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deadline is. this weather is also raising concern for wildfires and grassfires. what you can do to make sure new ones don't start this weekend. some people are already concerned about smoke in the air. one company is adressing that concern with a different type of smoke mask. [a11]news open-sot announcer says "watching out for you, this is newswatch 12 this morning" you are taking a live look out at medford. this is from the people's bank on biddle road part of our newswatch 12 weatehr cam network. today is going to be very hot. not the high temperatures we are use to seeing in the bf may. the average temperar says worke have been booked for the next 2 weeks. their busy season usually kicks off at the end of may but these high temperatures are keeping them busy a couple weeks earlier than expected. one technition with 17 years of experience says it's better to act sooner rather than later if you want an a-c unit installed in your home. [a14]ac companies-sotvo "everyone reacts when it starts warming up. they want to make sure that every thing is ready to go for when it really hits hard so this is kind of a reminder of what's going to be to come." hughes says that another important thing to remember is to change your filter in your air conditioning unit. changing it about once a month can keep the air in your home fresher and keep smoke out when fire season . you can head to one of the many lakes southern oregon has to offer. or head to the library to pick out your summer reading books. if you do plan to stay outside remember to stay hydrated. wear light weight, light coloring and loose fitting clothing. do not leave your children or pets in cars. also knows the signs and symptoms of heat related illnesses. [a16]dunsmuir right now-- the parks and rec department doesn't have enough lifeguards to keep the pool open. thursday night the parks and rec board voted to extend the job application period. they need at least six certified lifeguards to open the pool. they want 8 to be safe. the parks and rec department won't know until the end of this month if they can open the pool.major weather headline all inland areas this afternoon. highs will top out around 90 in many of our westside valleys. areas east of the cascades will likely make into the lower 80s. an onshore breeze will cool off the coast into the 60s for the weekend with periods of clouds and fog. tonight: skies will remain mostly clear tonight, inland. the marine layer and clouds will continue to impact the coast again with areas of patchy fog developing by sunday morning. overnight lows will remain fairly mild across the region, only dropping into the upper 40s and lower 50s for areas west of the cascades, while the klamath on the fire watch this morning.... firefighters are working on a national forest. it's about 7 miles southeast of tiller along highway 2-27. smoke may be visible from this fire for the next several days. there's about 45 firefighters, three engines, and bull dozer working on the fire. the douglas forest protective association shared this video of the fire. crews have been able to line the fire. they're now working on cooling hotspots near the fire's edge. [a23]burn piles-vo rural metro fireo fire provided on its facebook page. the fire department says warm and dry weather may have fueled the embers that were hidden in large logs. the department also says that fires that cross property lines may be subject to citation by the oregon department of forestry. [a24]disaster relief bill-vo the u-s houst emergency funding to wine grape growers impacted by wildfire smoke last year. the bill still has to pass the senate and get signed by the president. the main reason this bill keeps failing is because of funding for puerto rico. the legislation that passed includes 600-million dollars in nutrition assistance to puerto rico. democrats and republicans disagree on how much aid the island should receive. democrats argue the g-o-p are trying to shortchange the u-s territory. the president claims puerto rico has already received an ample amount of assistance. a 6-point-7 out of 10. that's slightly up from last year. and it's up more than 13-percent from 2013 with the foundation first started its evaluations. california is just below the national average at 6-point-3. it's preparedness level has increased 10 and a half percent since 2013. the western region of the u.s. tends to score lower on the preparedness index. the foundation says the type of emergencies we experience-- like wildfires -- are likely a factor. so it may be a part of a case of the intensity of the responses. these are complicated regions and large states where coordination is often more difficult the robert wood foundation says the u.s. has improved its emergency preparedness level over the years. it would like the u.s. to get closer to 9 on the index scale. democrats revealed a the golden to celebrate and honor excellence in teaching. the awards were presented at the inn at the commons. there is also an award for the districts support staff as well. the awards are presented annually. the winners were selected from the elementary, middle and high school levels. school marshal's took the rshals are from the grants pass department of public safety. they are highly trained, certified police officers with years of patrol experience. they patrol school undercover to protect visitors, staff and students. the officers says its also a great way to build a relationship with the kids. [a30]cops salute teacher-sotvo ken frownfelter, officer. justin hoy, officer. ken, when i was a kid, we had the police actually come into our school and they talk to us and we were able to remember their names and have a relationship with them. we got to know who they were. 10:21 sec. the officers gave the teachers capes. the idea is to have a hero present another hero with their cape for teacher appreciation week. this weekend art is taking over one of southern oregon's towns. it's a perfect spot if you still have not picked out a gift for mom. [a32]tease one-wipe to vo britt fest plus if you are wanting to go to britt festival this summer. we will tell you when and where you can buy tickets. "here's a live look at ashland from the oregon shakespeare festival. watching out for you, this is newswatch 12 this morning." announcer says "watching out for you, this is newswatch 12 this morning" today is the start of the from this will happen all weekend... and over 120 artists will be there... along with live performances and demonstrations. it starts 10 and ends at five... tomorow it starts at 11 and goes until 4. it will be outdoors in vogel plaza, the lithia commons, and in the blocks around them. t of the 2nd annual mother's day weekend, southern oregon regional tree climbing competition. it will be held at lithia park in ashland. it will start at 8 in the morning with the prelims. at 4 starts the master challenge. and awards wrap up the competition at 6 a local boutique -- is getting a head start on selling masks that filter out the smoke particles. this brand is called "vogmask". one of the owner's of the "vogmask" company says they are different from the usual white n-95 masks you might find at your local hardware store. both of those types of masks filter out the wildfire smoke particles you might breathe in. but the owner wendover brown says they are washable and reusable. and the masks typically last three years according to the manufacturing date. but if you're living in wildfire smoke -- she says they'll only last for one