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 »

AnchorMom: Fighting Eczema

My family is very lucky – we have few health issues.  But one we struggle with pretty regularly is atopic dermatitis. My son had “the worst case” our pediatrician had ever seen when he was about 1 month old.  Since then, thanks to a steady diet of allergy medicine and pain reliever, and enough steroid … Continue reading »

Golf Tournament to Battle Breast Cancer

Medford, Ore. — This weekend you can tee it up to battle breast cancer.  It’s all part of the Tee It Up to Battle Breast Cancer Golf Tournament. The proceeds will go to the Providence Assistance Program.  The program helps pay for mammograms and other screenings for women. The event is happening at the Rogue Valley … Continue reading »

Asante Employees Raise Money For Family

MEDFORD, Ore. – Alex Shepherd has wanted to go on a Caribbean cruise his whole life. 13-year-old Shepherd was first diagnosed with a brain tumor when he was 11, and beat the tumor the first time around. Recent scans showed that the tumor is back, and this time, it is inoperable. So his family decided that no … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Mulch

Medford, Ore. — If you want to retain water and maintain plant health in your garden, you may want to turn to mulch. There are several types of mulch and each has its own benefit.  Certain types benefit nutrients, others fight pests and others help with water retention. There are several types of organic mulches … Continue reading »

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