Oregon Trails–Sisson Cold Case Murder

ASHLAND, Ore.–A rather simple gravestone now resting on it’s back in Ashland’s Mountain View cemetery is that of Dr. David Sisson. One of the regions first medical doctors, Sisson arrived in Ashland with his recent bride, Celeste, in 1856. He was welcomed to Ashland Mills… that’s what they called it then… by founder Abel Helman. “Abel … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails-Kingsley Field

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–Mothballed fighter jets mounted on pedestals as if in flight are reminders of the decades that Kingsley Field, in Klamath Falls, has been on the frontline of the nation’s defense, or for training of future Air Force and Air National Guard pilots. “From 1954 to 1981 the Air Force was in charge of … Continue reading »

Organizations Fight Summer Hunger

MEDFORD, Ore. — With schools in the Rogue Valley getting closer to summer, local organizations are working to make sure kids are still getting regular meals. In 2013, only about 1 in 10 kids in Jackson County eligible for free lunch during the school year participated in summer meal programs. That information was collected by … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Sparrow Gets Check

MEDFORD, Ore. — As a school year ends, students around Southern Oregon have gone above and beyond to fight for their Sparrows. As North Medford High School’s Sparrow fights for his life, students are delivering a check to help with that fight, but as NewsWatch 12′s Danielle Craig reports, the check is just the beginning … Continue reading »

Rural/Metro Takes Over Grants Pass Rural

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Beginning at midnight on June 1st, the Grants Pass Rural Fire Department was taken over by Rural/Metro Fire Department. The owner of Grants Pass Rural, Linda Miller, says she tried to make upgrades and improvements over the last year to keep up with standards and regulations set for fire agencies. When … Continue reading »

Choosing a Child’s Helmet

Medford, Ore.  - With the weather warming up, it’s the perfect time to go on a bike ride with your family.  Experts are stressing safety first, reminding everyone to wear a helmet. Providence Medford Medical Center officials say only 1 in 5 people wear a helmet.  They say helmets are life-saving. When choosing a helmet, … Continue reading »

Wednesday’s Child “Kenny”

MEDFORD, ORE.- Getting a glimpse of 6 year old Kenny at Medford’s Bear Creek Park isn’t easy. He’s a fast moving target and there is a lot of cover. We did slow him down long enough to find out that he likes animals, especially horses, foxes and cheetahs. When he’s not enjoying animals he spends … Continue reading »

Southern Oregon Red Cross Blood Drives

Jackson County Wednesday, May 7: 12 P.M. to 6 P.M Ashpole Community Center 17 Buchanan, Eagle Point.   Thursday, May 8: 1 P.M. to 6 P.M Calvin Hall, First Presbyterian Church Siskiyou Blvd. and Walker Ave., Ashland   Thursday, May 8: 10 A.M. to 3 P.M Asante Ashland Community Hospital 280 Maple St., Ashland   … Continue reading »

St. Mary’s Awarded Blue Sky Grant

MEDFORD, Ore. — Today is Earth Day, April 22, 2014 and in celebration St. Mary’s School announced it was awarded the Pacific Power Blue Sky Grant worth up to $150,000. The grant will fund purchasing and installing solar panels for an existing solar ready building on campus, according to St. Mary’s. St. Mary’s said the … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Soaring with Support

Ashland, Ore. — Almost exactly a year after discovering a brain tumor, an Ashland Middle School student is getting some extra support.  That support is coming from Alex Shepherd’s own classmates. Ashland Middle School students adopted Alex as their sparrow this month.  Alex said, “It feels like an honor and a blessing to have all … Continue reading »

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