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Guest column: Why is Douglas County stuck in recession? (1)

September 30, 2014 — 

In Douglas County we have many organizations working on economic development. They all mean well, and they are all working hard, but there is a general lack of an overall …

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Umpqua Stargazer: October promises sky-high activity (2)

September 30, 2014 — 

Evening planets Saturn swoons as Mars keeps on trekking. Look tonight, about 7:30, to the southwest, to find a thin crescent moon. Pan back to the right and down to …

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Local students make Oregon State honor roll (3)

September 30, 2014 — 

DOUGLAS COUNTY Local students make OSU honor roll Oregon State University announced the students on its honor roll for summer term. The following local students earned at or above a …

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Douglas County School News: College Night on tap (4)

September 30, 2014 — 

DOUGLAS COUNTY Learn about applying for college Roseburg High School will host a college night information session at 6 p.m. Thursday in the school’s media center for high school juniors …

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Extension Spotlight: Favorite recipes use autumn harvest bounty (5)

September 30, 2014 — 

As temperatures begin to drop, giving us some much needed relief, fall crops begin to ripen and ready themselves for harvest. Fall is my favorite time of year for food, …

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Douglas County Moms: Pumpkin dip gets top scores from busy mom (6)

September 30, 2014 — 

I love simple recipes the kids can help with; it creates bonding time and helps to equip them with a knowledge of cooking and baking that they can use later …

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Community recognizes more than 500 Senior Corps volunteers (7)

September 30, 2014 — 

Volunteers 55 years old and older — more than 500 of them — were recognized for their service to the community at a luncheon Monday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. …

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Douglas County’s new mental health court makes leaps and bounds (8)

September 30, 2014 — 

A new court designed to focus on individuals who face mental health issues is already making an impact. “We are starting out slow, getting our sea wings and tackling any …

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Police Log: Bag of pot found at playground (9)

September 30, 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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Roseburg authorities want help finding man (10)

September 30, 2014 — 

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating a missing Coos Bay man. John Ambrosini, 59, left Coos Bay on a motorcycle ride to Roseburg Sept. 26. He …

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Douglas County Green and Solar Tour shares sustainable stories and strategies (11)

September 30, 2014 — 

The light above their washroom sink used to be buried in mud. Evan Barnes found the light during an excavation job as a contractor in Northern California. Lorreen Barnes discovered …

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Autism: A mom's hard road from denial to diagnosis | Moms (12)

September 30, 2014 — 

During our pregnancies, most of us hope and pray that everything is going to be all right. We breathe a sigh of relief every time we hear our child’s heartbeat. …

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Update: VA Director Carol Bogedain steps down earlier than planned (13)

September 29, 2014 — 

UPDATE, 10 a.m. Tuesday: The embattled director of the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center will step down at the end of the week. VA Director Carol Bogedain announced in August …

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Myrtle Creek man accused of attacking pedestrian (14)

September 29, 2014 — 

A Myrtle Creek man accused of threatening a pedestrian and chasing him with his vehicle was arrested Saturday morning after striking another vehicle. James Brandt, 46, reportedly became upset with …

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Bee prepared for stings | Moms (15)

September 29, 2014 — 

My love for fall has become tainted for one reason: bees. From spring through summer, hundreds of friendly bees of all types buzz around our country home going about their …

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State and Umpqua Bank partner for literacy campaign (16)

September 29, 2014 — 

OREGON A statewide campaign aims to get Oregon students reading by third grade. The campaign, called stORytime, is organized by the Oregon Education Investment Board. Gov. John Kitzhaber launched the …

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UPDATE: Police locate missing Georgia woman near Crater Lake (17)

September 29, 2014 — 

UPDATE - 10:25 a.m. — Authorities have made contact with a Georgia woman reported missing early this morning and confirmed she is safe in the Crater Lake area, according to …

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Roseburg Resources re-opens timberlands to non-motorized public use (18)

September 28, 2014 — 

Roseburg Resources Co. has announced that all of its timberlands in Oregon are now open to non-motorized public recreational access unless otherwise posted. The announcement came following last week’s rain …

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On Biz: Retiree opens antique business in Oakland (19)

September 28, 2014 — 

After years of being a log scaler and rancher, Glen Good turned his attention to an entirely different profession. He and his wife Lisa Good opened Oakland Flour Mill Antiques …

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South Umpqua River clean-up rejuvenates Micelli Park (20)

September 28, 2014 — 

Orange leaves, twisted trees and blackberry brambles occupy the riverbank of Roseburg’s Micelli Park. As does the occasional beer bottle, dirty blanket and rusting truck hood. The third annual South …

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