WINCHESTER — Umpqua Community College is inviting the public to visit its library. As Douglas County commissioners move forward with plans to close the county’s sole remaining library in Roseburg, UCC wants the community to know its library is still an option for people who love books.

Western blue violet, Indian paintbrush and a hundred more varieties of wildflowers will be blooming this summer at Crater Lake National Park. Thanks to a guide book documenting the names, descriptions and appearances of the plants, visitors will be able to identify them as they hike along th…

The wood products industry has implemented technological advances into each step of the process, from growing seedlings to monitoring tree health, and from milling to creating finished boards.

With messages like, “Earth is our mother, we must take care of her,” and “There is no planet B,” about 150 people came out to Stewart Park in Roseburg Saturday to join the March for Climate Jobs and Justice.

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Douglas County Bottling Company has distributed beverages in the county for more than half a century. On Friday, it officially changed its name to Timber Country Coca-Cola Beverages and expanded its territory to include Coos, Curry, Josephine, Jackson and Lake counties in Oregon, as well as …

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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Saturday, April 29, marked the 100th day since Donald Trump’s inauguration. Since FDR’s first term, when Congress passed, and President Roosevelt signed, a record number of legislative items, a president’s first 100 days’ achievements are taken as an arbitrary measure of initial success.

I know Guy Kennerly well and was thrilled to learn that he is willing to volunteer his time and talent to serve our college representing UCC in Zone 5. Guy and I have served on the Community Cancer Board for several years and I value his budgetary knowledge and fiscal responsibility.

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  • 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.