Golf Course Cleans Up Tree Damage

MEDFORD, Ore. — The wind that ripped through the Rogue Valley uprooted more than ten trees on the Rogue Valley Country Club Golf Course. Grounds crews at the RVCC spent Friday picking up cracked limbs and trunks scattered all over the green. With all of the moisture in the past month, the wind storm completely ripped … Continue reading »

New Snow Brings New Hope for Mt. Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Mount Ashland is putting its heavy equipment to use for the first time in a long while. A wave of recent snowfall is bringing the first sign that there could be a ski season this year. In the last few days the mountain received seven inches of snow at the lodge, about 15 … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete: Lauren Hunter

MEDFORD, Ore. — Lauren Hunter wants to swim in college and continue the only sport she’s ever loved. “I always did the team sports when I was younger, and then just when I started swimming, everything depended on me and the hard work I put in, and I loved seeing the results that were 100% … Continue reading »

Fallen Tree Sends Branches Into Home

MEDFORD, Ore. — Downed trees wreaked havoc on roads, buildings, and infrastructure throughout the Rogue Valley. The damage cut out power to thousands of Southern Oregonians, and left many others with a long list of repairs. One homeowner says and his family nearly lost much more than just property. “I heard a snap and a … Continue reading »

Music Raises Money for Grief Counseling

  ASHLAND, Ore., — It was the toughest loss of her life which opened Cilette Swann’s heart to WinterSpring, a Rogue Valley based grief counseling organization. Cilette and her husband Roman Morykit are the creative forces behind the band Gypsy Soul. Cilette’s father Noel died suddenly 12 years ago. He was the bands biggest supporter … Continue reading »

Eat Juicy With Green Smoothie Recipe

MEDFORD – Ore. – Green drinks are a popular choice for many people trying to keep up a healthy diet. NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor spoke with Petra, the Chief Creative Officer of Green Smoothie Gangster who’s been touring all over the West Coast with her recipes. You can find more recipes from Petra here. Petra has … Continue reading »

Round 2 of Strong Winds & Heavy Rain

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A secondary area of low pressure developed offshore overnight. This system strengthened rapidly bringing very strong winds region-wide. Reports of trees down and other wind damage has been coming in all morning, as well as widespread power outages. Gusts this morning will be near 75 mph along the coast, in the Shasta … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Wind

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Where does wind come from?” Chase, Griffin Creek Elementary Winds are caused by differences in atmospheric pressure.  Areas of high and low pressure form when we have a lot of either warm or cold air in place.  Cold air is related to more stable, sinking air, and therefore is also related to … Continue reading »

Hockey Team Tailored to Special Needs

  MEDFORD Ore., — In hopes of giving his son and other kids a team of their own Shad Bowers spent the past several months organizing, fundraising, and creating the Spartan Junior Special Hockey Team. Bowers’ son Tanner is on the Autism spectrum and had a hard time finding a sport and team which would … Continue reading »

S. Oregon Stars in Budweiser Commercial

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — One of the newest Budweiser commercials features scenes and characters from right here in the Rogue Valley. The commercial was just released online yesterday. It follows five childhood friends, as they reunite for the first time in nearly a decade. The commercial also shows snip-its of downtown Jacksonville, and a bus labeled … Continue reading »

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