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The Rogue Valley Messenger publishes RogueValleyMessenger.com, Southern Oregon's daily alternative for community news and arts & entertainment. Covering Merlin to Mt. Ashland and Crater Lake to Cave Junction, RogueValleyMessenger.com delivers high-quality and engaging information to the public while providing local businesses with innovative and cost-effective marketing solutions including advertising, social media promotions, press services, and editorial search engine marketing. The Rogue Valley Messenger also offers a wide array of media services, including graphic design, start-up assistance, business strategy, branding, band bookings and press, event production, email marketing, SEO, SEM and many others.

RE: Response to Nazel Pickens letter (Antifa) In the last issue of the Messenger, Nazel Pickens wrote a letter regarding his interaction with folks at Johnny B’s about a band named The Mentors. Straying from the primary content of his letter I’d like to correct something he wrote. He wrote that Antifa is

RE: Our Music Editor There is a LOT of music he isn’t fond of and likes to describe in rude comments, which is why I don’t bother to read his columns. Rather than “Music Editor” perhaps he should be retitled “Only Specific Kinds of Music Editor.” Maureen Soar   RE.:

RE.: Weed Laws Vice laws are, in general, dumb, good for nobody, and strips liberty from people that are supposed to be “free.”.‬‬ Demetri Stewart   With Session as AG, I wish them the best of luck. He’s returning us to the 80s ‘Just Say No’ days. While it’s legal

RE.: An Elegy: Felsen’s Beginnings Were Narrowly Avoided Tragedy Great band! Found Andrew and Felsen through a friend in the East Bay several years ago and really dig his music. I mentioned to him how they remind me of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker on certain songs, turns out he had

RE: Climate Change About little are climate scientists more confident than that global warming is happening at an alarming rate and that human-induced emissions of climate pollution is responsible. This phenomenon poses an existential threat to humanity because climate projections suggest greenhouse gas emissions may dramatically compromise not only global natural

By Catherine Kelley Jet boat excursions on the Rogue River are nothing new. They have been around for nearly 60 years. But, never east of the Siskiyou Mountain Range, in the half known as the Upper Rogue; that is, until now. “Life is short,” says Taylor Grimes, guide and owner,

RE.: Peter Courtney Is Peter Courtney, Senate President of the Oregon legislature, paying attention? Does he realize he represents all Oregonians in his leadership position? There is a subject about which I would like him to stop dilly-dallying around and assume leadership. We are aware that Oregon is lagging in

Re.: No Love For Trump Editor: Remember the Bush-Cheney Golden Oldies: “Mission Accomplished;” an attack coming in ‘the form of a mushroom cloud;’ ‘your problem is living in a reality based universe – we create our own reality.’  Their lies and pro-business anti-environmental and anti-human health policies cost money and lives

Re.: Our Beer Reviewers’ Pontification for Marco-Beers Charles is entirely correct! Craft brewers have wandered away from beer fundamentals and exploded their brand ranges. Even vaunted pioneers like Sierra Nevada yielded to this siren song and locals such as Caldera illustrate a special brand of madness in their 40+ named

Re.: GMOs Dear Rogue Valley Messenger, One wonders what provoked Issac Baranoff to say we are conspiracy theorists? Organic consumers like me don’t buy things like that. Mr. Baranoff’s opinion is an absurd notion, and it is scientifically incorrect. Listen to me. When the going got tough for our local