Ask the Meteorologist: Average Rainfall

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “What is the average amount of rain in the Rogue Valley?” Abby, 6th Grader at St. Mary’s School When we talk about climate data for the Rogue Valley, we have to use the data for Medford.  That’s because there are no other official reporting stations in the area.  For example, we have … Continue reading »

Farmers Markets Stay Open For Winter

MEDFORD, Ore. — With colder temperatures settling in, many farmers markets close. But, families interested in eating fresh produce through the winter still have options, including farm shares and winter markets through a program called Community Supported Agriculture. Winter Community Supported Agriculture shares come every week or every two weeks and are offered by several … Continue reading »

Rogue Valley Special Needs Hockey League

MEDFORD, Ore. — After a local father took his son to a Southern Oregon Spartans game, his son wanted nothing more than to play. However, Shad Bowers knew it would be difficult to enroll his 7-year-old son who has autism, into a regular league with his condition. So Bowers decided to start his own youth … Continue reading »

Child Sex Trafficking Experts Speak

MEDFORD, Ore. — Sgt. Byron Fassett has been investigating child sex tracking crimes for the Dallas Police Department for more than 20 years. The thing that stands out to him is that the problem doesn’t stand out at all. “It’s a problem that’s designed to blend into society and not to look like anything,” said … Continue reading »

Oregon Schools Buying Local Food

Jackson County, Ore. — Oregon schools are leading the nation in percentage of the food budget spent on local foods. Results from the first ever USDA farm to school census showed that Oregon schools are directing about 24 percent of their food budgets to purchase local food. In the Rogue Valley, several school districts buy … Continue reading »

Local Kids Get “Inspired”

MEDFORD, Ore. — Some kids in the Rogue Valley are taking home new books this week. The “Be Inspired” campaign is giving away more than eight million books to schools across the country. NewsWatch 12’s Kirstin O’Connor spoke with the Area Manager for the local SMART program that helped get several of these books locally. … Continue reading »

Man Arrested in Business Burglary

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man accused of stealing $60,000 worth of tools and equipment from his employer was arrested by Medford Police officers this morning. In March, the Medford Police Department was contacted by a local Electrical Contractor who reported an internal theft. The business reported that its employee, 24-year old Dustin Jackson, had worked … Continue reading »

Allergy Season in Full Swing

MEDFORD, Ore. — The flowers and trees in the Rouge Valley can be easy on the eyes but hard on the sinuses. Allergy sufferer Mike Brown knows all too well as he walked his dog Monday morning. “Never had an allergies. None, absolutely none.  Come here, Boom! It’s like the waters let loose,” said Brown. … Continue reading »

Commissioner Strikes Deal With County

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Airport is about to grow by about two acres. Jackson County Commissioner John Rachor is an experienced pilot and has a hangar on about two acres of land just outside the airport. Since he no longer has a helicopter and only has an airplane, he has no access to the … Continue reading »

Meeting Prepares Public for Cover Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — With options for change around the corner, about 300 Rogue Valley residents filled the Smullin Center with questions and concerns about the upcoming launch of coveroregon.com. “They’re all highly engaged, in their health care and their health insurance and the coverage that that health insurance will bring,” said Cover Oregon Spokesperson Elizabeth … Continue reading »

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