The Realities of Recycling

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.– The effort to recycle has gained popularity over the years, but some may still wonder if it is worth it. Rogue Disposal Recycling Coordinator, Denise Barnes, said it is. “Rather than using raw materials to make new products, we are able to bring life from old products back into new products.” Many … Continue reading »

Web Extra: How to Reduce Waste

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.– Recycling experts of Southern Oregon said the costs of recycling are expensive, but they are nothing compared to the costs and impacts of creating new products. Denise Barnes from Rogue Disposal said¬†recycling not only expends the life of our landfills, it allows us to give a new life to something old. But … Continue reading »

Avila Takes 10th at T & F Championships

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It was just a few years ago Eric Avila wasn’t even running competitively. On Saturday, Avila finished 10th overall in the 1,500 meter run at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Sacramento. After a year at Northern Arizona University, Avila took two years off before joining Southern Oregon University’s cross … Continue reading »

Crews Train for Wildfires in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Officials say current fire conditions in southern Oregon aren’t typically seen until late July. Now that fire danger has moved to high, Rogue Valley Task Force 1 continues wildfire training. Red tape marks the path of a simulated fast moving fire in a Grants Pass neighborhood. “We came over, we were … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: The Chetco Effect

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST What is the Chetco Effect, and Why Does it Only Happen in Brookings? If you are a native to Southern Oregon or Northern California, you have probably heard of the Chetco Effect. It is a naturally occurring weather phenomenon that is exclusive to the Brookings Harbor area. It is when warm air … Continue reading »

Baseball’s Enigma: The Pitch Count

A week ago Dylan Fosnacht, a high school senior from Rochester, Wash. threw 194 pitches before being pulled in the 15th inning. His team eventually won 1-0 in 17 innings, but afteward Fosnacht became a national sensation while his coach faced an onslaught of criticism. NewsWatch 12′s Brandon Kamerman spoke with several local coaches and … Continue reading »

Gov. Kitzhaber Declares Drought

SALEM, Ore. — Gov. Kitzhaber declared a drought emergency in Jackson County on Tuesday, according to a press release sent out by the Governor. Jackson County Commissioners requested the emergency declaration this spring, and the State Drought council considered the county’s request by weighing current water conditions, future climate forecasts, and agricultural impacts. “Historic drought … Continue reading »

Election Office Contact Information

Ballots mailed out Friday, May 2, 2014. Ballots must be turned in by Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by 8:00 P.M. If you haven’t received your ballot by Friday May 9, 2014, contact your county elections office with the information below. Jackson County Elections 1101 W Main St # 201 Medford, OR 97501 Phone: (541) 774-6148 … Continue reading »

Hay Producers Already Irrigating

APPLEGATE VALLEY, Ore. — The dry weather that has stretched on for months has impacted hay producers who say they have had to irrigate much sooner than usual. In a normal year, a field can produce three harvests of hay and ranchers irrigate after the first cut. This year, producers say they’re just hopeful to … Continue reading »

SOU’s Avila Gets Centrowitz’s Attention

EUGENE, Ore. – Eric Avila already proved he can compete with the top collegiate runners in the nation when he set the best time in the 5,000 Meter Run at the Stanford Invitational earlier this month. On Saturday, Avila established his presence among the best overall runners in the country. Avila finished 0.33 seconds behind … Continue reading »

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