Anchor Mom:Unhealthy Eating Consequences

This video from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is floating around online. It puts the pressure on parents – you see an overweight man in the ER suffering a heart attack. One of the hospital workers says, “How does this happen?” and then you see it. A life rewind shows us his bad habits going all … Continue reading »

Drought-Resistant Gardens Paying Off

ASHLAND, Ore – The Ashland Public Works Department has signed up more than 40 homes in its lawn replacement program, as more homeowners attempt to cut down on water use during the current drought conditions. Ashland launched the program in June and reimburses homeowners who replace their traditional grass lawn with drought-resistant landscaping, including bark … Continue reading »

County Residents Use Online Watch

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Cave Junction may have a small presence of law enforcement, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t eyes and ears watching and listening. “You might out run the police, but you’re not going to out run Facebook,” said Cave Junction resident Tim Duffy. A Facebook page with nearly 4,000 followers is updated … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: What’s in a Name?

I’ll never forget what was likely one of my first fights with my parents. I was only 3 or 4 years old. My memory has me at the top of the staircase, yelling to my mom, “You got to name me, you got to name Brittany (my sister), now it is my turn.” And I was … Continue reading »

Moccasin Hill Fire Now 15% Contained

SPRAGUE RIVER, Ore. — The smoke that filled the sky above Sprague River Monday was mostly gone a day later. Progress on the Moccasin Hill Fire has picked up as more than 400 firefighters are on scene and containment moves to double digits. “Right now, we’re not expecting this fire to turn back on itself … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: “Fun Mom”

I am anything but a fun mom. I can be a mom with scheduled fun – you know, the Children’s festival this weekend, planned cookie making, a Pinterest-inspired craft. The spontaneous fun is harder for me to get it on. The day seems to be filled with errands, nap time and appointments. That is, until … Continue reading »

Fires in Lakeview Increase in Size

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Firefighters have responded nearly 40 fires in the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership area (SCOFMP) since July 1, according to the Management teams most recent press release. The largest is the Saddle Flat fire which was reported at 3:25 p.m., July 3 and has grown to 5.3 acres. It is located at Township 23S … Continue reading »

People Claim Spots Early for Parade

  ASHLAND, Ore. — The Fourth of July parade in Ashland is still a day away, but residents and visitors are already gearing up for the celebration. People have already reserved their spots by either laying down blankets, setting up chairs, taping off, or any combination of the three. People were out on the parade … Continue reading »

Suitcase Murderer in Court Today

GENEVA, Wis. — A former police officer, accused of murdering two women and then hiding them inside suitcases was in court today. Today was the preliminary hearing for Steven Zelich. A detective says the former officer told him he killed the women during rough intercourse and then hid them. One of the women was from … Continue reading »

Team to Launch Keg Rocket

PORTLAND, Ore. — A group of Portland beer lovers have found a unique way to chill their suds. The group, called “Team Numb” is getting ready to launch their first ever, two stage rocket filled with kegs of beer. The team has been building and launching high powered rockets for over 15 years. So far, … Continue reading »

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