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Roseburg police to conduct pedestrian safety blitz on June 8 (1)

June 1, 2015 — 

Roseburg police will be keeping a careful eye out for pedestrian safety around crosswalks on Monday, June 8.Officers on duty will be conducting safety events around crosswalks to enforce laws …

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Man with knife upstaged by samaritan with a gun (2)

June 1, 2015 — 

A citizen observed a man damaging a business Friday evening in the 500 block of Main Street, Roseburg and decided to confront him.When the citizen confronted Joseph Ceaser Todisco, 49, …

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Police log: Woman reports having urine thrown at her (3)

June 1, 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.SundayDouglas County …

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Are you believing the lies? | Moms (4)

June 1, 2015 — 

Sometimes believing a lie is easier. Even when the truth was always deep down and somehow you knew it all along, the lie can be convenient, leaving a false security. …

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Sunday storm leads to 800 lightning strikes (5)

June 1, 2015 — 

The Douglas Forest Protective Association and other local departments responded to multiple reported wildfires after Sunday night’s lightning storm produced approximately 800 lightning strikes in the county.While most of the …

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Sutherlin High School celebrates class of 2015 (video) (6)

May 31, 2015 — 

SUTHERLIN — Sutherlin High School principal Justin Huntley’s beard is a metaphor for achieving dreams.At least, that’s what Huntley told the 71 graduating seniors sitting on stage in the school’s …

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Social Security: Get into the act with Older Americans Month (7)

May 31, 2015 — 

In May, we recognize Older Americans Month to acknowledge older Americans and their contributions to our nation. More than 40 million people in the United States are 65 or older. …

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Douglas County Veterans’ Viewpoint: Honor the local graduates who will join the armed forces (8)

May 31, 2015 — 

Graduation ceremonies around Douglas County are underway. Young women and men made their first adult decision to step forward and defend the freedoms we cherish.They completed their Armed Services Vocational …

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Umpqua Star Gazer: Watch for a Jupiter-Venus conjunction in 2015 (9)

May 31, 2015 — 

Evening PlanetsVenus arcs eastward as Jupiter sinks toward the setting Sun. Dazzling Venus appears to trek from Gemini across Cancer to rendezvous with bright Jupiter in Leo as June closes. …

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YMCA gives away more than 160 life jackets to kick off Water Safety Month (11)

May 31, 2015 — 

Kids blew safety whistles, jumped on blow-up pool toys and had their faces painted at the YMCA’s fourth annual Water Safety Day on Saturday in Stewart Park.The event acted as …

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Chamber Corner: Clean Riddle ready for summer events (12)

May 31, 2015 — 

With the arrival of spring in South County, the Riddle Area Chamber held the annual Spring Cleanup. Many volunteers put their hands, heart and back into cleaning the town and …

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Richard Hikes: Buck Canyon provides a colorful hike (13)

May 31, 2015 — 

Eons ago, a big chunk of Peak 6170 broke off and roared down into Buck Canyon, effectively damming East Fork Muir Creek. As an aside, Peak 6170 is so named …

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Douglas County produce bursting with flavor early (14)

May 31, 2015 — 

A mild winter and spring has led to an early burst of flavor in the fields of central Douglas County.Specifically, that would be strawberries. But other fruits and vegetables will …

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On Biz: Roseburg meat cutter trims work to one site (15)

May 31, 2015 — 

Tim McClendon admitted he was wearing himself out working two jobs.The veteran meat cutter, a life-long Roseburg area resident, was working at Sherm’s Thunderbird and also running Tim’s Custom Cutting …

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Small Business: Why are values important to an entrepreneur and a business? (16)

May 31, 2015 — 

You may have heard a lot about corporate or company values lately. Consumers are becoming more and more interested in how the companies they support through purchases conduct business. Values …

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Theater Review: UACT swings straight and true with ‘Fox on the Fairway’ (17)

May 31, 2015 — 

As I stopped laughing long enough to look around me Friday night at the almost empty theater in which I sat, it occurred to me that I must be missing …

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Volunteers key to flavorful lamb show dinner (18)

May 31, 2015 — 

The aroma from the smoke tantalizes the senses.The smoke and heat rises from the five brick barbecue pits just outside a back door of Douglas Hall at the Douglas County …

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Residents come together in support of Roseburg families they’ve never met (video) (19)

May 30, 2015 — 

Neon signs ushered drivers passing the Dutch Bros Coffee drive-thru on Diamond Lake Boulevard to stop, get their car washed, eat a hot dog and donate money to the families …

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Book on climate change leaves lasting impression (20)

May 30, 2015 — 

When I first learned of Naomi Klein’s new book, “This Changes Everything, Capitalism vs. the Climate,” I thought the title was pretentious. I knew she was a talented writer from …

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