Crouching down to check under boats, feeling for living material stuck in crevices and running their hands along the base of the boats, Tim Baker of upstate New York and Graham Porter of Tennessee inspect watercrafts at high-use boat launches before they enter Diamond and Lemolo lakes.

The Umpqua National Forest and Douglas Forest Protective Association will both increase the Industrial Fire Precaution Level to level III as hot, dry conditions persist and forest fuels are prime to burn.

Local babies under 13 months old are eligible to crawl their way to the finish line in the 50th Annual Diaper Derby, slated for 6 p.m. Aug. 9, the first day of the Douglas County Fair at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Roseburg.

After a lightning storm moved through the Cascade Mountains, firefighters responded to four confirmed wildfires on Tuesday in the Umpqua National Forest. One was in the Diamond Lake Ranger District while the rest were in the Tiller Ranger District.

When Richard Scott cracked open a book filled with colorful images of dinosaurs, 5-year-old Owen’s eyes gleamed. That’s when Scott knew he found the right one.

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Camas Valley graduate Jazmin Wilberg fell 8/100 of a second short of making it to the finals in the 100-meter hurdles at the 51st USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kansas, Thursday.

Austin Luzier tripled in two runs to rally the Umpqua Lions, but North Willamette Valley held off the challenge to take a 10-5 victory in the quarterfinals of the American Legion baseball Class A state tournament at North Marion High School in Aurora.

Spencer Six slammed a bases-loaded double to give Pepsi the lead and Doran Gillespie tripled and scored on an error to pad the advantage Wednesday afternoon as the Bottlecaps rallied to top South Medford 11-8 in the first round of the American Legion Class A state baseball tournament at Nort…

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