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The health benefits of staying active and getting outdoors are undeniable. Exercise in any form keeps your cardiovascular system and muscles in good condition, and spending time with nature brings many a sense of peace and serenity. Perhaps also unsurprising, spending time with a pet brings individuals many mental health

Art is represented in many mediums, but something we so often overlook is how far down an artist dug to realize art. “As an artist, that’s what I do; I dive deep within to create something, and then I share it with others,” says local artist Marigny Goodyear. On Oct.

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

The Oregon Zoo is again under construction, this time to pave the way for three new habitats. But while many families with young children will be thrilled to get a closer look at the exotic animals, animal rights activists are imploring residents to examine the situation with even more scrutiny.

Pokemon Go and Niantic have announced a new addition to the popular gaming app. By teaming up with Apple Health and Google Fit, the new feature, called Adventure Sync, will reward players for moving around whether they have the game open or not. This is a game changer for people

Currently, there are more than a million registered snowmobiles in the US, and over 600,000 in Canada. Though in many places, the snow won’t fly for at least another month, hundreds of thousands of dedicated riders are checking the weather and counting the days until they can finally let the

Rogue Valley Messenger: What is a common reaction from kids on their first visit to the farm?  Melina Barker: Rogue Valley Farm to School got it’s start on one local farm offering opportunities for students to come and immerse themselves in a true field to table experience, tending the fields,

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: What important issues are in front of City Council currently?  Clay Bearnson: In my opinion, the most pressing issues that we are starting to tackle are homelessness, the housing crisis, downtown revitalization, and repeat drug offenders that have no fear of any punishment due the turnstile door

Rogue Valley Messenger: You are an English literature professor at SOU. What is your favorite topic to teach and why? Alma Rosa Alvarez: I teach US Literature. One of my favorite topics to teach is Modernism. I also like teaching US Ethnic Literature. I am currently teaching a course on