The U.S. Forest Service is taking applications to serve on a committee that advises the Umpqua and Rogue River-Siskiyou national forests on projects.
The 15-member Rogue-Umpqua Resource Advisory Committee reviews projects funded by the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act.Learn more »
A garage sale to benefit Melissa Ragon who is dealing with breast cancer is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The sale will be held in the parking lot of Fisher’s Hearth & Home, 2583 W. Harvard Ave., in Roseburg.Learn more »
CANYONVILLE — An 18-year-old Canyonville man who suffered head and back injuries when his bicycle was hit by a pickup Monday was in good condition at a Springfield hospital today, officials said.
Reuben Benjamin McCloskey was riding his bicycle east on First Street at about 7 p.m. when he pedaled through a stop sign without stopping and into the intersection with Main Street, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.Learn more »
A Washington man hired over the Internet to tow a boat crashed into the northbound Exit 148 sign at the bottom of Rice Hill on Interstate 5 at about 6:42 p.m. Saturday, Oregon State Police said.
The 34-foot cabin cruiser was unharmed.Learn more »
Douglas County sheriff’s deputies continued the search today for two men who ran from a residence after being shot at by a homeowner who interrupted a burglary.
According to the sheriff’s office, detectives were following up on several leads this morning, but the office released no other information.Learn more »
An altercation which began with an argument about swearing at children ended with the arrest of two Roseburg women at Gaddis Park in Roseburg about 8 p.m. Saturday.
Roseburg police say a woman was pushed off her bike and her cellphone taken while she attempted to call 911 as the confrontation escalated.Learn more »
A Roseburg man arrested Saturday on suspicion of taking a car without the owner’s permission and damaging it also faces a charge of failing to register as a sex offender.
Another Roseburg man told police his 2002 Nissan pickup was stolen about midnight Saturday.Learn more »
All nine drivers cited on suspicion of careless driving Saturday after a mass traffic stop on Highway 42 are Douglas County residents, Oregon State Police said today.
State police received complaints between 10 and 11 a.m. about nine vehicles heading west on Highway 42 from near Winston. The nine vehicles, described by troopers as “souped-up” Hondas and Audis, were racing each other, making unsafe passes and running other motorists off the road, witnesses said.Learn more »
Nine drivers racing each other on Highway 42 and drawing complaints from other motorists were stopped by the Oregon State Police on Saturday.
The nine drivers, all males between the ages of 18 and 23, were issued citations for careless driving, a Class A traffic violation.Learn more »
Smoke from a vegetation fire briefly closed one northbound lane of Interstate 5 near Milepost 93 on Friday afternoon.
The blaze was reported shortly after 2 p.m. and burned three-quarters of an acre of grass, brush and trees in steep and rocky terrain along I-5, Douglas Forest Protective Association spokesman Kyle Reed said.Learn more »
Glendale Baptist Church has announced its schedule for children’s vacation Bible school.
The sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 24 to 28 at the church, 173 First St. They are open for children ages 4 to those coming out of sixth grade. Admission is free. The theme is “Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God.” A parents night will take place at 7 p.m. June 28.Learn more »
Roseburg freelance writer R.J. Guyer, a frequent contributor to The News-Review, is scheduled to sign copies of his latest book June 20 at the Douglas County Museum of Natural & Cultural History.
Guyer will be available from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the museum off Interstate 5’s Exit 123 south of Roseburg. His book, “Douglas County Chronicles,” is a look at the stories of the people and events that shaped the history of the Umpqua Valley. It sells for $19.99.Learn more »
A man armed with a machete and alarming people by talking about an upcoming assault he may be involved in was arrested at gunpoint Thursday by Roseburg police.
Christopher Lawrence Vermillion, 32, of Roseburg was arrested on suspicion of second-degree disorderly conduct.Learn more »
The 14th annual Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Sculpting Championships is scheduled for today, Saturday and Sunday.
The Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce sponsored event will feature 36 professional and semi-pro chain saw carvers from around the world. They will gather in Rainbow Plaza in downtown Reedsport, the official Chainsaw Carving Capital of Oregon.Learn more »
The Roseburg Senior Center will host an ice cream social for anyone 50 and older 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the center, 621 W. Madrone St.
The board of directors will introduce themselves, answer questions about membership and activities, and talk about progress acquiring a new center.Learn more »
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will conduct training exercises Monday through Friday in and around Sunnyslope Elementary in the Green area.
Deputies will train to respond to school emergencies, according to the sheriff’s office. The public can expect to see uniformed and plain clothes officers along with civilian role players.Learn more »
Women United for Douglas County, a newly formed chapter of the United Way Women’s Leadership Council, will present an inaugural wine and food pairing dinner June 21 at the Brix Event Center.
Unique Tastes will start at 6 p.m. at 519 S.E. Jackson St. Chef Misty Russell will present five courses. Five local varietal wines will be available for sampling as well. Tickets cost $125.Learn more »
The 14th annual Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Sculpting Championships is scheduled for June 13 to 16.
The Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event will feature 36 professional and semi-pro chain saw carvers from around the world. They will gather in Rainbow Plaza in downtown Reedsport, the official chain saw carving capital of Oregon. Each carver will create a masterpiece over the four-day event.Learn more »
A 5K/10K walk or run to benefit the Umpqua Community Center will be held at 9 a.m. June 29 at the center at 806 Hubbard Creek Road, Umpqua.
Runners and walkers can register for $15 at Inerseshen Creative Media in Roseburg, Sutherlin Women’s Fitness and Henry Estate Winery in Umpqua.Learn more »
The Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Club is planning a June 22 hike to Tahkenitch Creek on the coast north of Reedsport.
The route is part of a newer trail network that follows Tahkenitch Creek as it meanders toward the ocean. Organizers said the basic trek is an easy to moderate 4.2 mile loop with views of the Tahkenitch sand dunes, some as high as 80 feet, featuring shore pines and huckleberries. There are options for longer hikes as well.Learn more »
The northbound Interstate 5 exit at Milepost 106 will be closed from 7 p.m. Thursday to 2 a.m. Friday while workers replace signs on the Weaver Road overpass, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.
The northbound slow lane between Mileposts 105 and 107 also will be closed.Learn more »
These logs are the highlights of initial emergency calls and reports to the Douglas County Dispatch Center. They do not represent all the incidents or their final outcomes.
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A magnitude 2.9 earthquake was recorded Sunday six miles southwest of Diamond Lake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The earthquake occurred approximately at a depth of 2.2 miles at 8:34 a.m. and was 55 miles east of Roseburg.Learn more »
Roseburg’s projected population growth, a long-standing source of friction between the city and some rural residents, was formally slashed Monday by the City Council.
The council voted 6-1 to accept a forecast that estimates the city’s population in 2032 will be 34,023. The city currently has fewer than 22,000 residents.Learn more »
Theater camp set for July 26-27Learn more »
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office did not make information about its weekend activities available today.
Calls today to sheriff’s and Roseburg police officials were not returned.Learn more »
Douglas County Early Childhood Planning Coalition will offer a free parenting course 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 7 at First United Methodist Church, 1771 W. Harvard Ave.
Registration is required. The course is for parents of children younger than 10 years old. Childcare is provided.Learn more »
Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center seeks volunteers 10 to 15 years old for its 2013 Summer Youth Program.
The program features six weeklong sessions. Each runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Thursday.Learn more »
Umpqua Astronomers, the Douglas County Museum and Roseburg Parks and Recreation have teamed up to present a Summer Community Star Party June 14 at Fir Grove Park.
Astronomers will be on hand to help aspiring stargazers view the moon, Saturn and other celestial bodies.Learn more »
State Sen. Jeff Kruse and Rep. Tim Freeman, both Roseburg Republicans, will hold three public meetings Saturday in Douglas County to talk about the legislative session.
The first will be an 8 a.m. breakfast meeting at Elmer’s Restaurant, 1440 N.W. Mulholland Dr., in Roseburg. Rep. Bruce Hanna, R-Winchester, is scheduled to attend as well.Learn more »