• Amateur Athlete: SOUPA

    Amateur Athlete: SOUPA

    October 23, 2014

    Each week, a diverse group of Southern Oregonians meet at Fichtner Park in Medford. They come from all different backgrounds, but they all enjoy the sport of ultimate frisbee. NewsWatch 12's Brandon Kamerman shows how their passion is inspiring a new generation of players.

    Fri. Starts With Showers, End Mainly Dry

    Fri. Starts With Showers, End Mainly Dry

    October 23, 2014

    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.

    Halloween Craft Ideas

    Halloween Craft Ideas

    October 23, 2014

    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.

    In The Garden: Planting for Spring Color

    In The Garden: Planting for Spring Color

    October 23, 2014

    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 be eaten by goph

    Coats For Kids Final Donation Day

    Coats For Kids Final Donation Day

    October 23, 2014

    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.

    Construction Workers in Short Supply

    Construction Workers in Short Supply

    October 23, 2014

    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.

    Final Days to Donate to Coats for Kids

    Final Days to Donate to Coats for Kids

    October 23, 2014

    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 morning. Coats For Kids 2014 still needs coats sizes 2T to 4T in toddlers and child sizes 5-8.

    Ask the Meteorologist: Hurricanes

    Ask the Meteorologist: Hurricanes

    October 23, 2014

    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 these days that allow us to constantly monitor weather conditions across the globe.

    Rain to Continue Through Today

    Rain to Continue Through Today

    October 23, 2014

    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."

    Ask the Meteorologist: Lightning

    Ask the Meteorologist: Lightning

    October 22, 2014

    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 place is not large.

    Steady Rain, then Scattered Showers

    Steady Rain, then Scattered Showers

    October 22, 2014

    Rain has been falling along the coast throughout the day, but showers arrived later Wednesday evening for Jackson and Josephine Counties. As we go through the overnight hours, this band of rainfall associated with a cold front will gradually shift eastward into the Klamath Basin.

    Law Enforcement Train in Traffic Stops

    Law Enforcement Train in Traffic Stops

    October 22, 2014

    The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training is working with a wide variety of agencies from all over, trying to make traffic stops safer for police in a three day workshop in Southern Oregon.

    Spartans Hockey Team Delivers Coats

    Spartans Hockey Team Delivers Coats

    October 22, 2014

    The Southern Oregon Spartans Hockey team delivered hundreds of coats to NewsWatch 12 Wednesday for the Coats For Kids campaign. 18 players boarded the Spartans team bus Tuesday morning and traveled to Southern Oregon Linen Service in White City to pick up and transport coats to the news station.

    Inches of Rain to Fall the Next 72 Hours

    Inches of Rain to Fall the Next 72 Hours

    October 22, 2014

    Today will mark the beginning of a very wet few days across the Northwest. The first of many fronts will travel south through Southern Oregon tonight. Ahead of the front, light and spotty showers will develop and travel inland. Most of these showers are going to stay light in nature.

    Gutches Invited to NWCA All-Star Classic

    Gutches Invited to NWCA All-Star Classic

    October 21, 2014

    SOU's Brock Gutches is putting together one of the most dominant wrestling careers in NAIA history. He's a three-time national champion, with a 15-9 record against NCAA DI wrestlers. On November 1st, Gutches will get his chance to compete on one of the biggest stages in college wrestling.

    A Wet, Windy Wednesday For Some

    A Wet, Windy Wednesday For Some

    October 21, 2014

    Showers have slowly been creeping towards the coast this evening, and Brookings has seen some light showers already. This is a sign that the next cold front is making its way towards southern Oregon and northern California...

    Baby Bear Cub in Ashland Pharmacy

    Baby Bear Cub in Ashland Pharmacy

    October 21, 2014

    Some Ashland Rite Aid customers saw a rare site when they went to the store on Sunday. A one-month-old, 13 pound bear cub wandered into the store in the afternoon.

    Mt. Ashland Celebrates Next 50 Years

    Mt. Ashland Celebrates Next 50 Years

    October 21, 2014

    Skiers and riders celebrated 50 years of Mt. Ashland, and are hoping for another 50 years to come. The mountain held its anniversary celebration Saturday.

    Jackson County Talks Water Management

    Jackson County Talks Water Management

    October 21, 2014

    Jackson County is looking to the state of Colorado as a model for a sustainable water project called the WISE project. WISE stands for Water for Irrigation, Streams and Economy. Jackson County is currently working on finding funding to bring this project to Southern Oregon.

    Inches of Rain to Fall by Week’s End

    Inches of Rain to Fall by Week's End

    October 21, 2014

    The cold front that came through Monday has pushed off to our east. Skies cleared overnight and this allowed for temperatures to drop this morning. More clouds have moved in and skies will remain partly cloudy today in all locations.