While fire managers have contained several of the 16 active fires in the Falcon Complex of the Tiller Ranger District, others continued to grow in size Tuesday evening in the Umpqua National Forest.

SALEM — A new bill that makes personal-use possession of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and other drugs a misdemeanor instead of a felony was met with skepticism or opposition from many Douglas County officials.

The Douglas County Sherriff's Office and the Umpqua North Complex fire managers lowered the Level 3 Evacuation Notice for the Dry Creek area to Level 2 Tuesday afternoon.

Sixteen wildfires continue to burn in the Falcon Complex of the Umpqua National Forest’s Tiller Ranger District. Firefighters and helicopter water drops have made significant containment progress on several fires in the Complex, according to a Monday night press release, and resources have b…

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The Oregon Department of Transportation expects 1 million people from out of state to travel into the zone where they can see the moon completely block the sun Aug. 21, including to such cities as Newport, Salem, Corvallis, Madras and John Day. Many will be driving up Interstate 5 from Calif…

I am always excited to share my “smaller” community with my “larger” community. In my work with many communities, I have learned that we all have a different idea of community. Some of us think in terms of our neighborhood, town, county or state. I am not sure what has divided some of our sm…

MarchFourth will be the last show of the Music on the Half Shell concert series this summer, bringing a full stage of big-band, circus-style performers to the Nichols Band Shell at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Roseburg’s Stewart Park.

Flying upside down, twirling in circles and gliding through the hot August air, kids of all ages enjoyed the carnival rides at the Douglas County Fair Friday.

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Cody passed away peacefully in his mother’s arms on Saturday, …

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