2014 Coats for Kids

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, Windemere and a … Continue reading »

Doctor Eases Enterovirus D68 Concerns

Medford, Ore. — There are growing concerns as a rare virus spreads across the country, even sending some children to the hospital.  Enterovirus D68 has been reported in the Midwest, with unconfirmed reports in Idaho.  However, local doctors said it is not reason for panic, saying it is like the common cold. Dr. Barbara Sibley … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails–Hassell Bunks

  ASHLAND, Ore.–From the time the timber industry set down roots in the Northwest, one of the biggest challenges has been how to harvest the monster trees growing on the steep slopes of the Coast and Cascade mountains. More than a hundred years ago, loggers turned to steam power to snake the giant logs prized … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Jasper

Meet Jasper! A golden retriever and Siberian husky mix. Jasper is about a year old and 54 pounds. He is young and active so would do well in a home with children or where he can be walked often or let outside often. He would also do best in a home without cats. After being … Continue reading »

Out & About: Sept. 12-14, 2014

There are several good reasons to get out and about this weekend. Eat Local Week Several restaurants are preparing for this weekend and the rest of the week. It’s the 10th year thrive has put on the event which raises awareness about the benefits to you and your community if you eat locally. There is … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Vision Check

There has been a noticeable change to one of my darlings this week!  Olivia got glasses.  I suspected she needed them about a  year ago, but at the time the optometrist said it was borderline and she may grow out of it.  This September’s appointment was quite different.  We have already noticed what a benefit … Continue reading »

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 »

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