The Douglas County March of Dimes event raised $30,000 for premature babies last weekend.
The march involved 100 residents walking through Stewart Park.Learn more »
Kathryn (Ludwig) Mariner, a 2004 graduate of Days Creek High School, has completed her doctorate in anthropology at the University of Chicago.
Mariner graduated from Stanford University in 2008 with a bachelor’s in anthropology and earned both a Master of Arts in anthropology and a Master of Arts in social work/social service administration from the University of Chicago.Learn more »
The Elkton Community Education Center will mark National Garden Day on May 8 with a special discount on merchandise from its native plant nursery.
The ECEC, located on 15850 Highway 38W, is a member of the American Public Garden Association and has met the requirements to qualify as a botanical garden. Open to visitors on a seasonal basis, the 4.5-acre plant park offers tours as well as sales of native plants. The site is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from Memorial Day weekend through Sept. 6.Learn more »
The Elkton Community Education Center will hold a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, at 15850 Highway 38W. Featured plants will include perennials, native shrubs, vegetable starts and hanging baskets.
The ECEC specializes in more than 30 species of native plants for landscaping and a variety of butterfly and hummingbird-friendly flowers.Learn more »
The Umpqua National Forest will hold a “listening session” Tuesday in Roseburg on its Land and Resource Management Plan revision. The purpose is to share information and collect ideas about how the forest should be managed.
The current plan was published in 1990 and revised in 1994, and Umpqua Forest Supervisor Alice Carlton believes it’s time to revisit the plan.Learn more »
A Ladies Tea to benefit the Calapooia Reflections Museum will be held 1 p.m. May 2, at the museum’s location, 113 W. Central Ave, Sutherlin.
The event will include a hat contest, raffle prizes and food. Cost is $8 at the door.Learn more »
A free fly-casting clinic coordinated by the Umpqua Valley Fly Fishers is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 29.
Participants will meet in the picnic area at Amacher Park.Learn more »
Mail carriers will pick up more than letters as they participate in the Stamp Out Hunger food drive May 9.
Contract carriers, National Association of Letter Carriers and many rural Post Offices throughout Douglas County will participate by asking customers to leave a bag of non-perishable food on or by their mailboxes.Learn more »
Riddle Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration, or “round-up,” for the 2015-16 school year, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. May 8.
Parents should report to the school, 463 Park Ave., Riddle, with their child’s immunization records, birth certificates and social security numbers.Learn more »
Drivers traveling north on Interstate 5 should expect long delays Sunday afternoon and evening south of Cottage Grove, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.
Similar delays are expected to occur May 3.Learn more »
The following students at Joseph Lane Middle School made the honor roll for third quarter. Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA to make honors.
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The following students at Glide High School made the third quarter honor roll.
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CORVALIS — Eight students from Umpqua Watersheds’ Douglas High School team competed in 15 STEM events at Oregon’s Science Olympiad Tournament at Oregon State University on Saturday. Science Olympiad is the premiere science competition for middle and high school students across the nation, and Douglas High School participated as the only team in Southern Oregon at the 2015 state tournament. The team consisted of students Noah Casey, Tony DiStefano, Michael Hinkson, Taylor Krussow, Logan Landreth, Emma Meyers, Eric Pearce and Jon VanDermark.
Engineering duo VanDermark and Landreth earned a second place in the Wright Stuff event, and Hinkson and DiStefano placed fourth in Entomology. The team also placed well in many events, including Cell Biology, Disease Detectives, It’s About Time, Technical Problem Solving, Dynamic Planet, Chemistry Lab, Forensics and Write it Do it.Learn more »
A sensory-friendly movie will be played at the Roseburg Cinema at 10 a.m. Saturday, featuring the movie “Home.”
The movie is meant for people who find the traditional cinema setting difficult due to over-sensitivity to light or noise, such as those with Autism.Learn more »
Cynthia Cole, a Roseburg High School senior, is this year’s Class of 64 Scholarship recipient.
The scholarship is for $500 upon registration to Umpqua Community College. After she attends UCC, Cole will pursue a bachelor’s degree in interior architecture at the University of Oregon.Learn more »
Sunnyslope Elementary will hold its 2015-16 kindergarten registration from 3 to 6 p.m. on May 6 at the school, 2230 S.W. Cannon Road, Roseburg.Learn more »
Umpqua Valley Christian school has named Hunter Bancroft, Janelle Fong and Tristan Reustle as finalists for its Future First Citizen Scholarship Program.
The first place winner will be announced at UVC’s benefit dinner and auction May 2 at the Douglas County fairgrounds.Learn more »
The 47th annual Clean-Up Day and Parade will take place May 2. Parade formation is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Dairy Loop Road at the electrical substation. The parade will start at noon.
Everyone is invited to participate in this community clean-up and parade. The Lookingglass School and Fire Department will offer a variety of activities, and cake, ice cream, coffee and punch will be available at the Grange.Learn more »
A group of dedicated women is putting on a fundraiser for veterans in need. The women will take orders for dozens of Krispy Kreme donuts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 1 and 2 at American Legion Post 16, 406 S.E. Oak Ave., Roseburg.
During sign-ups, community members will be given information on when they can pick up their orders. Proceeds from the event will be used to help local area veterans.Learn more »
Riversdale Grange and the Plant Warehouse are sponsoring a Garden Zone for community children April 26 at Coastal Farm and Ranch, 740 N.E. Garden Valley, Roseburg. The event will be from 1 to 3 p.m., or until the 300 plants are sent to new homes.
Roseburg children are invited to come in and plant a flower or pepper seedling. Grange members will assist the children, who will then take the freshly planted seedling home. The planting is part of a National Grange month celebration.Learn more »
The following students at Hucrest Elementary were honored in March for demonstrating the character train of acceptance.
Kindergarten: Caia Williams, Lucas Twibell, Mylie Ray, Jeremy Poer, Edgar Martinez, Ryker Ervin, Fletcher ColemanLearn more »
A Glide man was arrested Monday following an alleged robbery at the Fox Den Eatery on Garden Valley Boulevard in Roseburg.
An employee reported that a man displayed a note demanding money at about 8:40 p.m. The employee refused to give the man any money. The suspect’s vehicle was located a short time later at the Garden Valley Mini Mart, and the driver was arrested without incident.Learn more »
The Bureau of Land Management has issued opening dates for campgrounds in the Roseburg district. Eagleview, Lone Pine and Millpond will open May 15. Rock Creek and Cavitt Creek will open May 22. Scaredman will remain closed for 2015.
Susan Creek and Tyee campgrounds are already open. Susan Creek campsites may be reserved by visiting www.recreation.gov. Other campgrounds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.Learn more »
Scientists will discuss the effects of climate change on the ocean at a forum 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Ford Room of the Douglas County Library, 1409 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd.
All three panelists serve on the West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel. George Waldbusser, an assistant professor of ocean ecology and biogeochemistry at Oregon State University, is the lead author of a study published in the journal Nature on climate change. The study outlined the factors contributing to the killing of oysters, mussels and other shellfish along the Pacific Coast.Learn more »
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The Douglas County Master Gardeners Plant and Garden Expo will include a food drive to support United Community Action Network Food Bank.
Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food donations anytime during the expo.Learn more »
Umpqua Community College’s Woolley Center is holding a fundraiser for its Learning Garden at 6 p.m. May 7 in the Lang Center.
Tickets for the dinner cost $25 and can be purchased online through UCC’s event page, http://bit.ly/1Q9XPUL.Learn more »
Wildlife Safari hosts Celebrate ChildrenApril 20, 2015 —
The 11th annual Celebrate Children event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Wildlife Safari Village.
More than 20 educational booths with activities, games, crafts and giveaways for children and families will be available at the event, which will be free and is sponsored by the Child Abuse Prevention Partnership.
Because parking is limited, a shuttle service to Wildlife Safari will be provided by Peer Power and Family Development Center from the New Hope Church, 5995 Old Highway 99 S. in Winston.
Questions, contact Healthy Families of Douglas County at 541-492-1656.
Sutherlin considers ordinance banning medical marijuana dispensariesApril 17, 2015 —
A public hearing for a draft ordinance banning medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits will be held during a Sutherlin City Council meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sutherlin Civic Auditorium, 126 E. Central Ave.
Under the proposed ordinance, any business not in compliance with the U.S. Controlled Substances Act “is prohibited and declared to be a public nuisance.” While Oregon law permits the sale of marijuana for medical and recreational use, federal law still prohibits the practice.
The new draft ordinance comes a little more than a week after the City Council passed an ordinance regulating all medical and recreational dispensaries within city limits. The final version requires a 1,000-foot setback between dispensaries and residential zones, reversing an earlier vote setting the limit at 500 feet.
Forum planned on Mental Health CourtApril 16, 2015 —
The League of Women Voters Umpqua Valley and the National Alliance on Mental Illness will sponsor a forum on the recently created Mental Health Court.
The forum will feature a panel of Mental Health Court staff members and is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 13 at the Douglas County Public Library, 1409 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.
Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions following the presentations. Light refreshments will be provided.