Dutch Bros. will donate a portion of its sales in Roseburg and Sutherlin to the Greater Douglas United Way on Friday.
The program runs from 6 a.m. to noon. There are five Dutch Bros. locations in Roseburg and one in Sutherlin.Learn more »
Roseburg’s downtown area is getting a new logo. A dinner and unveiling, presented by the Downtown Roseburg Association, NeighborWorks Umpqua and SERVICE, will start at 5:30 p.m. March 5 at the New Roseburg Senior Center, 1600 S.E. Stephens St. The event is free.
The new logo will strive to promote Roseburg’s downtown businesses, the sponsors said.Learn more »
The public donated 1,716 pounds of food during the Umpqua Valley Home Builders Association’s food collection for United Community Action Network Food Bank during the three-day Home and Garden Show.
The food will be sent across Douglas County through the UCAN Food Bank Network of 17 emergency pantries to help struggling families.Learn more »
Several Oregon universities will be visiting Roseburg High School at 7 p.m. March 12.
Representatives from Eastern Oregon University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, University of Oregon and Western Oregon University will meet in the main building of RHS.Learn more »
The Douglas County AARP Smart Driver Course is offering a class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24.
The course is designed for drivers 50 and older but is open to younger drivers. Participants do not need to be a member of AARP.Learn more »
The annual Roseburg High School Booster Club banquet will be at 5:30 p.m. March 11 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
The theme is “A Night of Champions” and will feature three RHS seniors.Learn more »
Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Club will lead a hike March 14 on the Oregon Dunes. Participants will travel north of Reedsport and 10 miles south of Florence.
Hikers will follow a moderate 8.6 mile loop to Tahkenitch Creek. The hike could be stretched to 10 or 11 miles, depending on the wishes of the group and its coordinator. Some wading may be involved if the creeks are high.Learn more »
A proposed Med-Ed college will be discussed at the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 9 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Community Conference Hall, 2110 Frear St.
Alex Campbell, director of The Partnership for Economic Development, will present information about the college, which would offer training for 17 health careers to about 1,500 students in downtown Roseburg.Learn more »
The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center will hold a groundbreaking ceremony next week as it begins construction on a new mental-health building.
The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. March 12 on the VA campus across from building 2, the existing primary mental-health building.Learn more »
Roseburg Sister Cities is accepting applications to join its bi-annual delegation that will visit Kuki City, Japan, Oct. 8-17, 2015.
Shobu and Kuki City residents invite delegates to stay in their homes and travel with them to the Japanese Alps of Nagano.Learn more »
United Community Action Network is joining other state nonprofits to raise awareness about child homelessness.
On March 11, Housing Opportunity Day, socks will be piled on the Oregon State Capitol steps to raise awareness for emergency rent assistance and shelter funding.Learn more »
South Umpqua Masonic Lodge #72 A.F. & A.M. will award at least five $750 scholarships for the 2015-16 school year.
A scholarship will be given to a graduating senior from both Days Creek Charter School and South Umpqua High School.Learn more »
Students county-wide competed in the Umpqua District Leadership Career Development Events at Sutherlin Family Church Feb. 11.
Leadership CDE’s include public speaking events like FFA Creed, Parliamentary Procedure, and prepared and extemporaneous speeches. Topics revolved around agricultural education.Learn more »
The following students at Fremont Middle School were named to the school honor roll for second quarter.
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The Roseburg Benefit Car Show will include a food drive and donations toward United Community Action Network.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 7 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 8 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Complex in Douglas Hall, 2110 S.W. Frear St.Learn more »
The Douglas Education Service District and the Umpqua Valley Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math Hub, a project of the Douglas County Partners for Student Success, will teach STEAM classes for educators, club leaders and coaches at Umpqua Community College March 7, April 18 and June 13.
Sessions will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in rooms 119 and 120 of the technology building March 7. The next two session will be in the Lang Center. Lunch will be served at each session.Learn more »
Families Engaging and Thriving Together will host a social hour at Southern Oregon Regional Brokerage at 3 p.m. March 7.
FEATT is a new nonprofit that connects families who have children with disabilities. The goal is to facilitate positive changes in policies, systems and attitudes.Learn more »
Umpqua Watersheds will celebrate its 20th anniversary March 14 by holding a banquet at Umpqua Community College.
The event is billed as the premier gathering of conservation-focused community members.Learn more »
Phoenix Charter School has extended recruitment for its tech crew program through March 3.
Twelve youths have the opportunity to work for the Summer Oregon Youth Conservation Corps program, which partners students with the Roseburg Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service Umpqua National Forest.Learn more »
The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center will close some sidewalks next week while new sidewalks are installed.
The affected sidewalks are adjacent to the mental health building. Walkers will need to traverse the back of the mental health building in order to walk through campus.Learn more »
The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center will hold a town hall meeting March 10 in Springfield.
The meeting will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge No. 2145, 1701 Centennial Blvd.Learn more »
The following students at South Umpqua High School made the honor roll for first semester.
FreshmanLearn more »
Altrusa International of Roseburg awarded two college scholarships to local high school seniors.
Cooper Tharp, a senior at Sutherlin High School, was awarded a $2500 scholarship. He plans to attend George Fox University and major in mechanical engineering.Learn more »
The Oakland School Board is accepting applications for a board member. The position will be filled by appointment through June 30, 2015.
Applicants must be registered voters, district residents for at least one year preceding appointment and may not be officers or employees of the district.Learn more »
Nominations to recognize someone who has made outstanding contributions to the Glide area will be accepted until March 10 for Glide’s First Citizens of 2015.
The award will be presented at the April 11 celebration at the Glide Community Center, 20062 N. Umpqua Highway in Glide.Learn more »
Roseburg Square Dance will hold its Buckeroo Barn Sale, a large indoor rummage sale, Feb. 27 and 28, starting at 9 a.m. on both days and going until the afternoon.
Included in the sale will be toys, books, clothes, furniture and much more. Proceeds from the sale will go to the square dance club.Learn more »
Seth Buechley, president of SOLiD USA, a company that delivers distributed antenna systems and optical transport solutions, will be the guest speaker at this month’s meeting of the Young Entrepreneur Society.
The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Loft Entrepreneur Co-Workspace, 950 S.E. Oak St., in downtown Roseburg.Learn more »
Audubon field trip canceled Saturday morningFebruary 20, 2015 —
The birding trip scheduled for this morning to Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park in Oakland has been canceled. Due to unforeseen circumstances, that trip cannot take place this morning.
The trip guide will connect with birders at Kanipe Park and offer an alternate field trip to Ford’s Pond, west of Sutherlin. Others who would like to attend may join the group at 10 a.m. along Church Road. Boots and binoculars are still recommended.
ATF offers reward for information on Wilbur gun theftFebruary 20, 2015 —
A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and convictions of thieves who lifted 20 firearms from the Wilbur Auction Feb. 5.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are offering $15,000 in rewards.
The theft took place in the early morning hours at 8005 Old Highway 99 North in Wilbur. Pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns and AR-15 semi-automatic rifle lower receivers were stolen.
Anyone with information about this crime may contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867) or the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at 541-440-4463.
AARP offers help with tax preparationFebruary 20, 2015 —
AARP Tax Aide sites are available in Roseburg, Winston, Riddle and Sutherlin. The appointment number is 541-492-2101.
Sutherlin and Winston sites operate on Mondays only. Riddle locations are open on Tuesdays only. Roseburg operates Tuesday through Saturday. Call for an appointment to get details about available time slots. Roseburg does accept walk-ins on an “as available” basis, and the site is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.