ROSEBURG: Panel to meet Nov. 6 on proposed Washington, Oak avenue street changesLearn more »
Prosthetics day honors vetsLearn more »
Leaf pickup starts MondayLearn more »
Park board members soughtLearn more »
The Umpqua Valley Audubon Society will host birding trip to Ford’s Pond Nov. 8. The trip is open to the public. To carpool from Roseburg, meet at 7:45 a.m. at the Bureau of Land Management’s Roseburg district office, 777 N.W. Garden Valley Blvd. Otherwise, meet at 8 a.m. at the Ford’s Pond parking area on Church Road in Sutherlin. Ford’s Pond is a former Roseburg Forest Products log pond. The city of Sutherlin purchased it in April.
The birding trip will last about two hours. Sturdy shoes are recommended.Learn more »
The northbound Interstate 5 ramps at Drain are closed for road repairs and will remain closed for about a week. The Oregon Department of Transportation says northbound drivers wishing to take Exit 162 to Highway 38 should instead take the off-ramp at Exit 163 and detour along Curtin Road. Eastbound Highway 38 drivers headed for northbound Interstate 5 should take the southbound ramp instead, drive south to Exit 159 and turn around.
Information: tripcheck.comLearn more »
Rooms 201 and 202 in the Douglas County Courthouse will be closed from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 29 through Dec. 5 because of a decrease in staff availability.
Staff will be training during this time to prepare for the circuit court’s conversion to e-Court on Dec. 8.Learn more »
An Oakland man was rescued early Monday morning after he was injured while hunting Sunday in the Emile Shelter area off of Little River Road, 13 miles southeast of Glide.
Emergency dispatch received a call of an injured hunter at about 5 p.m. Sunday, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.Learn more »
The Roseburg Wings and Wheels Association seeks volunteers to help with the annual event to be held at the Roseburg Regional Airport in 2015.
No experience is necessary.Learn more »
Biochar making demonstratedLearn more »
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners Wednesday voted unanimously to award a $250,000 grant to Umpqua Community College.
The money will help fund a proposed Health, Nursing & Science Center.Learn more »
Conference to share early learning education strategiesLearn more »
Recent rainfall and cooler temperatures prompted fire officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association to end fire season last week in Douglas County.
Industrial fire restrictions and public-use closures on DFPA-protected land will no longer be in effect.Learn more »
Ballots mailed to votersLearn more »
Craft show supports UCANLearn more »
Libraries forgive fines with foodLearn more »
Council talks taxing potLearn more »
The News-Review will honor veterans and those currently serving in the armed forces with a special section that will be part of the Nov.9 newspaper.
Stories about military service can be written in the first person or by people as a salute to a veteran or person on active-duty.Learn more »
A semi truck crash closed down the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 south of Sutherlin near Exit 135 late Friday afternoon. The lanes were shut down only a short time however. The southbound lanes were reopened by 5:54 p.m. The Oregon Department of Transportation asks motorists to use caution and watch for crews and equipment along the shoulder of the highway.
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The Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Club will hike the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Trail past Tiller Oct. 11. Those wishing to join the hike should met before 8 a.m. in the parking lot of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 S.E. Douglas Ave. in Roseburg. It will be an 8 to 9.5 mile moderate to strenuous hike with spectacular views and fall color on early-turning maples, according to organizer Lois Soulia.
Bring lunch, water and rain gear and be prepared to share the cost of a car pool.Learn more »
The Sutherlin Oakland Food Pantry will offer a Hobo Stew fundraiser from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Community Building, 150 S. Willamette, Sutherlin.
The menu will include stew, cole slaw, garlic bread, dessert and beverage. The cost is $2.50 per child’s plate and $5 per adult plate. Proceeds from the fundraiser help the Pantry provide food boxes for the needy in Sutherlin, Oakland, Wilbur and Umpqua. Pantry volunteers say, “Enjoy the stew and an evening out, too!”Learn more »
A landslide Wednesday closed road 29-4-11 leading through the Louis Creek drainage, indefinitely, according to the Roseburg Bureau of Land Management.
Officials do not have an estimate on when the road will reopen because of the instability of the hillside above and below the area.Learn more »
Volunteers this Saturday will complete a gravel walking loop around Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center.
Students from the Umpqua Community College Scholars Program and employees of Home Depot will resurface the trail and install gutter guards. The path is used by shelter volunteers for exercising dogs.Learn more »
Local fire agencies are working to raise fire safety awareness with daily activities as part of National Fire Prevention Week through Saturday.
Officials with the Douglas County Fire Prevention Cooperative today will discuss cooking fire safety at the Roseburg Home Depot, 3000 Aviation Drive, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Learn more »
PacifiCorp in conjunction with federal and state natural resource agencies will lead a public tour Oct. 8 of the fish enhancement projects at the North Umpqua hydroelectric area, 60 miles east of Roseburg.
The enhancements are part of PacifiCorp’s 194-megawatt hydroelectric project that produces renewable, emission-free electricity for about 44,000 average homes each year.Learn more »
No good deed goes without a fright.
At least that’s the idea behind the Haunted House food drive for United Community Action Network Food Bank opening Oct. 17.Learn more »
Power line sparks grass fire north of RoseburgOctober 3, 2014 —
A vegetation fire burned about 1¼ acres of grass Friday afternoon, 6 miles north of Roseburg, according to the Douglas Forest Protective Association.
Firefighters arrived on scene at about 2:20 p.m. in the 7100 block of Old Highway 99 North to find the fire moving at a moderate speed, DFPA spokesman Kyle Reed said.
Crews extinguished the blaze and remained on scene for about an hour mopping up hot spots and securing fire lines, Reed said.
The fire was sparked by a power line, he said.
Douglas County Fire District No. 2 assisted at the scene.
Road work planned on Tiller Ranger District this monthOctober 3, 2014 —
Visitors traveling to the Tiller Ranger District for the 2014 hunting season should be aware of ongoing roadwork set to begin Monday.
Crews will be working on multiple road repair projects in the area throughout October.
Work on Forest Service Road 28 — South Umpqua Road — will continue until Nov. 1. The repair work will affect Milepost 8.2 through Milepost 8.5, and will involve excavation, asphalt removal, culvert installations and rock placement. Motorists should expect delays of up to 30 minutes. Contractors are planning to work Monday through Friday.
Crews will also be working on Buckeye Creek Road until Nov. 1. The road repairs will be at Milepost 1 and will involve asphalt removal, excavation and culvert installations. Motorists may experience delays of up to an hour. Contractors are planning to work Monday through Friday.
Road work on Whisky Salvage Timber Sale Road could continue through October. Crews will be working on Road 3114 at Milepost 0.32 and Milepost 6.91. Work will also be done on Road 2925 at Milepost 6.73. Road 3114-300 will be closed at Milepost 2.68 while a damaged culvert is replaced.
In addition to these work sites, routine road maintenance will continue on other roads in the area.
Visitors should be watchful of heavy truck traffic and equipment. Delays can be expected through the month of October.
The asphalt removed on South Umpqua Road and Buckeye Creek Road may take up to a year to replace. These sections will be graveled, so visitors should adjust their speed accordingly.
Information: Tiller Ranger District, 541-825-3100.
Riversdale Grange serves breakfast On Oct. 4October 2, 2014 —
Grange serves up breakfast
The Riversdale Grange will resume its monthly breakfast schedule this week.
Breakfast will be served at the Grange at 4856 Garden Valley Road from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday. The cost for the breakfast is $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. The breakfast will consist of pancakes, meat, eggs, juice and coffee.
Proceeds from the event will be used to continue renovation of the Grange Hall and to fund the Grange’s community activities.
Information: Peggy Fine, 541-673-0369.