Wildfire Smoke Visible in Rogue Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. — According to BLM officials, the plumes of smoke visible in the Rogue Valley today are coming from the Happy Camp Complex and the 790 Fire, which has been very active today. The Happy Camp Complex is burning between Happy Camp and Ft. Jones in Northern California. The 790 Fire is burning between … Continue reading »

Rain Impacting Illinois Valley

NEAR CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — The rain that’s soaking the region is good news for anyone worried about water supplies and wildfire danger later this year. While several inches have come down in the last few days on the west side of the Cascades, most streams in southwest Oregon are containing the runoff. Water gushes down … Continue reading »

Public Works Watching Water Levels

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Public works employees in areas with flood risks are getting ready for rain and rising river levels. They say the dry weather leading up to these storms has helped them prepare. The Josephine County Public Works Supervisor says employees have been out clearing downed tree limbs and clearing culverts in recent … Continue reading »

Farmers Keeping Calm in Face of Drought

TALENT, Ore. — Drought-like conditions continue throughout the state of Oregon, and some farmers say they are starting to grow concerned, but they are not ready to declare a disaster quite yet. Only a little over half of an inch of rain has fallen in the Rogue Valley this year, but farmers are remaining optimistic. … Continue reading »

iGrant Finalists Vying for $150,000

MEDFORD, Ore. — Rogue Valley Microdevices is one step closer to finding a new contract start-up company. RVM and the Sustainable Valley Technology Group are hosting a grant program called iGrant. The winner of the grant will receive $150,000 in services and resources along with a lab from RVM to help get their start-up company … Continue reading »

Locals Buying Tickets for Powerball

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — There was no winner of the Powerball jackpot drawing Wednesday evening, and now the prize for matching all of the winning numbers is projected to top $600 million. Rogue Valley residents were already buying tickets for Saturday’s drawing. Store officials at Ray’s Food Place in Jacksonville say their store in particular sees … Continue reading »

Providence Discusses Epic Switch

MEDFORD, Ore. — Providence Medford Medical Center made the switch to “EPIC” electronic health records over the weekend, which means all three major hospitals in the Rogue Valley use the same system. Clinics within the Providence health system made the switch to “EPIC” last fall, and now the transition is complete in the Rogue Valley … Continue reading »

Drug Use Shifting In Rogue Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement Team arrested a woman in Talent on Wednesday and found methamphetamine and supplies used to sell the drug. Police say the methamphetamine was not made in the Rogue Valley and was likely imported from Mexico. Police say while use of meth has plateaued over the … Continue reading »

DWTRVS: Erin Maxson

MEDFORD, Ore. — There is only one day left before 12 local personalities take the stage for the Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars competition. In this final segment, we introduce you to someone you see a lot right here on NewsWatch 12: Erin Maxson. Besides anchoring NewsWatch 12 at 11 every weeknight, Erin also … Continue reading »

DWTRVS: Chris Leone

MEDFORD, Ore. — The time is ticking down, with just two days until Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars and its time for this year’s contestants to put the finishing touches on their routines. One of the competitors is our very own sports anchor, Chris Leone. Chris made the journey to the West Coast two … Continue reading »

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