the time it got to my land, it was in the canopy," Coyle says. "It got up here so fast it was scary."But just like that, the fire dropped from the...

Updated May 1, 2015 at 4:06 PM

Trails near the southwest corner of Ashland will remain closed Saturday due to unsafe conditions left in the wake of a 70-acre controlled burn Thursday, Ashland Fire & Rescue announced Friday.It's not safe to ride or hike through the...

Updated Apr 28, 2015 at 8:12 PM

When I explained to my 3-year-old that we were going to ScienceWorks in Ashland to an Earth Day celebration, he asked, “What is Earth Day?” This inevitably led to that never-ending barrage of 3-year-old questions. Why? Why?...

Updated Apr 28, 2015 at 1:47 PM

Although Mt. Ashland was only open for 42 percent of a normal season, it countered that by saving on expenses by 33 percent — and is now working on getting U.S. Forest Service approval for a range of summer activities, including a zipline,...

Updated Apr 26, 2015 at 11:18 AM

The first sculpture headed for placement along Ashland’s proposed watershed art trail — a sturdy and colorful Pacific Fisher — made its public debut at Saturday’s Earth Day celebration at ScienceWorks Hands-On...

Updated Apr 21, 2015 at 8:41 PM

To motivate her students for the garden project they were about to begin, Walker Elementary fourth-grade teacher Jennifer Parks explained that, according to an article she had recently read, the act of tilling through dirt with your bare hands...

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 7:05 PM

We’ve experienced wildfire smoke, heavy at times, in Ashland in the past. You may have also seen smoke rising from the hills above town recently. So what’s the difference? The distinction lies in what fire is doing when smoke is in...

Updated Mar 31, 2015 at 7:37 PM

Southern Oregon University’s big Arbor Day on April 8 will feature its anointing as a Tree Campus USA and the nation’s first Bee Campus USA, its Tree of the Year award from the city, the planting of many trees donated by Plant...

Updated Mar 20, 2015 at 5:01 PM

The Mt. Ashland Ski Area will hold its Big Mountain Bash party Saturday, March 28, and kick off its season pass sale for next winter.The party was originally scheduled for this Saturday but was pushed forward a week. Ski area runs and...

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 7:24 PM

Just when it looked like the Mt. Ashland Ski Area could be closed for the rest of the season, a coming spring storm may bring snow to high elevations and allow the shuttered resort to reopen.The ski area has been closed since Sunday after...

Updated Mar 17, 2015 at 7:18 PM

If not for the extra puffy Patagonia jacket, I surely would have frozen to death on the side of the road that day. The temperature was sub-zero and I stood motionless in Yellowstone National Park for hours waiting to catch a glimpse of a grey...

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