Opening Day At Mt. Ashland

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — Skiers and snowboarders were able to load the ski lifts for the first time in 20 months. The last time was in April of 2013. “We are open,” said Mt. Ashland General Manager Hiram Towle. Mt. Ashland administrators started the day on Friday with 16 to 24 inches of snow, depending … Continue reading »

A Heart for Fostering: The Process

  GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care.  According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents.  In Josephine County, DHS statistics show 76% of … Continue reading »

A Heart for Fostering: The Parents

  GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care.  According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents. The goal of foster care is always to … Continue reading »

A Heart for Fostering: The Children

GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care.  According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents. “Many families want young children and there is no … Continue reading »

Salvation Army Low On Toy Donations

MEDFORD, Ore. — On Friday, The Salvation Army said it is running low on toy donations for the holidays. Toy distribution is slated for December 19th. Volunteers have bagged toys for about 1,100 children but still have 860 more to serve and they say there are not enough toys left to go around. Toys for … Continue reading »

Music Raises Money for Grief Counseling

  ASHLAND, Ore., — It was the toughest loss of her life which opened Cilette Swann’s heart to WinterSpring, a Rogue Valley based grief counseling organization. Cilette and her husband Roman Morykit are the creative forces behind the band Gypsy Soul. Cilette’s father Noel died suddenly 12 years ago. He was the bands biggest supporter … Continue reading »

Holiday Purchase Promotes Year Round Fun

  CENTRAL POINT, Ore., — This is the third year for Central Point’s Christmas Lights Parade and Celebration. Nearly two dozen floats decked out in thousands of twinkling lights followed a route through downtown ending up outside the Library and City Hall. A Christmas wonderland welcomed guests, complete with free hot cocoa, pictures with Santa, … Continue reading »

Bugs-R-Us Owner Gets Community Help

MEDFORD, Ore. — A local business owner who shares his passion for creepy crawlers, was diagnosed with cancer last month. John Jackson is the founder and owner of Bugs-R-Us in Medford, and has traveled to dozens of locations in the last five years to give presentations about bugs, bats, owls, and more. Many community members … Continue reading »

Holiday Toy & Food Drive Kicks Off

MEDFORD, Ore. — NewsWatch 12 is teaming up with the Salvation Army and Bi-Mart to help families in need this holiday season. The Annual Holiday Food and Toy Drive is now underway.   You can bring any non-perishable food items or toys to any Bi-Mart location. Right now, the Salvation Army says it’s looking for … Continue reading »

2014 Food & Toys Drive

  NewsWatch 12 is teaming up with the Salvation Army and Bi-Mart to help families in need this holiday season. The Annual Holiday Food and Toy Drive is now underway.   You can bring any non-perishable food items or toys to any Bi-Mart location. Right now, the Salvation Army says it’s looking for toys for … Continue reading »

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