• Oregon Trails: 6th Street

    Oregon Trails: 6th Street

    April 18, 2014

    From the high hills above downtown Klamath Falls, the view down 6th Street to the railroad viaduct overpass and beyond is spectacular. It's also unusual for a town in Southern Oregon. What we see today is nothing like the first little road that bounced over the railroad tracks.

    Overall Sunny for Easter Weekend

    Overall Sunny for Easter Weekend

    April 18, 2014

    High pressure has built itself into the area allowing for sunny skies and limited cloud coverage to be the story for the weekend. A weak cold front will approach the coast on Saturday morning. This front will break down as it approaches due to the high pressure already in place.

    Beef Prices Pressure Local Restaurants

    Beef Prices Pressure Local Restaurants

    April 18, 2014

    Restaurants in Southern Oregon are reeling from rising food prices, and nothing is rising faster than beef. Local butchers say beef prices are going up by as much as a third, potentially driving people away from a favorite staple of our diets.

    Rogue River School to Receive New Books

    Rogue River School to Receive New Books

    April 18, 2014

    The ABC Network and "First Book" reached across the country last month to find schools in need of new books through the "Be Inspired" campaign. NewsWatch 12 asked the community to nominate schools and programs deserving of new books for kids.

    Pet of the Week: Ned and Finn

    Pet of the Week: Ned and Finn

    April 18, 2014

    It's Friday and that means it's time for you to meet NewsWatch 12's Pet of the Week. This week it's two cats that are adopted brothers and are being adopted out together. Watch the video to meet Ned and Finn and see how you can take them home.

    Beautiful Start to your Holiday Weekend

    Beautiful Start to your Holiday Weekend

    April 18, 2014

    Following the spring showers that came through yesterday is beautiful weather and improving conditions. Partly to mostly sunny skies are on the way for today with areas of fog in the morning, clearing quickly once the sun comes up. High temperatures will climb into the 60's & 70's.

    Local Man Named Principal of the Year

    Local Man Named Principal of the Year

    April 18, 2014

    Principal John George of Fleming Middle School in the Three Rivers School District is officially the Middle School Principal of the Year. Students gave George a standing ovation in an assembly. Find out how he earned the state title.

    Governor Signs Basin Agreement

    Governor Signs Basin Agreement

    April 18, 2014

    Governor John Kitzhaber, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and members of the Klamath Basin Task Force are gathering this morning for the official signing of the historic Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement.

    Terminally Ill Man Does Stand-Up Comedy

    Terminally Ill Man Does Stand-Up Comedy

    April 17, 2014

    Alan "Rosey" Rosenberg was diagnosed with terminal cancer last year. He was given just six months to live without treatment, and one to two years to live with chemotherapy. Rosenberg chose to do the chemo, but has since finished his treatment.

    Amateur Athlete: Jose Mena

    Amateur Athlete: Jose Mena

    April 17, 2014

    The best amateur boxers in the country will compete in Las Vegas in May to decide the Golden Gloves national champion. Representing Oregon in the light-heavyweight class will be Medford native Jose Mena. NewsWatch 12's Brandon Kamerman shows how the late bloomer fought his way to the top.

    Rain Showers Not Lasting Long

    Rain Showers Not Lasting Long

    April 17, 2014

    A very well defined storm is moving through the area. The bad news is that it's a quick-mover and will not stick around very long. The coast and the northern areas of the forecast area are already seeing a clearing from the rain. Reports from these areas have only seen a few tenths of an inch of rai

    Klamath Sheriff’s Office Faces Cuts

    Klamath Sheriff's Office Faces Cuts

    April 17, 2014

    A packed house filled the room for the budget hearing for the sheriff's office Thursday afternoon. Many of the public commenters thought cuts to the sheriff’s department would lead to bigger problems.

    Huddleston Sentenced to Life in Prison

    Huddleston Sentenced to Life in Prison

    April 17, 2014

    A Rogue Valley man convicted of murdering his wife was sentenced today to life in prison. Bourne Huddleston was convicted of trying to hire two people to murder his wife, Kristy, in 2012, and then committing the crime himself.

    Fire Agencies Urge Fuel Reduction

    Fire Agencies Urge Fuel Reduction

    April 17, 2014

    Multiple fire agencies are pleading with the public this week, asking residents to get ready for what could be an intense fire season. Chris Chambers with Ashland Fire and Rescue says residents should cut grass below four inches.

    Taking Flight: Soaring with Support

    Taking Flight: Soaring with Support

    April 17, 2014

    Almost exactly a year after discovering a brain tumor, an Ashland Middle School student is getting some extra support. That support is coming from Alex Shepherd's own classmates.

    Goodwill Going Green for Earth Day

    Goodwill Going Green for Earth Day

    April 17, 2014

    Earth Day is less than a week away, which is prompting people to try out a new trendy way to recycle. It's called "up-cycling." The process takes old, used objects that have lost their function and turns them into something else, with a new purpose.

    Ask the Met: How Computer Models Work

    Ask the Met: How Computer Models Work

    April 17, 2014

    Our viewers always hear us mention the computer models or the weather models. What we don't get to mention is how these computer models generate their own forecast. That's what this week's question is about!

    Spring Showers Today, Improving Friday

    Spring Showers Today, Improving Friday

    April 17, 2014

    A front will push into the Northwest today, bringing spring showers to much of the region by mid to late afternoon. Temperatures will still stay mild, despite the cloud cover moving in throughout the morning. Snow levels will start off high around 9,000' before dropping to 6,500' into this evening.

    Avila Makes Most of Second Chance

    Avila Makes Most of Second Chance

    April 16, 2014

    SOU's Eric Avila leads all NAIA runners in the the 800 and 5,000 meter runs this season. Avila, a senior, is in his third year with the Raiders, after spending a year and a half with Northern Arizona and more than two years out of competitive running.

    Front Bringing Showers for Thursday

    Front Bringing Showers for Thursday

    April 16, 2014

    Clouds are starting to thicken into the area ahead of a strong cold front moving towards the coast. These showers will not last very long but they will bring a small amount of much needed moisture to the area.