Kirstin O'Connor

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Name: Kirstin O'Connor
Date registered: September 12, 2013

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  1. Firefighters Standing By For Assistance — September 19, 2014
  2. Reuniting the Animals of Weed — September 19, 2014
  3. College of the Siskiyous Back in Session — September 18, 2014
  4. Insurance Tents for Boles Fire Victims — September 18, 2014
  5. Winds Still Gusty at Boles Fire — September 17, 2014

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Firefighters Standing By For Assistance

WEED, Calif. — Dozens of Cal Fire personnel are assisting those residents today as they are let back into the devastated neighborhoods. Hundreds of firefighters have been staged for hours this morning, preparing for what’s expected to be a very emotional day for many weed families. Cal Fire officials say they have been over the … Continue reading »

Reuniting the Animals of Weed

WEED, Calif. — The few surviving mementos aren’t the only thing to come from the ashes. In the early morning hours, during news coverage, two of our team members found an 11 week-old kitten hiding under a pile of debris. Her paws were scorched and she was very hungry and thirsty. NewsWatch 12 brought the … Continue reading »

College of the Siskiyous Back in Session

WEED, Calif. — While the Weed elementary and high schools are still closed for fire investigations, College of the Siskiyous is back in session for students today. Students at College of the Siskiyous are just being released from classes on the first day back since the fire. Representatives say students had to be evacuated from … Continue reading »

Insurance Tents for Boles Fire Victims

  WEED, Calif. — Insurance companies are set up to help the hundreds of homeowners in Weed with damaged or destroyed neighborhoods. Representatives from farmers insurance say the catastrophe relief tents are set up in situations where clients need may be unable to call or use the internet. Most of the homeowners already reported their … Continue reading »

Winds Still Gusty at Boles Fire

NEAR WEED, Cal.– Fire Crews are hesitating to let people back into the evacuated areas of the Boles Fire because they have not determined it to be safe just yet. Newswatch 12′s Kirstin O’Connor explains.

Early Harvest for Wine Grapes

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Local winemakers say the hot, dry summer is causing many vineyard grapes to mature faster, making for an earlier harvest. A fairly young local winery is welcoming their first in-house winemaker to the Rogue Valley. “We’ve been actively involved in the process but having our own in-house wine maker takes it … Continue reading »

Schools Monitor Air Quality Index Daily

MEDFORD, Ore. — With wildfire smoke in the air, school administrators said they will not hesitate to enforce restrictions that keep kids inside. The Medford School District checks the air quality index three times a day with a Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) representative. Then the district sends out e-mails to all of the schools in case of extra precautions. … Continue reading »

SOU Students Trained in Fire Safety

ASHLAND, Ore. — In just a few weeks students at Southern Oregon University are going to be moving into their dorms, and today resident assistants, or RA’s got a lesson from firefighters on how to stay prepared in case of a fire emergency. Firefighters with Ashland Fire and Rescue set propane filled containers on fire, … Continue reading »

Local Experts React to Ray Rice Video

MEDFORD, Ore. — In light of the high profile case involving NFL player Ray Rice, local domestic violence experts helped shed light on the growing nationwide problem. Specialists said Jackson County has some of the highest case loads in the state. The Medford Police Department has a specific program assigned to domestic violence cases. The … Continue reading »

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

MEDFORD, Ore. -This month local healthcare facilities and childcare centers are raising awareness about childhood obesity. The Rogue Valley Family YMCA serves 1,300 to 1,500 kids every year. In the next few months the organization is starting some intensive programs to help educate kids and parents about the risks of childhood obesity. The YMCA said … Continue reading »

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