Carnival Safety Test Ride

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – This year, organizers promised bigger and better carnival rides at the Jackson County Fair. NewsWatch12′s Kirstin O’Connor jumped into a few of the rides with a camera — to find out how to stay safe when you buckle in!  

In the Garden: How to Grow a Green Thumb

Medford, Ore. – You shouldn’t let the lack of a green thumb keep you out of the garden.  In fact, gardeners say, you can easily grow your own green thumb. OSU Master Gardeners say the first thing you need to do is gain knowledge.  The best way to do that is through reading books, taking the … Continue reading »

Medford Parks’ Summer Concert Series

Medford, Ore. – Once again, Medford Parks and Recreation is back with its Summer Concert Series. This year, the free concert series features some artists you typically have to pay to see.  On Wednesday nights at 7 o’clock the concerts take place at the Bear Creek Park or Pear Blossom Park on 4th and Bartlett Streets. … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Hypertufa

Medford, Ore. — You can use your green thumb for more than just plants, but also to create garden ornaments.  You can make garden ornaments with hypertufa. It’s a fake rock that can be made into stepping stones, garden spheres and leaf castings. You can learn more at a class about how to master hypertufa on … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Gold Stamp Mills

GOLD HILL, Ore.– Gold mining is not what it once was in Southern Oregon, but it’s legacy and tradition still captivate many people’s imagination. A small Jackson County historical group is hoping that an interest in the past could help them in the future. Newswatch 12′s Ron Brown looks at the restoration of a piece … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Baxter

Meet Baxter: He’s a four-month old black, male kitten. He’s really just a cute little guy. He’s like many other kittens, he is pretty active and very friendly. He likes to be petted and played with. Right now he’s been spending a lot of time in the big kitty run room, and gets along with … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: “Fun Mom”

I am anything but a fun mom. I can be a mom with scheduled fun – you know, the Children’s festival this weekend, planned cookie making, a Pinterest-inspired craft. The spontaneous fun is harder for me to get it on. The day seems to be filled with errands, nap time and appointments. That is, until … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Freezer Jam

Medford, Ore. — With summer in full swing, we have a lot of fresh fruits to choose from.  One way to hold on to the delicious fruit is by making homemade jam. OSU Master Gardener De Guy says you don’t have to have a lot of skill or equipment to do this.  She said freezer … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: What to Buy at Costco

YONKERS, Many people often load up on bargains at a warehouse store. In our area, and across the country, Costco is the place to go. It has a great reputation for delivering quality goods at great prices, but as Consumer Reports shows us, there is still the need to shop strategically. Otherwise that oversized shopping … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Concussions vs. Privilege

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Concerns about concussions are leading the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) to issue a new recommendation to it’s doctors.  They say in certain situations it’s ok to breach patient confidentiality. Specifically, in cases of young athletes who have had a head injury. So, doctors could start getting young athletes to sign waivers … Continue reading »

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