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  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

To say the Medford Rogues began their season strong would be putting it lightly.  The team started off the season with the longest winning streak in franchise history, making it the team’s best start to a season. The team has lost some games since, but it’s clear this year’s team

  Insects with wings can ruin your summer outing (wasps at a barbecue, right?) or elevate it (a butterfly or two in a garden, awwww!). The Elkton Community Education Center (ECEC) which has been around for 14 years is a treasure many stumble upon on their way to the Coast

Two years ago the Rogue Valley Messenger suggested public safety as a promising area for drones. And since that time, the idea has proven prescient, with police and fire departments in Eugene now starting to use drones in various capacities, like assessing crime scenes and evaluating incidents. But as was

Perched atop the Rogue Valley world on Woodrat Mountain in Jacksonville, as often as every 15-seconds, onlookers can catch the site of 180 brave paragliding pilots flying off into the wild-blue-Applegate-open-yonder from June 15 – 22. Ground-level viewers are also welcome to enjoy the landings, paired with fresh food truck

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