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Auto Racing: Ronk, Koens, Hansen, Chamberlin win PRA main events (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

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 (4)

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 (5)

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’ (6)

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 (7)

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 (8)

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 (9)

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 (10)

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 (11)

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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Thoughts From Your Trooper: Turkey and bear hunters spring into action (12)

April 5, 2015 — 

Spring is here. Well actually it has been here for a while now, unexpectedly. This weather is really going to increase our outdoor activities this spring.One activity that will be …

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Umpqua District fisheries biologist retires (13)

April 5, 2015 — 

After years of working on behalf of fish, Laura Jackson has closed up her tackle box and retired from the Roseburg office of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.The …

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Hunting Works For Oregon emphasizes impact on economy (14)

March 15, 2015 — 

There are 196,000 people who hunt in Oregon each year and they each annually spend an average of $1,215 on the outdoor activity.Those numbers come from several national sportsmen’s foundations. …

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Richard Hikes: Taking a shine, kind of, to the Sterling Mine Ditch trail (15)

March 8, 2015 — 

Due to ancient seismic processes, the Siskiyou Mountains were squeezed up to the surface like the last little bit of toothpaste in the tube. Several billion years later, man entered …

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Thoughts From Your Trooper: Outdoors events provide educational opportunities (16)

March 8, 2015 — 

This last month, Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife troopers in Douglas County had several opportunities to have a lot of interaction with the public. Different events gave us time …

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Fly fishing expert to give presentation Thursday (17)

February 28, 2015 — 

Dylan Rose, the saltwater destinations manager for Fly Water Travel in Ashland, will be the guest speaker Thursday at the monthly meeting of the Umpqua Valley Fly Fishers Club.The meeting …

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Edelweiss Ski Club hosts William Sullivan (18)

February 17, 2015 — 

Sullivan to host presentationWilliam Sullivan will host a presentation for the Edelweiss Ski Club tonight.Sullivan will present a slideshow at the Ford Room of the Douglas County Library at 7 …

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Umpqua Dairy team nets 28 steelhead to win derby (19)

February 15, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Dairy Products team of two guides and four anglers netted first place in the Umpqua Fishery Enhancement Derby that was held on the Umpqua River system two weeks …

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Thoughts From Your Trooper: Umpqua River boaters should be aware of low winter water (20)

February 15, 2015 — 

Thankfully, as I wrote this article several days ago, the rain was falling. The spring weather prior to the rain was enjoyable, but also presented a few problems and will …

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