Glide Middle School will be closed Thursday because of broken pipes. Other Glide schools will be open on regular schedule.
Yoncalla and North Douglas school districts will be on a two-hour delay. Buses will be on snow routes.Learn more »
The Edelweiss Ski Club has scheduled its monthly meeting for Dec. 17 at Round Table Pizza, 2040 N.W. Stewart Parkway. Social time will start at 6 p.m. and the meeting will follow at 6:30.
Sign ups for the first overnight trip of the year to Shelter Cove at Willamette Pass will take place and future trips will be discussed.Learn more »
The Glide School District and North Douglas School District will remain closed Wednesday because of the weather, the districts announced today.
The Elkton, Winston-Dillard, Oakland and Yoncalla school districts will be on a two-hour delay. There will be no morning kindergarten at Winston schools and buses will be on snow routes. In Oakland, route 13 in Rice Valley will be on a snow route.Learn more »
The Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Club has scheduled a Dec. 21 trip to the Oregon Coast to hike trails along Sutton Creek.
Organizers say the trek as a moderate 5.9 mile shuttle hike to North Jetty, close to Florence. There is an option for a longer, 7.3 mile loop to Sutton Creek along the estuary, depending on the depth of the creek.Learn more »
The American Women Veterans’ Association of Douglas County has postponed its Christmas potluck dinner for women veterans to 5 p.m. Dec. 12 at the American Legion Post, 406 S.E. Oak St., Roseburg. A calendar listing on page 3 of Monday paper gave the date that was originally scheduled before roads became icy.
Turkey will be provided by the association; attendees are asked to bring a side dish or a canned food donation.Learn more »
The following school districts have announced closures for Tuesday: Camas Valley, Elkton, Glide, South Umpqua, Oakland, North Douglas, Winston-Dillard and Yoncalla.
The Roseburg and Riddle school districts will be on a two-hour delay. Buses will be going slow, so the pickup times may be a few minutes later than expected.Learn more »
YMCA of Douglas County will give away winter coats and hats donated by Y members and staff from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 1151 Stewart Parkway.
There also will be a free pancake breakfast with Santa.Learn more »
Snow and ice have retreated from the valley floors, but remain at higher elevations, according to the National Weather Service in Medford.
This morning’s low in Roseburg was 18 degrees.Learn more »
Volunteers will collect green shopping bags Dec. 14 filled with food donated for the FISH Food Pantry in Roseburg.
Neighborhood coordinators pick up the bags from donors’ homes on the second Saturday of every other month. Participants are asked to pick up extra items when they shop for groceries.Learn more »
The Douglas County Christmas Craft Fair at the Douglas County Fairgrounds will close at 5 p.m. today because of the weather.
The fair is scheduled to be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.Learn more »
The Roseburg Rod & Gun Club annual holiday turkey shoot is scheduled for Dec. 14 at the club’s trap range.
The club is at 875 Old Del Rio Road.Learn more »
Interstate 5 south of Cottage Grove reopened at 8 a.m. today, following a semi truck fire that closed 14 miles of the road for two hours, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.
Both northbound lanes are open and one southbound lane is open as crews remove the burned truck, ODOT said. Drivers should expect delays as traffic backups clear.Learn more »
The Distinguished Young Women Program of Douglas County, formally known as Junior Miss, is rebuilding and needs volunteers, according to organizers.
People interested in helping the program can learn more by attending a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at Hucrest Community Church, 2075 N.W. Witherspoon Ave., in Roseburg.Learn more »
The Riversdale Grange has scheduled a benefit breakfast in its building for 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday.
The grange is at 4856 Garden Valley Road. Proceeds from the event will be used to continue renovation of the Grange hall.Learn more »
Sutherlin will hold its first Christmas tree lighting Sunday at Triangle Park by the Sutherlin Visitor Center, 1310 W. Central Ave.
Activities will start at 5 p.m. with holiday music by the Sutherlin High School choir.Learn more »
The Kiwanis Club of Roseburg on Dec. 10 will present a public program on humanitarian relief efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The program is set from noon to 1 p.m. at Kowloon Restaurant, 2686 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd.Learn more »
Blood donors will be offered pumpkin pies if they turn up for a Thanksgiving Day blood drive at the Roseburg Red Cross Donor Center.
The center at 1176 N.W. Garden Valley Blvd. will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. Appointments are advised and can be arranged by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.Learn more »
Douglas County officials want to fill a vacancy on the county dog control board. The deadline to apply for the four-year term is 5 p.m. Dec. 20.
Applications may be picked up and returned to the Douglas County Board of Commissioners’ office in room 217 of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 S.E. Douglas Ave. Electronic applications are available at www.co.douglas.or.us.Learn more »
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A fundraising auction of fishing equipment and trips will be the highlight of the Umpqua Fishermen’s Association monthly meeting, scheduled for Tuesday at Round Table Pizza, 2040 N.W. Stewart Parkway.
A social hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a short club report at 7 p.m. and then the auction. Items up for bid will include baked goods, smoked fish, fishing products and fishing trips.Learn more »
While other parts of Western Oregon enjoyed an unseasonably warm Saturday, Roseburg could muster a high of only 37 degrees.
The National Weather Service attributed Roseburg’s cold day to stubborn fog and low clouds.Learn more »
WINSTON — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office today asked for the public’s help in finding a Winston man who left his home early Thursday.
Brandon Scott Bell, 26, left on foot and left all his possessions behind, according to the sheriff’s office. He had been staying with his grandparents in the 600 block of Winston Section Road.Learn more »
Flags at public buildings today flew at half-staff in remembrance of President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated 50 years ago today in Dallas.
Gov. John Kitzhaber ordered the flags at half-staff after President Barack Obama proclaimed today a day of remembrance for Kennedy.Learn more »
An annual event to prevent drunken driving will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 23 at Clint Newell Auto Group, 1481 N.E. Stephens St., in Roseburg.
Interactive displays will include impaired driving simulator carts, a DUII mobile processing unit, extraction demonstration and fact-finding scavenger hunt.Learn more »
The Roseburg Road Runners Club will host a 10K run or two-mile walk and food drive for the Roseburg Rescue Mission on Saturday.
The Turkey Trot will start at 9 a.m. at the Roseburg Rescue Mission, 752 S.E. Pine St. in Roseburg. Same day registration begins at 8 a.m. Participants are asked to bring four canned or dry boxed food items, fresh fruit, vegetables or breads for their entry fee.Learn more »
Christmas tree permits are on sale at Umpqua National Forest offices in Roseburg, Glide, Tiller, Toketee and Cottage Grove.
Permits can be purchased between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Dec. 24.Learn more »
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The documentary film “We are Here to Stay” about the Latino experience in America will be shown at the Douglas County Democratic Party’s monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at Chi’s Garden Restaurant, 528 S.E. Stephens St.
Presentations from three Democratic candidates for the state Legislature will follow at 6:30 p.m. House District 2 candidates Natasha Bjornsen of Myrtle Creek and Kerry Atherton of Roseburg will speak, as will a House District 1 candidate, Coquille Mayor Matt Rowe.Learn more »
A 24-year-old Roseburg man suspected of shoplifting at a grocery store was carrying methamphetamine and had seven warrants for his arrest, police said.
Beau Charles Hayes Parlette was detained at about 3:40 p.m. Wednesday at Sherm’s Thunderbird Market, 2553 Stewart Parkway, on suspicion of shoplifting.Learn more »
Two nonprofit groups are accepting donations of clean furniture for Eagle Landing, a new housing development for veterans on the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus.
NeighborWorks Umpqua and United Community Action Network will take donations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at the St. Joseph Catholic School gymnasium, 630 Stanton St., in Roseburg.Learn more »