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It may be hard to get your kids to go outside. Spring and summer may be warm, but kids love tablets and cell phones now. However, getting your kids out in the sunshine and fresh air of the backyard can help with feelings of depression, loneliness, and anxiety, especially during

  As closures, cancellations and confinements continue, people itching for isolation-relief now have a way to get reconnected to society—ironically, without necessarily leaving the house (or, more technically correct, without breaking shelter-in-place rules). This ray of light comes thanks to the Rogue Valley Family YMCA’s continuation of their annual Pear

Hiking season is on its way with the weather warming up. It’s a great way to experience the outdoors while also getting a fantastic workout. On average, one mile of hiking burns over 500 calories. If you’re ready to get outdoors this year, here are 16 hikes in the United

When you think of trying to work in more opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, you might imagine high-energy, time-consuming activities like mountain climbing. While these physical feats can be highly enjoyable for some, you don’t have to push your body to the limit in order to spend time outside.

While loaded lunges, bleacher-runs and air squats may not typically be the first images that come to mind when thinking about downhill skiing, for high school students who’ve trained with the Medford Ski Education Foundation (MSEF), these types of leg-blasting workouts often become synonymous with the sport. That’s because, because

RVM: Does being a nonprofit naturally make Mt Ashland more community based? HT: We’re not sure that the nonprofit status dictates that the organization be more community-based, but we certainly embrace the idea. We have an outstanding list of partners that includes the U.S. Forest Service, La Clinica, Kids Unlimited,

Call it a snow day and head for the hills! Southern Oregon has plenty of sledding hotspots if you know where to look. We’ve collected a few that are close enough to hot coffee to keep your Thermos filled or to kick back and reminisce about your day of fun

  Finally winter is here. It is time to enjoy the scenery of the winter wonderland through cross country skiing. And while the snow pack isn’t up to snuff in all areas; it is piling up more every day. Check out these spots for the best trails our area has

Now a third of the way into their season, the Southern Oregon Spartans are primed to end 2019 with strong momentum and are looking to the New Year with optimism. Their goal? Get back into the win column and make the playoffs.  “We started the season off with a great

One of the fondest Christmas memories anyone can create is hunting for one’s own Christmas tree. For some families they find their tree within the first couple minutes and then spend the rest of the day sledding, having a spirited snowball fight, and drinking hot chocolate. For others, hunting for