Pet of the Week: Jasmine

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s Friday which means it’s time to meet our Pet of the Week on NewsWatch 12 Midday. We spoke to Kristina Lanier with Committed Alliance To Strays, or C.A.T.S., today and she introduced us to Jasmine. Jasmine is a cat looking for a new home, watch the video above to get to … Continue reading »

AIFF Kicks Off Opening Day

ASHLAND, Ore. — Today, NewsWatch 12 This Morning got to speak with Anne Ashbey, Executive Director for the Ashland Independent Film Festival, and hear about all the events and shows planned for this weekend. The Festival opened today at 12 noon at the Varsity Theater in Ashland. The Opening night party will be held at … Continue reading »

AIFF Is Right Around the Corner

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Ashland Independent Film Festival runs April 3-7 and tickets are now on sale to the general public. We spoke with Wendy Conner of AIFF on NewsWatch 12 This Morning and she gave us some insiders information on what you need to know if you’re planning to attend the festival this year. … Continue reading »

Jackson County in State of Emergency

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Commissioners this morning officially declared Jackson County a local disaster zone and approved a request to declare state of emergency for drought. NewsWatch 12’s reporter in the meeting this morning said Commissioners said this year Southern Oregon has seen the least snow pack ever and the smallest amount of precipitation … Continue reading »

ACCESS Senior Fair: Tuesday, March 18

MEDFORD, Ore. — The ACCESS Senior Fair is one of the biggest events in our region for helping seniors get connected with services and products. It’s a one-stop resource for seniors with more than 80 booths providing information on things like healthcare, living facilities, and social service agencies, as well as free eye exams and more. … Continue reading »

Classmates Meet Face-To-Face

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The virtual Charter school Oregon Connections Academy held a meet-and-greet on Friday for its students and family members. There were 25 to 30 students that met at the Central Point Grange, grades K through Eight, who learned about aviation through making paper airplanes. They also had the opportunity to meet their … Continue reading »

Kids Stay off Streets and On Track

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  At the Josephine County Fairgrounds Sunday were the BMX bike races. The River City BMX just got a new President, Bill Silva, and he said he is looking to organize future events to benefit the community. “We’re trying to do fundraisers for both the track and for the community, because it … Continue reading »

Ashland Film Festival a Month Away

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Thirteenth Annual Ashland Independent Film Festival released its complete program today for festival being held in the heart of historic downtown Ashland on April 3-7. Over 7, 500 film fans are expected to stay for five days of world-class independent film at the Varsity Theatre, the Historic Ashland Armory, the Ashland … Continue reading »

Children’s Miracle Network Selects Local

Medford, Ore. —  Children’s Miracle Network’s 2014 Champion Child for Oregon is from our region. Chloe Staten was selected to represent the CMN hospitals program.  The Phoenix High School student is not only a cancer survivor, but has returned to the pediatric department at Rogue Regional Medical Center to encourage other kids. She has also … Continue reading »

Weather-Related Scheduling Changes

MEDFORD, Ore. — Some events throughout the weekend are being canceled due to the poor road conditions. Here’s a running list of event changes (and non-changes), delays, and cancellations. CHANGED: Festival of Trees is open 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Saturday and 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday. The families from Evening of Giving are … Continue reading »

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