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Publisher’s Notebook: Timber industry under attack again (1)

March 27, 2015 — 

Timber people have a reason to be a little defensive. Even after seeing production crippled by owls, marbled murrelets, tree-sitting humans, courtroom judges and politicians who wouldn’t know a fir …

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Police Log: Caller fears missing neighborhood cats are in her freezer (2)

March 27, 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.POLICE LOGThursdayDouglas …

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Umpqua Valley BMX ready to start season with grand opening (3)

March 27, 2015 — 

DILLARD — Creating a fun, welcoming environment for children around Douglas County is what Jerry Drury Jr. set out to do when he took over as the track operator of …

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What to do and resources to use when you suspect bullying | Moms (4)

March 27, 2015 — 

For two days I've wrestled with writing on this topic. I have gone through a couple of drafts already and I just can't wrap my head around the whole idea …

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Cops and courts reporter leaves News-Review (5)

March 27, 2015 — 

The News-Review’s public safety and courts reporter, Jessica Prokop, will leave her position today to move to Washington state to begin a new job.Prokop accepted a job at The Columbian …

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Douglas Community Hospital redesign underway; construction slated to begin in January (6)

March 26, 2015 — 

For the past 15 years, the vacant windows of the old Douglas Community Hospital have stared into an empty parking lot.The hospital’s closure in 2000 converted a medical center in …

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Multimedia event honors Vietnam vets (7)

March 26, 2015 — 

Vietnam veterans will be honored Sunday at a live presentation by two documentary filmmakers. Marc Waskziewicz and Lea Jones, of Inner View Productions, will offer a live multimedia performance from …

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Spring Fair returns to the fairgrounds this weekend (8)

March 26, 2015 — 

s another winter melted into spring, Louis Montano began to pore over weekly weather forecasts.On Monday, the 69-year-old organizer of Spring Fair, which will begin Friday at the Douglas County …

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Police Log: Tenant finds blood on her gate in Roseburg (9)

March 26, 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.POLICE LOGWednesdayDouglas …

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Safety-net funding passes in House but awaits a Senate vote (10)

March 26, 2015 — 

Timber safety-net funding for Douglas and other rural counties passed 392 to 37 in the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday.The funding had been attached as an amendment to must-pass legislation …

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Roseburg woman injured in fender bender (11)

March 26, 2015 — 

A Roseburg woman was treated at Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg and released after her vehicle was rear-ended Wednesday afternoon.A 2000 Honda Accord, driven by Steven Paulsen, 24, of Roseburg, …

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Man accused of causing scene at Roseburg restaurant (12)

March 26, 2015 — 

Police arrested a Troutdale man Wednesday night after he allegedly caused a scene at a restaurant and began spitting on the building.Several people in the 200 block of Garden Valley …

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Roseburg man cited for dumping colostomy bag at store (13)

March 26, 2015 — 

A Roseburg man was detained Wednesday morning after he allegedly emptied his colostomy bag in the middle of a store parking lot, according to Roseburg police.Police contacted Anthony Douglas Pierce, …

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Roseburg woman in fair condition following deadly crash (14)

March 26, 2015 — 

WINCHESTER — A Roseburg woman who was injured in a crash Tuesday that claimed the life of another woman was in fair condition today at Sacred Heart Medical Center at …

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County residents weigh in at budget presentation (15)

March 26, 2015 — 

Though federal legislators are considering a two-year extension of timber safety-net funding, that’s no long-term solution for Douglas County’s budget woes, County Commissioner Chris Boice said Wednesday.Boice laid out the …

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Prepping your family for emergency with these go-to packed bags | Moms (16)

March 26, 2015 — 

There is a closet in my house which is slowly becoming overrun with various canisters of dried foods and consumable supplies we would need in an emergency. Around my house, …

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Lynyrd Skynyrd, Martina McBride, Kansas will headline the 2015 Douglas County Fair (17)

March 25, 2015 — 

Southern rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd and country music star Martina McBride will headline the 2015 Douglas County Fair, Fairgrounds Director Harold Phillips announced Wednesday. McBride, a 14-time Grammy nominated singer, …

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Myrtle Creek City Council discusses restricting pot dispensaries (18)

March 25, 2015 — 

MYRTLE CREEK —While they may not be fans of legalizing marijuana, Myrtle Creek city councilors are in the process of changing zoning classifications to compensate for dispensaries within city limits.Last …

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Glendale aerial herbicide spray subject of dispute (19)

March 25, 2015 — 

GLENDALE — The Oregon Department of Agriculture is investigating a complaint by a Glendale woman who believes that herbicides may have reached her property after a timber company’s July 2014 …

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Police Log: Sheep attacked in Riddle (20)

March 25, 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.POLICE LOGTuesdayDouglas …

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