Snow Levels Drop Late Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A warm front is bringing increasing rain and wind to the region this evening with the heaviest rain falling overnight into tomorrow morning ahead of a cold front. While in the warm sector tonight and Thursday morning snow levels will climb to 6,000 to 7,000 feet, so this will mainly be a rain … Continue reading »

Policy Change for Injectable Medicine

MEDFORD, Ore. — Catrina Quintana remembers when her son had his first allergic reaction three years ago. He was eating a treat with almonds his grandfather gave him. “He spit it out really fast and started crying, and we’re like ‘Asher, what’s going on?’” said Quintana. Quintana said her son’s allergy to peanuts and tree … Continue reading »

ODFW Stocking Lakes with Trout

NEAR LOST CREEK LAKE, Ore. — Trout fishing season starts this weekend, and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is getting lakes and reservoirs ready to go. Throughout the month of April, more than 50,000 trout will be released from Cole Rivers Hatchery.  They will be dumped into lakes and reservoirs around southern Oregon. … Continue reading »

Local Kids Get “Inspired”

MEDFORD, Ore. — Some kids in the Rogue Valley are taking home new books this week. The “Be Inspired” campaign is giving away more than eight million books to schools across the country. NewsWatch 12′s Kirstin O’Connor spoke with the Area Manager for the local SMART program that helped get several of these books locally. … Continue reading »

Heavy Rain Moves into Coast Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Rain will continue today across much of the Pacific Northwest. A warm front is due to arrive by late morning bringing moderate to heavy rainfall into early afternoon, by about 1 o’clock, to the coastline. By late afternoon, the front will travel inland bringing moderate to heavy precipitation to the Cascades. Jackson … Continue reading »

Rain and Snow to Continue

WEATHER DISCUSSION Earth Day A slight “break” in precipitation today has created the gap between two sets of storms that has and will be moving in to the region. Last night came the first round with a very strong cold front moving onto the coast. Cooler air was rushed in and allowed for our high … Continue reading »

Rogue Valley SMART Program Gets Books

MEDFORD, Ore. — Some at-risk kids in the rogue valley will have the opportunity to take home some new books. Newswatch 12, ABC, and First Book recognized the SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) program and awarded 2500 books to the organization through the Be Inspired Campaign. The program consists of over 700 volunteers dedicating time once … Continue reading »

Much Cooler Today with Spotty Showers

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Rain and snow came through overnight, wetting the roads and blanketing the higher passes with snow. Anywhere from .10″-1″ of rain fell across the region and a couple inches of snow in the high terrain. The roads near Diamond Lake & Crater Lake are covered in snow and will be slick once … Continue reading »

Trees and Shrubs Affected by Cold Winter

MEDFORD, Ore. — After the colder-than-average temperatures this winter, you may have noticed your trees and plants have had a harder time bouncing back this spring. Temperatures dropped dangerously low for regional plants during December when the plants were in their dormant state. Now, as we move into spring, some plants are not growing or … Continue reading »

Raiders Helped by Coaching Consistency

ASHLAND, Ore. — One of the keys to building a successful football program is consistency. At the NAIA level, that could be tough to find. Coaches come and go quickly as they look to climb the ladder to opportunities at bigger schools. At Southern Oregon, the Raiders have done a good job of finding that … Continue reading »

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