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Secretary McDonald to have final say in choice of Roseburg VA director (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

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 (4)

October 24, 2014 — 

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

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Roseburg’s Family Development Center, SMART benefit from Umpqua Bank foundation (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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 (8)

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 (9)

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 (10)

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 (11)

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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Authorities identify victim in Winchester house fire (12)

October 23, 2014 — 

Officials often face a steep challenge reaching victims’ next of kin, which was the case in a deadly house fire earlier this week in Winchester. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office …

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Suspected pioneer graves found at Mildred Kanipe park in Oakland (13)

October 23, 2014 — 

OAKLAND — They only expected to find five graves. But the metal detector was hungrier. By the time searchers finished Tuesday, 16 suspected graves lay marked by waving pink flags …

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One case of scarlet fever reported at Winston’s Brockway Elementary School (14)

October 23, 2014 — 

WINSTON — Brockway Elementary School Principal Kerry Dwight sent a letter to parents Tuesday saying a student there has been diagnosed with scarlet fever. According to the letter, a parent …

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Feature photo: Salmon swim by Winchester Dam (15)

October 23, 2014 — 

Kathy Suzuki of San Leandro, Calif., and Randy Messenger of Los Angeles stop off to check out the fish ladder at the Winchester Dam, just north of Roseburg, while on …

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The never-ending Parenting 101 | Moms (16)

October 23, 2014 — 

There are days when being a mother is easy. Everything comes together perfectly, with no problems. Everyone is happy with decisions that are being made, and the family as a …

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ROSEBURG: Halloween horse show coming to fairgrounds (17)

October 22, 2014 — 

The Oregon Dressage Society hosts its annual Spooktacular Horse Show beginning at 8 a.m. Oct. 25 at the River Arena of the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 S.W. Frear St., Roseburg. …

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SUTHERLIN: Halloween carnival planned at intermediate school (18)

October 22, 2014 — 

The Sutherlin West Intermediate School hosts the 6th annual Halloween Carnival from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25,at 531 N. Comstock Ave., Sutherlin. Games and prizes for kids will be …

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ROSEBURG: Museum hosts Spooky Night (19)

October 22, 2014 — 

The Douglas County Museum of History and Natural History hosts Spooky Night at the museum from 5 to 8 p.m. at 123 Museum Drive, Roseburg. The Halloween-themed event includes spooky …

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DRAIN: Country music at civic center this month (20)

October 22, 2014 — 

The North Douglas Performing Arts Council presents Country Music Express at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Drain Civic Center, 205 W. A St., Drain. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. …

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