Taking Flight: Hope Behind Bars

Grants Pass, Ore. — For the first time ever, Sparrow Clubs is reaching an unlikely group of students.  The students are inmates with the Oregon Youth Authority. A 2-year-old is sharing strength with young men at least six times her age.  Her name is Liliana Maupin and she is Newbridge High School’s sparrow.  She has … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Bear Creek Greenway

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Next week marks the 40th anniversary of the first funding for a public works project that is still under construction in the Rogue Valley, which will eventually connect every town from Ashland to Grants Pass. The Bear Creek Greenway actually began as an idea more than a hundred years ago. As … Continue reading »

Exhibit Takes People Back to the 1960′s

Medford, Ore. — You can soon head back in time, to the 1960′s.  It’s all part of Southern Oregon Historical Society’s new exhibit called “Far Out!” The 1960′s where a time when the culture was changing – from music to politics.  Now you can relive it or learn about it for the first time.  The … Continue reading »

The Good Friday Alaska Quake of 1964

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. — Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of possibly the most destructive earthquakes in U.S. history, and one of the most devastating tsunami’s to ever hit the West Coast. The Good Friday Alaska Quake of 1964 generated a huge wave that pounded the Southern Oregon and Northern California coast, killing more than a … Continue reading »

WEB EXTRA: Comfort Dogs Head to WA

MEDFORD, Ore.,  — A southern California man and his two dogs drove 628 miles Wednesday, stopping in Medford to rest before heading on to Darrington, Washington. Daniel Sievert joined by his dogs, Jake and Emmerson, are on their way to help victims and search teams cope with the trauma of the massive mudslide that wiped out … Continue reading »

Oregon Trials: Golf History

MEDFORD, Ore. — Spring in the Rogue Valley and the golfers are flocking to courses all over the region. For ninety years, the premier course has been the Rogue Valley Country Club and its genesis can be traced back to the turn of the century when a pipe smoking orchardist wannabe, Henry Chandler Egan, landed … Continue reading »

Wildlife Encounters for Spring Break

A cheetah from Wildlife Safari visited Newswatch 12 today. Wildlife Safari officials said spring break is the perfect time to visit, “It’s not so hot yet, so the animals are lower, closer to the road so you’re really going to get a bird’s eye view of the animals.” It also has a lot of new … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Viewmaster

KERBY, Ore. — Who doesn’t remember the Viewmaster? But did you know that that famous toy has its roots in Oregon, particularly Southern Oregon? It all started in 1938 when the president of the sawyer picture postcard company ran into Portland photographer Bill Gruber at the caves. Gruber was taking stereo photos, and they started … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: PS4 Parental Controls

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Sony Playstation 4 is one of the hottest-selling gaming systems. It’s parental controls can restrict content that you might not want your children to  see, like violent games or adult content. But Consumer Reports says you could be surprised by what the PS4′s parental controls allow. You can block kids from … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Expanding Statin Use

DURHAM, N. Ca. — Half of Americans between the ages of 40 and 75 should be on statins, which treat high cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease. That expanded number was calculated by Duke Researchers and published online this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. It means about 12.8 million more u.s. adults should … Continue reading »

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