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Like peas and carrots. Like Sonny and Cher. Like rainbows and sunshine. Hockey and beer just plain go together. And the two have been teaming up in the Rogue Valley. SOAHA President and Wisconsin-transplant Richard Hobbins has seen adult hockey in the Rogue Valley come a long way since the

With snow gracing the mountain tops around Southern Oregon, skiers and snowboarders are chomping at the bit to dust off their gear and hit the slopes. There’s a lot more to playing in the snow on Mt. Ashland then just riding the lifts or grabbing a beer in the lodge.

Believe it or not, there was once a time when people went to actual stores for their Christmas shopping. It was a time when Amazon was just a twinkle in the internet’s eye. Fortunately, we can follow in the footsteps of our elders who are still seen frequenting holiday bazaars.

The bikes look like a prop from Mad Max: The wheels are oversized, like something borrowed from a monster truck, and the frames angle more dramatically than a standard mountain bike, something more like the angle of a black diamond ski run that an aggressive downhill skier would bomb down.

The time has come to place over-sized trees inside our homes. Luckily, the Rogue Valley has plenty of places to pick out your family’s next ornament hanger. Big ones, small ones, green ones, even blue ones. Beat the crowds to ensure that your tree is not the scraggly one at

As he comes out of the paint booth, you can hear the smile on Keith Anderson’s face. “It came out great,” he beams. “It was a vintage restoration of a ’74 Jim Merz road bike in pearl white. That is one of my least favorite to paint because everything shows

Good holidays require good planning, and if you’re planning on finishing all the holiday leftovers, then it would be wise to open up your schedule for a workout or two. The Rogue Valley offers plenty of places (new and old) for the health-minded turkey-tofurky lover to help manage those inevitable

In spite of gaining fans and players for decades in America, soccer is still, somehow, not “America’s pastime.” But that may be changing. National monthly polling by Luker On Trends has tracked the surging popularity of soccer; according to their data, pro soccer has become the second favorite sport of

Forget Pinterest, forget Instagram: With just a few more weeks left of fall foliage, Rogue Valley residents can find numerous trails that meander for miles under a colorful canopy. Below are just a few easy and convenient hikes to keep you and the kiddos oohing and ahhing for the rest

Pole-vaulting and bobsledding aren’t for everyone. That’s why there is the equalizing “Toilet-seat Horseshoes” event at The Redneck Games at the Jackson County Expo and the Hoover Ponds on October 3 and 4. And if toilet-seats don’t strike your fancy, perhaps showing off your truck’s horsepower in a tug-o-war will