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One of the fondest Christmas memories anyone can create is hunting for one’s own Christmas tree. For some families they find their tree within the first couple minutes and then spend the rest of the day sledding, having a spirited snowball fight, and drinking hot chocolate. For others, hunting for

Between that last morsel of pumpkin pie and racing out the door to conquer the cheapest PlayStation or Samsung, there’s digestion. A walk after your Thanksgiving meal might ease that full belly, along with the pressures of the holiday shop-a-thon pandemonium. The last, and best, course of the meal could

October is a month known for its tricks and treats. Up to 40% of children will return to their kindergarten classes with cavities while countless parents will try to hit the gym before the true holiday season begins. The last thing on the minds of Oregonians is the threat of

On Sunday September 22, on a calm, windless day, eight horses thundered out of the gates at Grants Pass Downs. It was the first race for a new chapter at the race track, as Grants Pass Downs grabbed the mantel as Oregon’s new home for commercial racing in the state.

Autumn is here once again, and with it comes to glorious bounty of the harvest. The shadows grow longer, the golden sunsets set the sky on fire, and smells like wood, caramel and straw bring back memories of harvest traditions and happy Halloween nights.  When approaching the Harry & David

When it comes to outdoor adventures, most people stick to what they’re able to accomplish with their own two legs. However, plenty of adventurous thrill-seekers are looking for a bit of extra adrenaline in their outdoor activities, and that’s where ATVs and off-road vehicles come in. These activities tend to

In their inaugural season, Rogue Community College Ospreys has stormed into their first women’s volleyball season with a rocking 18-1 record. And, the powerhouse that is Lady Raiders volleyball boasts an impressive 17-3 overall record so far this season, hearkening memories of last season where Southern Oregon was first in

There’s nothing more invigorating than a hike through a colorful autumn forest on a crisp day, and Oregon trails are quite showy. Grab your coat, boots and water to enjoy nature’s palette on these local trails.  Natural Bridge: A popular scenic viewpoint just north of Prospect is Natural Bridge, where

Autumn is here once again, and with it comes to glorious bounty of the harvest. The shadows grow longer, the golden sunsets set the sky on fire, and smells like wood, caramel and straw bring back memories of harvest traditions and happy Halloween nights.  When approaching the Harry & David

  Known for the Rogue River tumbling through the region, and the tourist attraction it catches in its currents, local rafting companies have been enjoying a particularly high water mark this year, with record numbers of visitors and tourists. The Messenger caught up with Mike Slagle with Orange Torpedo Trips