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The Rogue Valley Messenger publishes RogueValleyMessenger.com, Southern Oregon's daily alternative for community news and arts & entertainment. Covering Merlin to Mt. Ashland and Crater Lake to Cave Junction, RogueValleyMessenger.com delivers high-quality and engaging information to the public while providing local businesses with innovative and cost-effective marketing solutions including advertising, social media promotions, press services, and editorial search engine marketing. The Rogue Valley Messenger also offers a wide array of media services, including graphic design, start-up assistance, business strategy, branding, band bookings and press, event production, email marketing, SEO, SEM and many others.

Re: Your response to “Sterling,” who responded to “Bugsy” In your response to “Sterling,” who wrote to you re: Harvest According to “Bugsy,” you wrote this: “We welcome all letters, no matter how venomless or foundationless.” (And now, a side-thought: did you really mean “venomless” or did you mean “venomous”?

The Straight Dope By Eli Stillman – @EliMent13 Along with marijuana legalization comes conflicts with existing laws outside of the usual spectrum.  Home growers and recreational smokers are largely in the clear now, but students and drivers may be scratching their heads about how toking up can affect their daily

Red, White and Effectively Paired Cheese Sure, July 4th is thick with parades and patriotic hollering. But that can be a bit overwhelming, and you can America just as hard in a more subdued way: a picnic. It gets you outside into those purple mountains majesty and does it with

by Jeff Hill Smash Mouth bassist Paul De Lisle is calling to check in from the beach in Hawaii, where he is enjoying a day off. It is a safe bet that he is seeing better waves than the ones in Brookings on the Oregon coast, where he visited and

by Ace Montana, Certified  Professional Hellion Nowadays, you ain’t Rogue Valley unless you strap on your banjo and walk your goat down to the homebrew supply store to talk robust porter. But back in the ’90s, “before it was cool,” I was a goat-walking banjo-plucking teen ruffian with a taste

by Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): “To look at a thing hard and straight and seriously — to fix it.” Aries author Henry James said he wanted to do that on a regular basis. He didn’t want to be “arbitrary” or “mechanical” in his efforts. I invite you to

There are consumer trends in flavors of beer, just like anything else. Some are past their prime and others ready for their primacy. The Messenger staff voted to find four beers that we need a whole lot more of, and four that it’s time to send to the woodshed. Cheers

Listen up mateys. Medford Beer Week is so full of grog and treasure that it’s hard to take it all in. That’s why the crew here at The Messenger dug through the loot and found the pearls. Here’s the not-to-miss events for Medford Beer Week. Fri., June 12 Medford Beer

by Peter Gandesbery If you are looking for a way to put your body to the test, challenge yourself in a variety of ways and make this summer even hotter and cooler at the same time, a triathlon is the ultimate event to kick your own ass. They tend to

by Dr. Deborah Gordon Sounding like a broken record, my answer to that question would be, “Well, it depends who you are and what are your goals.” The only broadly applicable truth about drinking alcohol will not surprise: alcohol in excess is never good for you (or others if you