Launch Fire Causes Campsite Evacuation

[UPDATE: 6:52p.m.] South Central Oregon Fire Management leaders said fire crews are being pulled off the fire lines because of lighting. They said as soon as the situation becomes safe again, the crews will move back in. Fire Management officials said they don’t expect it to grow too much more at this time. There is … Continue reading »

Crews Battling Reeves Creek Fire

SELMA, Ore. – Crews continued to battle a large wildfire burning near Lake Selmac on Tuesday, but told homeowners to be ready to leave if the situation gets worse. The Reeves Creek Fire was first reported Monday night, and has burned about 230 acres in an area near Reeves Creek Road and Highway 199. No … Continue reading »

First Round of Storms Expected Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A very active weather pattern will settle into the West today. Showers and thunderstorms will develop every afternoon through early next week …at least the way things are looking now. A ridge of high pressure positioned over the Desert Southwest, plus an area of low pressure in the Gulf of Alaska, will … Continue reading »

Reeves Creek Fire Burns Nearly 250 Acres

(UPDATE 7:25 A.M.): Firefighters and bulldozers dug fireline all night on the Reeves Creek Fire, which has burned 200-250 acres of forestland south of Selma (25 miles southwest of Grants Pass in Josephine County). Fireline now encircles 70 percent of the fire’s perimeter. (UPDATE 11:53 P.M.): Fire officials now estimate the fire to be 120 acres … Continue reading »

Medford Rogue Documents Summer

MEDFORD, Ore. –  Ryan Teel is in his second season with the Medford Rogues, which makes him a seasoned veteran by West Coast League standards, but Teel’s contribution to the Rogues extends beyond the baseball field.  Medford Rogues catcher Ryan Teel cares a lot about hits, not just the hits he gets at the plate but … Continue reading »

Smoldering Fire Left Over from Lightning

GOLD HILL, Ore. – The hacking of hand tools and the distant roar of chainsaws can be heard near Gold Hill. A helicopter drops buckets of water as thick plumes of smoke fill the air. For firefighters on the ground, it’s an easy day in the field. “The fire wasn’t really doing a whole lot,” … Continue reading »

C.A.T.S. Receives Global Support

MEDFORD, Ore. – An animal shelter called the Committed Alliance to Strays, better known as “C.A.T.S.,” was on the verge of closing, when a celebrity Facebook share triggered a surge of donations. The managers said it would take thousands of donations to survive. C.A.T.S. has a budget of about $15,000 a month. Back in June, the … Continue reading »

Thunder & Lightning Much of the Week

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A very active week is now underway, beginning with scorching hot temperatures Monday afternoon. Triple digits are expected over West Side Valleys and Northern California today. Morning clouds and fog at the coast will gradually clear into midday. Isolated thunderstorms are possible into this evening east of the Cascades and over Siskiyou … Continue reading »

Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday

MEDFORD, Ore. — Edgar Lupton was born on July 27, 1914. The World War II veteran celebrated his 100th birthday with his family and friends at Welcome Home Adult Foster Care. Newswatch 12 Photojournalist Dustin Peters takes us to the big celebration.

OSU Brothers Continue 1,600-Mile Journey

EAGLE POINT, Ore. -  On July 7, Jeremiah and Isaiah Godby started running. On September 7, they’ll stop, but during those two months the Godby brothers will travel over 1,600 miles crossing 30 Oregon counties. On Sunday the Oregon State students were in Jackson County taking a pit stop at the Butte Creek Mill. Jeremiah and … Continue reading »

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