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  Unlike skiing or ice skating, with snowshoeing there really is no need to practice. A good pair of waterproof boots, snow pants, and a hard-shell jacket will keep you warm, comfortable, and dry. For people interested in getting into the back-country, it’s important to have the right shoes. Back-country

Oregon nature lovers may have a lot more pristine land to appreciate. The Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal, created by Oregon Wild, would declare 500,000 acres of land, in Crater Lake and the surrounding areas, a nationally protected wilderness corridor. This would preserve the wildlife and natural resources of the area,

As the only undefeated team in their division in the nation, the Lady Raiders sit at 15-0 overall and 8-0 in the Cascade Conference as of the second week of January and halfway through this season. Let’s just say they are roaring along with no sign of slowing. Could this

The cold weather brings with it a whole host of outdoor activities. Luckily, you don’t have to have a four-wheel drive vehicle and a pair of skis to get out and have fun. Ice skating still remains one of the simplest and enjoyable pastimes during the winter months.   RRRink

Speaking whale might be a difficult tongue to master, but watching whales? Anyone can do that. It seems that the New Year’s resolution of the planet’s largest mammal is to migrate south to Mexico for giving birth to their young, called calves, which weigh between 1,100 and 1,500 pounds at

Like peas and carrots. Like Sonny and Cher. Like rainbows and sunshine. Hockey and beer just plain go together. And the two have been teaming up in the Rogue Valley. SOAHA President and Wisconsin-transplant Richard Hobbins has seen adult hockey in the Rogue Valley come a long way since the

With snow gracing the mountain tops around Southern Oregon, skiers and snowboarders are chomping at the bit to dust off their gear and hit the slopes. There’s a lot more to playing in the snow on Mt. Ashland then just riding the lifts or grabbing a beer in the lodge.

Believe it or not, there was once a time when people went to actual stores for their Christmas shopping. It was a time when Amazon was just a twinkle in the internet’s eye. Fortunately, we can follow in the footsteps of our elders who are still seen frequenting holiday bazaars.

The bikes look like a prop from Mad Max: The wheels are oversized, like something borrowed from a monster truck, and the frames angle more dramatically than a standard mountain bike, something more like the angle of a black diamond ski run that an aggressive downhill skier would bomb down.

The time has come to place over-sized trees inside our homes. Luckily, the Rogue Valley has plenty of places to pick out your family’s next ornament hanger. Big ones, small ones, green ones, even blue ones. Beat the crowds to ensure that your tree is not the scraggly one at