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Candidates vying for the Douglas County commissioner seat Joe Laurance will vacate at the end of the year will square off at a March 10 candidate forum sponsored by the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
The forum will be held during the chamber’s luncheon meeting, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Frear St.Learn more »
The Douglas County AARP Smart Driver Course will offer two classes for the month of March.
The course is designed for drivers aged 50 and older; however, it’s open to younger drivers as well.Learn more »
The Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Club plans a March 15 hike on the Umpqua Dunes about 10 miles south of Reedsport.
The hike will start at the John Dellenback trailhead and is described as a moderate to strenuous trek of 5 to 7 miles, depending on the route chosen. Organizers said the views are extraordinary, with sand patterns and shapes that change each season.Learn more »
Jake Szympruch will present a slide show and talk on his recent rafting trip in India to a meeting of the North West Rafters Association on March 13.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Round Table Pizza, 2040 N.W. Stewart Parkway.Learn more »
The Family History Center in Roseburg is hosting a Community Genealogy Fair that starts with registration at 8:20 a.m. March 8 at 2001 W. Bertha Avenue, Roseburg.
The fair is designed to provide assistance in researching family history. Admission is free.Learn more »
Douglas County employment trends will be the topic of a community discussion during the March 11 Lunch Bunch meeting at the Roseburg Country Club, 5051 Garden Valley Road.
Speaker Annette Shelton-Tiderman is a researcher with the Oregon Department of Employment and serves southwest Oregon counties. She will focus on employment and job opportunities within major sectors of the regional economy.Learn more »
A family ice fishing workshop organized by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is scheduled for March 8 at Diamond Lake.
Participants will learn the basics of ice fishing.Learn more »
Umpqua National Forest is seeking volunteer campground hosts at four sites this summer.
The campgrounds are Horseshoe Bend, Wolf Creek Campground, Broken Arrow and Diamond Lake Campground.Learn more »
Douglas County Christian radio station KGRV-700 AM in Winston was knocked off the air Thursday by a cut telephone line and will only broadcast during daylight hours until the line is fixed, station General Manager Phil Morrow said today.
Morrow said the station began experiencing problems at 5 p.m. Thursday.Learn more »
Organizations can now apply for summer help available through the United Community Action Network.
Oregon non-profits, community and faith-based organizations, government agencies and schools can hire AmeriCorps or VISTA members.Learn more »
A woman who caused a crash that killed Myrtle Creek native Chelsea Duffy in September 2012 east of Corvallis pleaded no contest Tuesday to criminally negligent homicide.
Sentencing for Valorie K. Carrigan of Philomath was set for April 15 in Linn County Circuit Court.Learn more »
The Riversdale Grange’s monthly benefit breakfast will be Saturday.
The breakfast will be from 7:30 to 10 a.m. in the Grange building at 4856 Garden Valley Road. Proceeds from the event will be used to continue renovation of the Grange hall and for its activities.Learn more »
The Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Club is planning a March 1 hike on the east section of the Rogue River, starting at Whiskey Creek and hiking to The Black Bar Lodge or farther.
The area is reached by heading south on Interstate 5 and traveling west near Riddle. The trek starts at the road above Whiskey Creek Cabin and angles along the Rogue River for as far as people want to hike. Organizers describe it as a moderate to strenuous 7-mile hike with beautiful scenery.Learn more »
The city of Riddle is accepting applications to fill a vacant City Council position.
For more information, contact City Manager Kathleen Wilson at City Hall at 541-874-2571or email@example.com.Learn more »
A 44-year-old Myrtle Creek man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 38-year-old woman and holding her captive in his home, Myrtle Creek police.
Jason Daniel Brown was booked into the Douglas County Jail on suspicion of first-degree rape and first-degree kidnapping. He was held in lieu of $750,000 bail.Learn more »
Douglas C.A.R.E.S annual fundraiser, the Penguin Plunge, has been postponed because of high and muddy conditions in the Umpqua River.
The event was scheduled for Saturday.Learn more »
UCAN Head Start: Morning and afternoon Sutherlin Head Start classes will be closed on Thursday due to building maintenance, UCAN Head Start announced this afternoon.Learn more »
The annual Lookingglass Grange Pancake Dinner is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the grange hall at 7426 Lookingglass Road.
The event is free to the public. Donations will go toward building improvements and community projects.Learn more »
Nominations are being accepted for the Glide First Citizen Award.
Nominees must live in the area between Dixonville and Diamond Lake.Learn more »
The John Day Citizen’s cross-country ski race at Diamond Lake Resort scheduled for Sunday has been canceled.
Rain has deteriorated the race course. The race will not be rescheduled this year.Learn more »
Douglas County Cancer Services has scheduled three fundraisers to support cancer patients in Douglas County.
On Feb. 20, Loggers Tap House at 2060 N.W. Stewart Parkway in Roseburg will sponsor a DCCS Day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Twenty percent of proceeds from that 12-hour period will be donated to DCCS.Learn more »
Universal health care will be the topic of presentation titled “Beyond Obamacare” at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Ford Community Room, Douglas County Library, 1409 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd.
Ross Lampert of Portland will lead the discussion. Lampert is a representative of Health Care for all Oregonians, a group supporting single-payer insurance for Oregon.Learn more »
A morning plunge into the Umpqua River will benefit abused children. The fourth annual Penguin Plunge, called “Freezin’ for a Reason, Save a Child,” will be at 11 a.m. Feb. 22 at River Forks Park in Roseburg.
Money raised will benefit Douglas C.A.R.E.S. Anyone 16 or older can take the plunge. The cost is $25 per person or $100 for a team. Registration begins at 9 a.m.Learn more »
Children ages 3 to 13 are invited to enroll in a Roseburg High School basketball cheerleader clinic, which ends with a halftime performance at the Feb. 21 game against Crater High School.
Participants can register between 5 and 6 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Roseburg High School Student Center, 400 W. Harvard Ave. The first practice will take place that evening from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.Learn more »
Labor commissioner to speak in RoseburgFebruary 13, 2014 —
Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian will give a public talk at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Douglas County Library’s Ford Room, 1409 S.E. Diamond Lake Blvd.
Avakian will explain what the bureau does and services it offers to those who have been discriminated against on the job or denied access to public housing.
Avakian is up for re-election in the May primary. He was appointed in 2008 then elected to a two-year term in 2012.
Information: 541-672-8803 or 541-672-7900
Douglas County Planning Commission has vacancyFebruary 13, 2014 —
Douglas County commissioners are seeking applicants to fill a seat on the planning commission.
Victoria Hawks’ term will expire at the end of February. She has submitted an application for reappointment, but other applicants will be considered.
Planning commission members advise county commissioners on land use issues.
Applications are due Feb. 28 and may be obtained at the Douglas County Planning Department, Room 106 of the Justice Building at the Douglas County Courthouse or online from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Troopers arrest wrong-way driver near CanyonvilleFebruary 13, 2014 —
A Eugene man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of reckless driving after Oregon State Police received numerous calls about a wrong-way driver on Interstate 5 near Canyonville.
Daniel Anthony Paull, 42, was booked into the Douglas County Jail, where he was in custody today in lieu of $6,250 bail.
OSP dispatchers began receiving calls at about 5:05 a.m. about a 1992 Toyota Paseo traveling south in the northbound lanes and intermittently stopping in a lane or on the shoulder, troopers said.
Troopers, Douglas County sheriff’s deputies and Myrtle Creek police looked for the car. Shortly before 6 a.m., a trooper found the vehicle stopped near Milepost 95.
Troopers said there was no evidence the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but he did appear disoriented.