Ashland

SOU postpones 2020 commencement ceremonies

ASHLAND, Ore. – Southern Oregon University students anticipating their graduation ceremony will have to keep waiting. SOU President Linda Schott said due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the school will be postponing the spring 2020 commencement ceremonies. “We understand how disappointing this …

Tourism industry takes a hit

ASHLAND, Ore. — Lack of traffic through Ashland is already taking a toll on the tourism industry. The Ashland Chamber of Commerce’s Katharine Cato says people are already canceling travel plans. That will greatly affect many local businesses in Ashland. Cato says …

OSF lays off majority of staff

ASHLAND, Ore. *UPDATE* — Things will be quiet this summer in Ashland as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival puts its season on hold. The announcement was made Friday morning that along with the delay, hundreds of employees would be laid off. “It’s been …

Local music teacher creates online lessons

ASHLAND, Ore. — A local music teacher is determined that her students keep singing, despite her lessons being canceled with so many staying home. Jenifer Joy is a professional unicorn, who specializes in song and dance. “All my music classes are canceled …