Coats For Kids Handed Out At Schools

MEDFORD, Ore. –  This year, thousands of coats were collected at nearly 80 locations across Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath counties for NewsWatch 12′s Coats For Kids Campaign. Those coats were then washed, sorted, and bundled. Now they are headed out to local schools. Jackson Elementary administrators work with hundreds of kids and families who rely on … Continue reading »

Clouds Hang Around On Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION On Wednesday, a few showers moved through the area and brought small amounts of rainfall.  It’s all along an old frontal boundary that is drifting back towards the north.  As it does so, showers will taper off Wednesday night, but a few showers are still possible for coastal locations through Wednesday night into … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Cloud Color

 ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Why are clouds white?” Mrs. Schultz’s Class, St. Mary’s School Why are clouds white? Well, it has to do with the kind of light that is reflected through the water droplets that make up the cloud. These droplets are large enough to scatter the light of all seven wavelengths, those being red, … Continue reading »

DWTRVS: Daniel Corbett

MEDFORD, Ore.– Dances are being polished and costumes finalized in preparation of Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars. Several local community members are dedicating many hours to practice for the show that debuts next Saturday. The annul competition benefits local Sparrow clubs every year, helping sick kids who need help. Daniel Corbett said he was … Continue reading »

Josephine Co. Battles Budget Cuts

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — On Wednesday, Josephine County Sheriff, Gil Gilbertson, met with county commissioners to discuss the public safety budget moving forward and how much money could be left over at the end of the fiscal year. Back in June, county commissioners and the sheriff decided to take out $655,000, primarily from a contingency … Continue reading »

Indoor Options for Halloween

MEDFORD, Ore. — With rainy weather in the forecast for Friday, there are other options in the Rogue Valley for families to celebrate Halloween indoors. Below are cities listing different options for planning out your Halloween evening. Medford -The RRRink (1349 Center Dr, Medford, OR 97501): 7: 30 p.m. Halloween Game Night — Southern Oregon … Continue reading »

Intent to Fund Own School Services

EAGLE POINT, Ore.– The Eagle Point School District Board of Directors met Wednesday night to discuss it’s intent to withdraw from the Southern Oregon Educational Service District (SOESD). The deadline to submit notice of intent is fast approaching on Nov. 1. The Grants Pass School District already made this decision, but SOESD Superintendent, Scott Perry, … Continue reading »

Light & Spotty Showers Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A warm front will move north along the I-5 corridor this morning. This will bring light and isolated showers to all areas, mainly throughout the first half of Wednesday. Skies will remain mostly cloudy today and temperatures cool. The next significant front impacting our region will approach the coastal waters Thursday afternoon, … Continue reading »

Showers Isolated For Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday brought one or two showers to the Rogue Valley, but for the coast, we saw measurable rainfall.  Light showers off and on throughout the day added up to about an inch of rain near Brookings, but for inland locations, totals were around one hundredth of an inch.  Rain chances will stick around … Continue reading »

DWTRVS: Kimberly Jostad

MEDFORD, Ore.– Several community members have been practicing for weeks, preparing for the annual “Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars” competition. Now in just about a week and a half , they will lace up their shoes and compete for the “Shining Star Award”; all while raising money for sparrow clubs. Each night until the … Continue reading »

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