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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.

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

Re: Junk Science The last issue of The Rogue Valley Messenger contained an article by a quack calling himself a “naturopathic physician,” who absurdly advocates “[deciding] on two vegetables to consume—of two different colors“—what? WHY? This makes no logical sense. The quack continues to advocate “two handfuls of raw nuts”—wouldn’t

Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland is getting ready to open its outdoor stage, The Elizabethan Theatre. But as you can tell from this picture, it looked pretty different back in the 1970s, when passersby on the sidewalk could catch a play just by standing on their toes. If you’ve got

Shelter by Robert Winters The other Robots shunned Seemore. They considered it a snob, an oddball, and possibly deranged. And they loathed it in some inexplicable fashion because it refused to choose a gender. “That’s so anthro,” Seemore said, “I don’t reproduce, so…?” Its human owner had set it free

Walkabout by Vanessa Newman “It’s all about perspective,” said Dr. Reed to the well-groomed woman sitting poised in front of him. “That is your best medical opinion?” she responded without the emotion this statement deserved. “Last week mother bought sandals and insisted that she was traipsing around Greece. She would

Robots, Man. Robots by Erik Blanchard   The Japanese were the first to go. After all, they invented the iSlut. They were at ground zero. That island nation devolved from technical giant to masturbatory bliss terrifyingly fast. China was next. The rest of us bought them as soon as we