Updated at 1:21 PM

ASHLAND — Thanks to recent snowfall, Mt. Ashland will open for the season on Friday, Dec. 19, beginning at 9 a.m. on a limited basis.The ski area will offer beginner terrain on the Sonnet chairlift with $7 lift tickets. Lesson and rentals will be available and the Sonnet terrain park will have a few features set up, officials said. With more snow in the forecast, additional terrain on the ski area's 222 acres will be opened as conditions permit.“We have...

Updated at 1:21 PM

The RCC/SOU Higher Education Center in Medford will show Southern Oregon University Raiders' first national championship game Friday on a big-screen television in the Presentation Hall.The game begins at noon. The public is welcome.

Posted at 12:45 PM

Bethel Church, which has partnered with McLoughlin Middle School for several years, is helping ensure students and their families have a happy holiday.Church members “adopted” 40 McLoughlin families without the funds to have...

Updated at 12:20 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon about Christmas season.

Updated at 12:06 PM

The last 12 months may well mark the beginning of the end for the death penalty in America.This has been an inauspicious year for state-sponsored death. For the first time in recent history, a state other than Texas executed...

Updated at 12:03 PM

According to Fox News talking head Bill O’Reilly, some Americans have declared war on Christmas. Special interest groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Humanist Association are “seeking to...

Updated at 11:43 AM

Free, guided First Day Hikes are planned at TouVelle and Valley of the Rogue state parks on New Year's Day, courtesy of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.For the fourth year, Oregon parks have partnered with America's State...

Updated at 11:28 AM

The latke is emblematic of Hanukkah in a spread that includes plenty of other traditional foods. Even non-Jews take the holiday as their cue to enjoy yet another comfort food in a season filled with them. This quintessential potato pancake can take...

Updated at 9:32 AM

If you heard Seattle band Smokey Brights perform a year ago, you'd have heard reverent homage to summer fun and feel-good vibes. It's true the band's been warming regional air waves with its take on classic AM pop — all the while growing...

Updated at 9:32 AM

When Lue Morgan Douthit, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's literary guru, gave Jeannine Grizzard a script of Jane Anderson's hit play "The Quality of Life," Grizzard was bowled over.

Updated at 7:47 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. PAKISTAN SCHOOL SCENE OF HEART-WRENCHING LOSS

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