Entries by LocalsGuide

Howard Prairie Lake

“If I had a pony, I’d ride him on my boat, ” Lyle Lovett must have been singing about Howard Prairie Lake, a lovely mid-elevation destination about 18 miles (29 km) east of Ashland with both the best sailing and horseback riding opportunities in the area. The lake was formed by the 100-foot Howard Prairie […]

Mountain Bike Trails

White Rabbit mountain bike trail (6.7 miles) is popular because it is so accessible to Ashland. It is heavily used by hikers as well as mountain bikers, and provides great views of Mt. Ashland and Emigrant Lake. To ride as a loop, begin at the Lupine drive parking area of Ordson-Todd Park.  Climb through some […]

Myron Cretney – Author of Simple Pleasures

Myron Cretney has lived many years in the mountains of southern Oregon, playing music, writing songs and learning from nature. He enjoys learning and teaching earth-based living skills with people of all ages. Exploring ways we might live more sustainably (both socially and environmentally) is of ongoing interest for him. I sat down to talk with […]

Can I keep my computer protected from viruses without spending money on subscriptions to Antivirus programs?

We connect with you to connect you with technology. Everyone knows that computers have a limited life cycle. However, protecting your machine from viruses and knowing how to remove unnecessary junk files are important steps to extending the life of a personal computer. This month we will address questions on how to keep your Windows […]

Community Wellness Faire

Lotus White, hypnotherapist and intuitive healing therapist, agreed to speak with me recently about why the creation of a local Wellness Faire became a personal goal. When I returned to the Rogue Valley after having lived for two years in Kauai I realized that our community of healers was in need of a uniting force […]


Today we’re talking with Matt Terreri, a licensed chiropractor and sports physician at Southern Oregon Sports and Spine. Matt applies twelve years of experience blending chiropractic with the most up to date sports knowledge and techniques. Dr. Terreri how did you get into your field of work? When I was a child my mother used to […]

Dr. Mark Bricca On Healing

Mark Bricca, N.D., L.Ac., recently  joined the staff of the Mederi Centre for Natural Healing in Ashland. A naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, Dr. Bricca focuses on the treatment of cancer and other chronic diseases, including autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease, and endocrine imbalance, as well as anxiety and depression.   The Mederi Centre for Natural Healing […]

Mary Brooks, Hairstylist, Sunshine Salon

Mary Brooks, Hairstylist, is an Ashland locals’ favorite. She and our family (I’m her brother) have lived in Ashland since the mid-1970’s. Enjoying the cool shade of Guanajuato Way on a hot August day, we sat next to Lithia Creek, and chatted about her profession. Tom: How did you choose hairstyling for a career? Mary: […]