DRAIN — A North Douglas High School 2016 graduate received national recognition after competing at a Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, earlier this month.
These logs are the highlights of initial emergency calls and reports to the Douglas County Dispatch Center. They do not represent all of the incidents or their final outcomes.
REEDSPORT — A 1915 Smith & Watson steam donkey was used for logging in the Reedsport and Winchester Bay area until 1937. It was left in a creek at the bottom of a ravine until 1994, when a team of retired loggers hauled it out to be displayed in town.
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SUTHERLIN — In celebration of the annual Rip City 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which benefits Special Olympics Oregon, three Douglas County teams will be making the trek to Portland Saturday to compete for the division title.
CENTRAL POINT — Brody Black drove in two runs and Cody Johnson struck out seven in a complete-game pitching effort as the Pepsi Bottlecaps knocked off tournament host Central Point 3-2 Thursday evening in the American Legion A state tournament at Anhorn Field.
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Second Chance Village, the organization proposing to place transitional housing somewhere in Douglas County, is set to host an “American Idol”-style sing-off to raise funds.
Douglas County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 6.4 percent in June, up from 6.0 percent in May.
A small company in Myrtle Creek has been making strides in developing products to aid missions on the Space Shuttle and International Space Station.