Pet of the Week: Sierra

Our latest Pet of the Week is Sierra, a German Shepherd mix. Sierra is 11 months old and full of energy! She knows basic commands, is a quick learner and is treat motivated if you’re interested in teaching her more. She is also house trained. Sierra would do best in a home with people around … Continue reading »

Out & About: October 9 – 13, 2014

This weekend is expected to be packed with energy, with parades, music festivals and a place you can let your children run wild. Southern Oregon Music Festival Toes will be tapping, hands clapping and hundreds dancing to the beat of the Southern Oregon Music Festival. You may not recognize the name but this three day … Continue reading »

Moving to Oregon to Die with Dignity

PORTLAND, Ore.– Oregon’s “Right to Die Law” is back in the national spotlight. A woman with terminal cancer came to Oregon to end her life on her terms. She is from California where assisted suicide is a felony. She tells her story in a recent YouTube video, which now has more than three-quarters of a … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails-Walter Phillips

  ASHLAND, Ore.–At a special pre-game ceremony before this year’s Ashland High School homecoming game, senior student Hope Baldrica presented her senior project. It’s a special photo engraved enameled steel plaque honoring the football field’s namesake, Walter A. Phillips. But most people had no idea who Phillips was or what he did. Ashland historian George … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Vimba

Meet Vimba, our NewsWatch 12 Pet of the Week! She is a 3-month old female orange tabby. Which is pretty common. About 85% of orange tabby cats are male. So she is very unique! She, and her three siblings, were found in a carrier, but they are all doing fine and are in need of … Continue reading »

Out & About: October 2-5, 2014

Fall is in full effect in Southern Oregon with a long list of spooky and sweet autumn events. This weekend the hay maze opens near the Jackson County Fair Grounds. This haymazing family-friendly event will run through the month. The maze is created completely out of bales of straw, so an allergy pill might be … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Dividing Perennials

Medford, Ore. — It’s the time of year you should start dividing your spring and summer blooming perennials. OSU Extension Master Gardeners said you should divide plants 4-6 weeks before a hard frost to give the plant time to establish the roots.  You should do this every 3-5 years for most perennials. The Jackson County … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Inducing Labor

Well, it appears this baby is staying put! I guess I can’t blame him – he’s heard his big brother’s toddler temper tantrums – he’s probably a little scared! As my due date approaches (two days away!) I’m thinking more and more about how to naturally induce labor. Some of my co-workers have suggested the … Continue reading »

Coats for Kids Campaign Keeps Kids Warm

MEDFORD, Ore., — Do you have gently-used coats hanging in the closet that are never worn? Kids in Southern Oregon need those coats to keep them warm during the coming cold and wet weather. The cooler temperatures are on their way and NewsWatch12 wants to make sure local children are ready for them.  NewsWatch 12, … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Legacy of Sparrow Clubs

MEDFORD, Ore.–  This year, Sparrow Clubs in Oregon is expanding by adding another director to launch clubs year-round in Central Oregon. The new hire made his way to Southern Oregon for training, but he has already taken flight. The new director, Michael Leeland, told the students at North Medford, “I am here to empower you, … Continue reading »

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