Amateur Athlete: SOUPA

MEDFORD, Ore. — Tim Kiesling is a senior at Ashland High School. Tim and a couple of schoolmates are working to organize an ultimate frisbee club team, but in the meantime, Tim gets his ultimate fix with SOUPA, the Southern Oregon Ultimate Players’ Association. “There’s a lot of really serious players who have played on … Continue reading »

Fri. Starts With Showers, End Mainly Dry

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday brought yet another day with showers across the area as a slow moving cold front crept eastward.  The highest rainfall totals were along the coast, with up to half an inch in northern California and west side valleys.  We will see the same cold front stall out and recede northwestward Friday morning … Continue reading »

Halloween Craft Ideas

MEDFORD, Ore.– Things are getting spooky and crafty this Halloween. Betty Rodman from Michael’s Craft Store joined Newswatch 12 to explain some alternative Halloween activities, than the usual pumpkin carving. This weekend is also a kids club event where anyone three and older can make their own Halloween treat bag from 10:30 to noon at … Continue reading »

In The Garden: Planting for Spring Color

MEDORD, Ore.– Bulbs are easy to plant and offer surprise color in the spring. A gardener can choose which to plant by when they bloom. Depending on when you plant them, you can have color from late February through May in your garden. Choose by which may be “safest”, as in the least likely to … Continue reading »

Coats For Kids Final Donation Day

MEDFORD, Ore. – Several volunteers from Windermere and other organizations sorted the first coats for the Coats for Kids Campaign. Over the last month, Newswatch 12 has collected thousands of new and gently used kids coats that have been washed, and are ready to head out to the kids. The remainder of the coats that are … Continue reading »

Construction Workers in Short Supply

MEDFORD, Ore. – One of the fastest growing industries in Oregon is running out of employees. Local construction companies say post-recession hiring hasn’t caught up with demand, and is now creating a bottleneck in the industry. A recent survey from the Associated General Contractors of America found that 83% of Oregon construction firms are having … Continue reading »

Final Days to Donate to Coats for Kids

MEDFORD, Ore. – Friday is the last day to drop off donations of new or gently used coats to NewsWatch12′s Coats for Kids 2014 campaign. NewsWatch12′s Kirstin O’Connor collected some of the last minute donations at the Pet Country Grange Co-op in Medford, where one of the nearly 80 barrels was filling up through the … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Hurricanes

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Is it possible for a really small hurricane to be happening and for nobody to know about it?” Marcus, Mae Richardson Love this question Marcus! In this day and age, it would be very unlikely that a hurricane would develop and it would remain unknown. There are many resources available to meteorologists … Continue reading »

Rain to Continue Through Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Rain has been falling since Wednesday  night across Northern California and Southern Oregon. Rain totals have been steep along the coast, exceeding 2″ in many locations as of 8:30am. Across West Side Valleys rain amounts have ranged from less than 0.10″-1.” The higher amounts have been to the north and west …around … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Lightning

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Why does rain not always bring lightning and thunder?” Ainsley, St. Mary’s School The answer to this question lies in the height of the clouds that produce the rain.  When showers move through, they fall from shorter, more shallow clouds.  That means the separation of charges that causes lightning in the first … Continue reading »

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