JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — The Josephine County Voters’ pamphlet for the May 20, 2014 Primary Election is officially out and posted to the County Clerk’s website. The last day to register to vote or change your party affiliation for the Primary Election is April 29th. Ballots are scheduled to be mailed to the registered voters of … Continue reading »
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 »
ASHLAND, Ore. — The Ashland Independent Film Festival runs April 3-7 and tickets are now on sale to the general public. We spoke with Wendy Conner of AIFF on NewsWatch 12 This Morning and she gave us some insiders information on what you need to know if you’re planning to attend the festival this year. … Continue reading »
MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Commissioners this morning officially declared Jackson County a local disaster zone and approved a request to declare state of emergency for drought. NewsWatch 12′s reporter in the meeting this morning said Commissioners said this year Southern Oregon has seen the least snow pack ever and the smallest amount of precipitation … Continue reading »
WHITE CITY, Ore. — The VA SORCC will open its doors for business again on Thursday, March 13 after a norovirus outbreak. The outbreak caught VA officials’ attention last Wednesday and they immediately took steps to cancel appointments and close the facility to patients until it was resolved. The facility will continue to take extra … Continue reading »
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — At the Josephine County Fairgrounds Sunday were the BMX bike races. The River City BMX just got a new President, Bill Silva, and he said he is looking to organize future events to benefit the community. “We’re trying to do fundraisers for both the track and for the community, because it … Continue reading »
On Friday morning, Governor John Kitzhaber held a news conference announcing mill improvements in Southern Oregon, including the revival of Rough & Ready Lumber Mill. NewsWatch12′s Justin Bourke explains more in the video above. NewsWatch12 will have more information Tonight in the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts.
WHITE CITY, Ore. — The Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics (SORCC) has notified us that it is experiencing an outbreak of the Norovirus and therefore is restricting access to the SORCC. The illness has a 24-hour incubation period and is contagious 48-72 hours after symptoms have stopped, which is why the SORCC needs to … Continue reading »
EAGLE POINT, Ore. – In 2013, Crater football players Derrick Turituri and RJ Morgan signed letters of intent to play for the University of Arizona. Comets head coach John Beck reflected on the challenges those athletes faced. “The University of Arizona coaches said Northern California and Southern Oregon are the most under-recruited areas in the nation,” Beck said. … Continue reading »
A number of battles for 1st place highlight this week’s Round Ball Wrap, but none of them compared to the battle for the top spot in the Cascade Collegiate Conference. Highlights include Southern Oregon and College of Idaho’s double overtime game, North Medford/Crater, Roseburg/Grants Pass, Klamath Union/Eagle Point, Henley/Phoenix and North Valley/Hidden Valley.