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Auto Racing: Cress gets late model main event victory (1)

August 24, 2015 — 

Alan Cress was the best among the late model drivers, capturing the main event during Saturday’s Pacific Racing Association program at the Douglas County Speedway.Other feature winners included Karl Smith …

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Oakland couple takes Leroy on a national road trip (2)

August 23, 2015 — 

My son Chet’s teddy bear, Leroy, was callously abandoned by his best buddy when Chet got married. Then Chet and his wife Chelsea moved to Oklahoma with all their worldly …

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Thoughts From Your Trooper: Beware of fire danger and dumping regulations (3)

August 23, 2015 — 

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Richard Hikes: Diamond shines on wilderness hike (4)

August 16, 2015 — 

Tired after gaining 2,100 feet in 8.5 miles on our first day, Dale Prohaska, Kevin Bernhardt, and I plopped down on a rocky bench overlooking Divide Lake and began setting …

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Auto Racing: Hein a big winner in Rory Price Memorial (5)

August 9, 2015 — 

Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington, has been good to Roseburg’s Matt Hein.Very, very good.The 27-year-old Northwest Sprintcar Racing Association driver became a six-time winner in the 10th annual Rory Price …

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Coastal climbs challenge cyclists (6)

August 9, 2015 — 

Pedaling and climbing 31,620 feet in elevation on a bicycle over mountains was the challenge. About 250 riders were up to the feat.The 2015 Oregon Bicycle Ride, labeled “Lighthouses and …

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Auto Racing: Ronk wins hornets races at DCS (7)

July 22, 2015 — 

Shane Ronk picked up a pair of victories in the hornets class during the Pacific Racing Association main events last weekend at Douglas County Speedway.Harlem Cox won the Saturday Old …

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Auto Racing: Mansell overall champ in NSRA events at DCS (8)

July 21, 2015 — 

Canadians Matt Mansell and Scott Aumen led every lap in their respective wins over the weekend at Douglas County Speedway. Mansell went pole to checkered flag to win Friday night’s …

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Auto Racing: Aumen rolls to NSRA win at Douglas County Speedway (9)

July 19, 2015 — 

Scott Aumen of Duncan, British Columbia, led a 1-2-3 finish by Canadian drivers as he won the Northwest Sprintcar Racing Association Winged 50-lap feature event — the Don Hein/Casey Diemert …

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Alaskan fishing hooks plenty of anglers (10)

July 19, 2015 — 

Even though there are salmon runs in the nearby Umpqua River system, the experience of fishing in Alaska waters has become an annual tradition for numerous Roseburg area residents.“It’s the …

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Thoughts From Your Trooper: Warm river water a concern for fish and dogs (11)

July 19, 2015 — 

Summer is here. Well, actually, summer has been here and is projected to be here for a while. These hot, dry days are projected to continue with high temperatures into …

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Auto Racing: Canadian Matt Mansell drives away from NSRA’s top drivers at DCS (12)

July 18, 2015 — 

Matt Mansell turned back Matt Hein’s challenge shortly after the race’s only caution, and then the Victoria, British Columbia, driver ran away from the field on Friday night to win …

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Douglas County Sports Calendar (July 8-12) (13)

July 8, 2015 — 

WEDNESDAY, July 8American Legion BaseballPepsi at Grants Pass (2), All Sports Park, 6 p.m.Central Point at Umpqua Lions (2), Legion Field, 5:30 p.m.THURSDAY, July 9Junior State BaseballCrater at Roseburg (2), …

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Yoncalla Rodeo: Thrills, spills at annual event (14)

July 5, 2015 — 

YONCALLA — The 60th annual rodeo kicked off Saturday and resumes at 1 p.m. Sunday. …

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Brush Creek restoration has award-winning look (15)

July 5, 2015 — 

About 10.5 miles of Brush Creek has a new, award-winning look.That stretch of waterway is located between Elkton and Drain. Brush Creek is a tributary of Elk Creek, and the …

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Auto Racing: Ronk, Koens, Hansen, Chamberlin win PRA main events (16)

June 29, 2015 — 

Shane Ronk (hornets), Andrew Koens (modifieds), Nicholas Hansen (street stocks) and Dave Chamberlin (Pro 4 wedge) were main event winners during the Pacific Racing Association program on Saturday night at …

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Richard Hikes: Siskiyous offer rough and scenic hikes (17)

June 28, 2015 — 

Just below the Southern Oregon border lies California’s Siskiyou Wilderness and just like an itch between the shoulder blades in the middle of the night, the wilderness is hard to …

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Tennis: McMorrow, Motevassel reach men’s singles final in U.V. tournament (18)

June 21, 2015 — 

Kyle McMorrow will look to keep his perfect singles record intact in the 57th annual Umpqua Valley Open Tennis Championships today.The 24-year-old, a former University of Washington player who lives …

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Roseburg’s Hedge Jarvis recognized for hunter education contributions (19)

June 21, 2015 — 

Hedge Jarvis is all about gun safety ... and kids.His mission for the past 32 years has been to emphasize one to the other. He’s worked to do that as …

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Tennis: Top men’s singles players advance in Umpqua Valley tournament (20)

June 20, 2015 — 

The top seeds in men’s open singles advanced to the quarterfinals during Friday’s play in the 57th annual Umpqua Valley Open Championships.Winning their matches were No. 1-seeded Kyle McMorrow of …

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