Summer by Day, Fall by Night

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds remain out of the ENE this morning keeping the smoke out of Central Siskiyou County and just south of Del Norte County. Because winds are northeasterly moreso than easterly, the bulk of the smoke will remain south of the Southern Oregon Coast. A fire weather watch is in effect for the … Continue reading »

Woman Finds Green Substance on Chicken

MEDFORD, Ore. –  After a routine trip to a Medford Safeway store, a Shady Cove woman noticed something strange when she arrived home with her groceries. Stacey Jentzsch found a strange blue-green substance on a chicken breast she had just purchased. Jentzsch filed a complaint with the Medford Safeway, and then with Safeway’s corporate office but … Continue reading »

Text to 911 Not in Oregon, Yet

MEDFORD, Ore. — When you’re in an emergency “talking” on the phone to 911 isn’t always the most convenient. This is why the state of Oregon is considering allowing people to text 911 instead of calling. Right now if you text 911, you will get an immediate response stating you must make a voice call … Continue reading »

Horseback Archery Event in Eagle Point

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — A unique sport will hold its first official competition in the Rogue Valley this weekend. The Rogue Mounted Archers are hosting riders from around the world in the 2014 International Horseback Archery Competition in Eagle Point. The sport combines two challenging skills, riding a horse down a long, narrow course, while … Continue reading »

“Ink Out” Helps People Remove Tattoos

MEDFORD, Ore. — A local community outreach director is teaming up with Valley Immediate Care and offering free or low-cost tattoo removal for those who need it the most, but can’t afford it.  This is part of a new program called “Ink Out.” It allows certain organizations and criminal justice agencies to select qualifying candidates … Continue reading »

Local Experts React to Ray Rice Video

MEDFORD, Ore. — In light of the high profile case involving NFL player Ray Rice, local domestic violence experts helped shed light on the growing nationwide problem. Specialists said Jackson County has some of the highest case loads in the state. The Medford Police Department has a specific program assigned to domestic violence cases. The … Continue reading »

In The Garden: Deadheading Plants

Medford, Ore. — Weeding is one way to clean up your garden and keep it looking clean, but another chore that needs to be done this time of year is deadheading. Deadheading involves removing spent blooms to promote new blossom growth on most perennials. OSU Extension Master Gardener Laurin Parker said the reasons for deadheading … Continue reading »

Schools Target Parent Involvement

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford schools have been in session for about a week, and the new superintendent has put emphasis on children finding their place in school. Dr. Brian Shumate also says every parent should have a place as well. In an open letter to parents from Shumate, he said, “It’s all part of our … Continue reading »

Briefly Cooler & a Break From the Smoke

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thick smoke enveloped most of the area throughout the weekend, and today was no different.  Fortunately, there has been a change in the wind.  A cold front passed through the area Monday evening, which created gusty winds and tried to pop up a few showers and storms with little success.  Tuesday will bring cooler … Continue reading »

Local Response to Enterovirus Outbreak

MEDFORD, Ore. -Public health officials issued warnings about a severe respiratory illness doctors said could be a nationwide outbreak. Officials said hundreds of children across several states are coming down with enterovirus 68. In many cases it starts with common cold symptoms, but then rapidly worsens and forces kids to be hospitalized. “This virus certainly appears … Continue reading »

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