News Briefs

Thanksgiving service offered in Tri Cities

November 19, 2014 — 

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.

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Umpqua Community College hosts free Riverhawk game

November 18, 2014 — 

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.

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ROSEBURG: VA offers informational session for veterans, families

November 18, 2014 — 

ROSEBURG

VA offers info to vets

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ROSEBURG: AARP offers drivers course for seniors

November 18, 2014 — 

ROSEBURG

Drivers course for seniors

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Christmas tree permits on sale now throughout Douglas County

November 13, 2014 — 

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.

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SUTHERLIN: Gifts for Charlie Co. needed in next 10 days

November 13, 2014 — 

SUTHERLIN

Charlie Co. gifts sought

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Group to hold child safety seat clinic in Roseburg

November 13, 2014 — 

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.

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DOUGLAS COUNTY: Douglas County Fair Board seeks new members

November 12, 2014 — 

DOUGLAS COUNTY

Fair panel seeks new members

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ROSEBURG: Rafting couple to discuss trip

November 12, 2014 — 

ROSEBURG

Rafting couple

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Fish biologist to speak

November 4, 2014 — 

ROSEBURG

Fish biologist

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ROSEBURG: Harvest Invitational gymnastics meet Saturday at Douglas County Fairgrounds

November 4, 2014 — 

ROSEBURG

Gym meet held at fairgrounds

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GARDINER: Fire board needs new member

November 3, 2014 — 

GARDINER

Fire board has vacancy

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REEDSPORT: Umpqua Soil and Water Conservation District to hold annual dinner meeting

November 3, 2014 — 

REEDSPORT

District holds annual dinner

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Leaf collection program kicks off

November 2, 2014 — 

Roseburg

Leaf program starts

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ROSEBURG: U of O law professor Mary Christina Wood to discuss climate change, social justice at library

November 2, 2014 — 

ROSEBURG

Professor talks climate change

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Douglas County residents urged to test smoke alarms

October 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.

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ROSEBURG: City committee seats open for budget, parks, planning, public works and more

October 31, 2014 — 

ROSEBURG

City committee seats open

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Renewable energy topic of Lunch Bunch on Nov. 12

October 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.

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OSP offers safety tips for trick-or-treating

October 30, 2014 — 

Oregon State Police and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children urge parents, guardians and children to follow safety precautions while trick-or-treating this Halloween.

Both organizations recommend trick-or-treaters choose bright costumes and children carry flashlights or glow sticks so they are easily visible. Another option is to add reflective tape to costumes and candy bags.

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Roseburg panel to meet Nov. 6 on proposed Washington, Oak avenue street changes

October 29, 2014 — 

ROSEBURG

Street plan panel meets

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ROSEBURG: VA prosthetics day honors veterans

October 28, 2014 — 

ROSEBURG

Prosthetics day honors vets

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ROSEBURG: Leaf pickup starts Monday in city neighborhoods

October 28, 2014 — 

ROSEBURG

Leaf pickup starts Monday

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DOUGLAS COUNTY: Three vacancies on county park board

October 28, 2014 — 

DOUGLAS COUNTY

Park board members sought

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SUTHERLIN: Audubon Society hosts birding trip at Ford’s Pond

October 28, 2014 — 

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.

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Ramp closed at I-5, Highway 38 exit

October 28, 2014 — 

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.com

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ROSEBURG: Training prompts midday room closures at Douglas County Courthouse

October 28, 2014 — 

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.

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Lost hunter found

October 27, 2014 — 

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.

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ROSEBURG: Volunteers sought for annual Wings and Wheels event

October 27, 2014 — 

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.

People interested in volunteering would need to attend meetings and work as part of a team.

Opportunities exist to help with the breakfast, car show, aircraft parking and displays, interactive displays and more.

Information: President Paul Schafer, 541-513-4579; Vice President JD Knigge, 541-315-6365; or Director Mike Danielle, 541-784-7155.

TILLER: Biochar fuel making demonstrated

October 22, 2014 — 

TILLER

Biochar making demonstrated

Local biochar experts will demonstrate how to make the environmentally-friendly fuel from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 3 at the Tiller Ranger District.

The South Umpqua Rural Community Partnership will team up with the Biochar Study Group of the Umpqua, the Tiller Ranger District and Phoenix Charter School to demonstrate a variety of biochar techniques.

The char produced for the demonstration will be tested for use as a soil amendment in the Phoenix school garden.

The demonstration will take place at a quarry on U.S. Forest Service Road 1610.

Information: 541-673-3713.

Commissioners approve grant for Umpqua Community College Health, Nursing & Science Center

October 22, 2014 — 

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.

The commissioners made their decision without comment. At a meeting two weeks ago, commissioners said they favored the project because it would create family-wage jobs.

The county’s contribution comes from state video lottery proceeds, which are passed through the county’s Industrial Development Board for economic development projects.

UCC hopes to raise $8.5 million locally and receive a state match from the Oregon Legislature for the $17 million project.

Local fundraising efforts are ongoing. For mor details, see the website: https://www.umpqua.edu/hns-center-campaign

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