In the Garden: Composting Large Veggies

Medford, Ore. — If you’re finding some large veggies in your garden, you don’t have to throw them away.  There are plenty of options including composting them. All you need to do is place your giant veggies into a five-gallon bucket and use a flat blade shovel to chop them up.  Then you simply dump … Continue reading »

WEB EXTRA: Home Delivery 911 Call

In this web extra – listen to the entire released portion of Connie Mockry’s 911 call as she delivered her own granddaughter.

Consumer Reports: Laptops for Students

YONKERS, N.J. — As the school year approaches, even the youngest students can expect some keyboard time in the classroom. For first through fifth graders, Consumer Reports says a good choice is a  low-cost Chromebook because they are lightweight laptops that run Google’s Chrome operating system. Parents can set up supervised user accounts that restrict  … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails-Rogue River Valley Railway

  JACKSONVILLE, Ore.– For the first time in more than a hundred years the brass bell on an 1891 Porter steam locomotive is ringing in Jacksonville. The little engine, called by some “the Teapot”, and others the “Peanut Roaster”, was the first engine on the Medford and Jacksonville Railroad… later known as the Rogue River … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Garlic

Medford, Ore. — Garlic is a great addition to any dish and it’s easy to grow yourself.  Now is the time to start thinking about it if you want it in your winter garden. There are two main types of garlic including hardneck and softneck.  There’s also elephant garlic, which is actually a member of … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom:Unhealthy Eating Consequences

This video from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is floating around online. It puts the pressure on parents – you see an overweight man in the ER suffering a heart attack. One of the hospital workers says, “How does this happen?” and then you see it. A life rewind shows us his bad habits going all … Continue reading »

“Tattoo’s” for Prosthetic Limbs

CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. — A veteran is trying to help out others who havesuffered limb losses and need prosthetics by decorating them for free. It’s basically like a tattoo for the prosthetic. The company in Corpus Christi, Texas, called Lonestar Concepts and Design, is a a hydro graphics printing shop. They can cover a surface … Continue reading »

Therapy on Horseback

MEDFORD, Ore. — HOPE Equestrian is a non-profit organization providing therapeutic horseback riding to special needs individuals throughout Southern Oregon. HOPE has been in operation in the Rogue Valley since 1988. For many individuals with disabilities, therapeutic horseback riding allows them opportunities to accomplish things previously considered beyond their capabilities. HOPE offers classes for all … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails-Mystery Headstone

ASHLAND, Ore. - A small marble tombstone carved about 150 years or so ago has been in a corner of Doyle and Betty Hutchinson’s garden for nearly 30 years. It’s inscribed with the name of Dr. David Sisson who was killed by an as-yet un-named assassin in Ashland in the spring of 1858. Not only has … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Kids and Hot Cars

(CONSUMER REPORTS) –  44 children died last year from heat stroke inside cars. One of them was the 9 month old son of Lyn Balfour.  She says a change in routine and an emergency phone call from work led to the unthinkable. She didn’t realize, instead of dropping Bryce off with his babysitter, she’d left … Continue reading »

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