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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

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

Editor’s Note: We must have been high. We are very proud of the Best Of issue, but, well, we did screw up a few of the listings. First off, the Runner-Up for Best Rueben should have been R&D Sandwich Shop and Ruby’s. Also, Elijah Elliott from Breeze Botanicals was the

Re.: Saving the planet Maybe all folks living in Oregon, the Nation, or the World think the same. Certainly, many of us in Southern Oregon think this is the best place in the world to live. But we are also noticing the rising temperatures that the Weather Service reports—over two

Re.:Re.:Re.: Sarcastic weed This letter is in response to Daniel MacSweeney’s December 15 submission and to Michael Johnson’s January 5 submission. It is my impression that many folks in the marijuana industry (such as Mr. Johnson) perceive the public of the Rogue Valley to be overwhelmingly accepting of their presence

Resisting!   (From voicemail): I enjoy your paper and I really love your event section and I just finished reading a couple of food reviews and there’s no address or phone number listed for Onyx. So I just want you to be really helpful if you listed that information when

Re.: Jacksonville Development Preservation of a National Historic Landmark verses development has come to the forefront in Jacksonville as building contractors, real estate brokers and city government move forward with plans to increase the city density and ultimately, open urban expansion. In 2008, new building codes were legalized to allow an

Re.: Giving Tuesday Wow! We just cannot thank you enough for hosting the Taste and Give event on Giving Tuesday. That brainchild was just another wonderful way that RVM touches the southern Oregon community. Since it was a new event we had no idea what to expect but RVM did

Editorial Note: I feel as if the basic rule of life is: Don’t be a jerk. It is a guiding principal. But for the past several months, someone or people have been jerking around our distribution boxes. Please stop. Or, do us a favor: If you see our boxes messed

Recipes from our staff Holiday “Salad” Sara D. Skandera Though there isn’t much salad in this salad, let’s just say it ain’t Thanksgiving unless it is on the table. And it is a beautiful shade of pink. Ingredients: 1 pint whipping cream 1 bag of cranberries, chopped 1 cup of