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Roseburg Basketball Roundup: Girls, boys defeat Thurston (1)

January 31, 2015 — 

Thurston was no match for Roseburg’s girls basketball team Friday night. The Indians led by as many as 29 points and completed a season sweep of the Colts with a …

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Pacific Connector pipeline foes in Douglas County consider community bill of rights (2)

January 31, 2015 — 

Some opponents of the Pacific Connector natural gas pipeline say there is no hope that federal and state regulatory bodies will side with them and kill the project. They want …

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Agencies warn of IRS phone scam around state (3)

January 31, 2015 — 

As tax season approaches, federal agencies are warning Oregon residents of a phone scam in which callers impersonate an Internal Revenue Service employee to swindle victims out of money. The …

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Extension Spotlight: Herbicide education equals crop loss prevention (4)

January 31, 2015 — 

During the past decade in Douglas County, we have seen a number of changes to the rural agricultural landscape. Horticultural crops like wine grapes, blueberries, filberts, seed crops and …

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Sustainable Living: Consider the condition of the Earth (5)

January 31, 2015 — 

We didn’t start the fire, it was always burning since the world’s been turning. — Billy Joel, 1989 The year 2014 is slipping into the mists of history. There were …

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Snapshots from the field: UCC Adult basic skills graduation (6)

January 31, 2015 — 

Umpqua Community College graduated 22 students from its Adult Basic Skills Development Program at Wolf Creek Job Corps Jan. 23. The commencement speaker was Jesse Morrow, dean of career and …

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Breaking news: Fatal accident reported on Highway 38 near Elkton (7)

January 30, 2015 — 

ELKTON — Oregon State police troopers are investigating a fatal vehicle accident on Highway 38 near Milepost 28, approximately 8 miles west of Elkton. The accident happened at around 4 …

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Prep Basketball: Team-oriented Douglas girls compete for first in FWL (8)

January 30, 2015 — 

WINSTON — The Douglas girls basketball team had a rough start in preseason, but when Far West League play started the Trojans realized it was teamwork that would help lift …

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Police Log: Theft of tools from a ‘man cave’ in Roseburg (9)

January 30, 2015 — 

These logs are the highlights of initial emergency calls and reports to the Douglas County Dispatch Center. They do not represent all of the incidents or their final outcomes. POLICE …

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Roseburg’s airport manager has spent her life around aviation (10)

January 30, 2015 — 

Patricia Loegering came to Roseburg to retire. When the money in her pocket began to feel light, however, she checked job websites for a tech writing gig. Instead, she found …

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Feasibility study unveiled for proposed medical-education college in Roseburg (11)

January 30, 2015 — 

A private health college could provide 200 jobs and pump $30 million into Douglas County’s economy every year, according to a feasibility study unveiled Thursday at an invitation-only meeting at …

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UACT’S ‘Deathtrap’ supplies twists, turns and laughs (12)

January 30, 2015 — 

Writing is a dangerous occupation, as anyone who has suffered a terminal case of writer’s block will tell you. Factor in the horrors of carpal-tunnel syndrome, and it is no …

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South Umpqua student receives national Horatio Alger Scholarship (13)

January 30, 2015 — 

He was 15 when he crashed into a cement barrier on a Tri City back road. He remembers the rush before the blackout. He remembers walking out of the totaled …

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Special needs mom on local inclusive playground | Moms (14)

January 30, 2015 — 

Douglas County is getting an accessible playground. When the article ran at the beginning of January, I was cautiously optimistic. I'm hopeful for our children who've never been able to …

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Breaking News: Myrtle Creek man dies in car crash on Interstate 5 (15)

January 29, 2015 — 

MYRTLE CREEK ­— A Myrtle Creek man was killed Thursday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 5 near Milepost 110, according to Oregon State Police. The victim has been …

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John Nilsen to play solo concert in Roseburg on Jan. 31 (16)

January 29, 2015 — 

Pianist John Nilsen shatters the widespread perception that musicians slink out of bed in mid-afternoon and have to be prodded by their managers to record. In fact, this Portland-based musician …

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Drivers say Sable Curves on North Bank Road near Wilbur must be made safer (17)

January 29, 2015 — 

About 250 county residents have petitioned Douglas County to improve safety at three sharp curves on North Bank Road near Sable Drive. Karen Meyers spearheaded a drive to collect their …

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Glide students help steelhead spawn as Umpqua Fishery Enhancement Derby begins (18)

January 29, 2015 — 

IDLEYLD PARK — Glide High School students donned hip waders and rubber boots Wednesday and stepped into a shallow pool of brown water filled with adult steelhead trout. They caught …

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Douglas County gets homeless perspective (19)

January 29, 2015 — 

The jobs came and went with the rain. At least that’s how it was for Jimmy, who asked to go only by his first name. Jimmy has lived in Roseburg …

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Police Log: Child reported missing in Roseburg (20)

January 29, 2015 — 

These logs are the highlights of initial emergency calls and reports to the Douglas County Dispatch Center. They do not represent all of the incidents or their final outcomes. POLICE …

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