Kids Search for Easter Eggs in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — The weather was perfect Sunday for the Easter egg hunt in Lithia Park. Thousands of little ones met the Easter bunny and searched for some 255 dozen eggs. As NewsWatch 12 photojournalist Dustin Peters shows us, even the ones who didn’t find the golden egg still had a great time.

“The Bachelor” Stars Coming to Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — ABC’s “The Bachelor” stars Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell will be coming to the Rogue Valley on April 26 for a local non-profit fundraiser. Both will be arriving Friday night, for the Valley Wide Dance Party.   The party is being hosted by Tumor Hater, a local non-profit raising money for people with … Continue reading »

I-5 Traffic Slows to 50 mph for 25 Days

PHOENIX, Ore. — Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) analysts say drivers should expect delays on Interstate 5 for the next few weeks. Starting Monday, ODOT will drop travel down to one lane in each direction at exit 24 near Phoenix. This change will allow crews to install a storm water pipe below the highway. It’s … Continue reading »

Local Mom Drops Pounds for Better Life

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A local woman known for her efforts to help make playgrounds more wheelchair accessible in southern Oregon is now taking the time to re-build herself. Over the past year, Mona Pinon, the founder of the Blue Slide Project, has been focusing on making lifestyle changes of her own.  Once morbidly obese, … Continue reading »

Citizens Protest Proposed Pipeline

SHADY COVE, Ore. — On Saturday,  nearly 200 people rallied in Shady Cove to protest a proposed natural gas pipeline. The Jordan Cove Pacific Connector would transport billions of feet of gas obtained through fracking overseas. Protesters shared a number of concerned about the proposed pipeline.  Many are concerned about the effects on wildlife, property … Continue reading »

Shelter Celebrates Adoption Milestone

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregon Humane Society is celebrating 5,000 dog adoptions this weekend through its “Saving Train” program. The shelter saves lives through that program, targeting dogs who are in line to be euthanized at other shelters. Saturday the shelter commemorated the milestone with a party. Also, every dog adopted Saturday left with a … Continue reading »

Early Earth Day and Arbor Day

ASHLAND, Ore. — Thousands celebrated Earth Day early at ScienceWorks in Ashland Saturday. There were 65 exhibits showing visitors different technologies, tips for energy conservation, waste management, habitat restoration and even a cardboard city. One of the event coordinators, Paige Prewett, says the focus of the event was education. “All of the exhibitors are here … Continue reading »

Secretary of the Interior at Crater Lake

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — The US Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, is kicking off National Park Week with a visit to Crater Lake National Park. Secretary Jewell strapped on snowshoes and hit the trails with students and teachers from Eugene’s Network Charter School. She also held an informal question and answer session with students … Continue reading »

Hundreds Show Up for Kiwanis Egg Hunt

MEDFORD, Ore. - The moment the ribbons were cut, kids raced to grab as much candy as they could Saturday at the annual Kiwanis Egg Hunt in Hawthorne Park. Medford Kiwanis members said every year they see about 500 kids show up for the egg hunt in the park. Members are prepared to hand out about 40 pounds … Continue reading »

Governor Signs Basin Agreement

NEAR CHILOQUIN, Ore. – Governor John Kitzhaber and other Oregon and California leaders are gathering this morning for the official signing of the historic Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement. Members include Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, Undersecretary of the Department of Commerce Kathryn Sullivan, California Resources Secretary John Laird, Klamath … Continue reading »

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