Ron Brown

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Name: Ron Brown
Date registered: May 4, 2012

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Ron Brown anchors NewsWatch 12 This Morning. Ron was born in Klamath Falls and moved to Rogue Valley when he was five. He attended Gold Hill schools through eighth grade and graduated from Crater High School. Ron graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Radio and Television in 1972. After college Ron went into the military for three years. He spent 16 months in Vietnam and six months in Wuerzburg, Germany. In 1973 Ron married Judee Harding of Riverside, California who he met the summer before graduating. Ron and Judee have three children. The are all married and live in Utah and Iowa. In August 2007, Ron became a grandfather for the first time when his daughter and son-in-law welcomed their son Jakob in Iowa. Ron started his career in broadcasting in 1980 at KRWQ Radio in Gold Hill as the station’s newsman. He started at KDRV in March 1986. Ron has anchored Newswatch 12 This Morning since its first broadcast. After the news Ron covers stories across Southern Oregon and Northern California. Ron has traveled the world for stories covering things in Vietnam and Russia, where he’s gone three times. Ron enjoys history, working in the yard and traveling to visit family in Utah, Idaho, Southern California and Central Oregon. Ron lives in Gold Hill.

Latest posts

  1. Oregon Trails-Highway 140 — December 15, 2014
  2. Oregon Trails-War Heroes — December 8, 2014
  3. Oregon Trails-Trophy Train — December 1, 2014
  4. Oregon Trails: Prohibition — November 25, 2014
  5. Oregon Trails-Crack-in-the-Ground — October 27, 2014

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Oregon Trails: On The Right Track

WHITE CITY, Ore. — For 130 years, the railroad has been the way many Southern Oregon businesses have shipped and received big loads at a low cost and the railroad helped build Camp White, when World War II needed troops trained to fight overseas. The remnant of Camp White has been known for decades as … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Salmon Netting

NEAR GRANTS PASS, Ore. — In just a few months, one of the signs of summer in Southern Oregon will be the opening of salmon season on the Rogue River. For as long as people have lived in this region, the Rogue River has been known as a great place to catch salmon and steelhead. … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Lighting the Way

NEAR GOLD HILL, Ore. — When airplanes began carrying mail and passengers for the first time, navigating up and down the Pacific Coast was a challenge. Flying over high mountains and low valleys called for creative ways to guide those early pilots. Rising from the treetops on Nugget Butte behind Gold Hill is a 50-foot … Continue reading »

Rain Impacting Illinois Valley

NEAR CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — The rain that’s soaking the region is good news for anyone worried about water supplies and wildfire danger later this year. While several inches have come down in the last few days on the west side of the Cascades, most streams in southwest Oregon are containing the runoff. Water gushes down … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Landslide of ‘74

CANYONVILLE, Ore. — As dry as this winter has been, it may be hard to imagine that four decades ago, drenching rains were causing floods and landslides that blocked highways and cut communications in our area. It also brought tragedy, and a massive rescue operation in southern Douglas County. You wouldn’t know it today looking … Continue reading »

Sewage Treatment Plant Clean Up

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The City of Gold Hill is under orders from State Environmental Officials to clean up its sewage treatment operation, and Monday night the City took another step forward to do this. The Council agreed to hire a contractor to complete studies on the City’s waste water collection system. City officials said … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Wants Public Safety Officer

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Seven years after Gold Hill gave up on trying to run its own Police Department, the City is now reaching out to the Jackson County Sheriff’s office for more help. The City has relied on the Sheriff’s office for routine patrol protection and backup, but now it’s asking for a little … Continue reading »

Animal Supporters Petition for Levy

MERLIN, Ore. — Supporters of improved animal control in Josephine County are asking the public to support a ballot measure in May that would ensure animal control services for the next three years. Petition signature gatherers are working now to collect nearly 3,000 signatures to put an eight cent-per-thousand dollar tax levy on the ballot. … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Crater Lake Crashes

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — Crater Lake in Southern Oregon is unlike any other national park in the country, and it’s the nation’s deepest lake. For more than 150 years it has attracted the curious and adventurous, but it also has attracted some people who never returned. Clear skies and barely a whisper of breeze makes … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Flood of ’64

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The dry weather facing Southern Oregon and Northern California all year is in stark contrast to a half century ago when our region was suffering some of the worst floods in history. It’s the flooding that set new standards for land use planning in Jackson and Josephine Counties, and the construction … Continue reading »

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