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Just when it feels like you’ve hiked everywhere in Southern Oregon, there are always new trails to discover, especially when warm weather rolls around. A trail less travelled but by no means less enjoyable is Middle Fork Trail in Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest near Applegate Lake. The trail is horse

Punk rock girl, historical archaeologist and Rogue Valley local, Chelsea Rose, M.A., R.P.A., continues to broaden the appeal and accessibility of the archaeological sciences this summer at Southern Oregon University with the Gold Rush & Chinese Railroad Worker Diaspora Projects. A supportive collaboration of federal, state and university efforts, Rose’s

Spring has sprung, and in the Pacific Northwest that means time to get outdoors. Here in the Rogue Valley we are spoiled by the amount of beauty that surrounds us. Below are some local trails to try out, the best part is they are already beginning their seasonal blooms. Upper

Summer will be here before you know it, which means it’s the perfect time to start planning a getaway with your family. If you’re determined to take a road trip, you might want to think about upgrading your current car to something a bit more accommodating — especially if you’ll

Few things in this world say summer more than the beach. With Memorial Day quickly approaching and the year’s warmest season kicking into gear soon after, people across the country are getting ready to lay their towels on sandy shores. Unfortunately, an influx of humans on the beach can have

Hundreds of athletes will burn rubber and splash through water to make a dash for the finish line at the annual Siskiyou Challenge Relay Race benefiting Rogue Valley Farm-to-School, a program giving a whole new meaning to the words “fast food.” “It originated a decade ago when teachers became more

It’s estimated that Americans each spend around $1,800 on clothing annually. As a capitalist nation, we have the freedom to choose from a wide variety of competitors that offer different brands and styles. While that ability is great if you’re focused on finding the best deal, it can have an

As sunny skies burn through the last of winter’s clouds, it’s time to spend time outside and in the garden. Southern Oregon is teeming with wonderful nurseries offering countless plant types and planting methods. Below are a few of the best of what the Rogue Valley has to offer. Four

On any given weeknight, after pulling long hours working construction, Lonnie Boyer can be found tinkering in a rented storage unit, building bikes to give away for free. The Community Bike Giveaway Program his family began four months ago has exceeded their expectations and pushed their tiny shop to capacity,

Over the last three decades the Western monarch butterflies, which annually migrate from the Pacific Northwest down to California, have declined to a thin sliver of their former population. Without the native milkweed to lay its eggs on, or wildflowers to refuel from along its 500-mile migration to California, these