SUTHERLIN — Sutherlin finally got its offense going, but unbeaten Elmira (2-0, 5-0) just had a little too much firepower and the Falcons pulled away for a 45-28 victory in a Sky-Em League game Friday night.

GLENDALE — Top-ranked Powers prepared for its showdown with No. 3 Camas Valley by routing Glendale, 68-6, behind Jackson Stallard Friday night in a Special District 2 West contest.


Fall brings Oktoberfest and time to celebrate the labors of summer with a great big party. This longstanding tradition in Germany is celebrated in countless communities here in the U.S. as well. Great music, German-themed food and lots of specially-crafted beers are usually found in abundance.

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The trial of USA v. Ammon Bundy et al is progressing much faster than Judge Anna Brown first estimated. The prosecution has finished making their case and the defendants are now testifying to make their case. Jeff Banta, one of the last four defendants to leave the refuge, testified last Thu…


Age 89, of Oakland, OR, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016.


Editor’s Note: The following, written by Jemelene Wilson, a Douglas County Moms blogger, was originally posted online on Oct. 2, 2015. It drew worldwide readership. It is being reprinted here.

Saturday marks the first anniversary of a day many will never forget. I’m sure for years to come, I will spend a part of this day remembering where I was when I heard what was happening at Umpqua Community College.

Fall is finally here! It is my favorite time of the year. The air is clear and crisp, the mornings cool, the afternoons warm. Leaves are changing colors, all the reds, oranges, greens and browns. The sights, the smells, the significance of it all enamors me.