Steven Sandberg

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Name: Steven Sandberg
Date registered: May 4, 2012


Steven Sandberg joined NewsWatch 12 in September 2009. A native of the Northwest, Steven grew up in Portland and attended Gonzaga University in Spokane, where he received degrees in journalism and broadcasting. His work has been featured on KHQ, SWX, FSN, and At Gonzaga, he was editor of the Gonzaga Bulletin student newspaper and a reporter for the campus TV station, GUTV. In 2009 he was named GUTV’s Reporter of the Year. In his spare time, Steven enjoys basketball, football and tennis, and playing his guitar. He also harbors a massive love for comic books. Steven is happy to be in the Rogue Valley, where he can report on the great people that make up the community. He welcomes any story ideas you may have.

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Home Video Spots Cougar Near Rural Home

BUTTE FALLS, Ore. — A southern Oregon woman caught an unexpected visitor on her surveillance camera at her home in rural Jackson County. The video posted to Linda Stockton’s Facebook page shows two cougars roaming through her backyard in Butte Falls. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said those big cats are pretty common … Continue reading »

Rural Community Thanks Firefighters

GREENSPRINGS, Ore. – Greensprings Fire Chief Gene Davies described a “chaotic and frightening” situation on July 31st, when his volunteer fire crew found themselves in the path of the rapidly growing Oregon Gulch Fire. “We were in the wrong place, so we repositioned to begin our initial attack on the fire, and the wind shifted … Continue reading »

Council Mulls Rules on Electronic Signs

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford city leaders are taking a close look at electronic signs that some claim can distract drivers. The city adopted rules last year about how long images can be shown on electronic signs near roads. But some council members have received more complaints about spinning text or videos that can distract drivers. … Continue reading »

Long Fire Season Prompts New Hires

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Dry conditions across Oregon could mean that the severe fire season sticks around through September, and private firefighting companies may need to bring on more crews to stay out on the lines. Grayback Forestry is hiring more employees to replace college students who will soon be leaving for school. Grayback says … Continue reading »

Fire Lines Holding on Gulch Fire

GREENSPRINGS, Ore. – Fire crews have continued to make great progress against the Oregon Gulch Fire, and said fire lines have held up against erratic winds. The fire has burned 35,093 acres, and is 50 percent contained. Fire crews said unstable weather in the area overnight Thursday raised concerns about the fire expanding. But the … Continue reading »

Fire Camp Stays Busy at Gulch Fire

GREENSPRINGS, Ore. — Even though the Oregon Gulch Fire has slowed, life at the fire camp will get busier over the next few days. Officials said there will be about 1,300 firefighters and other staff members camped at Howard Prairie Lake by Thursday. They said things will likely stay at those levels until the fire … Continue reading »

Governor Tours Oregon Gulch Fire

NEAR THE GREEN SPRINGS, Ore. – Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber toured the fire camp at Howard Prairie Lake and praised firefighters who have continued to gain ground on the Oregon Gulch Fire. “It’s important for me to just show the support for the hard working men and women who are actually doing the job here … Continue reading »

Fire Camp Set Up at Howard Prairie Lake

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. – Howard Prairie Lake Resort was transformed into an incident command center and fire camp Monday, as crews positioned themselves closer to the Oregon Gulch Fire burning outside Ashland. More than 1,000 firefighters and support staff are expected to be camped there by Tuesday. Previously, the fire camp had been set up … Continue reading »

Unique Behavior Pushing Gulch Fire

GREENSPRINGS, Ore. — In the past 24 hours, the Oregon Gulch Fire has continued to jump in size. Part of the reason for that fast growth is because of rugged terrain, plenty of fire fuel, and changing winds. The area where the fire is burning near the Greensprings has lots of dry fire fuel, including … Continue reading »

Gulch Fire Impacts Community

GREENSPRINGS, Ore. – Crews battling the Oregon Gulch Fire have kept close contact with people living and working along Highway 66, to keep them safe and calm concerns. When the fire was first reported Thursday night, fire crews quickly got in contact with the Box R Ranch, which was hosting a children’s camping trip by … Continue reading »

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