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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.: 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

Publisher’s Note: From time to time, we simply are tired of our own voice and open this page to a dutiful reader. In the spirit of democracy, this is a op-ed submitted about Measure 17.81 by Chris Hall. In the upcoming Josephine County Special Election, Measure 17.81 asks voters about

Our annual literature issue meets springtime lust? A marriage, we thought, made in hog heaven. We asked readers to submit stories and poems about betrothed or betrayed. A few selections that our family-friendly newspaper could run:   Prom Nerd Revenge by Polly Greist Modern proms can be brilliant experiences, reflecting evolving attitudes

Midge Raymond’s Forgetting English Reviewed by Tuula Rebhahn   Ashland Creek Press is a publisher of books relating to the environment, and its co-founder Midge Raymond has written one that spans environments on every corner of the planet. Forgetting English is a world tour of lost souls, like getting on

CORRECTION: In the profile of Ted Helard in our last issue, we incorrectly identified Ted’s wife. Her name is Heather.   Re.: GMOs Everyone in Southern Oregon is appalled and disgusted by the Williams anti-science festival The Beet Goes On, who seeks a “GMO-Free Oregon,” to forcibly stop farmers from

Re.: Ashland Independent Film Festival What amazing coverage in today’s magazine! Very gratifying to have all our hard work recognized by the hard work of your excellent writing staff. One correction for the online edition is requested by the filmmaker of “What Lies Upstream.” The review got a little carried

As annual as cherry blossoms and robins nesting, the Messenger’s annual Public Writing Contest! Stories are due to Editorial@RogueValleyMessenger.com no later than Thursday, May 4 at 5 pm. This year we are asking our readers to submit short memoirs (no longer than 500 words) with the theme betrothed or betrayed.

The Siskiyou Challenge is an amazing race, to borrow a term. A five-stage race—kayak, cycle, run, mountain bike and run—it is as fun as it is challenging and bruising. We are proudly sponsoring the race, and have a free team registration for you and/or you and four friends. How to

Rogue Valley Messenger: Do you and Suzi come from a farming background? Did your parents farm? Steve Fry: No, her parents ranched. Her mom was born on a cow ranch in Eastern Oregon, but her mom was a schoolteacher and my mom and dad they immigrated from Idaho to LA.

In a mountainous landscape, butterflies soar through the foreground, feeding on flowers and spreading their colorful wings. Dozens of different species occupy the canvas, representing Oregon in one of its truest forms. Deb Van Poolen’s butterfly project is one of education just as much as it is vibrant and peaceful.