Superintendent Files Tort Claim

MEDFORD, Ore. — The superintendent of the Three Rivers School District has filed a tort claim against the school board on grounds of retaliation and harassment. NewsWatch 12 received a copy of the letter notifying the school board of the tort claim from Superintendent Patricia Adams’ attorney. In the letter, Adams’ attorney states the harassment … Continue reading »

Heat Not Impacting Crops Yet

MEDFORD, Ore. — Morris Arthur has been growing blueberries at his Alta Vista Orchard for twenty years. He’s seen cold snaps and heat waves, and said warm temperatures aren’t much of a concern this time of year. “As long as you have plenty of water for irrigation, it doesn’t really effect early on,” said Arthur. … Continue reading »

Final Election Day Preps Underway

MEDFORD, Ore. — As of this afternoon, 16 percent of registered voters in Jackson County had turned in their ballots, and officials expect that number to increase to twenty percent by the end of the day. Tuesday morning, Jackson County Clerk Chris Walker ran a test on the tabulator’s software to make sure the system … Continue reading »

Health Building Expanding to Meet Demand

   MEDFORD, Ore. — Scattered across nine buildings along East Main Street in Medford, the Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services will soon be under one roof. “Just for efficiency, for better use for our staff, better use of their time so they’re not running around so on and so forth, and for … Continue reading »

Historic Bridge Needs One More Grant

APPLEGATE VALLEY, Ore. —  “We’re so happy to see one out here in Oregon getting repaired,” said president of the McKee Bridge Historical Society, Robert Van Heuit as he read comments left by some of the six thousand annual visitors to the McKee Covered Bridge over the Applegate River. The state’s highest, and fourth oldest … Continue reading »

Commons Fills Vacant Retail Spaces

MEDFORD, Ore. — Sounds of construction can be heard at the Commons and after more than a year of being empty, retails spaces are starting to fill up. “We’ve been touting this project as kind of a re- branding and re-energization of downtown, so we really wanted somebody like Starbucks. We kind of set out … Continue reading »

Voter Registration Deadline Nears

MEDFORD, Ore. — Sheriff’s races, commissioners’ elections and gubernatorial primaries are all on this May’s ballot, but if you aren’t registered to vote by Tuesday night, your voice won’t be heard. Oregonians have until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday to register either in person, or online at oregonvotes.gov. Jackson County Clerk Chris Walker said there are currently … Continue reading »

Organic Market for Pets

MEDFORD, Ore. — A new store in Medford is offering a new “green” diet for pets. The First Nature’s Pet store opened in Ashland more than 3 years ago. The new location in Medford is larger, offering more than 30 varieties of organic cat and dog foods. Pet owners can find dog foods without wheat, … Continue reading »

Charter Employee Charged With Theft

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man has been cited and released from the Jackson County Jail after being accused of stealing more than $12,000 worth of jewelry. Robert Spomer is charged with aggravated theft and theft in the first degree. He was employed by Charter Communications at the time of the incident. 87-year-old Lucille Trowbridge says several … Continue reading »

Local Runner Remembers Boston Bombing

MEDFORD, Ore. – Boston Marathon runner Justin Rosas wore jacket the jacket given out at last year’s race Tuesday and said he will never forget April 15th 2013. “It’s actually been more difficult today than I would have guessed on the one year anniversary. I don’t think about it every day, I do think about … Continue reading »

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