The Douglas County Museum and Umpqua Astronomers are teaming up to celebrate Global Astronomy Month’s Sun Day from 2 to 4 p.m. April 27 at the Douglas County Museum, 123 Museum Drive, Roseburg.
Participants can learn about safe solar observing and what’s going on with the sun. Local astronomers will have telescopes for observing if the sky is clear.Learn more »
Star party set for park gazingLearn more »
Lunch Bunch mulls investingLearn more »
Douglas County Fire District No. 2 firefighters will test and flush fire hydrants throughout the agency’s service area from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to May 2.
The fire district’s service area includes: Dixonville, Green, Melrose, Winchester, Wilbur, Garden Valley, Umpqua, Calapooia, Sutherlin and unincorporated areas near Roseburg.Learn more »
Donations are being collected for a 32-year-old Roseburg woman who has been diagnosed with stage four cervical cancer.
Elissa Bogardus learned she had the disease in March and recently received experimental treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.Learn more »
The Bureau of Land Management is beginning to reopen campgrounds in the Roseburg District for the season, including Susan Creek on Friday.
Millpond Campground will open May 9. Cavitt Creek Falls and Rock Creek campgrounds will open May 16. Tyee Campground is already open.Learn more »
Hikers head for Boulder CreekLearn more »
Riders invited to join bike tripLearn more »
The Lookingglass Fire Board is seeking a new member.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners will accept applications through 5 p.m. April 21 to fill a vacancy on the fire board.Learn more »
Transportation advice soughtLearn more »
GOP group picks HartmanLearn more »
The Roseburg High School Interact Club is planning an indoor flea market April 12 to collect money for club activities.
The fundraiser is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brix event center at 517 S.E. Jackson St.Learn more »
The Roseburg Fire Department will issue residential burn permits between April 15 and May 15.
Permits are valid for seven days and cost $64.Learn more »
Hiking club rides PantherLearn more »
An open house has been scheduled for Wednesday to introduce area residents to the Aging & Disability Resource Connection.
The Douglas County Senior and Veteran Services, Aging and People with Disabilities and Umpqua Valley disAbilities Network will present information about the resource from noon to 4 p.m. in Room 132 of the Douglas County Health Department, 621 W. Madrone, Roseburg.Learn more »
One of three candidates for Douglas County assessor has said he will withdraw from the race, but Harry McDermott’s decision comes too late for his name to be removed from the May 20 primary ballot.
According to a press release issued by the incumbent, Susan Acree, McDermott announced plans to withdraw Thursday at a meeting of the Douglas County Democrats and endorsed Acree. Efforts to reach McDermott, a Winchester real estate appraiser, today were unsuccessful. A party member confirmed McDermott’s announcement.Learn more »
The Douglas County Republican Party has endorsed Tim Freeman for the nonpartisan position of county commissioner, the party announced today.
Freeman, a state House Republican, is running against six other candidates in the May 20 primary for the seat now held by Joe Laurance.Learn more »
The Sutherlin Planning Commission is seeking a volunteer to fill the remaining term of a vacancy.
Meetings are normally held monthly on the third Tuesday at 7 p.m.Learn more »
The U.S. Forest Service is soliciting proposals for natural resource projects. Proposals are due April 18.
Projects must benefit the Umpqua or Rogue River-Siskiyou national forests and be in Douglas, Coos, Curry, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath or Lane counties.Learn more »
First Citizens to be recognizedLearn more »
State Sen. Floyd Prozanski will discuss the 2014 legislative session and give updates on primary races around the state at a Douglas County Democratic Central Committee meeting March 27 at Chi’s Garden Restaurant, 528 S.E. Stephens St.
Prozanski’s presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. The event will begin with time to socialize and eat at 5 p.m. and a regular monthly committee meeting at 5:30 p.m.Learn more »
Unequal justice topic of forumLearn more »
Hikers explore Brice CreekLearn more »
Fire started by propane torchLearn more »
The Sutherlin-Oakland Emergency Food Pantry will have its 26th annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 12 at the Sutherlin Community Center, 150 Willamette St.
The cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. The dinner will include spaghetti, bread, salad, dessert and beverage.Learn more »
League of Women Voters to hold forum on criminal justiceMarch 15, 2014 —
The League of Women Voters of the Umpqua Valley will hold a public forum 6 to 8 p.m. April 1 at the Douglas County Library in Roseburg on criminal justice.
Topics will include the war on drugs, Oregon’s prisons and mandatory minimum sentences. The guest speaker will be ACLU of Oregon Executive Director David Fidanque.
The forum is free and will be in the library Ford Community Room, 1409 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd.
ROSEBURG: Community garden plots openMarch 12, 2014 —
Garden plots open to trowels
The Eastside Community Garden just off Rifle Range Road on the east side of Roseburg has 10 plots available for gardening this year.
The plots are 20 feet by 20 feet.
Information: Gerrie King, 541-784-8110.
ROSEBURG: Race to benefit scholarshipsMarch 12, 2014 —
The first Sash Dash 5K is set for 9 a.m. March 15 at Stewart Park.
The event is open to walkers and runners of all ages. Cost is $20 on the day of the race.
The Miss Douglas County Scholarship Pageant is sponsoring the event. Proceeds will go toward scholarships for the program.
A Zumba warmup is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. Door prizes will be awarded following the race.
Information: Mindy Hunt, email@example.com.