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Electrical outages affecting Douglas County (1)

October 25, 2014 — 

Areas of Douglas County including Reedsport, Sutherlin, Melrose, Yoncalla and Drain are experiencing electrical outages, Douglas Electric Cooperative said in a news release Saturday afternoon. The company estimates 150 members …

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Emergency 911 not accessible to some north county residents (2)

October 25, 2014 — 

Some residents of Elkton, Yoncalla and Drain don’t have the ability to call 911 on landlines due to the current power outage affecting north Douglas County Saturday, the sheriff’s office …

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Roseburg School District painter adds color to education (3)

October 25, 2014 — 

One man is in charge of painting the backdrop for thousands of Roseburg students’ education. His name is Brad Hahn and he is the sole painter employed by the Roseburg …

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Eat fresh salad throughout fall and winter by planting greens now (4)

October 25, 2014 — 

CORVALLIS – October is a perfect time to sow salad greens for harvest throughout the fall and winter months. “If you live in the warmer, wetter regions of the state, …

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Enhance landscape by planting the right trees the right way (5)

October 25, 2014 — 

Fall is a great time for planting trees; make time to plant them correctly. With fall in the air comes opportunities to harvest what’s left in the garden, get outdoors …

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On the Drawing Board: Student Artwork (6)

October 25, 2014 — 

This is a pastel oils painting titled, “Fall Pumpkins” by second-grader Robbie Harden at Cobb School in Roseburg. If you would like to submit student artwork or if you have …

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Douglas County Prep Football Scores (7)

October 24, 2014 — 

Class 6A SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE Roseburg 42, Thurston 17 Class 4A FAR WEST LEAGUE South Umpqua 52, Douglas 0 SKY-EM Junction City 13, Sutherlin 6 Class 3A MOUNTAIN VALLEY Coquille 44, …

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Weekend’s Best Best Oct.24-Oct. 26 (8)

October 24, 2014 — 

Rink Cats — Cheetahs from the Wildlife Safari will make an appearance at the Parkview Skating Center (adjoining the YMCA) sometime between 7 and 9 p.m. Friday at 1151 N.W. …

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Editorial: Roses & thorns (9)

October 24, 2014 — 

ROSE Rare cats Wildlife Safari in Winston once again tantalizes us with more rare animals to view up close. Two-year-old Sumatran tiger sisters came to live at the wild animal …

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Secretary McDonald to have final say in choice of Roseburg VA director (10)

October 24, 2014 — 

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald will have the final say in who replaces Carol Bogedain as Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center director. Bogedain retired Oct. 3 while the Roseburg VA, …

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Homeless issue lingers in Roseburg (11)

October 24, 2014 — 

Some local veterans believe conflicts with the homeless may have shifted a bit to the northwest, moving from the downtown core to the area between Riverside Park and the Earle …

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Former Commissioner Doug Robertson says he is paying off back tax bill (12)

October 24, 2014 — 

Former Douglas County Commissioner Doug Robertson said he is paying off nearly $15,000 in unpaid property taxes and fees that he owed to Jackson County. Robertson fell behind on property …

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Weak El Niño pattern forecast for Umpqua Valley winter (13)

October 24, 2014 — 

With a weak El Niño pattern now developing in the Pacific, it should be a wetter winter in Douglas County but the moisture still may not be enough to overcome …

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Roseburg’s Family Development Center, SMART benefit from Umpqua Bank foundation (14)

October 24, 2014 — 

There’s a moment that educators get to experience only a few times, the moment when a child “gets” reading. “At first they look surprised and then their eyes get big …

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Preliminary report details local pilot, firefighter’s fatal midair collision (15)

October 24, 2014 — 

An experimental aircraft crashed into a Cessna as both planes flew near a dry lake bed earlier this month in Nevada, killing both pilots, including Winston-Dillard Fire Captain Tom Weiss, …

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The other colors of cancer | Moms (16)

October 24, 2014 — 

You'd be hard pressed to find one person who doesn't know what a pink ribbon stands for. Even football fans know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month as their …

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Community gets involved at Winston’s Wildlife Safari (17)

October 23, 2014 — 

WINSTON — Two family-friendly happenings are scheduled at the Wildlife Safari animal park this weekend. The Zoobilee and the Camp Millennium Pumpkin Patch typically attract lots of people through the …

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Roseburg woman arrested in disturbance (18)

October 23, 2014 — 

A Roseburg woman accused of causing a scene in the lobby of the Roseburg Public Safety Building and destroying landscaping plants outside was arrested Wednesday afternoon. Kristin Hope Morse, 18, …

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Myrtle Creek police stop on interstate nets 20 pounds of pot (19)

October 23, 2014 — 

Two California man were arrested Wednesday morning during a traffic stop after police reportedly recovered more than 20 pounds of marijuana from their vehicle. Myrtle Creek police stopped a silver …

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Police Log; Man struck with frying pan in Azalea (20)

October 23, 2014 — 

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

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