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July 22, 2012
THE BEST WAY TO MEDFORD, ORE. From LAX, Alaska offers nonstop service to Medford, and United, Alaska and Delta offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $238. A number of outfitters run trips on the Rogue River, including O.A.R.S , (800) 346-6277, oars.com; ECHO River Trips , (800) 652-3246, echotrips.com; and James Henry River Journeys , (800) 786-1830, riverjourneys.com. For information on other outfitters, private permits to run the river, lodge stays and hiking the Rogue River Trail, go to blm.gov/or/resources/recreation/rogue/index.php#.
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TRAVEL
July 22, 2012
THE BEST WAY TO MEDFORD, ORE. From LAX, Alaska offers nonstop service to Medford, and United, Alaska and Delta offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $238. A number of outfitters run trips on the Rogue River, including O.A.R.S , (800) 346-6277, oars.com; ECHO River Trips , (800) 652-3246, echotrips.com; and James Henry River Journeys , (800) 786-1830, riverjourneys.com. For information on other outfitters, private permits to run the river, lodge stays and hiking the Rogue River Trail, go to blm.gov/or/resources/recreation/rogue/index.php#.
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TRAVEL
July 22, 2012 | By Brian Clark, Special to the Los Angeles Times
MERLIN, Ore. - Before my 23-year-old son, Matt, entered high school nine years ago, his mother and I signed him up for an Outward Bound sailing course in the Gulf Islands west of Vancouver, Canada.   It was rugged, but he still talks about the good time he had on that adventure. In mid-June, when he graduated from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., with a degree in recording arts, his gift was a three-day rafting trip on the Rogue River in southwestern Oregon.   But there was no way I was going to let Matt have all the fun this time.
TRAVEL
July 22, 2012 | By Brian Clark, Special to the Los Angeles Times
MERLIN, Ore. - Before my 23-year-old son, Matt, entered high school nine years ago, his mother and I signed him up for an Outward Bound sailing course in the Gulf Islands west of Vancouver, Canada.   It was rugged, but he still talks about the good time he had on that adventure. In mid-June, when he graduated from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., with a degree in recording arts, his gift was a three-day rafting trip on the Rogue River in southwestern Oregon.   But there was no way I was going to let Matt have all the fun this time.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 1993 | From Associated Press
Environmentalists have settled their disagreement with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management over filming part of a motion picture starring Meryl Streep in a wild section of the Rogue River. However, a dispute continues over proposed filming of another wild section of the river administered by the U.S. Forest Service. Film locations include the area of the river around Whiskey Creek, which is administered by the BLM, and Blossom Bar, which is under the jurisdiction of the Forest Service.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 1993 | JANE GALBRAITH
The peace pipe was finally passed around last week between Oregon environmentalists, federal agencies and the producers of "The River Wild" following a protracted battle over filming on one section of protected Rogue River wilderness. Just in the last few days, director Curtis Hanson received last-minute blessings from the Oregon Natural Resources Council to take a scaled-down crew through the lower Rogue, known for its spectacular scenery.
TRAVEL
September 1, 1991 | JUDITH MORGAN
I am all for educational travel and the value of spiritual journeys. I wholeheartedly support treks that fight corporate stress, and balmy cruises with sports stars and symphonies. I enjoy tracking penguins in Antarctica, and following the Mayan trail. But sometimes, when enrichment experts are lecturing about the secret satisfactions of Mozart's dad or the wonder of rattleless rattlesnakes, I mentally drift away to simpler times when holidays meant fun. Remember picnics that weren't gourmet?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1994 | JEFF BARNARD, ASSOCIATED PRESS
John Daniel often writes poems and essays about wilderness, but in four years of living in Portland, his ears became hardened by city noises. "The quiet alone, I'm finding, is helping," said Daniel of his new home deep in the wilds of the Rogue River Canyon. "It's not just a quiet of absence, but helped a little by birds and wind."
MAGAZINE
March 17, 2002 | DAVID DARLINGTON
Rain finally arrived on our last day on Oregon's Rogue River. Its telltale sound began to pepper the fly of my tent around dawn, inspiring me to burrow deeper within my sleeping bag. But when I heard the strains of a violin, I peeked outside and saw a tarp over the cooking area suspended by ropes and oars. Grudgingly, I pulled on my rain suit and ventured out. I'd never have guessed that a rain-soaked gathering could seem so sunny.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1994 | JEFF BARNARD, ASSOCIATED PRESS
For 16 years, Geoff Garcia mined the ancient riverbed that holds the gold on his Last Chance claim. But now his trusty old bulldozer, nicknamed Cable Mabel, sits idle until he figures out how to mine without getting the state Department of Environmental Quality on his case again for sluicing mud into the Rogue River. He was fined $5,045 last December after misdemeanor convictions for discharging muddy water without a permit and degrading state waters.
TRAVEL
September 5, 2010
OREGON Happy hiking The four-day "Raft Supported Wilderness Lodge Trip" from Rogue Wilderness Adventures affords the perks of a good hike without the pain. With gear packed on a raft, the trail on a gentle downhill gradient and a lodge (with bed and shower) awaiting every evening, you can focus on the Rogue River Canyon's magnificent fall colors and abundant wildlife as you hike from lodge to lodge. Another option is to experience the journey from the boat and brave the rapids with your gear.
NATIONAL
October 10, 2009 | Kim Murphy
For years, the water stored by the Savage Rapids Dam has nurtured the green bean fields and grazing pastures of southern Oregon, turning them into a lush region of bounty. But there has been a price -- the death of thousands of fish, which slammed themselves into the concrete wall of the dam in a futile effort to head upstream. Scenes from years past now resemble a faded sepia-tone photograph. Many of the big farms have turned into 10-acre hobby ranches; the salmon are in danger of disappearing; and even the federal Bureau of Reclamation, the agency that harnessed rivers and irrigated the West, began saying a few years ago it would be better to just tear down the dam once and for all. So they did. On Friday, a platoon of bulldozers and earthmovers tore away at the last of the temporary earthen berms holding water behind the dam. The Rogue River rushed free, flowing through its historic channel for the first time since 1921.
NEWS
July 6, 2008 | Jeff Barnard, Associated Press
After floating the Rogue River's rapids and falling in love with its steelhead, Western writer Zane Grey bought a mining claim in 1926 at Winkle Bar, where he built a crude one-room cabin of peeled logs and hand-split shingles that became his wilderness retreat. After Grey's death, the cabin was acquired by the Haas family of San Francisco, owners of Levi Strauss and at one time the Oakland A's, who built their own modern cabins on the property but allowed the public to walk around the old Zane Grey cabin as long as they took nothing but pictures.
SPORTS
October 15, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Bobby Doerr eases the bow of his boat onto a rock to steady it in the river, then plays the silvery jack salmon into an eddy, where he gently guides it into a net. At 88, the Hall of Fame Red Sox second baseman is still a master at his second-favorite sport, fishing the Rogue River for salmon and steelhead with a fly. It's a love affair that started 70 years ago, when he was a kid from Los Angeles playing for the AAA San Diego Padres.
NEWS
July 12, 2005 | Susan Dworski
In a memoir that skillfully blends the monastic spirit of a self-imposed retreat with the isolation of the wilderness, Oregon poet and nonfiction writer John Daniel recounts his experience living nearly five midwinter months in the Rogue River Gorge. At 52, Daniel takes stock of his life with a well-supplied cabin as hermitage, and wild turkeys, bobcats and owls as confreres.
NATIONAL
August 20, 2002 | From Associated Press
Hotshot crews shored up the last five miles of containment lines keeping the Biscuit fire out of the whitewater rafting section of the Rogue River on Monday, marking a turning point on the biggest blaze in the state's history. However, after three weeks of fire in their backyard, residents of the Rogue River hamlet of Agness were not ready to celebrate yet, and they were still thinning trees and cutting weeds and brush around their homes. "Summer is lost to us all.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1993 | JEFF BARNARD, ASSOCIATED PRESS
With salmon and steelhead runs hurting and farms mostly a memory, pressure is growing to rip out an irrigation dam that has domesticated the Rogue River for 72 years. Acting in partnership with environmentalists, the outdoor clothing company Patagonia has taken out ads nationwide and included an article in its catalogue arguing that the Savage Rapids Dam kills thousands of fish and must come out. The U.S.
TRAVEL
September 1, 1996 | JOHN McKINNEY
A river runs through it--and a trail does too. The Rogue has long been known as one of the Pacific Northwest's most renowned rafting rivers. Now its shoreline is fast gaining fame as a world-class walking destination. In nature, as in art and industry, awards aren't always perfect indicators of achievement. In the Rogue's case, however, the river is most deserving of its considerable accolades.
MAGAZINE
March 17, 2002 | DAVID DARLINGTON
Rain finally arrived on our last day on Oregon's Rogue River. Its telltale sound began to pepper the fly of my tent around dawn, inspiring me to burrow deeper within my sleeping bag. But when I heard the strains of a violin, I peeked outside and saw a tarp over the cooking area suspended by ropes and oars. Grudgingly, I pulled on my rain suit and ventured out. I'd never have guessed that a rain-soaked gathering could seem so sunny.
NEWS
June 3, 2001 | JEFF BARNARD, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Seventy-seven days into his search for deep solitude in the misty forest of the Rogue River canyon, John Daniel was hard up against it. There was no more comfort to be found in chopping wood, tending the garden, taking long tramps through the woods hunting grouse, fishing for steelhead or even giving himself a buzz cut with the electric clippers. Cranky and restless, he rummaged through newspapers in the kindling box next to the wood stove for a crossword puzzle.
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