Life in Ashland

Life in Ashland

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

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Going to State

In these photos from a couple of weeks ago, the Ashland High School football team faced Marist High from Eugene in a conference game.  The Grizzlies won and with last night's victory over Springfield High have advanced to the semifinals of the 5A division state championship.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Morning Paper

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Autumn in Lithia Park

Monday, November 9, 2015

Rocky the Raider

Rocky the Raider, the Southern Oregon University mascot, strikes a pose for the camera at last Saturday's SOU-Montana Tech football game.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

SOU vs. Montana Tech

Yesterday at Raider Stadium, the Southern Oregon University football team battled Montana Tech for the Frontier Conference championship.  In a hard-fought close contest, the visiting Orediggers edged the defending National Champion Raiders 21-17.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Ashland Creek Autumn

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

AHS Soccer

Yesterday, the Ashland High School boys' soccer team hosted Summit High of Bend in an opening round of the state playoffs.  The Grizzlies ended up losing to the visitors, 2 to 1, bringing their season to an end sooner than they'd hoped.  Coach Brad Roupp, as is his style, refused to dwell on the negative and emphasized instead how proud he was of his boys and what they'd accomplished this year.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Ashland Halloween Parade

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sunday Bike Ride

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Frisbee King

Jesse Biesanz was in Lithia Park the other day demonstrating his skills as a master Frisbee juggler.  He's able to keep 4 (or is it 5?) of the plastic discs airborne at a time.  Jesse has been the subject of this blog on an earlier occasion describing his artistry as a stonemason.  He also teaches classes in the meditative art of rock stacking.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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