• OSF: Behind the Curtain – Opening Night

    OSF: Behind the Curtain - Opening Night

    February 27, 2015

    The very first official show of the 2015 season is "Much Ado About Nothing." The Shakespearean comedy was sold out as of Friday afternoon, as was "Pericles" and "Guys and Dolls." The world premiere of "Fingersmith" on Sunday had only four remaining seats.

    Rain & Snow Wind Down Saturday Afternoon

    Rain & Snow Wind Down Saturday Afternoon

    February 27, 2015

    We saw intermittent rain and snow showers both ahead of and behind a cold front that passed Friday morning. New snowfall amounts have been between 3 and 4 inches, with more expected through the overnight hours.

    Girls Rock! Saturday Grants Pass Event

    Girls Rock! Saturday Grants Pass Event

    February 27, 2015

    The 7th annual Girls Rock! will be held at Grants Pass High School on Saturday, Feb 28th from 8:30 - 3:00. NewsWatch12's Kirstin O'Connor spoke with an organizer about the free event for girls ages 9 - 13.

    The Dress Debacle

    The Dress Debacle

    February 27, 2015

    A photo of a dress started circulating online Thursday evening that has people questioning their eyesight! NewsWatch12 asked viewers to weigh in on what colors they see, blue and black, or white and gold. Some of the responses were aired live on NewsWatch12 Midday.

    Pet of the Week: Saturn

    Pet of the Week: Saturn

    February 27, 2015

    It Friday and that means it's time to meet our Pet of the Week! This week’s pet is Saturn, a five month-old brown tabby cat. Saturn is fun and playful and loves to cuddle. When she's happy, she turns into a purr machine!

    OSF: Behind the Curtain – Backstage Tour

    OSF: Behind the Curtain - Backstage Tour

    February 27, 2015

    Backstage tours begin in early March. The tours allow visitors to learn the history of OSF as well as see the theaters outside of a live performance and learn about the people who manage to pull off the shows night after night.

    Light Rain and Snow Today

    Light Rain and Snow Today

    February 27, 2015

    A weak cold front will has been pushing through the area today allowing for showers to pick up across the region. Snow levels started low, near about 5,000' and will be lowering dramatically through Saturday. Levels will bottom out near 4,500' for the Cascades, 3,500' for the Siskiyous, and 3,400' f

    Amateur Athlete: OSF

    Amateur Athlete: OSF

    February 26, 2015

    Sports and theater can seem like two different worlds that rarely intersect, but the physical demands at a theater company like the Oregon Shakespeare Festival are intense. To continue our look Behind the Curtain, NewsWatch 12's Brandon Kamerman highlights the athletes of OSF.

    Ask the Meteorologist: Chetco Effect

    Ask the Meteorologist: Chetco Effect

    February 26, 2015

    When we sit in high pressure patterns for weeks on end, a very unique, but significant weather pattern sets up at the coast. "The Chetco Effect" will make the temperature at Brookings rise anywhere from 5-25 degrees warmer than areas only a few miles away.

    Rain and Snow Back in the Forecast

    Rain and Snow Back in the Forecast

    February 26, 2015

    After weeks of dry, sunny, and warm weather, we get a small relief. Rain and snow will return to the forecast for this weekend. High pressure out in the middle Pacific will allow for a series of moisture waves to slide down the "right arm," into our area. The last few months, this high pressure bloc

    SOU Wins Double OT Thriller Over NCU

    SOU Wins Double OT Thriller Over NCU

    February 25, 2015

    The SOU men's basketball team survived a double overtime game against Northwest Christian, winning 98-92 in the opening round of the Cascade Conference Tournament. Check out the highlights and post game reaction here.

    Parents Say Son Was Shamed for Tardiness

    Parents Say Son Was Shamed for Tardiness

    February 25, 2015

    The Grants Pass School District Office received dozens of calls, Wednesday, from parents concerned about bullying. The mother and father of a 6-year-old boy said their son is being shamed and punished in front of his peers for something that is completely out of his control.

    OSF: Behind the Curtain – Hamfist Band

    OSF: Behind the Curtain - Hamfist Band

    February 25, 2015

    Staff members from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival are looking forward to spring and summer performances in a band they created seven years ago. The band is called Hamfist and performs locally to help support nonprofits in the area.

    OSF: Behind the Curtain – SOU Trainees

    OSF: Behind the Curtain - SOU Trainees

    February 25, 2015

    This year, the largest amount of Southern Oregon University performance students will appear in OSF shows for the 80th season. The OSF Acting Company Trainee Program gives students the opportunity to participate in shows alongside experienced performers and directors.

    Ask the Meteorologist: Rex Block

    Ask the Meteorologist: Rex Block

    February 25, 2015

    Today in Ask the Meteorologist we are talking about ridges of high pressure that block the movement of storm systems. While high pressure typically diverts storm systems by nature, there are specific types of blocking patterns that...

    A Bit of Rain & Snow on the Way

    A Bit of Rain & Snow on the Way

    February 25, 2015

    A few high clouds moving through today signaled a change that's on the way. We'll see a storm system drift southward over the next 24 hours, bringing a round of showers to the valleys and a few inches of snow to the mountains.

    Valley Rain & Mtn. Snow for End of Week

    Valley Rain & Mtn. Snow for End of Week

    February 25, 2015

    One final day of quiet weather with sunshine is upon us. Temperatures are starting off chilly again, but the warm up will be large throughout the day ..and the afternoon mild. High clouds will move in from the north and west today, ahead of a front that will move inland for the end of the week.

    Grizzlies Top Eagles in Game of the Week

    Grizzlies Top Eagles in Game of the Week

    February 24, 2015

    The Ashland boys beat Eagle Point in our final Round Ball Wrap Game of the Week of 2014.

    One More Sunny & Quiet Day

    One More Sunny & Quiet Day

    February 24, 2015

    Wednesday morning, temperatures will still be chilly, but not quite as cold as what we saw Tuesday morning. Lows were in the lower teens in the Klamath Basin and middle 20's for the Rogue Valley, and just as cold in northern California.

    Oregon Legislation Calls For Drone Ban

    Oregon Legislation Calls For Drone Ban

    February 24, 2015

    Oregon lawmakers are debating a house bill that would ban the use of drones for hunting and fishing, as well as tracking or harassing wildlife. Drones are popular in recreation, real estate, fire suppression and in some places hunting.