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Tying up loose ends (1)

September 5, 2015 — 

A CenturyLink worker repairs a telephone line at the intersection of northeast Winchester Street and Odell Avenue Friday afternoon in Roseburg after a truck from Sunrise Enterprises became tangled up …

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Roseburg optometrist finds clarity in helping others (2)

September 4, 2015 — 

Dr. Bonnie Gauer examined the images she had just taken of Jennifer Forrest’s eyes.“Are you eating your green, leafy vegetables,” Gauer asked Forrest.“Maybe some leafy spinach,” Forrest replied.“Are you taking …

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Fish and Wildlife Commission approves fishing regs for 2016 (3)

September 4, 2015 — 

SALEM — The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the 2016 Oregon sport fishing regulations at its meeting in Seaside Friday. Under the regulations adopted, anglers should find it easier …

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Roseburg woman taken to Springfield hospital after serious motorcycle crash (4)

September 4, 2015 — 

A Roseburg woman was taken to a Springfield hospital Thursday night after crashing her motorcycle into a neighbor’s residence.Heather Jones, 34, of Roseburg, lost control of her motorcycle for unknown …

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Police log: 4-year-old arrives at ER with suspicious injuries (5)

September 4, 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.ThursdayDouglas County …

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Douglas County residents urged to be fire-cautious during Labor Day weekend (6)

September 4, 2015 — 

Fire season is still in effect despite some recent precipitation and a dip into cooler temperatures, and the Douglas Forest Protective Association is urging residents to use caution during Labor …

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U.S. unemployment rate drops, while county’s remains high (7)

September 4, 2015 — 

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve in deciding whether …

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Pinterest torment or a tool? | Moms (8)

September 4, 2015 — 

No matter what you're opinion of Pinterest, you fall somewhere on the spectrum. You either ignore it, love it, hate it or find the app a matter of life and …

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Skid marks downtown irk local businesses (9)

September 4, 2015 — 

Downtown Roseburg has hit the skids — or maybe it’s the other way around.Long, twin tread marks appeared at the half-complete intersection of Oak Avenue and Main Street on Tuesday …

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County to consider public health contracts (10)

September 4, 2015 — 

Contracts to provide some public health services could come before the Douglas County Board of Commissioners as early as next week, according to Commissioner Tim Freeman.Douglas County is also nearing …

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Long lines at county landfill have shortened this week (11)

September 3, 2015 — 

The transition at the county dump to charge fees to residents who drop off trash has gone smoothly so far, according to Douglas County Public Works Director Robb Paul. In …

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Emergency responders host Battle of the Badges blood drive to honor September 11 (12)

September 3, 2015 — 

In honor of the heroes and victims of 9/11, local firefighters and police officers are turning a legendary — but friendly — rivalry into a good cause by organizing the …

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Family fun offered at this year’s Fort Umpqua Days (13)

September 3, 2015 — 

ELKTON — Grinding corn, washing clothes with a washboard and whittling wood into useful tools and trinkets used to be a necessity, but at the annual two-day Fort Umpqua Days …

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Campfire restrictions eased in time for Labor Day weekend (14)

September 3, 2015 — 

Just in time for Labor Day weekend, restrictions on campfires are being eased within the Umpqua National Forest, officials announced Wednesday.Campfires have been restricted within Umpqua National Forest for the …

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United Way kicks off fundraising campaign (15)

September 3, 2015 — 

When you are Greater Douglas United Way and raise more than $1 million for the first time ever, it’s pretty obvious what you do for an encore: set a goal …

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Police log: Out of control boy reports being drugged (16)

September 3, 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.Read more …

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Stouts Creek Fire nearing 100 percent containment (17)

September 3, 2015 — 

The Stouts Creek Fire, which has burned 26,452 acres since it ignited in late July, is now 96 percent contained, fire authorities announced this morning. Currently, there are 272 personnel …

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Burned Area Emergency Response team has begun post-wildfire assessment (18)

September 3, 2015 — 

MILO — Another phase of forest rehabilitation began with the sounds of small, metallic shovels carefully scooping the dirt. John Chatel, a worker from the United States Forest Service, brushed …

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Local Lotus Media buys The News-Review (19)

September 3, 2015 — 

The News-Review has been purchased by Roseburg-based Lotus Media.No changes are planned for the 147-year-old newspaper, formerly owned by Swift Communications, Inc., headquartered in Carson City, Nevada.Jeff Ackerman will continue …

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Overcoming anxiety and dissatisfaction when there is loss of control | Moms (20)

September 3, 2015 — 

Loss of control in situations is an uncomfortable spot for me. More times than I can count, I have found myself discombobulated when decisions are made for me. Usually it …

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