Three Intentional Fires in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Three more intentional fires were set downtown Medford early Saturday morning. Around 8 a.m. two fires were ignited in an alleyway near the intersection of Franquette and 12th Street. Around that same time smoke was seen coming from another fire about a block away near a warehouse. The alley fires were put … Continue reading »

Soldiers Say Goodbye and Head for Duty

MEDFORD, Ore. — The soldiers and their families have been preparing for months, but now the time has come to say “see you soon.”  They’ll be away for about 11 months. On Sunday two fleets of buses took soldiers from the 186 Infantry to the airport so they could report for duty. Service members said … Continue reading »

Local Food Takes Center Stage

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local food is getting a new look, and new support in Southern Oregon thanks to a partnership among growers and food assistance agencies. The Rogue Valley Grown project is a collaboration between Thrive, ACCESS, and a number of local farmers in the area. The groups are working together to connect more than 17 … Continue reading »

Fatal Crash at Oregon/California Border

NEAR BROOKINGS, Ore. — Oregon State Police are investigating a fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of one man along Highway 101 just north of the Oregon/California border. Police say the crash was first reported around 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, off Highway 101 near milepost 362. Oregon State Police say 29-year-old Joel Ramos … Continue reading »

Springfield Mill Fire Fully Contained

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Thursday’s massive fire is now fully contained, but not before devastation. Crews from eight different jurisdictions worked to put out the fire, but also battled high temperatures winds and low humidity. Then there were the technical difficulties. “The sprinkler system as the building collapsed broke open, so we had open pipes flowing … Continue reading »

Hundreds of Service Members to Deploy

ASHLAND, Ore. — Friday hundreds of service members and their supporters gathered inside the McNeal Pavilion on the Southern Oregon University campus for a mobilization ceremony. Congressman Greg Walden and Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown spoke to the group headed for Afghanistan. This weekend the service members leave for a 60-day training in Texas, … Continue reading »

Heat Impacts Fruits and Vegetables

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The hot weather mixed with severe drought conditions is impacting fruits and vegetables in the Rogue Valley. With the hot sun beating down on crops across southern Oregon, one might think the crops would be dried up, but farmers said with the proper irrigation, some of their crops are even being … Continue reading »

The Realities of Recycling

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.– The effort to recycle has gained popularity over the years, but some may still wonder if it is worth it. Rogue Disposal Recycling Coordinator, Denise Barnes, said it is. “Rather than using raw materials to make new products, we are able to bring life from old products back into new products.” Many … Continue reading »

Web Extra: How to Reduce Waste

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.– Recycling experts of Southern Oregon said the costs of recycling are expensive, but they are nothing compared to the costs and impacts of creating new products. Denise Barnes from Rogue Disposal said recycling not only expends the life of our landfills, it allows us to give a new life to something old. But … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Tokens

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — 150 years ago the United States was in the midst of a Civil War. Some called it the country’s second revolution, and it left permanent changes across the landscape, including the use of tokens. Tokens also changed the way some merchants made change with their customers. In the video above, NewsWatch … Continue reading »

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