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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

Summer’s around the bend and before you know it you’ll be pulling out those swim duds. But why wait to get wet? Whether you need water wings or water yoga, these warm-liquid locales offer a full menu of pool-time pleasures. Ella Redkey: This geo-thermally heated outdoor swimming pool located in

Do you remember being a little kid and getting scolded for staring up at the sun? You’d be trying to catch of glimpse of that elusive outline and your parents would tell you that looking right into the blinding brightness could actually make you go blind. We may have grown

Millennials have been blamed for many changes in American culture — for turning the hotel industry on its head with AirBnb rentals, for dismantling cable television, and for taking the wheels off the concept of traditional taxi cabs. But one unexpected trend has emerged for the nascent generation: They might actually

As spring approaches, trails all across Southern Oregon open up for the year. It’s time to strap on the hiking boots and head out to Collings Mountain Trail in Applegate. The nearly seven mile trail when hiked to the end and back offers picturesque views of Applegate Lake. The trail

Whether dreaming of a summertime county fairs or harboring big-track NASCAR dreams, go-karting is a gateway activity—and a great indoor escape from the cold, rainy weather 50,000 square foot track. Located on Lars Way, off of Sage Road just beyond Keller Supply Company, Rogue Karting opened their 50,000 square foot