Communities Evaluate Summer Water Usage

MEDFORD, Ore. — After a summer plagued by drought, the Medford Water Commission is taking a first look at summer water usage for this year. The agency says the city used noticeably less water than average, after highlighting drought conditions in notices and newsletters. The commission says it expected the community to use more than … Continue reading »

Electric Car Show in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Electric cars of all different makes and models came together at Scienceworks on Saturday for an electric car show. While most of the cars were commercially manufactured, some were created by amateurs. There were also electric bicycles, and motorcycles set up on display. This is the first car show of its kind … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, September 5th

The 2014 premiere of the Friday Night Blitz features key matchups at all levels. Highlights include Fortuna/North Medford, South Medford/Sunset, Ashland/Klamath Union, South Albany/Eagle Point, Cascade Christian/Henley, Lakeridge/Sheldon and Bandon/Rogue River.

5 Women to live a Year in the Wilderness

ASHLAND, Ore.– Five women are starting a year-long journey to live in the Ashland wilderness for an entire year. The entire process is being filmed for an upcoming documentary. Newswatch 12’s photojournalist Scott Perry explains the film’s purpose and what the women will likely face.  

Gem Show’s Attendance Steadily Growing

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland’s only gem show is wrapping up this weekend, and organizers said overall they have seen steady attendance. More than 450 people attended the southern Oregon mineral and gem show Saturday, and with hundreds more today, organizers said it’s possible they’ll surpass last year’s attendance. The majority of the vendors are local, … Continue reading »

Two Cars Total Loses After Driveway Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. — A car fire was spotted  in a driveway in the 300 block of Oxford Street in Ashland on Wednesday night. The car on fire was spotted by a passer by who tried alert the home owners but they did not come to the door. That person then alerted the neighbors next door and … Continue reading »

“Firewise” Spreads After Oak Knoll Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. — On August 24th 2010, a fire devastated the Oak Knoll neighborhood, and in the end eleven homes were lost. In the time since, homes have been rebuilt and the community is now more prepared. What began as a grass fire on one side of I-5 near exit 14 in Ashland turned into … Continue reading »

Summer Events Bring in Business

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Friday night, the duo Montgomery Gentry performed for thousands at Britt fest. Shops and bars in Jacksonville benefit when the Britt festival is booming. When the smoke blanketed Southern Oregon last year, the crowds and their cash stayed away. The Britt Fesstival in Jacksonville and Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, combined with the growing … Continue reading »

Transient Presence in Downtown Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Many gather in the Ashland Plaza at all times of the day. Some transients say they try to be respectful of the people who work downtown and those passing-by on their way to different destinations in the city. It’s at night though, when the commotion in the plaza starts getting loud. One … Continue reading »

Actor and Activist to Speak About GMOs

ASHLAND, Ore. – Activist Elizabeth Kucinich and Actor Bill Pullman will be speaking at the Bellview Grange in Ashland on Monday, August 25th and will also attend a special screening of the documentary GMO OMG. They will be joining other supporters of the “Yes on 92” campaign. Kucinich is an environmental and food safety activist. She … Continue reading »

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