Kirstin O'Connor

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

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  1. C.A.T.S. Receives Global Support — July 28, 2014
  2. Students Raise Funds for Fire Stations — July 25, 2014
  3. First Peaches Ready for Picking — July 22, 2014
  4. Sun-Blocking Wardrobe — July 21, 2014
  5. Carnival Safety Test Ride — July 18, 2014

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SOU Summer Course Explores “Selfies”

ASHLAND, Ore. – Selfie. The word is defined in the dictionary as a self portrait usually taken with a smartphone. They’ve become a popular form of modern photography and now a field of study. Southern Oregon University is offering a summer class that explores the “Journey to the Center of the Selfie.” Students ages 11 to 14 … Continue reading »

Start to 2014 Fire Season

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Southern Oregon is entering a fire season which some say could be the worst one in the region’s history. Brian Ballou with the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) said Monday he expects an active fire season, similar to last year. In fact the season is starting just one day before last year’s … Continue reading »

National Push for Concussion Awareness

With about 250,000 emergency room visits by young athletes annually, President Obama is calling for a national push to conduct more youth concussion research. Local Physical Therapists and Coaches are weighing in on what that research funding could do to help players on the field. The White House announced initiatives last Thursday, including an effort to help start … Continue reading »

Birding Business is Booming

ASHLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service classifies “birding”, or bird watching, as the second fastest growing hobby in the United States with more than 47 million American fans. More than 100 birders gathered here at ScienceWorks in Ashland on Sunday morning to head out on tours all over the Klamath region. The … Continue reading »

E-Bikes Gaining Momentum

ASHLAND, Ore. -  The warm weather is encouraging more people to enjoy the outdoors which is appropriate considering May is National Bike Month. A new type of technology that’s gaining momentum with bicycle enthusiasts is the Electric Assist Bike, or E-Bike. Each E-Bike is a little different, but they all have a battery that’s powered by … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Drought Tolerant Plants

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregon is experiencing an unusually dry year, which is expected to be harder on plants in the heat of the summer. Some plants can flourish in dry weather after initial planting. NewsWatch12′s Kirstin O’Connor met OSU Master Gardener Laurin Parker out ‘In the Garden’ to see the variety of plants that can … Continue reading »

Traditional Start to Wine Season

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Local winemakers traditionally mark Memorial Day as the start to wine season. It’s an opportunity to uncork new wines for tasting, and offer case specials for summer favorites. NewsWatch12′s Kirstin O’Connor met with a Ledger David representative who’s hosting a Memorial Day weekend celebration to kick-off the season.

DUII Arrest in Crash with Patrol Car

WHITE CITY, Ore. – Law enforcement officials from multiple Jackson County agencies were out in full force Memorial Day weekend looking for drunk and impaired drivers. After midnight on Sunday, an impaired driver crashed into a Sheriff’s Deputy’s patrol car. Jackson County Sheriff’s Detective Eric Henderson said he signs-up for holiday saturation patrol during times like … Continue reading »

Nearly 15,000 Pounds of Hummus Recalled

MEDFORD, Ore. -  Just as barbecue and picnic season kicks off, nearly 15,000 pounds of hummus and dip products are being recalled across the country. A Food and Drug Administration report says some of the items could be contaminated with a strain of Listeria. Prepared Foods manufacturer, Lansal, Inc. has announced that as a precaution it is voluntarily recalling … Continue reading »

Museum Opens New Lab for TinkerFest

ASHLAND, Ore. – ScienceWorks in Ashland has plans to open its new Da Vinci’s Garage this Saturday at the annual TinkerFest event. The local museum coordinators said the hands-on event fuses art and technology to promote creativity and imaginative learning. Some of the featured experiments are a Lego building contest, a full car take-apart, and “scribble-bots” that create chalk art. … Continue reading »

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