Rogue Valley SMART Program Gets Books

MEDFORD, Ore. — Some at-risk kids in the Rogue Valley will have the opportunity to take home some new books. Newswatch 12, ABC, and First Book recognized the SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) program and awarded 2500 books to the organization through the Be Inspired Campaign. The program consists of over 700 volunteers dedicating time once … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Rain Shadows

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST Why doesn’t Southern Oregon get a lot of snow? Torie White Washington Elementary The Rogue Valley, and Medford specifically, sits at a low elevation amongst many mountains. The mountains act as a shield, and play a huge role on the type of weather that moves into the Valley. In most cases, this … Continue reading »

Washington Elementary Embraces Its Past

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford school is celebrating its history. Washington Elementary School has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The current building on Peach Street was built back in 1931, but the original school was built in another part of Medford in the late 1800’s. Washington Elementary has embraced its history … Continue reading »