Local Victims Break the Cycle of Abuse

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jessica Martinez flips through hangers of shirts at Jessica’s Closet, inside Medford’s Maslow Project. Whether it’s a shirt or a place to live, she says she wants to seek out all the help she can get. She says she’s getting back on her feet after years of abuse from her caretaker growing … Continue reading »

Shed Explosion Under Investigation

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Fire District 3 is investigating an explosive house fire in Gold Hill that residents say may be drug-related. The fire started around 4:00 Friday morning in a shed behind a home that firefighters say was inhabited by squatters. Construction workers repairing the home say the inside is littered with used needles. … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Surviving Child Abuse

MEDFORD, Ore. – Two years after surviving child abuse as an infant, a Medford boy will soon be adopted out as a sparrow. Sparrow Clubs is preparing to adopt Hayden Dolmage as a sparrow.  The now two-year-old has cerebral palsy.  He deals with daily seizures.  He can’t walk, crawl or even sit. What he is … Continue reading »

Pets of the Week: Seus and Monique

PETS OF THE WEEK It’s Friday, and that means it’s time to meet our Pets of the Week! This week we have Seus and Monique. These are two very special kittens because they  were born with a genetic disorder, missing 80% of their eyelids. Southern Oregon’s only certified veterinary ophthalmologist performed surgery on the two … Continue reading »

Spring Brings Active Weather With It

WEATHER DISCUSSION Vernal Equinox — The First Day of Spring Our two-day high pressure ridge is breaking down and allowing for clouds to move in from the west. A cold front is moving towards the west coast and bringing showers with it. Rain will start falling shortly but will pick up intensity in the afternoon, and … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete: Holly Hulce

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — At the Higs Gym Ninja Challenge last July, Peter, Steven and Holly Hulce all finished in the top three overall. In addition to excelling in the obstacle courses, the Hulces also practice and coach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. “They really do a good job of encouraging each other and especially for Holly, … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Turbulence

  The fear of flying, or “aviophobia,” is shared by many people. One of the biggest causes of this fear is turbulence. Turbulence in an airplane can be discomforting for some, but downright scary for others. There are many ways that turbulence is caused, and clouds are definitely one of them! Before we get into … Continue reading »

Alex Young Talks NCAA Tourney

PHOENIX, Ore. — Alex Young was recruited out of Phoenix High School to UC Irvine, a Division I school in Southern California with not much basketball tradition, but the Anteaters are quickly becoming a strong mid-major program. Since Young joined UC Irvine in 2012, the Anteaters have improved each year. Last Saturday, UC Irvine qualified … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Water Year

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “My question has to do with the water year.” Randy Miltier, Phoenix, OR The water year s is a different time frame for  measuring the annual precipitation, instead of using the calendar year.  Our water year begins on October 1 and runs through September 30 of the following year.  They are named for … Continue reading »

Forming Plan for Air Emergency Response

GRANTS PASS, Ore.– The Josephine County Board of Commissioners is looking at ways to map out and allocate air ambulance resources. Commissioners met Tuesday night to talk about response options between Oregon Lifeguard and Mercy Flights for emergency situations in Josephine County. The plan for mapping is based on emergency responses with the closest aircraft … Continue reading »

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