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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.

Rogue Valley Messenger: Do you remember your first pet? Karen Evans: My first pet was a Collie named Lassie. My parents got her for me when I was very young. She quickly became my best friend. We were inseparable. I believe she is the reason for my lifelong love of

What a TALENTED group over at Benson Elvis! This edition brings us their AMG, a wonderful cross of Amnesia Haze and Biker Kush. A subtle gassy lemon greets you as you break up the bud to get a closer look. The flavor stays true to the smell and the effect

Community is a word that is used often. And most often as a noun. Which it is. As a word to describe those around you, and a shared sense of belonging and, hopefully, responsibility. But “community” can also be a verb. As in, to be actively engaged. To support. The

This past weekend, a group called ORD2 Indivisible led a caravan of cars from Ashland to Hood River, through much of Oregon’s Second Congressional District territory. They were drawing attention to what they see as Rep. Greg Walden’s elitism and elusiveness. Since 1999, Greg Walden has served as the U.S.

Rogue Valley Messenger: The goal is for 20,000 acres to be set aside by 2020. You are halfway there. What needs to happen to reach that goal? Della Merrill: Vision 20/20 is an aspirational goal for 20,000 acres conserved. Even though we conserve more acres each year, protecting an additional 10,000

Voltron: Legendary Defender Cosplay Group RVM: Can you describe your workshop at Medford’s Comic Con? Such as what it will entail? Jennyfer Perkins: What my workshop will include in an in character Q&A session, a little bit of scripted conversations, and some fun games. The goal of this panel is

Best non-OSF theater company Bestie: Puppeteers for Fears Hon. Mention: Oregon Cabaret Theatre (Ashland) Hon. Mention: Randall Theatre Company (Medford)   Best local actor (film or stage) Bestie: Bruce Campbell Hon. Mention: Eric Solis Hon. Mention: Galloway Stevens   Best local author Bestie: Josh Gross Hon. Mention: Robert Arellano Hon.

Best physician/medical practitioner Bestie: Dr. Brigid Crowe (Wild Fern Natural Health, Ashland) Hon. Mention: Dr. Jason Miller (Jade Mountain Medicine, Ashland)   Best yoga instructor/studio Bestie: Rasa Center for Yoga and Wellness (Medford) Hon. Mention: Beth Sparks (Ashland Hot Yoga) Hon. Mention: Sheryl Grunde (Ashland)   Best energy worker/intuitive healer

Best Doggie Day Care/Groomer Bestie (tie): Land of Paws Bestie (tie): Groomery   Best place to get groomed for humans (i.e., manicurists, hair stylists, etc.) Bestie: Rogue Barbers (Grants Pass) Hon. Mention: Hair City (Ashland) Hon. Mention: Nest Salon (Medford) Best car mechanic Bestie: Luke Anderson Automotive (Medford) Hon. Mention:

Best record store Bestie: Music Co-Op (Ashland) Hon. Mention: Biscuits and Vinyl (Talent) Hon. Mention: Musichead (Medford)         Best place to buy groceries Bestie: WinCo Hon. Mention: Food 4 Less Hon. Mention: Shop n Kart   Best outdoor store Bestie: REI Hon. Mention: Dicks Hon. Mention: Black