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Richard Hikes: Rainy North Umpqua hike beats a dry TV (1)

April 26, 2015 — 

I almost didn’t go hiking this particular mid-April morning. The day was rainy, and it just seemed like a good day to stay warm and dry, watching soccer games from …

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Umpqua area wineries, owners receive high marks (2)

April 26, 2015 — 

Two Douglas County wineries, their respective owners and the Umpqua Valley wine area have all seen a fruitful start to 2015.Earl and Hilda Jones, owners of Abacela Winery of Winston, …

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Common Cents: Don’t get burned by rising interest rates (3)

April 26, 2015 — 

For more than three decades bond investing has been a relatively safe bet. Maybe you didn’t make a bunch of money, but they didn’t lose a lot either. It’s been …

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Small Business: Learning how to manage business change a key to success (4)

April 26, 2015 — 

Change is the only real constant for small business and learning how to manage change can be a key to success for both the business and the employees within the …

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Chamber Corner: Sutherlin busy with activities, expansion and events (5)

April 26, 2015 — 

In volunteer, community-minded Sutherlin we have many civic groups and individuals who give much of their time and talent because they feel it’s the right thing to do. We offer …

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On Biz: Photog moves studio to downtown Roseburg (6)

April 26, 2015 — 

As the foot traffic through her Roseburg house to her home photography studio increased, Chandra Korthof began to think about moving her business to a store front. Her patient husband …

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Gamers to creators: Elkton students find STEM excitement in robotics (7)

April 25, 2015 — 

ELKTON — Most parents dream their child will become an engineer or entrepreneur, not a video-gamer. The relationship between video games and academics can become a necessary evil, with controller …

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Running: Winston’s Brad Ferner savors Boston Marathon experience (8)

April 25, 2015 — 

Brad Ferner of Winston has been running marathons since he was a student at Douglas High School, and this year he reached his goal of running the Boston Marathon in …

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On the Drawing Board: Student Artwork (9)

April 25, 2015 — 

This acrylic painting is a surrealist work created by Joseph Lane eighth-grader Izzy Green. If you would like to submit student artwork or if you have information about school-related events, …

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Sustainable Living: Nature’s variety feeds the soil (10)

April 25, 2015 — 

“Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s goneThey paved paradise and put up a parking lot” —Joni Mitchell, 1970Two hundred years ago, …

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Biologists report success at Soda Springs fish ladder (11)

April 24, 2015 — 

Midafternoon Thursday, a pair of biologists went fishing, after a fashion, at the Soda Springs Dam fish ladder. Instead of a hook, though, they sent a video camera down into …

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Roseburg High School custodian has history as chef for the famous (12)

April 24, 2015 — 

He used to get ready for work by lacing up polished black shoes and stepping into a Corvette. Now, he ties his thick black boot strings and revs up the …

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Publisher’s Notebook: Oregonians aren’t all from California (13)

April 24, 2015 — 

I’d heard the stories prior to moving to Oregon.“They hate Californians and it rains every day,” most warned.Headed north on I-5 almost three years ago — past the Welcome To …

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Editorial: Please share the streets and roads (14)

April 24, 2015 — 

Most of us first learned to pedal along sidewalks and putter around driveways on tricycles, with our parents strolling nearby. When we became big enough to insist that tricycles were …

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Roseburg School District announces superintendent selection, Gerry Washburn (15)

April 24, 2015 — 

Gerry Washburn, assistant superintendent for the Los Alamos School District in New Mexico, was chosen as Roseburg School District’s next superintendent.Washburn will begin his new role July 1. Current superintendent …

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Rural county leaders unhappy with BLM plan for harvests on O & C lands (16)

April 24, 2015 — 

The Bureau of Land Management released its plan for timber harvests on O & C Railroad Trust lands Friday, and the reaction from county leaders across Western Oregon was dismay.The …

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Roseburg man arrested for pepper spraying someone over car ride (17)

April 24, 2015 — 

A Roseburg man was arrested on Tuesday for reportedly spraying someone with pepper spray after he was denied a car ride. At approximately 4:55 p.m., Roseburg police arrived to the …

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Prep Track & Field: South Umpqua thrower Trevor Duffy has state title hopes (18)

April 24, 2015 — 

TRI CITY — South Umpqua senior Trevor Duffy is looking to take the next — and final — step in his prep track and field career during the next month.The …

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The problem with diets | Moms (19)

April 24, 2015 — 

Last year I sat at a wedding with people I'd met earlier in the evening. As champagne was poured for the toast, the man jumped up and asked if they …

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State reaffirms Roseburg as veterans home site (20)

April 24, 2015 — 

Roseburg appears to be back on top as the proposed site of a third state veterans home.Roseburg veterans say they are encouraged by a recent letter from the director of …

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