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On the Drawing Board: Student Artwork (1)

April 25, 2015 — 

This acrylic painting is a surrealist work created by Joseph Lane eighth-grader Izzy Green. If you would like to submit student artwork or if you have information about school-related events, …

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Sustainable Living: Nature’s variety feeds the soil (2)

April 25, 2015 — 

“Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s goneThey paved paradise and put up a parking lot” —Joni Mitchell, 1970Two hundred years ago, …

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Biologists report success at Soda Springs fish ladder (3)

April 24, 2015 — 

Midafternoon Thursday, a pair of biologists went fishing, after a fashion, at the Soda Springs Dam fish ladder. Instead of a hook, though, they sent a video camera down into …

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Roseburg High School custodian has history as chef for the famous (4)

April 24, 2015 — 

He used to get ready for work by lacing up polished black shoes and stepping into a Corvette. Now, he ties his thick black boot strings and revs up the …

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Publisher’s Notebook: Oregonians aren’t all from California (5)

April 24, 2015 — 

I’d heard the stories prior to moving to Oregon.“They hate Californians and it rains every day,” most warned.Headed north on I-5 almost three years ago — past the Welcome To …

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Editorial: Please share the streets and roads (6)

April 24, 2015 — 

Most of us first learned to pedal along sidewalks and putter around driveways on tricycles, with our parents strolling nearby. When we became big enough to insist that tricycles were …

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Roseburg School District announces superintendent selection, Gerry Washburn (7)

April 24, 2015 — 

Gerry Washburn, assistant superintendent for the Los Alamos School District in New Mexico, was chosen as Roseburg School District’s next superintendent.Washburn will begin his new role July 1. Current superintendent …

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Rural county leaders unhappy with BLM plan for harvests on O & C lands (8)

April 24, 2015 — 

The Bureau of Land Management released its plan for timber harvests on O & C Railroad Trust lands Friday, and the reaction from county leaders across Western Oregon was dismay.The …

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Roseburg man arrested for pepper spraying someone over car ride (9)

April 24, 2015 — 

A Roseburg man was arrested on Tuesday for reportedly spraying someone with pepper spray after he was denied a car ride. At approximately 4:55 p.m., Roseburg police arrived to the …

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Prep Track & Field: South Umpqua thrower Trevor Duffy has state title hopes (10)

April 24, 2015 — 

TRI CITY — South Umpqua senior Trevor Duffy is looking to take the next — and final — step in his prep track and field career during the next month.The …

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The problem with diets | Moms (11)

April 24, 2015 — 

Last year I sat at a wedding with people I'd met earlier in the evening. As champagne was poured for the toast, the man jumped up and asked if they …

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State reaffirms Roseburg as veterans home site (12)

April 24, 2015 — 

Roseburg appears to be back on top as the proposed site of a third state veterans home.Roseburg veterans say they are encouraged by a recent letter from the director of …

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Police log: Music plays whenever woman enters her home (13)

April 24, 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.FridayDouglas County …

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Three Douglas County men arrested in online sting operations (14)

April 24, 2015 — 

Three Douglas County men were arrested this week after Myrtle Creek police organized an online sting.Police said they arrested two men on Thursday, identified as Jeffrey Ray Harp, 44, and …

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Roseburg superintendent candidates meet community (15)

April 24, 2015 — 

Roseburg community members met the three candidates vying for Roseburg School District’s superintendent position at Thursday’s meet and greet.The candidates held informal discussions with community members in separate classrooms at …

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Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band to play benefit show Saturday (16)

April 24, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band, a popular and prolific local musical group, was formed when the band’s mandolin player stumbled across a newspaper advertisement. “It said ‘bluegrass band needed for …

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Emotions running high: Lowry sentencing delayed until Wednesday (17)

April 24, 2015 — 

People wondering what the prison sentence would be for the former car maintenance shop owner who hit two people with his car while legally drunk in August 2013, killing one …

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Sutherlin High School grows entrepreneurs en route to plant sale (18)

April 23, 2015 — 

SUTHERLIN — Walking into the Sutherlin High School greenhouse is like walking into a flower jungle.The room is warm. Water drips from more than 300 hanging baskets. The sweet scent …

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BREAKING NEWS: Lowry sentencing delayed until Wednesday (19)

April 23, 2015 — 

The sentencing of Shaun Lowry, the former Roseburg car maintenance shop owner who hit and killed a 24-year-old woman with his car in August 2013, was rescheduled for 8:15 a.m. …

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Sutherlin looks to say no to marijuana (20)

April 23, 2015 — 

The Sutherlin City Council took the first step Wednesday to join at least a handful of Oregon cities that ban marijuana dispensaries within city limits.In a 4-1 vote, councilors approved …

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