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The Rogue Valley Messenger publishes, Southern Oregon's daily alternative for community news and arts & entertainment. Covering Merlin to Mt. Ashland and Crater Lake to Cave Junction, 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.

Best record store Bestie: Music Co-Op (Ashland) Hon. Mention: Biscuits and Vinyl (Talent) Hon. Mention: Musichead (Medford)         Best place to buy groceries Bestie: WinCo Hon. Mention: Food 4 Less Hon. Mention: Shop n Kart   Best outdoor store Bestie: REI Hon. Mention: Dicks Hon. Mention: Black

Best local athlete/sports team Bestie: Sis-Q Rollers Hon. Mention: Southern Oregon Spartans (hockey) Hon. Mention: SOU Raiders     Best hiking trail Bestie: Table Rock Hon. Mention: Grizzly Peak   Best mountain biking trail Bestie: Jabberwocky Hon. Mention: Cathedral Hills   Best swimming hole Bestie: Illinois River Hon. Mention: Applegate

Best new restaurant Bestie: Common Block Hon. Mention: Ram Hon. Mention: Pump House         Best restaurant or bar with outdoor seating Bestie: Walkabout Hon. Mention: Porters Hon. Mention: Bella Union   Best CSA or farm stand Bestie: Fry Family Farm Hon. Mention: Whistling Duck Hon. Mention: Barking

…..but first he answered ours! 1:30 pm, Thurs, Feb 22, Medford School District Education Center gym, 815 S Oakdale 5 pm Thurs Feb 22, Grants Pass High School Commons area, 830 NE 9th St. View the Event: RVM: One of the most pressing issues in southern Oregon has been the loss

Class is something that’s hard to come by. Certainly, in some of the older parts of Medford, it’s difficult to tell which building is a business, and which is an old rundown set of walls and windows. That’s the nature of our Southern Oregon town. But there are glimmers of

With the holidays right around the corner many people are starting to plan the meal that will take center stage in their kitchen and fill the bellies of themselves and those around them. This is a time of family and friendship brought together by a feast of foods. Often, this

Re: An Interesting Opposition to LNG Pipeline The letter from Gregg Marchese is ostensibly about the Jordan Cove Energy Project, but one of the five paragraphs in his letter (Messenger, October 26) is entirely dedicated to bigotry and hatred, specifically anti-Semitism. He describes Gary Cohn, an advisor to President Trump,

An Interesting Opposition to LNG Pipeline (re.: Messenger’s publisher note opposing the Jordan Cove Energy Project) This is a decent summary of a complex topic and elaborate history. Of necessity much could not be said, such as the many other environmental concerns, the issue of jobs (to dismiss them as

By Mara Owens Pride. It’s a tiny, but weighted word that most people take utterly for granted. For the LGBTQI community, Pride means the very real knowledge that we are not alone, that we are part of a bigger, broader community that provides, in the words of author Armistead Maupin,

Re.: Mark Scarpaci’s book, “Wrigley Sanders” I am a Cleveland Indians fan but I bought this book from Mark at some art fair. I was mostly doing it to support some local writer. I am really not much of a baseball fan. But… I like a good novel. So I