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 »
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.Learn more »
Garden plots open to trowelsLearn more »
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.Learn more »
Conference on livestock setLearn more »
Senior council seeks membersLearn more »
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 »
ROSEBURG: AARP driver safety classes setMarch 4, 2014 —
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.
Course fees are $20 per person. AARP members will receive a $5 discount.
Oregon law requires all auto insurance carriers to offer a discount on premiums to qualified graduates, age 55 and older, of approved programs such as this one.
Classes are held between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Each participant is encouraged to bring a sack lunch.
Following is a schedule of area classes for this month. Call the numbers below or visit aarp.org to register for either.
• March. 20 — Mercy Community Education Center, 2459 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg. Call 541-672-1016.
• March 25 — Linus Oakes, 2665 Van Pelt Blvd., Roseburg, Call 541-677-4800.
Information: Pete Benham, 541-672-1016.
ROSEBURG: Hikers ready to tackle the dunesMarch 4, 2014 —
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.
The group meets in the Douglas County Courthouse parking lot behind the library with the goal of leaving at 8 a.m. Bring water, lunch and clothes for wet weather and be prepared to share gas expenses.
Information: John Malone at 541-673-1973 or friendsoftheumpqua.org.
India rafting trip to be discussedMarch 4, 2014 —
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.
Szympruch, president of the rafters association, rafted several Himalayan rivers including the Ganges River.
The meeting is open to the public.