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…..but first he answered ours! 1:30 pm, Thurs, Feb 22, Medford School District Education Center gym, 815 S Oakdale 5 pm Thurs Feb 22, Grants Pass High School Commons area, 830 NE 9th St. View the Event: http://www.roguevalleymessenger.com/event/senator-wyden-town-halls-feb-22-2018/ RVM: One of the most pressing issues in southern Oregon has been the loss

According to the Oregon Employment Department, workers in the leisure and hospitality field of Jackson and Josephine County make up 14.5 and 13.7 percent of the workforce, respectively, edging out the national average, which was only 12.8 percent in 2015. Meaning, folks come here to be entertained, and we are

Living in Southern Oregon comes with perks including an expansive outdoor playground with beautiful views. Most hikes with gorgeous views come with elevation gain. Always check local weather and snow conditions in the area before setting off. Upper and Lower Table Rocks: Spring offers the best time to view the

Rogue Valley Messenger: What is the Rogue Farm Corps? Stuart O’Neill: Rogue Farm Corps trains and equips the next generation of farmers and ranchers through hands-on educational programs and the preservation of farmland. Many [first generation farmers] are aware of the looming crisis in agriculture, as the average age of

  Death is difficult. Difficult to understand. Difficult to accept. It’s frightening and messy and emotionally overwhelming. Thankfully, there’s Gary Halliburton, a local blues musician, who makes this process just slightly easier to bear—through film! Stated plainly: Halliburton creates videos of people at the end of their lives to share

The Mt. Ashland ski area was open a mere eight days as of early February, this season, but that’s not keeping Hiram Towle, Mt. Ashland’s general manager, from holding out hope. “We’re simply waiting for more snow, hopefully by the end of this month,” Towle said. According to Towle, the

Pamela Haunschild’s nature paintings aren’t realistic interpretations of mountains, animals, or forests. A flock of birds is flying over a canyon, but the canyon is bleeding oranges and blues. There also is an enormous blue, yellow, and pink moon resting on the ocean’s surface, reflecting the bright colors while geese

PHOTO by Peter Oviatt (Truffles found at the Vaughn Family Farm) The smells of musk, old leather, garlic and bitter chocolate—of French Périgord truffles—are permeating Rogue Valley soils for the first time ever this truffle season, as Périgords have been successfully grown at the Vaughn Family Farm and Orchard in Central

Remodeling or rebuilding isn’t only for updating the old; it’s also to expand on something already established. Southern Oregon University’s construction of a new theatre building will not only update and expand space, but it will also allow more students to enroll in the program. Director of the Oregon Center

Sex. It seems to be everywhere-in our ads, our movies, our songs, and media. It’s something we seek (or often avoid), something that can bond us, confounds us, even divides us. We often can’t even “define” it except to say we know it when we see it. Sex (or at

Sound

Country isn’t exactly a genre short on nostalgia. But there’s still something extra special about the classic ‘60s sound; somber ballads by siren-voiced engenues with surfy guitars and dreamy vibes. And that’s exactly what you get with Whitney Rose, the Canadian by way of Texas singer that will be performing

James Deans, aka, Destructo Bunny, moved to Southern Oregon in October. Back in Ocean Beach, California, where he’d come from, there was a thriving hip hop scene, and Deans was a big part of it. He’d run the Ocean Beach Hip Hop Social for five years, a multi-discipline gathering of

Writing about music has never exactly been straightforward. But it’s definitely getting harder to write about Americana. The genre is oversaturated, and so full of both modern and traditional conventions, that a lot of it just blends together. I can’t really say that about King Roy Wing, and their new
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