Life in Ashland

Life in Ashland

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Breaking Ground

Yesterday, a ceremony was held marking the start of replacing the existing grass football field with a state-of-the-art synthetic turf at the Ashland High School's Phillips Field.  The $1.56 million project was kicked off by a donation of $650,000 by AHS alum and major league baseball pitcher Jeremy Guthrie.  Below, current AHS Football Coach Charlie Hall and former football coach and athletic director Jim Nagel hold one of the ceremonial gold-painted shovels.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Home Improvement

  A neighbor works on a home remodeling project in his garage/workshop.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Yesterday on "A" Street

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Bernie Rally

Monday, March 28, 2016

Moving Art

    A scene this morning as the local freight rolled through town.  It's a rare boxcar that hasn't been
    emblazoned with some sort of artistic adornment.  I'm wondering what the woman in the photo is
    enacting through her posture.  Perhaps she's envisioning herself train surfing - standing on top of
    the boxcar as it moves down the track.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Cascade Conference Champions

The Southern Oregon University's Women's basketball team clinched the Cascade Conference Championship last night with a decisive 85-63 win over OIT (Oregon Institute of Technology).  The Raiders advance to the NAIA Championship tournament to be held in Sioux City, Iowa next week - the 2nd year in a row they've done so.

Friday, December 18, 2015

SmartDog Waiting

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sunday Morning Snow

  Our first significant amount of snowfall of the season and the forecast calls for more tonight.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Green and Green

As part of a redevelopment project at the corner of Oak & "B" Streets, an old house is undergoing an extensive bit of remodeling.  At this stage, old doors and windows are being removed to be replaced by new, more energy-efficient ones.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Pulling Their Mate

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Yellow Umbrella

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Train Watching

We just experienced our first snowfall of the season here on the valley floor yesterday afternoon.  Also, the trains began running again recently after a hiatus of a couple of years.  Shoring up a tunnel running through the Siskiyou summit and track repairs have finally been completed, allowing freight shipments to resume.  Passenger service to Ashland was discontinued in the 1950's.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

SOU vs. Kansas Wesleyan U

Saturday the Southern Oregon University football team hosted Kansas Wesleyan University in an opening round NAIA playoff match.  Here, head coach Craig Howard addresses the victorious Raiders following their decisive 52-8 win over the visiting Coyotes from Salinas, Kansas.  SOU now advances to the next round in defense of their last year's National Champion title.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Wreath Hanging

This was the scene yesterday when members of the Ashland Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce were hanging holiday decorations along Main Street.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Jeez Louise Duo

Two band members from a group called Jeez Louise were playing near the entrance to Lithia Park a few days ago.  They were on their way back from gigs in Austin, Texas to their home in Eugene, Oregon.  As the sign indicates on the guitar case, they describe their unique sound as "nasty swing".

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Skating Season

    The race is on between a mom and her kids at the ice skating rink across from Lithia Park.  The rink
    opened for the season yesterday.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Interview

    A film crew asking for opinions about the recent legalization of marijuana in Oregon.

Monday, November 16, 2015

AcroYoga in the Park

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Cello in the Park