Rogue River Competition Draws Crowd

NEAR GOLD HILL, Ore. — Thrill seekers spent the day rushing through the Powerhouse Rapids on a course designed by Olympic gold medalist, Oliver Fix for the King of the Rogue event Saturday. Hundreds of spectators packed the banks of the river to watch as rafting teams, kayakers and paddle boarders plunged down the water … Continue reading »

New Skate Park in Cave Junction

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Cave Junction Skate Park officially opened in Jubilee Park. The skate park is expected to help the town and citizens by giving kids something to do and keeping them off the streets. The park is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. All different types of wheels are welcome, … Continue reading »

Teens Stranded by Greyhound

MEDFORD, Ore., — Two teens were left stranded in an unfamiliar place by a big name bus company. A pair of Eugene parents says Greyhound left their kids to fend for themselves, after the company overbooked their bus. The situation probably sounds a nightmare all parents have had. Adam and June Kinch say they had … Continue reading »

Residents React to Evacuations

NEAR SAWYERS BAR, Calif. — The July Complex is now nearly 30,000 acres, and it continues to threaten homes, cabins, and even whole communities in Northern California. There are currently several mandatory evacuations notices for the communities of Sawyers Bar, Eddy Gulch, Little North Fork, Idlewild, Mule Bridge, Robinson Flat and Whites Gulch areas. In … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Josephine County Fair

Southern Oregon residents, especially those in Josephine County are kicking up their heels this weekend in celebration of the 100th Josephine County Fair. A centennial for anything is a pretty big deal, and this year’s fair is no exception. In the video above, NewsWatch 12′s Ron Brown takes a look at how the fair grew … Continue reading »

Mop-up Continues on Rogue River Dr. Fire

NEAR SHADY COVE, Ore. –  The mop-up process is continuing on the Rogue River Drive Fire near Shady Cove On Friday, dozens of crews were digging out hot spots.  They are working from outside in, mopping-up 250 feet inside the perimeter.  Fire officials are now calling this fire contained but not controlled. “If we had … Continue reading »

Red Cross Helping Wildfire Victims

MEDFORD, Ore. -   Evacuations are still in place for several communities close to the wildfires in our region. Some families have even returned to property completely destroyed by the fast-moving fires. This has many people in the community asking what they can do to help. NewsWatch 12′s Kirstin O’Connor spoke with the disaster program manager for … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Dudley

Meet Dudley! He’s a five year-old Basset Hound who was found as a stray in Butte Falls. He is very outgoing and loves to go for walks on his leash. Dudley knows plenty of tricks including how to sit, and even shake hands (which is unusual for Basset Hounds!). Any families who may be interested … Continue reading »

A Break From the Storms

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure slipping in from the south keeping the cloud coverage away from the inland locations moving into the weekend. This will give us a chance to dry up from the rains and thunderstorms that passed just a few days ago. We will also experience quite a warming trend into next week. This … Continue reading »

Box To Show Off Truck at JoCo Fair

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Kelsey Box, a Southern Oregon Tuff Truck driver will be racing this weekend at the Josephine County Fair and before the races will be giving an exhibition of her specially designed truck. Box, was paralyzed in a car accident in January 2013, but has continued racing thanks to a specially designed … Continue reading »

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