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Auto Racing: Ronk wins hornets races at DCS (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

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 (4)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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) (7)

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 (8)

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 (9)

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 (10)

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 (11)

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 (12)

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 (13)

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 (14)

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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Rodeo: Yoncalla cowboy Randy Thompson ‘living my dream’ (15)

June 14, 2015 — 

MYRTLE CREEK — Randy Thompson is a weekend cowboy and still loves to compete in the rodeo arena.The 51-year-old Yoncalla resident was among the participants in the first performance of …

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Men’s City League Slowpitch Softball Standings (16)

June 1, 2015 — 

DOUGLAS COUNTY MEN’S SOFTBALL ASSOCIATIONStandings Through May 29A LeagueW LLee’s Trees 6 1Keller Lumber 3 1Roseburg Hydro 3 1Scared Hitless 4 2Businessmen 3 4EET/Scoreboard 3 4B LeaguePublic Safety 3 2North River Boats 2 4Kane’s Mutineers 2 4Bobby Geyer Construction 0 5C LeagueWolf Creek Job Corps 6 4Son’s of Pitches 3 3Blue Ox 2 2Ferraro 1 4Friday’s ResultsScared Hitless 6, …

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Richard Hikes: Buck Canyon provides a colorful hike (17)

May 31, 2015 — 

Eons ago, a big chunk of Peak 6170 broke off and roared down into Buck Canyon, effectively damming East Fork Muir Creek. As an aside, Peak 6170 is so named …

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Golf: Larry Davis has high hopes for his TrueStroke putter (18)

May 8, 2015 — 

Larry Davis has made the pitch about his TrueStroke putter to the golfing world for 13 years.His enthusiasm for the product hasn’t waned one bit.The 71-year-old Myrtle Creek resident invented …

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Richard Hikes: Rainy North Umpqua hike beats a dry TV (19)

April 26, 2015 — 

I almost didn’t go hiking this particular mid-April morning. The day was rainy, and it just seemed like a good day to stay warm and dry, watching soccer games from …

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Outdoor Briefs for April 5 (20)

April 5, 2015 — 

ROSEBURGHiking club to hike Acker Divide TrailThe Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Club is planning to hike the Acker Divide Trail on Saturday.The moderate hike will be around six miles, …

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