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SPRINGFIELD — Top-ranked Roseburg moved 21 wrestlers into the championship semifinals following the first day of the Southwest Conference district tournament on Friday at Thurston High School.The Indians are well ahead in the Special District 6 team standings with 196 points, followed by North Medford (158), Thurston (128), Grants Pass (117.5), Sheldon (47), South Medford (41), South Eugene (14) and
Published: February 13, 2016
OAKLAND — The Oakland Oakers won their seventh consecutive game, handing the visiting Lost River Raiders (14-9, 12-1) their first Moutain View Conference boys basketball loss of the season, 71-47, Friday night at the Nut House behind a strong all-around performance offensively. Oakland (13-11, 11-3 MVC) shot 58 percent from the field and outscored Lost River 36-18 in the second
Published: February 13, 2016
ELMIRA — The Sutherlin girls basketball team survived a five-overtime game against Elmira and clinched the Sky-Em League title Friday night.The Bulldogs, ranked No. 2 in the Class 4A coaches’ poll, got all they could handle from the Falcons before pulling out a 56-53 win. Sutherlin improved to 21-1 on the season and 8-0 in the Sky-Em.The Bulldogs have won
Published: February 13, 2016
GLIDE — The Creswell Bulldogs were a little too much for the Glide Wildcats in a Mountain Valley Conference girls basketball game Friday night.The Bulldogs, who are ranked No. 9 in the Class 3A coaches’ poll, led by seven after one quarter and continued on to defeat Glide 37-27 in the Wildcats’ gym to improve to 17-6 on the season
Published: February 13, 2016
Roseburg High senior post JD Fairbairn hit two free throws with 24 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and the Indians went on to defeat South Eugene 74-68 Friday in the Southwest Conference boys basketball game at Robertson Memorial Gym.It was a significant victory for the win-starved Tribe (8-13, 3-8 SWC), which had lost three straight to fall into
Published: February 13, 2016
The national teacher shortage is showing its face in Douglas County, with the Douglas Education Service District reporting a lower number of active substitute teachers available compared with several years back.DESD Superintendent Michael Lasher reported about 450 substitute teachers on the active list in past years. There are a reported 185 active substitute teachers this year in the entire DESD
Published: February 12, 2016
Fifteen Douglas County Public Works employees were allowed to return to work today.Eighteen employees had been placed on administrative leave last week after equipment was found to be missing from the Douglas County Public Works Department.In a written statement, Human Resources Director Michael Kurtz said the county conducted an internal audit. Some additional missing equipment was discovered during the audit.
Published: February 12, 2016
John GarrisonAge 83, of Sutherlin, Oregon, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016. Arrangements are pending. SUTHERLIN CHAPEL OF THE ROSES. 541-459-2281.Warren B. JohnsonAge 59, of Winston, Oregon, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2016. Arrangements are pending. PEARSON’S FUNERAL HOME. 541-672-4435.Edward Neil Kaser, Jr. Age 89, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016. Arrangements are pending. TAYLOR’S
Published: February 12, 2016
Clowns to the left, please stop screaming, “We’re all gonna die.” That is not helpful. Jokers to the right, take your fingers out of your ears, open your eyes. The climate is changing. The bad news is humans are a major cause. The good news is humans are a major cause, and we in the middle need not be paralyzed
Published: February 12, 2016
What has happened to the rights of people who don’t smoke pot? I cannot walk outside in my yard without being hit with the strong sickening smells of pot in the air from my neighbors.If they smoke it, they should do it inside their home. I do not appreciate having to breathe it. I instantly get a headache from it.
Published: February 12, 2016
In the article in the News-Review regarding the Save Our Library PAC’s efforts to persuade the Roseburg City Council to sign a resolution to allow the citizens of Roseburg to vote on a measure to obtain funding for the Douglas County Library System, one of the speakers was misidentified. The unidentified citizen expressed the thought that his use of the
Published: February 12, 2016
TRI CITY — For anyone who doesn’t think that competitive cheering is a sport, South Umpqua senior Meg Boye and fellow members of the Lancers’ competitive cheer squad have something to say. “Meet us on the mat,” says Boye. After nearly 10 months of practicing six days and 20 hours a week, the South Umpqua squad descends upon Portland’s Veterans
Published: February 12, 2016
A handgun and a now-defunct website are at the center of a lawsuit filed against the Douglas County government and some of its employees. The case is set to go to trial in November.Ari Blank, a former resident of Azalea, is seeking $5 million in damages after he allegedly discovered county employees made changes to his property files at his
Published: February 12, 2016
Low-income Douglas County mothers who struggle to put healthy food on the table can now buy their groceries with the swipe of a card.The Women Infants and Children Nutrition Program is replacing its paper vouchers with an electronic card similar to a debit card. Officials and mothers on the WIC program say the cards will make purchases more discreet and
Published: February 12, 2016
The Cow Creek Tribe’s Natural Resources Department awarded three grants to community partners involved in natural restoration programs during a presentation held at the Roseburg tribal office Thursday.“When we have healthy community partners, we have healthy tribes,” said Natural Resources Director Jason Robison about local partners.The Natural Resources Grants to Communities Program was established in 2011 and is open to
Published: February 12, 2016
In 1996 two Douglas County couples met over an idea to bless their daughters with a special event designed to celebrate the special bond that girls often have with their fathers. There was no way of knowing how the tradition would grow and last for the past nineteen years. In February 1997 the first Father/Daughter Valentine Dance would be held
Published: February 12, 2016
Naomi Patricia Manson Age 95, of Albany, Oregon, formerly of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016. Arrangements are pending. TAYLOR’S FAMILY MORTUARY. 541-679-6983. Rudolph A. BeemanAge 75, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Wednesday, Feburary 10, 2016. Arrangements are pending. PEARSON’S FUNERAL HOME. 541-672-4435.Dorothy CuttingAge 90 of Portland, Oregon passed away on Tuesday, February 09, 2016. Arrangements
Published: February 12, 2016
Three full-time trappers through Wildlife Services are charged with covering all the wildlife animal damage issues in Douglas County to protect public safety, livestock and natural resources.However, Douglas County has had to cut back on programs, including predator control, due to less funding because of reductions in federal timber payments.County ranchers Dan Dawson and Ron Hjort wrote House Bill 3188
Published: February 11, 2016
You’re on notice, Coppola. DreamWorks Animation just showed the world how to end a trilogy.“Kung Fu Panda 3” opened at Roseburg Cinema last Friday and offered up the usual formula that made the first two movies surprise heavyweights in the box office. Big, bad guy shows up OUTTA NOWHERE, starts wrecking up the place, and clumsy Kung Fu master Po
Published: February 11, 2016
You can be killed accidentally or intentionally with a gun. It is rational for a free society to exercise control over specific individuals by imposing legal restriction on those who have demonstrated harmful intent, or who may lack the judgment to handle guns safely.A common, though imperfect, comparison is sometimes drawn between the automobile and firearms. The automobile is potentially
Published: February 11, 2016
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 County sheriff4:34 a.m. — Ex-boyfriend is assaulting caller in the 3200 block of Johnson Street, Roseburg.7:54 a.m. — Caller curious about how much marijuana one person can have in the
Published: February 11, 2016
After a regular season filled with top-notch competition — out of state and in state — the Roseburg High School wrestling team is planning to be in attack mode for this weekend’s Southwest Conference district tournament.The top-ranked Indians will head to Springfield for the Special District 6 tourney, which begins at 4 p.m. Friday and runs through Saturday at Thurston
Published: February 11, 2016
ALBANY — Charles Porter delivered a double-double and Umpqua dominated the glass as the Riverhawks earned a crucial 83-78 victory over Linn-Benton Wednesday night in Northwest Athletic Conference Southern Region men’s basketball action.Umpqua pulled away from a 37-37 halftime tie to gain some breathing room in the Southern Region playoff race. The Riverhawks (14-10, 7-5) have a 1.5 game lead
Published: February 11, 2016
It’s obvious Daniel Endicott, Stephen Stoddard and Carson Murphy enjoy being around each other.Just listen to the three Roseburg High boys swimmers for five minutes, or less, even.For two hours a day, nothing else matters except the pool at the Roseburg YMCA, the drive to improve, and the example they set to the younger members of the Indians’ swim squad.“Definitely
Published: February 11, 2016
ALBANY — The sophomore trio of Sawyer Kluge, Maddy Pape and Anna Mumm combined for 66 points as the fifth-ranked Umpqua women rolled to an 88-55 NWAC Southern Region basketball victory at Linn-Benton Wednesday night.Mumm, the reigning NWAC player of the week, finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds, while Kluge had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Pape
Published: February 11, 2016
My mom tells me that when I was little, I couldn’t stand being dirty. I would cry when my hands were not clean. The story goes that at my first birthday party, they couldn’t even get a picture of me being messy eating my cake - yes, they did that even way back then! I just picked at the frosting
Published: February 11, 2016
The Army Corps of Engineers will allocate an additional $9 million this year toward dredging projects at Oregon’s small ports. More than $5 million of those funds will go toward the needs of small ports along Oregon’s South Coast, including $942,000 for the Port of Umpqua.Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, and Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley requested the funding in
Published: February 11, 2016
For one billionth of a second, Rob Jasperson thought he was going to die. A cable ran from a clip attached to the back of his shirt to the end of a Taser, which for five seconds sent 50,000 volts pulsing through his body.“I can tell you, five seconds has never felt so long,” said Jasperson, of Sutherlin, while laughing.Jasperson
Published: February 10, 2016
BURNS — The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in this morning after law officers surrounded them in a tense standoff. The development came as Cliven Bundy — who led a Nevada standoff with federal officers in 2014 and who is also the father of the jailed leader of
Published: February 11, 2016
WINCHESTER — The Umpqua Community College Board of Trustees reviewed legislative updates affecting the college at a Wednesday meeting. An update on the recovery progress following the Oct. 1 shooting was also given. Interim President Walter Nolte reported testifying in Salem Wednesday morning at a Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Education hearing along with UCC student Joshua Friedlein and
Published: February 11, 2016
Velma R. FromongAge 84 of Canyonville, Oregon, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Arrangements are pending. MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL. 541-863-3148. Betty J. WhiteAge 87, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Arrangements are pending. WILSON’S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES. 541-673-4455.
Published: February 11, 2016
Unfortunately my 90- year-old father was recently (and quite unexpectedly) diagnosed with Stage 4 lung and brain cancer.Up to that point, he had led a good, independent life along with my mom – living in their own home and driving and doing all things we were so happy he/they were still able to do.The diagnosis came as a shock –
Published: February 10, 2016
Antonyms for “peace” could be any of the following: War, disagreement, hate, discord, agitation, disharmony, distress, frustration, upset, worry, disturbance.We can add the “death penalty” as an antonym to “peace.”The American death penalty is the tip of the sword that is emblematic of the violent nature that continues to exist in much of our land. The United States has a
Published: February 10, 2016
WINCHESTERMumm honored by NWACUmpqua Community College sophomore post Anna Mumm was selected the Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 1-7.The 6-foot-2 Mumm had 84 points and 42 rebounds in Southern Region wins over Southwestern Oregon and Portland. The left-hander posted career highs of 52 points and 26 rebounds, and blocked five shots against Portland.Entering this
Published: February 10, 2016
Through Feb. 9BOYS BASKETBALLSouthwest Conference League Season W L W LSouth Medford 8 1 18 2North Medford 7 2 16 3Sheldon 6 3 13 6South Eugene 6 3 8 11Willamette 3 6 7 12Grants Pass 3 7 7 12Thurston 2 7 6 13Roseburg 2 8 7 113Far West LeagueMarshfield 7 0 19 2South Umpqua 5 2 12 9North Bend 5 2 7 10Brookings 2 5 6 14Douglas 1 6 7 13Siuslaw 1 6 1 18Sky-Em LeagueCottage Grove 6 1 15 5Junction City 5 2 15 5Sisters 3 4 11 8Sutherlin 3 4 11 10Elmira 2 5 12 8Sweet Home 2 5 5 15Mountain Valley ConferenceCoquille 11 1 18 4Harrisburg 11 1 15 7Creswell 6 6 11 11La Pine 4 8 7 11Pleasant Hill 4 8 6 15Glide 0 12 3 19Mountain View ConferenceLost River 12 0 14 8Oakland 10 3 12 11Oakridge 9 4 13 11Bonanza 8 4 15 8CCA 6 6 11 9Riddle 4 9 9 12Crow 2 12 5 21Monroe 0 13 0 23Skyline LeagueNorthYoncalla 11 0 22 0Days Creek 7 4 15 7North Douglas 7 4 13 9Elkton 3 8 6 16UVC 0 11 0 22SouthGlendale 8 3 18 5Powers 7 4 12 5Pacific 7 4 12 10New Hope 4 7 7 14Camas Valley 1 10 3 18GIRLS BASKETBALLSouthwest Conference League Season W L W LSouth Medford 10 0 18 3Sheldon 8 2 15 6North Medford 6 4 14 6Roseburg 6 4 13 7Grants Pass 5 5 10 8Willamette 3 7 4 15South Eugene 2 8 3 17Thurston 0 10 3 13Far West LeagueBrookings 7 0 17 4Marshfield 5 2 14 7Douglas 3 4 11 8North Bend 4 3 12 6Siuslaw 1 6 5 12South Umpqua 1 6 2 18Sky-Em LeagueSutherlin 7 0 20 1Elmira 5 2 12 8Junction City 4 3 8 11Cottage Grove 3 4 6 15Sisters 2 5 2 17Sweet Home 0 7 3 16Mountain Valley ConferenceCoquille 10 2 18 4Creswell 9 3 16 6La Pine 7 5 14 6Glide 5 7 12 10Pleasant Hill 5 7 10 11Harrisburg 0 12 3 19Mountain View ConferenceMonroe 13 0 22 1Lost River 10 2 19 4Bonanza 8 4 17 5Oakland 7 6 11 12Crow 3 10 8 16Riddle 2 10 5 17CCA 0 12 3 17Skyline LeagueNorthElkton 10 1 18 4North Douglas 10 1 17 5Days Creek 6 5 10 10Yoncalla 2 9 5 15UVC 2 9 4 18SouthNew Hope 10 1 15 6Pacific 7 4 9 13Powers 6 5 9 8Camas
Published: February 10, 2016
To the Mother of Boys, I am amongst your ranks, but newly so. My sons have recently turned two and I feel like I am just dipping my toes into this whole parenting-of-boys thing. Before this point, they were basically just like any other baby: eat, sleep, poop, repeat. Maybe a slightly higher rate of the first and third things,
Published: February 10, 2016
Our family likes those tacos only on Tuesday's at Smokin Friday’s BBQ in town. But we want them on other days too, and for less money. So this is my hack recipe that I’ve used for years. I don’t use fresh made corn tortillas (I use store bought) and I garnish with shredded cheese, a smidge of BBQ sauce and
Published: February 10, 2016
The Indians delivered the knockout punch to the Lady Cavers in the form of Jordan Stotler and the 3-ball.Roseburg outscored Grants Pass 50-24 over the last three quarters and moved into a tie for third place in Southwest Conference girls basketball with a 67-40 victory Tuesday night at Robertson Memorial Gym.Stotler, a 6-foot-3 senior, had 20 points, six rebounds and
Published: February 10, 2016
WINSTON — Brookings-Harbor essentially wrapped up the Far West League girls basketball title Tuesday night, holding off the Douglas Trojans 56-52 in a tightly-contested contest.The Trojans (11-8, 3-4 FWL) were within two with a minute to play, but twice missed the first free throw on one-and-one attempts. They also gave up a rebound on a missed free throw, and the
Published: February 10, 2016
Bette J. CooksleyAge 93, of Canyonville, Oregon, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Arrangements are pending. MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL. 541-863-3148Wilma J. TompkinsAge 82 of Roseburg, Oregon passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Arrangements are pending. SUTHERLIN FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES. 541-315-2264.Johnnie Edward Andrews Age 86, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016. Arrangements are pending. TAYLOR’S
Published: February 10, 2016
PORTLAND — Kip Kinkel has lost another bid to reduce the 111-year sentence he received for the 1998 mass shooting at Springfield’s Thurston High School. The Oregon Court of Appeals affirmed a Marion County judge’s ruling today that went against Kinkel in 2013. Kinkel’s attorney has argued that the prison term amounts to a life sentence that violates the constitutional
Published: February 10, 2016
“Valentine’s Day’s coming and this online dating just isn’t succeeding for me.”That’s my friend Tucker Schofield. He dresses like a cowboy with boots and a big silver buckle on his belt. When he adds a tie and a sport coat to his ensemble, he calls it his “full Kitzhaber.” He has a house full of books, advanced degrees, writes fluidly,
Published: February 10, 2016
“I had heard you should retire where you spend your vacations,” said Winifred Fiske, who moved to Oregon from Washington to retire three years ago. Fiske, who turned 97 today, spent her vacations hunting and backpacking along the Columbia River. She moved to Chehalis, but after her husband died, she decided to come down to Roseburg to be closer to
Published: February 10, 2016
Students at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Umpqua Valley combined heartfelt thanks with craftwork while making cards for local veterans at a Valentines for Vets event Tuesday.In its 14th year, Valentines for Vets is the first activity that ties in with Celebration of Literacy that runs from Feb. 20 until March 5 this year. Altrusa International of Roseburg
Published: February 10, 2016
The latest reports from the scientists monitoring the snowpack hints at a healthy summer for farmers, ranchers and recreationalists in Douglas County. The snowcapped mountains are a welcome sight for many who remember last year’s parched land.“It’s comforting to not have to worry about juggling lands, where we’d have to prioritize where we irrigate,” said Evan Kruse, who oversees about
Published: February 10, 2016
More money for the state’s poorest workers, justice for rape victims and even free tuition for math majors were among the topics up for discussion in House and Senate committees in this, the second week, of a whirlwind five-week session of the 2016 state Legislature. Some issues will continue to be debated this week, while others have been passed out
Published: February 10, 2016
Roseburg City Council will consider putting an initiative on the November ballot that would help fund the Douglas County Library System.No decisions were made Monday night, but Jeff Pugh of the Save Our Libraries political action committee proposed setting up a special district that would tax property owners and help fund the library system. Pugh said the library desperately needs
Published: February 9, 2016
Heart disease causes almost one in four deaths, about 25 percent, in the U.S. each year. Women are five times more likely to die from a heart attack than breast cancer. February is American Heart Month. It’s a timely reason to focus in on getting more heart healthy. A healthy heart starts by taking small steps today to limit your
Published: February 9, 2016
CHI Mercy Health Imaging Services has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology. Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material, ingested by the patient, to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases, including cancer and heart
Published: February 9, 2016
Each February, Douglas County sends “Exclusion Day” letters to parents whose children who are not current on their school-required immunizations. This year, parents have until Feb. 17 to get their children completely up to date on shots or they won’t be able to attend school or day care (unless exempt).Vaccines are a requirement for attendance at all preschool and Head
Published: February 9, 2016
I just wanted to say thanks to the News-Review for the coverage of A1 sports. There are not many media outlets that cover small school sports like you do. I grew up in Douglas County (Camas Valley) and now live in the Seattle area where I get Douglas County news and sports coverage via the News-Review internet. I follow and
Published: February 9, 2016
President Obama lauds an unemployment rate not achieved for eight years. However, it comes at the cost of tens of millions of people unable to find full-time employment. When those people who have left the workforce are counted, the unemployment rate becomes 9.9 percent.Another important cost is the extraordinary debt burden the country is accumulating to fuel an illusory economic
Published: February 9, 2016
The Oregon State Police will take over the investigation into missing Douglas County property that led to 15 public works employees being put on administrative leave, the agency told The News-Review today.The employees were placed on paid leave last week after the Douglas County Public Works Department discovered equipment had gone missing, though the items have still not been confirmed
Published: February 9, 2016
The breakfast area was crowded. Not as bad as yesterday, however, so I was thankful for a table my family could sit at. Dozens of families crowded in and I looked around. Where should I start today? The line at the eggs and sausage was significant, so I turned from that. There was an opening at one of the waffle
Published: February 9, 2016
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 LOGMondayDouglas County sheriff12:26 a.m. — Multiple loud booms heard and flashes seen in the 100 block of South Avenue, Sutherlin. 2:41 a.m. — Neighbors with a history of drug use are
Published: February 9, 2016
This winter, skiers and snowboarders are coming from all over the West Coast to experience the fresh powder at Mount Bailey. With 12 feet of snow covering its 6,000 acres, Mount Bailey is the destination for cat skiing in Douglas County.Jon Kurtz of Idleyld Park started skiing at Cat Ski Mount Bailey 30 years ago. “The best day of skiing
Published: February 8, 2016
About all those bulldozers and detours in downtown Roseburg, local leaders reminded people to look down the road, so to speak.Roseburg Mayor Larry Rich and City Manager Lance Colley presented a joint State of the City address to the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Monday. Their talks touched on a myriad of changes coming
Published: February 9, 2016
Douglas County government has weathered lean times with new fees for dumping trash and visiting parks, but more tough choices lie ahead, according to Douglas County Commissioner Susan Morgan.Morgan said voters could see a five-year public safety levy request in the future, as a way to fund sheriff’s patrol, the jail, 9-1-1 and the district attorney’s office. Morgan said she
Published: February 9, 2016
GLENDALE — Glendale residents will be facing a recall election this month, following the successful filing of three petitions in January to recall three Glendale School District board members. Board members Henry Perry and Judith Dickerson have since resigned, while board member William Boal’s name will be in the recall election. The mail-in ballots must be returned by 8 p.m.
Published: February 9, 2016
An outspoken critic of the Douglas County commissioners office has filed for the seat Commissioner Susan Morgan will vacate at the end of the year.J.D. Parks of Azalea has in the past accused commissioners of serving the well-heeled and powerful at the expense of ordinary citizens. Parks said today if he’s elected, he would give half his salary back to
Published: February 9, 2016
Paul Larry Lee Hunter Age 71, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016. Arrangements are pending. UMPQUA VALLEY FUNERAL DIRECTORS. 541-537-9300.James Howard Kerr Age 73, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016. Arrangements are pending. TAYLOR’S FAMILY MORTUARY. 541-679-6983.Howard Hale BurksAge 88, of Winston, Oregon passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Arrangements are
Published: February 8, 2016
Do you have a relative who lost his life serving in any branch of the service in World War I? Chances are the mother was presented a Service Flag.During World War I, it became the custom for families of servicemen to hang a Service Flag in the window of their homes. The Service Flag had a star for each family
Published: February 8, 2016
One of the most important investments you can make when building a new home or remodeling is to increase your home’s energy efficiency. Doing so may cost more upfront, but the costs will be recovered over time through lower energy bills, a reduced carbon footprint, and could increase your home’s resale value. The orientation of your home on the lot
Published: February 8, 2016
Happy Valentine’s Day. It’s a time for flowers and sentimental cards but it’s also a time to share the love that’s in our hearts. Turns out that when we do that as a volunteer it’s also good for our health.Carnegie Mellon University research in 2013 determined that adults over age 50 who volunteered on a regular basis were less likely
Published: February 8, 2016
For the married Purity is such a fragile thing. A wholesome and captivating quality yet when left unprotected, is then gone. Just gone. Before you even knew it. Years ago I was reading a book for older girls on how to wait for love yet not live in waiting. It was opening up the possibilities of their hands to plow
Published: February 8, 2016
As of Jan. 1, 2016, us miners have been told to not go dredging or high bank for gold. There is a law suit coming up Feb. 18 in Medford court to reestablish 1872 mining laws to us miners.I don’t believe in dredging when the fish are spawning until after they hatch out. The law says we are ruining fish
Published: February 8, 2016
Edwin Meese was Attorney General under Reagan. He recently said, “ I never thought I would see the day when a president could blatantly flout the founding document of the United States.” He is backing an organization called, “The Southeastern Legal Foundation” that has been organized to fight Obama’s illegal acts. Obama has granted the EPA the illegal power to
Published: February 8, 2016
Largely in an attempt to appeal to those averse to moving to rural areas, Roseburg Forest Products decided to move its headquarters to Springfield. However, there are many Douglas County residents who have stayed, who have moved back here or who just plain moved to the county to make a living. They see the area as a great community to
Published: February 7, 2016
After almost 70 years, Betty Alldredge and Mickey Pederson sat down together to have lunch again.But it took several minutes and several questions before the two 87-year-old women realized they had sat down for many meals together years earlier. That was back during the 1946-’47 school year when both were young women attending Oregon State University in Corvallis and were
Published: February 7, 2016
A woman is suing Pepsi-Cola Bottling of Roseburg for nearly $375,000 after slipping on a large puddle of soda syrup she said the beverage company failed to prevent.Kelly Goodlin is alleging that on Feb. 4, 2014, while she was an employee of Oregon Surgery Center, she walked into a pantry-like area, turned on a light and took a step inside
Published: February 7, 2016
Parents and their children took an opportunity to duck out of the rain to visit the Douglas County Library on Saturday for a morning of fun and learning.From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., tottering small children and pre-teens alike roamed the Ford Family Room for Take Your Child to the Library Day. They danced and cavorted around a big, colorful
Published: February 7, 2016
The Douglas County Courthouse RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING DIVORCE REQUESTS JAN. 4 to jan. 29Mayo W. Hand, II, of Glendale, and Hazel Maxine Hand, of Coos Bay, Jan. 4Sadie Renee Lincecum, of Myrtle Creek, and Steven Austin Lincecum, Jan. 4Lacey Jean Wise, and Aaron Paul Wise, both of Roseburg, Jan. 5Shelley Kaye Swift, of Reedsport, and Kevin Ray Swift, of North
Published: February 8, 2016
While most of us will watch Super Bowl 50 from a recliner next to a bowl of guacamole, Roseburg resident Lori Haggans will be right at home at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.Haggans, a music instructor at Absolute Sound and Music in Roseburg, joined her family at the stadium today to watch her son play in the biggest sporting
Published: February 7, 2016
GRANTS PASS — The No. 1-ranked Yoncalla boys basketball team survived a 3-point barrage by New Hope Christian and remained unbeaten on the season with a 64-58 Skyline League win Saturday night.Zack Van Loon led the Eagles (22-0, 11-0 Skyline North) with 27 points and seven steals. Rob Stewman added a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds.Mike Loper had
Published: February 7, 2016
WINCHESTER — When the Umpqua Community College Riverhawks are on their game, they’re clearly one of the most dangerous women’s basketball teams in the Northwest Athletic Conference.The fifth-ranked Riverhawks were on fire early Saturday against the Portland Panthers, leading from start to finish as they rolled to a 118-83 Southern Region victory in the UCC gym.Sophomore post Anna Mumm became
Published: February 7, 2016
WINCHESTER — This one could hurt a lot worse. Portland held an 18-7 advantage in points off turnovers and outscored the Riverhawks 16-11 in the second overtime to earn an 83-78 double-overtime victory over Umpqua Saturday evening in a Northwest Athletic Conference Southern Region men’s basketball game.The Riverhawks (13-10, 6-5 South) slipped a game in the standings with the loss,
Published: February 7, 2016
PRINEVILLE — Two of the top prep wrestling programs in Oregon squared off on the mat Saturday night, with defending 6A state champion Roseburg visiting 4A champ Crook County.Shane Sabins won by decision at 132 pounds in the final match to preserve the top-ranked Indians’ 35-28 nonleague win.Roseburg got falls from Hunter Sparks (106), Austin David (113) and Brandon Jeffers
Published: February 7, 2016
A group made up of public agencies and private companies in the Douglas County region was awarded nearly $150,000 in state grant money last week.The Umpqua Basin Partnership, whose collective mission is to work together to protect fish and wildlife in the Umpqua Watershed, was given $149,734 by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. Eric Riley, executive director for The Partnership
Published: February 7, 2016
Looking forward to a busy economic year, Oakland Economic Development has “hit the pavement running” with our membership drive and the excitement of new and different things happening now and in the future for Oakland businesses. A record number of members joined OED last year and we are hoping to top that number this year with a slate of marketing
Published: February 7, 2016
I’ve been retired a month and thought I’d share some early observations, in the event some of you may be contemplating your own retirement, or perhaps wondering what it’s like to be unemployed.For starters, I got out of bed at 8 this morning. I’m pretty sure that’s what time I was meant to get out of bed the past 64
Published: February 7, 2016
Shannon Wilson and Mark Snell, chefs and restaurant co-owners, originally intended to operate two restaurants, one in Myrtle Creek and the other to the north in Sutherlin.But after five months of renovating a building in Sutherlin to fit their needs while continuing to run their restaurant in Myrtle Creek, Wilson and Snell decided it would be best to concentrate their
Published: February 7, 2016
The wood products business is lackluster. Yet, unsold inventories in Portland reached an 11-year low. This could foreshadow increased housing starts. A brief explanation of lumber versus log board feet is included. Recent trends of lumber, home construction and housing markets, are compared to 2009 and 2005.Interpretation and Looking Ahead2016 wood products and housing are starting slowly. The stud price
Published: February 7, 2016
SUTHERLIN — The Sutherlin Bulldogs crushed the visiting Sisters Outlaws 67-8 at the Dog Pound behind the hot shooting of junior Taylor Stricklin Friday in Sky-Em League girls basketball. Stricklin netted a career-high 35 points as Sutherlin (19-1, 6-0) won its 15th straight. “She (Stricklin) did a great job tonight and our kids did a great job of finding her,”
Published: February 6, 2016
YONCALLA — The Yoncalla Eagles showed why they’re the top-ranked team in the 1A ranks with a dominating performance against the visiting Umpqua Valley Christian Monarchs Friday at Duncan Court, winning the Skyline League game 100-6. Yoncalla (21-0, 10-0) picked up the Skyline North victory behind a school-record 58 rebounds. Eagles senior guard Zack Van Loon just missed a quadruple-double
Published: February 6, 2016
Sheldon hit 3-of-4 free throws in the final minute to hold Roseburg at bay and claim a 49-47 Southwest Conference girls basketball victory Friday at Robertson Memorial Gym.The sixth-ranked Irish (14-6, 7-2 SWC) had the lead going into the fourth quarter and spread the floor to run the clock as the game neared its conclusion. “They stalled it out, pulled
Published: February 6, 2016
ELKTON — The Warriors came to play and got even with the Elks in a big way Friday night.Jhana Lane sparked a strong second quarter by North Douglas, which continued on to hand Elkton a 52-31 thumping in a Skyline League girls basketball game at Grimsrud Gym.The Warriors (17-4, 9-1) moved into a first place tie with the Elks (16-5,
Published: February 6, 2016
Jumping around and chasing each other, little lambs are playing in pastures all around Douglas County. Although lambs are often thought of as a harbinger of spring, the lambing season actually begins in the winter here.Doni Perse, the ranch manager at the Kahn Ranch just east of Roseburg, said lambs are born in the winter so they can get the
Published: February 6, 2016
Since 2007, Oregon law has prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation, which includes gender identity. Roseburg attorney Dan Clark, who’s practiced school law for more than 25 years, focused on accommodating transgender students in Douglas County school districts at a training session Thursday for school staff and administrators.“We are required to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for our
Published: February 6, 2016
February 5, 1925 – January 13, 2016.Kenton “Ken” Lynn Gum, age 90, died peacefully with grace and dignity in his own home after being compassionately cared for by his loving family, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. Ken was born in Eugene, Oregon. His parents were Moses Sylvester Gum and Susie M. Smith Gum. Ken was the youngest and last surviving
Published: February 5, 2016
Shirley went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. She was born to Arthur J. and Nora (Vaughn) Kingman on October 4, 1917, in Redfield, South Dakota. The family moved to Eugene, Oregon, in 1919. Shirley spent most of her life in Oregon, moving to Roseburg in 1948. She was married to J. R. (Buck) Sullivan in
Published: February 5, 2016
Age 88, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016, in Roseburg, Oregon. She was born to Dewey J. and Mary Elizabeth Beckford in Ft. Scott, Kansas. The oldest of four, her brothers Melvin and Jay Dee, and her sister Anna Marie preceded her in death, as did her husband of 52 years, Glenn E. Fisher and their first baby boy.
Published: February 5, 2016
Peacefully passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016, with her family by her side. Marnie was born in Parkston, South Dakota, on June 16, 1925, the youngest of seven children, to Amelia and AJ Adelman. She grew up in Parkston, working in her parent’s restaurant “The Corner Café.” She graduated in 1943 from Sacred Heart High School in Parkston, where
Published: February 5, 2016
Passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016. He was born on June 12, 1926, to Elton and Martha (Terry) Reeves in Rupert, Arkansas. He had six siblings: Vivian, Al, Leo, Cecil, Francis and Burley. Clifford served his country in the US Navy from 1944 until 1946. He is survived by his children Penny, Larry, Lana, Jerry, Linda and Dan. Graveside
Published: February 5, 2016
Age 24, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016, Rice Valley, Oregon. He was born January 15, 1992, in Oakridge, OR, to Connie and Alfred Scevers. Ryan attended Sutherlin High School, where he played football. He married his wife, Faith Scevers, on October 19, 2012, in Phoenix, OR. He had a passion for outdoors, hiking, fishing and simply reading the
Published: February 5, 2016
On Monday, February 1, 2016, Emma Jean McCord went to see Jesus face to face. “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face.” I Cor. 13:12. Mom was a caregiver all her life; first for her five children and then as a CNA for many years at Douglas Community Hospital. Meanwhile, she also found time
Published: February 5, 2016
Fifteen employees in the Douglas County Public Works Department were put on administrative leave this week following the disappearance of property, officials said Friday.It’s still unclear exactly what has gone missing, but the county has reached out to police and is conducting its own internal investigation.“Douglas County has reported to law enforcement the potential theft of equipment from the Public
Published: February 5, 2016
LaVeta Mae Fisher-Osborn Age 88, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016. Arrangements are pending. TAYLOR’S FAMILY MORTUARY. 541-679-6983.
Published: February 5, 2016
The fatal shooting that left one man and two dogs dead near Rice Valley Road was ruled to be justified by a Douglas County grand jury today, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.On Thursday, the investigation into the fatal shooting of Ryan Scevers that occurred in the 3000 block of Rice Valley Road was presented to a grand jury,
Published: February 5, 2016
On the Opinion Page of the paper Friday, Jan. 29, there was an article about the Malheur refuge takeover.In it the News-Review stated, “The News-Review wants the facts to become known. More likely they will continue to be clouded by rhetoric that includes a misreading of the U.S. Constituion, the ‘ownership’ of the land and property and the motives of
Published: February 5, 2016
I agree with the article from Mary Corum, “Stop trashing our library.” We have a fine library and an active readers base. Now, we need an active volunteer group who will dedicate their time in keeping the exterior safe and clean.The abuse received from homeless or jobless youth is taking its toll on an otherwise beautiful building. Entering the library
Published: February 5, 2016

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