Fire Training for South Medford Seniors

TALENT, Ore. — A group of South Medford High School seniors got a taste of what it is like to be a fire fighter in the Rogue Valley on Sunday. Jackson County Fire District 5 had a group of ten students at their facility in Talent for their their senior project. “They’ve done awesome. These kids are … Continue reading »

AIFF Celebrates Oscar Night Gala

ASHLAND, Ore. — The showing of the Academy Awards marks the official start to the 14th season of the Ashland Independent Film Festival or AIFF. A few hundred people gathered at the Ashland Historic Armory to watch the Oscars on Sunday as part of the AIFF Oscar Night Gala. “We are celebrating the Oscars by having a glitzy … Continue reading »

OSF/BTC: Impacts on Other Theatres

  TALENT, Ore. –The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is kicking off its 2015 season this weekend. To help celebrate the festival’s 80th year, Newswatch 12 has teamed up with OSF to take you Behind the Curtain. Just a few miles down the road from Ashland and the bricks of OSF, is the Camelot Theatre in Talent. Right now, … Continue reading »

West Medford Residents Clean Up Graffiti

MEDFORD, Ore. — Graffiti continues to be a problem in West Medford, and now community members are stepping in to offer solutions. The West Side Beautification Facebook group began about a month ago, and now has about 400 members. People who live in the area have been getting together and either painting over the taggings, … Continue reading »

New FAA Drone Laws Impact Businesses

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Up until now, there have been very little regulations for commercial unmanned aerial systems. Many operators were flying devices without any official laws. Ben Bachman owns Rogue Aerial Productions and has been using his heavy weight quad-copter for business since last May. In that time, he has done real estate photography, … Continue reading »

New Graffiti Taggings in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. —  Medford business and home owners are fed up with  graffiti in their neighborhood on the west side of town. This is an issue police say they continue to deal with frequently. When Nancy Murrish, the owner of Peach Street Market, arrived at her store on Sunday, she noticed a new addition to her … Continue reading »

JCFD 3 Hiring New Fire Fighters

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Jackson County Fire District 3 is looking for a few new firefighters to join its team. This week, about 120 candidates took a written test as part of a multi-stage hiring process. On Friday, the 60 people who passed the test were given another test for physical ability. Candidates had to … Continue reading »

Lotus Rising Admins Support New Gov.

ASHLAND, Ore. — The shift in the Oregon governor’s office has been surprising for some, and now, it is also setting national history. Incoming Governor Kate Brown will become the first openly bisexual governor in the entire country. Brown has been open about being bisexual throughout her political career. It is because of this that many … Continue reading »

Education Impacts From Gov. Resignation

MEDFORD, Ore. — One of Governor Kitzhaber’s greatest priorities during his terms has been education. He has been a powerful voice for high graduation rates and their connection with early education. Just a few weeks ago he made a visit to Kids Unlimited Charter School in Medford, praising them for their efforts in helping underprivileged … Continue reading »

Day One: Rod and Custom Show at Expo

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. —  Hundreds of people made their way to the Jackson County Expo Center in Central point to see about 100 custom cars in the 38th annual Rod and Custom Show. The first day wrapped up at 8 p.m. on Saturday. The show will happen again on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Since … Continue reading »

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