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In a warehouse-sized building spectators laugh and cheer as a basketball soars through the air and hits the backboard. Instead of hearing sneakers squeak on the court, the audience hears a donkey trotting for the rebound. Yes, the fifth annual Donkey Basketball at the Medford Armory will be held on

If you’ve never taken a tour of the Rogue Creamery or tasted their certified organic cheese, can you really call yourself a Southern Oregonian? Am I right? This coming weekend is a crash course in cheese. Come watch Sarah Kaufman, the famous “Cheese Lady” from Wisconsin, sculpt art out of

Living in Southern Oregon comes with perks including an expansive outdoor playground with beautiful views. Most hikes with gorgeous views come with elevation gain. Always check local weather and snow conditions in the area before setting off. Upper and Lower Table Rocks: Spring offers the best time to view the

The Mt. Ashland ski area was open a mere eight days as of early February, this season, but that’s not keeping Hiram Towle, Mt. Ashland’s general manager, from holding out hope. “We’re simply waiting for more snow, hopefully by the end of this month,” Towle said. According to Towle, the

Tired of being inside all the time? Going a bit stir-crazy? Need some fresh air with your meals. Rainy, dark winter months don’t need to mean eating indoors. Check out these local restaurants with heated patios. Bella Union: Originally one of seven saloons in Jacksonville, the restaurant now serves multiple

Snow and fog may be in the forecast, but you can still chase the chill away with summertime fun at an indoor sports and recreational facility near you. From rock climbing to scuba, the local assortment is sunshine to the outdoor lover’s soul, so grab a pal or two and

Crater Lake National Park: A given for a breathtaking snowshoeing experience. But even if you’ve already done it, snowshoeing in one of the most beautiful places in the world should be a yearly activity. Not only are the views gorgeous, snowshoeing at the park is free and guided by a

Growing up believing the only way to fit in and gain respect as a kid was to fight for it, professional boxer Troy Wohosky slipped his fists into a pair of boxing gloves at age nine, not foreseeing he’d be gang fighting by his teens. Inevitably, the worlds of athlete

Finally! Winter is here. Time to enjoy the scenery of the winter wonderland through cross country skiing. Check out these spots for the best trails our area has to offer. Lollipop Loops: Over seven miles of well-maintained trails just east of Medford are perfect for cross country skiers of any

To a ski resort, “green” isn’t necessarily a good word. It can mean a lean year and patches where the snow is gone and the grass is showing. But in a 21st century, post-Al Gore framework, “green” also can mean something completely different: A sustainable business model and environmentally-friendly practices