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Dac Collins

Dac Collins

On May 28, two hikers ended their 80-mile journey at Cathedral Hills Park in Grants Pass. Luke Ruediger and Josh Weber had set out from downtown Ashland eight days prior and the path they followed was an imaginary line, a proposed route traversing the Applegate Valley. A documentary film about

Theatre is part of our cultural identity here in southern Oregon. Its significance is particularly evident in Ashland, where Shakespeare’s plays are performed ten months out of the year at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. However, there are too many thespians in this corner of the country to fill just one

Cyclists all around the Rogue Valley are gearing up for the sixth annual Eagle Point Cycling Challenge. The bike ride, which will take place on Saturday, June 11, is actually made up of four separate courses starting and finishing at Harnish Wayside Park in Eagle Point. The 10k is ideal

For centuries, traditional agrarian societies throughout Europe have celebrated the changing of seasons and the fertility of our planet with a May Day festival. By then, most farmers have finished seeding their fields and are ready to feast, play music and dance around the May Pole. If any of that

The vast Oregon landscape is full of unpaved, uninhabited terrain and one of the most exciting ways to see it is on the back of a motorcycle. Riders can venture into the mountains to rip up forested single track or they can head east for high desert and wide open

NUTS! is the ludicrous, mostly-true story of a small-town Kansas doctor who during the early twentieth century advertises that goat testicles can be surgically transplanted into men as a cure for impotence. In the film, director Penny Lane interweaves hand-drawn animation, interviews and historical footage with a completely unreliable narrator

The local dirt-riding community has some exciting new terrain to rip up. Completed just last spring, Mountain of the Rogue Trail features Southern Oregon’s first and only purpose-built mountain biking trails. Located near the I-5 corridor and less than two miles from downtown Rogue River, the trail system can be