Anchor Mom: Preparing for Baby #2

I’m ready. Well, as ready as you can be with a baby on the way. Yesterday I spent my day off packing my hospital bag (yes, three weeks later than suggested), put together a big brother kit for my son, wrote down the 24 hour schedule for my son, packed his overnight bag and wrote a … 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 »

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 »

Sugar Consumption Adds Up

Medford, Ore. — Our country is dealing with an expanding waistline and one reason may be because of our sugar-heavy diets. A 3″ cookie has 4.5 grams or 1 teaspoon of sugar in it.  Clinical Dietitian Sherri Sexton with Rogue Regional Medical Center said that would take a  15 min walk to work off. A … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails-Railroad Trestles

NEAR KENO, Ore.–Like ghosts from the past, timbers from an 80-year-old railroad trestle stand amid a grove of fir trees along the old Weyerhauser “100″ logging railroad near Keno. The rail line was abandoned about 50 years ago in favor of trucks, and this is the lone reminder of what it took to cross the … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Timber Tressels

NEAR KENO, Ore. — For nearly a hundred years, getting timber out of the woods in the northwest has required some heavy lifting and for decades, that meant trains. But it also meant out-of-the-box engineering to get the trains across the creeks and canyons to where the timber is. In the video above, Oregon Trails, … Continue reading »

Whipping Childhood Cancer

Medford, Ore. — On the heels of the wildly successful ALS Ice Bucket Challenge a local childhood cancer non-profit is hoping to benefit in a similar way.  The Ethan Jostad Foundation is taking part in a new social media challenge. It’s part of the Whipping Childhood Cancer Challenge.  Participants are taking whipped cream to the … Continue reading »

Nut-Free Schools: Part II

MEDFORD, Ore. – The first week of school can be nerve-racking for students, but it can also create panic for parents. “Play dates, or birthday parties make me really nervous,” said Medford mother, Megan Kirkpatrick. That’s a normal feeling for most parents who allow friends to supervise their kids. But some parents worry less about how kids behave, and more about … Continue reading »

Out & About: Sept. 4 – 7, 2014

Hunter Auction You could be the proud owner of artifacts from around the world, or even an elephant, grizzly bear, or polar bear, because the estate auction of local Hunter Arthur B. Dubs is this weekend. The items will be up for preview at the Jackson County Expo this Friday, then the auction takes place … Continue reading »

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