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Police Log: Young cougar spotted in Riddle (1)

July 28, 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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DOUGLAS COUNTY: Crews battle weekend blazes (2)

July 28, 2014 — 

A handful of fires burning throughout Douglas County, including three suspicious fires near Lookingglass and Happy Valley roads, kept fire crews busy over the weekend, according to the Douglas Forest …

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Dear sister, mother and everyone else | Moms (3)

July 28, 2014 — 

Dear sister, I wish I had known what a short time we had together. I wish I could have just relaxed and enjoyed having a friend by my side wherever …

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Small Business: Discipline is a business asset (4)

July 27, 2014 — 

Discipline is an essential part of business. It is one of the greatest assets of a business, but it can’t be measured on a balance sheet. Discipline can’t be bought …

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View From the Hill: Each of us has a different plan for Ben Franklin’s face (5)

July 27, 2014 — 

One of the “big” questions we sometimes ask is: What is the purpose of this life? The question is a very good one. However, it implies, by the very fact …

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Extension Spotlight: Ribbon colors denote levels of achievement at fair (6)

July 27, 2014 — 

As the Douglas County Fair draws nearer, it’s a good time to explore the judging method used to evaluate exhibits. 4-H realizes that recognition is a basic need of all …

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Sustainable Living: ‘Intelligent Gardener’ replete with fertile ideas (7)

July 27, 2014 — 

Steve Solomon wrote a manual for food gardeners, “Growing Organic Vegetables West of the Cascades,” in 1981. It is the reference book I go to first when considering a new …

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Publisher’s Notebook: Let humanity guide how we handle the children coming to the U.S. illegally (8)

July 27, 2014 — 

There’s no question we need to control our borders. Citizenship in the United States of America has a significant value and it must be earned, not stolen. It’s why we …

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Thoughts From Your Trooper: Hunters ask to provide tips during upcoming seasons (9)

July 27, 2014 — 

Hunting seasons are here again. Even though there are quite a few weeks of summer left, hunting seasons are beginning. They’ll continue through to the first of the year. This …

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Douglas County Veterans Viewpoint: New Naval Sea Cadet Corps prepares for boot camp (10)

July 27, 2014 — 

I just had the privilege of spending time with Mike Null, commander of the Earle B. Stewart American Legion Post 16. Mike was excited to share news about the U.S. …

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Oakland hikers top out on Mount St. Helens (11)

July 27, 2014 — 

It steams in anger. Sometimes, it even blows its top. Deceptively serene, Mount St. Helens has captivated my imagination ever since it exploded in May 1980. For this reason I …

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Editorial: Roseburg VA employee dissatisfaction points to problems (12)

July 27, 2014 — 

We’d like to think Roseburg is different. That a place with such beautiful scenery and friendly, helpful people could avoid corrosive work environments. It seems that’s not the case. Not …

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Play review: ‘Gutenberg!’ presses history to fanciful, frenetic limit (13)

July 26, 2014 — 

It’s “Gutenberg! The Musical!” — a production so fabulous it requires not one but two exclamation points to get the point across. Why a musical about Johannes Gutenberg, the 15th-century …

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Relay for Life raises money for cancer research and to aid patients (14)

July 26, 2014 — 

At the opening ceremony of last year’s Relay For Life, Mike Lyons talked about his experience with cancer — how he doesn’t let it define him, how he planned to …

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Longtime Douglas County Commissioner Doug Robertson reflects on 33 years in office (15)

July 26, 2014 — 

In 1979, Doug Robertson was a Roseburg city councilor faced with a choice. Would he rather run for mayor or county commissioner? He chose the latter because it looked like …

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Chamber Corner: Forest fires devastating, but there is value in burnt trees (16)

July 26, 2014 — 

It’s raining as I write this. That’s unusual for late July and, as a rule, not welcomed during the height of visitor season in the Land of Umpqua. But, welcome …

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Tree must fall on Rabbit Mountain before firefighters tackle blaze (17)

July 26, 2014 — 

Firefighters enlisted the help of a tree faller Saturday to help them stop a blaze on fire-scarred Rabbit Mountain in South County, according to the Douglas Forest Protective Association. Smoke …

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Police Log: Arrests listed (18)

July 26, 2014 — 

ARRESTS The News-Review publishes the names of individuals who have been arrested on suspicion of at least one felony charge or three misdemeanors or a combination of felony and misdemeanor …

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On Biz: Restaurant in a trailer makes Mexican cuisine available in Elkton (19)

July 26, 2014 — 

When Gerardo Aguirre visited the Elkton area in the past, it was all about fishing on the Umpqua River. Now he’s all business, having opened El Guerrero Azteca Mexican Food …

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Century Ranch: Turkey Crick Ranch traces history to Tennessee cousins (20)

July 26, 2014 — 

With a Tennessee twist, cousins Henry Bacon and George Winniford named their newly acquired property along the Umpqua River the Turkey Crick Ranch. The eastern pronunciation and spelling of “crick” …

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