• Summer-Like Temperatures Return

    Summer-Like Temperatures Return

    October 1, 2014

    One more morning of cold temperatures awaits, then highs will be climbing as we head into the weekend. Wednesday morning, we saw lows as cold as the middle to upper 20's east of the Cascades, and while it won't be that cold Thursday morning...

    Parking Lot Expansion Finally Complete

    Parking Lot Expansion Finally Complete

    October 1, 2014

    The Mount Ashland parking lot expansion is finally happening. On Wednesday, paving crews were up bright and early starting the process. They were there for a total of ten hours, but at the end of the day. The parking lot expansion was done.

    Cold Mornings and Warm Afternoons

    Cold Mornings and Warm Afternoons

    October 1, 2014

    With the changing of the seasons, we are seeing a change in the weather patterns that is having a big effect on our diurnal temperature change. The diurnal temperature change is the fluctuation between the low and the high temperature for each day. There are many factors that influence the change.

    Riverside Park Gets a New Playground

    Riverside Park Gets a New Playground

    September 30, 2014

    Part of Riverside Park in Grants Pass will be temporarily closed for playground renovations starting October 1. The Grants Pass Parks and Recreation department is tearing down the old wooden playground, and replacing it with a new $140,000 steel playground.

    Inactive Weather Pattern On the Way

    Inactive Weather Pattern On the Way

    September 30, 2014

    A weak cold front passed overhead last night and allowed for a little cooler air to make its way into our region. With the front, came light showers, and some areas received measurable rain. Notable rainfall totals are 0.30" at Fish Lake and a quarter of an inch in Ashland. This was the last of the

    Coats for Kids Campaign Keeps Kids Warm

    Coats for Kids Campaign Keeps Kids Warm

    September 29, 2014

    The cooler temperatures are on their way and NewsWatch12 wants to make sure local children are ready for them. NewsWatch 12, Windemere and a variety of other businesses are teaming up for the annual Coats For Kids campaign.

    Taking Flight: Legacy of Sparrow Clubs

    Taking Flight: Legacy of Sparrow Clubs

    September 29, 2014

    This year, Sparrow Clubs in Oregon is expanding by adding another director to launch clubs year-round in Central Oregon. The new hire made his way to Southern Oregon for training, but he has already taken flight. The new director, Michael Leeland, told the students at North Medford, "I am here to

    White City Responds To Veteran Concerns

    White City Responds To Veteran Concerns

    September 29, 2014

    The VA Domiciliary's director in White City finally responded to NewsWatch 12's request for an interview Tuesday. Veterans are getting a chance to say what they want about the care they are receiving at the White City Dom.

    Neighbors on High Alert After Burglaries

    Neighbors on High Alert After Burglaries

    September 29, 2014

    Police are on the search for the person responsible for two burglaries on Table Rock Road. The burglaries happened just hours apart and are just blocks away from each other. Medford Police said it already heavily patrols the area, but officers are on even higher alert looking for anything suspicious

    One More Round of Light Showers

    One More Round of Light Showers

    September 29, 2014

    A weak cold front will be swinging onshore throughout the overnight hours tonight. What it will bring with it is another day of cool temperatures and a chance for showers. There showers will be nothing like the downpour a few days ago, but at least a tenth of an inch could fall at the coast and in t

    Web Extra: Helfrich talks Arizona

    Web Extra: Helfrich talks Arizona

    September 28, 2014

    Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich and offensive line coach Steve Greatwood talk after Sunday's practice.

    Web Extra: Lowe, Allen on ‘Zona

    Web Extra: Lowe, Allen on 'Zona

    September 28, 2014

    Oregon wide receivers Keanon Lowe and Devon Allen talk after practice on Saturday, 9/27/14.

    Web Extra: OSU Reacts to Loss to USC

    Web Extra: OSU Reacts to Loss to USC

    September 28, 2014

    Oregon State players discuss their 35-10 loss to USC. Specifically, that they were not able to find a rhythm on offense. Sean Mannion threw for 15 of 32 for 123 yards. On defense, though they started strong, they became worn down and were not able to contain the Trojans.

    A Few Showers Possible By Monday Evening

    A Few Showers Possible By Monday Evening

    September 28, 2014

    Another cold front is approaching the West Coast, but this one is much weaker and does not have nearly the moisture as the system last week. That being said, a few showers are still possible as it approaches the area Monday evening, but don't expect...

    90-Year-Old Man Hits 21st Hole In One

    90-Year-Old Man Hits 21st Hole In One

    September 28, 2014

    Avid golfer Ed Irvine hit his 21st hole in one at Laurel Hills Golf Course Sunday. Irvine is 90-years-old and started golfing 49 years ago.

    Fundraiser Benefits NICU

    Fundraiser Benefits NICU

    September 28, 2014

    A 12-year-old girl is raising money for Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, all to honor her dead grandmother. The award ceremony for the annual Hugs From Heaven golf tournament was held Sunday at Laurel Hills Golf Course.

    Rehab Efforts Underway on Onion Mtn.

    Rehab Efforts Underway on Onion Mtn.

    September 28, 2014

    Activity on the Onion Mountain Fire is winding down, and now the remaining crews are focusing their efforts on rehabilitating the damaged land. It starts with a pile of weed free hay and native grass seed. Natural solutions to help cut back on erosion and heal the burnt land.

    Veterans Feel Silenced After VA Meeting

    Veterans Feel Silenced After VA Meeting

    September 27, 2014

    Veterans are dissatisfied after the White City VA promised an open public forum Friday night, but restricted their ability to speak. Residents at the facility were prevented from talking to media or even home videographers unless they signed a waiver.

    Drying Up (Mostly) for the Weekend

    Drying Up (Mostly) for the Weekend

    September 27, 2014

    After the active pattern that sat over the region throughout the last few days, high pressure is moving in. The digging trough that has been moving onshore will eventually pinch itself off and become a little more zonal (west to east). What this will do is create a low pressure system that will beco

    Friday Night Blitz, September 26th

    Friday Night Blitz, September 26th

    September 27, 2014

    Weed plays its first home game since the Boles fire. South Medford falls to Sheldon, while North Medford and Grants Pass roll. Ashland squeaks by Ridgeview. Crater trounces Eureka. Mazama wins the Canal Bowl.