Rayvan Vares

NBC5 News Multimedia Journalist Rayvan Vares was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai'i. He graduated from Southern Oregon University with a degree in Communication. While attending SOU, he studied abroad in Japan. When he’s not reporting, Rayvan enjoys working out, dancing hula, and traveling.  Feel free to email him with story ideas, [email protected]


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MakerFest comes to ScienceWorks Hands-On Musuem

ASHLAND, Ore. — If you want to get out this weekend and are interested in exploring your creativity, consider one of these fairs and festivals in your neighborhood. MakerFest 2019 is taking place on Sunday, September 15th. The festival gives opportunities for people to …

Ukulele lessons bring joy to the Rogue Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. — If you’ve ever wanted to learn ukulele basics, or how to read music, the Jackson County Library is offering free classes to the public. About a dozen ukulele enthusiasts gathered on Sunday for the lesson. “A lot of times people …

Grandma, 92, ziplines for birthday

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A Grants Pass woman is celebrating her birthday with more than just a cake. 92-year-old Florence Behymer took the plunge zip-lining 300 feet above the ground Saturday. Four of her daughters and four of her granddaughters spent the day with …