Pear Blossom Festival Breaks Records

MEDFORD, Ore. — The 61st annual Pear Blossom Festival is being deemed a success.  Festival directors said this year they had more vendors and visitors than ever before. The parade brought in roughly 30,000 people, and anywhere between 15,000 to 18,000 festival goers visited the street fair. More than 100 vendors set up their booths … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Too Early for Tomatoes

MEDFORD, Ore. — Even though tomato plants are for sale in stores right now, experts say it’s too early for planting. There will likely be freezing temperatures overnight through the end of May and those nights can ruin certain warm-weather plants. The Oregon State University Extension’s Master Gardener Jane Moyer explains in this week’s, “In … Continue reading »

Pear Blossom 10 Mile Runners Take Off

MEDFORD, Ore. - One of the highlights to every year’s Pear Blossom Festival is the 10 mile run! NewsWatch 12′s Chris Leone takes us live to the start of the race in Downtown Medford.

Couple Weds in Hospital in Medford

MEDFORD, OR. — After a life-threatening stroke, 88-year-old Mary Hedge of Yreka, California was not sure if she would ever be able to tie the knot with her sweetheart. On Thursday, she did just that. Hedge has been at Providence Medical Center since her stroke 6 weeks ago, and Steve Tarnay was by her side … Continue reading »

Suicide Prevention Training Wraps Up

MEDFORD, Ore. — On Saturdays, you can find Tyrone McDonald at the Life Track studio in Medford helping kids express what they’re feeling by using art. “Wrap around services are the best services, so  that’s what we’re trying to do here is give kids an  outlet for them to come and express their feelings  in … Continue reading »

Pleasant for Pear Blossom

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure will continue to usher in sunny, warm and dry conditions all weekend long! Offshore flow will return to the coast on Sunday and expect very warm temperatures along the Chetco River and in Gold Beach and Brookings. If you’re headed to the Pear Blossom Festival or anything fun outdoors make sure … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week – Beatrice

MEDFORD, Ore.–Beatrice is our NewsWatch 12 Pet of the Week! She is a pit-bull mix that is a little older than a year old. She is very friendly and laid-back, as you tell from the video she sits on command and loves to stretch out! She would fit well in a family that will give … Continue reading »

Lunar Eclipse Overnight Monday

WEATHER NEWS Starting late Monday night into early Tuesday morning, the Western Hemisphere will get a magnificent show. The moon will pass through the Earth’s umbra (shadow). This is called a Lunar Eclipse (sometimes referred to as a “Blood Moon”). When the eclipse begins, the moon will begin to darken slightly as it starts to … Continue reading »

Beautiful for the Pear Blossom Fest

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure is still parked over the area promoting sunny skies and warm afternoon temperatures. The good news is this trend will stick around for the Pear Blossom Festival tomorrow. We will start off the morning in the mid 40s so a light jacket will be needed. However, when the sun comes up, … Continue reading »

Eagle Scout Surprised with Combat Flag

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — For 17-year-old Bryce Thornton, getting another award certificate is nothing new. Thornton is only a high school senior but he has already made his mark on the world. The honor roll student has participated in 4H for nearly 10 years, traveled all over Europe as a student ambassador, and dedicated over … Continue reading »

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