A Roseburg man was stunned with a Taser by a Myrtle Creek police officer Thursday evening after he reportedly punched a police car while carrying his 9-month-old baby.
Police responded to a call from the Myrtle Terrace Apartments on Simpson Lane at about 7 p.m. A woman there reported that a man had kicked in a door at the apartment complex and assaulted her in the presence of her grandchildren. The woman also reported the suspect took away her phone, allegedly attempting to prevent her from calling for help.Learn more »
The Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Club will hike the Tahkenitch Dunes north of Reedsport Dec. 6. The adventure hike will include a bushwhack route to hidden Butterfly Lake. It will be about a 7.5 moderate loop hike with lots to see, including woods, streams and ocean.
Hikers should plan to meet up before 8 a.m. in the Douglas County Courthouse parking lot, 1036 S.E. Douglas Ave., Roseburg. Bring lunch, water, clothes for wet conditions and money for car pooling expenses.Learn more »
Shaun’s Precision Lube & Tune will hold its annual toy drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at both of its locations.
All proceeds from that day’s work at either the Garden Valley Boulevard location or the Roseburg Valley Mall shop will go to buy Christmas gifts for children in Douglas County. Gifts will be purchased locally and then distributed through the Department of Human Services office in Roseburg.Learn more »
Photos illustrating the four seasons on public forest lands may be entered into a contest at the annual Sportsmen’s and Outdoor Recreation Show in February.
The Bureau of Land Management and Umpqua National Forest are hosting the photo contest. Contestants may enter up to two photos for each of the four seasons. The deadline to enter is 4:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the supervisor’s office of the Umpqua National Forest, 2900 N.W. Stewart Parkway, Roseburg.Learn more »
Visitors to the Umpqua National Forest planning to soak in the Umpqua Hot Springs should be prepared to hike, snow shoe or ski the last 2.5 miles because the gate leading to the hot springs will be closed intermittently in the winter.
During severe winter weather, the gate just past the junction of Roads 34 and 3401 will be closed to prevent vehicles from getting stuck in the snow.Learn more »
The city of Myrtle Creek has several vacancies for volunteer committee and commission seats.
Three positions are available on the Budget Committee. Applicants must have residency inside the city limits for 12 months prior to serving. It meets once or twice in April.Learn more »
Myrtle Creek is decorating and illuminating their outdoor Christmas tree the weekend of Dec. 5 and 6.
Students in kindergarten through fifth grade and the public works crew will decorate the tree with their handcrafted decorations from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 5.Learn more »
The Douglas Education Service District is inviting the community to help buy presents for children this Christmas.
Gift suggestions for 19 children hang from tags on the Family Gift Tree in the Douglas ESD lobby at 1871 N.E. Stephens St., Roseburg.Learn more »
Sutherlin will hold its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at 1310 W. Central Ave. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will give out candy canes and Santa will pose for pictures. The Oakland Singers will sing Christmas carols and cookies, hot chocolate and apple cider will be served.
Information: 541-459-5820.Learn more »
TV Extra came out TuesdayLearn more »
Several Myrtle Creek area businesses are helping St. Vincent de Paul food pantry in its “Stock the Shelves” drive.
The businesses are offering various discounts to customers who bring non-perishable food items to donate.Learn more »
Grange sets benefit breakfastLearn more »
The Tri City Church of Christ is hosting an area-wide Thanksgiving service at 4 p.m. on Nov. 23.
The theme of the service is “Overflow” and will feature singing from different choir groups.Learn more »
Umpqua Community College’s men’s basketball season opener will be free at 5 p.m. on Nov. 22 in the UCC gymnasium.
The Riverhawk team will host Concordia College.Learn more »
VA offers info to vetsLearn more »
Drivers course for seniorsLearn more »
Christmas tree permits are on sale now until Dec. 24 at Umpqua National Forest offices in Roseburg, Glide, Tiller, Toketee and Cottage Grove and can be purchased between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The North Umpqua Ranger District in Glide will be open the weekends of Nov. 29-30, Dec. 6-7 and Dec. 13-14, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Permits will also be available at select local vendors.Learn more »
Charlie Co. gifts soughtLearn more »
The Douglas County Child Safety Seat Coalition will hold a clinic to teach parents and caregivers how to properly install and use a child safety seat Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Roseburg Fire Station, 801 N.W. Garden Valley Blvd.
The type of car seat your child needs depends on several things, including the child’s age, size and type of vehicle. The best child seat is one that fits the child’s height and weight, fits in the vehicle tightly and can be secured the correct way every time.Learn more »
Fair panel seeks new membersLearn more »
Gym meet held at fairgroundsLearn more »
Fire board has vacancyLearn more »
District holds annual dinnerLearn more »
ROSEBURG: U of O law professor Mary Christina Wood to discuss climate change, social justice at libraryNovember 2, 2014 —
Professor talks climate changeLearn more »
Douglas County residents urged to test smoke alarmsOctober 31, 2014 —
The Douglas County Fire Prevention Co-op encourages county residents to check their smoke alarm batteries when changing their household clocks for Daylight Savings Time on Nov. 2.
The co-op recommends that all residents install a smoke alarm on every level of their home, outside sleeping areas and in each bedroom.
Residents should check smoke alarms once a month using the test button. Replace smoke alarms that are 10 years old or older.
There are more than 366,000 house fires in the United States every year, and more than 2,300 people die in them, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.
Two-thirds of those deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms.
ROSEBURG: City committee seats open for budget, parks, planning, public works and moreOctober 31, 2014 —
City committee seats open
The city of Roseburg seeks applicants for several volunteer advisory committees. The Roseburg Budget Committee and the airport, economic development, historic resource review, parks and recreation, planning and public works commissions all have vacancies. Airport commission and budget committee members must be city residents. Economic development and historic resource review commissioners must either be city residents or own business or property within the city limits. Public works commissioners must live in the city or own property or businesses which receive city water. Parks and recreation commission members must either be city residents or reside within the Roseburg School District.
Applications are due Dec. 29. They can be obtained at Roseburg City Hall, 900 S.E. Douglas Ave., or online at cityofroseburg.org.
Renewable energy topic of Lunch Bunch on Nov. 12October 30, 2014 —
The Lunch Bunch will discuss renewable sources of energy in Douglas County from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Roseburg Country Club, 5051 Garden Valley Road, Roseburg.
Guest speaker Ron Saranich will discuss sustainable supplies of biomass on public forests as a source of material for energy. He is biomass coordinator for the northwest region of the U. S. Forest Service.
Matt Krumenauer will identify programs that utilize waste wood for energy and describe policies that influence its use for electricity and space heating. He is a policy analyst with Oregon Department of Energy.
Todd Hansen will discuss how Biomass One uses waste wood to generate saleable electricity. He is fuels manager for the firm in White City.
Pre-registration for the program and buffet is due Nov. 5. The fee, $20 for the program and buffet or $5 for program only, can be paid at the door. A Meet ’n’ Greet time is available until 10. Exhibits will be available for viewing. The program will follow. For more information and to pre-register: Jim Long at email@example.com; 541-673-3713.
The program is coordinated by Lunch Bunch, a long-standing discussion group in Roseburg. The Nov. 12 program on biomass-to-energy is the third in a series of four monthly community discussions this fall on renewable energies in Douglas County. The December program will highlight an update on ocean resources for energy and the value of “smart grids” to integrate multiple renewable sources of electricity.