News Briefs

ROSEBURG: Sun viewers get together

April 23, 2014 — 

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.

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ROSEBURG: Stargazers cluster for park gathering

April 23, 2014 — 

ROSEBURG

Star party set for park gazing

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ROSEBURG: Lunch Bunch ponders investing

April 23, 2014 — 

ROSEBURG

Lunch Bunch mulls investing

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Douglas County Fire District No. 2 firefighters to test hydrants

April 21, 2014 — 

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.

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ROSEBURG: Support sought for cancer patient

April 16, 2014 — 

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.

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BLM campgrounds begin to open

April 16, 2014 — 

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.

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ROSEBURG: Hikers head for Boulder Creek

April 14, 2014 — 

ROSEBURG

Hikers head for Boulder Creek

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MELROSE: Riders invited to join bike trip

April 11, 2014 — 

MELROSE

Riders invited to join bike trip

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LOOKINGGLASS: Fire board member sought

April 11, 2014 — 

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.

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DOUGLAS COUNTY: Transportation advice sought

April 11, 2014 — 

DOUGLAS COUNTY

Transportation advice sought

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DOUGLAS COUNTY: GOP reps pick Hartman for assessor

April 8, 2014 — 

DOUGLAS COUNTY

GOP group picks Hartman

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ROSEBURG: RHS flea market fundraiser planned

April 8, 2014 — 

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.

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Roseburg Fire Department to issue burn permits

April 1, 2014 — 

The Roseburg Fire Department will issue residential burn permits between April 15 and May 15.

Permits are valid for seven days and cost $64.

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ROSEBURG: Hiking club tames Panther section of North Umpqua Trail

April 1, 2014 — 

ROSEBURG

Hiking club rides Panther

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ROSEBURG: Driver safety classes set

April 1, 2014 — 

ROSEBURG

Driver safety classes set

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ROSEBURG: Local resources info discussed

March 31, 2014 — 

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.

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Douglas County assessor candidate drops out

March 31, 2014 — 

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.

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GOP endorses Freeman for nonpartisan office

March 31, 2014 — 

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.

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Sutherlin Planning Commission panel seeks volunteer

March 28, 2014 — 

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.

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Forest Service seeks proposals

March 27, 2014 — 

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.

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GLIDE: First Citizens to be honored

March 27, 2014 — 

GLIDE

First Citizens to be recognized

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ROSEBURG: Fundraiser for horse camp set

March 24, 2014 — 

MELROSE

Fundraiser for

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ROSEBURG: Prozanski talks on legislative session

March 21, 2014 — 

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.

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ROSEBURG: Forum explores inequities in justice

March 20, 2014 — 

ROSEBURG

Unequal justice topic of forum

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ROSEBURG: Hikers head for Brice Creek

March 17, 2014 — 

ROSEBURG

Hikers explore Brice Creek

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GLENDALE: Fire started by propane torch

March 17, 2014 — 

GLENDALE

Fire started by propane torch

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Sutherlin-Oakland Emergency Food Pantry sets fundraiser

March 15, 2014 — 

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.

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League of Women Voters to hold forum on criminal justice

March 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.

Information: 541-637-0899.

ROSEBURG: Community garden plots open

March 12, 2014 — 

ROSEBURG

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 scholarships

March 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, sashdash2014@yahoo.com.

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