With the population of bald eagles rebounding after steep declines in the 20th century, the state of Oregon and the federal government have both delisted the bird as a threatened species.



Douglas County added a total of 720 jobs over the year ending in March, at a 2 percent annual growth rate. Of those, the private sector accounted for 710 jobs, which Annette Shelton-Tiderman, regional economist, said is nice to see.

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One of the benefits of local elections, such as the ones taking place in May, is the large number of candidates who are willing to run for these various offices and positions. One candidate who I am very familiar with is Chris Rusch.

Over the last 10 years, I have had the privilege of working with Guy. I was thrilled to hear that he is running for UCC Board Zone 5, which will allow him to apply his demonstrated leadership for the good of our college.

As a grateful alumnus, I’ve been steadfastly supportive of our college for the past 49 years, volunteering time and resources through serving the community advisory council and chair of the Community College Foundation Board. Many Douglas County leaders have worked hard to ensure the college…



  • Sarah Hutchings

500 Pictures, 100 letters, movie stubs, discs, poems, cards, concert tickets all carefully placed into a brown woven box. The same brown woven box that used to hold my shower towels now held the last seven years of my life.

"He looks normal though." I heard it again. If only they knew. Then, maybe, I wouldn't get that snide look in the grocery store like I was somehow failing as a mom. Maybe they'd know that the reason he is screaming is indeed my fault, but not for the reasons they think. I changed plans again…

I love pasta! I always have and I always will. When I realized pasta did not love me, I had to find a replacement. I found spaghetti squash and we have developed a great relationship. Even my kids like it.