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Caitlin Fowlkes

Caitlin Fowlkes

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

“Tourism is the front door to Ashland’s economy,” explains Katharine Cato, Director for Travel Ashland Director. She goes on to explain that Ashland welcomes over 350,000 visitors annually, and within that are more than 100 restaurants, an impressive per capita number for a small town. Sure, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Tired of being inside all the time? Going a bit stir-crazy? Need some fresh air with your meals. Rainy, dark winter months don’t need to mean eating indoors. Check out these local restaurants with heated patios. Bella Union: Originally one of seven saloons in Jacksonville, the restaurant now serves multiple

  Rivers don’t often get second chances. Stretching nearly 200 miles through Northwestern California, the mighty Eel River faces threats from all sides—cannabis, logging, wine, a hydro-powered dam—and it also offers prime recovery grounds for the teetering salmon population. A River’s Last Chance tells the story of the Eel River, and