With increasing fire danger and drying fuels, the Douglas Forest Protective Association will begin enforcing public use restrictions July 1 to prevent wildfires on 1.6 million acres of private, county, state, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands protected by DFPA.



The soggy slog of winter and spring are over, finally, and it’s time to soak up the hot days and warm nights of summer here in the Umpqua Valley. With July nigh upon us, what better way to revel in the heart of the heat than Oregon Beer Month and our own Roseburg Beer Week+.

As Oakland welcomes summer, we also welcome some changes in our downtown. Alley Cat Treasures has moved and is being replaced by LOTUS, owned by Rachel Dean, which offers therapy, yoga, wellness and art. The Grand Opening is scheduled for 5 p.m. July 7 in conjunction with Oakland’s First Fri…

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  • Fred Dayton

Why do we fear change? Is this something we are born with or is this something we are taught? Recently, we had youth protesting climate change. We had youth suing the government over climate change. Are we doing better to teach them to protest or to teach them to adapt to change?


Nona Ringen, age 92, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017, in Gra…

DC Family Blog

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Summer is great for spontaneous day trips or perhaps you have a long road trip planned and are looking for some fun stops along the way. Here are some of our favorite family fun spots that are within a few hour drive.