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 »
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.Learn more »
City committee seats openLearn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
Street plan panel meetsLearn more »
Prosthetics day honors vetsLearn more »
ROSEBURG: Leaf pickup starts Monday in city neighborhoodsOctober 28, 2014 —
Leaf pickup starts Monday
The Roseburg Public Works Department will begin collecting leaves in city neighborhoods Monday. Leaf pickup will start in the Laurelwood area and move in a clockwise direction. The route will be repeated until the end of the pickup period Jan. 5. A complete cycle around the city takes two to four weeks, depending on the quantity of leaves. Residents can check the city website at cityofroseburg.org for updates or call 541-492-6889. They can also call that number to request delivery of a load of leaves.
The city asks that leaves not be placed in the street gutter, ditches, bike lane, close to parked vehicles or on top of catch basins. Crews will not pick up anything but leaves that have been raked and piled up.
DOUGLAS COUNTY: Three vacancies on county park boardOctober 28, 2014 —
Park board members sought
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners seeks three volunteers to join the seven-member Douglas County Park Board.
The park board advises the commissioners and the county parks department.
Applications are available online at co.douglas.or.us, at the commissioners office, Room 217, Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 S.E. Douglas Ave., in Roseburg. Applications must be returned by 5 p.m., Nov. 7.
SUTHERLIN: Audubon Society hosts birding trip at Ford’s PondOctober 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.