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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
SAN FRANCISCO — The fifth-ranked Oregon State baseball team received 98 of a possible 100 points and is the choice by the Pac-12 Conference’s coaches to win the league in 2016.The Pac-12 released the preseason poll on Thursday, and Pat Casey’s Beavers received nine of a possible 10 first-place votes. UCLA and California each received one.The Bruins are projected to
Published: February 5, 2016
FLORENCE — Tayah Kelley and Emilee Mueller fueled a fourth quarter rally by South Umpqua and the Lancers earned their first Far West League girls basketball victory of the season Thursday, beating Siuslaw 41-34.The Lancers (2-17, 1-5 FWL) ended a 15-game losing streak.“They were pretty excited about the win,” said S.U. first-year coach Keri Vermillion. “The girls were really determined.
Published: February 5, 2016
It's easy to make meat and veggies for dinner, and "eat Paleo." But what happens when you want to feed your cravings for something different? Dare I say Asian food? Is Paleo Asian food even possible? Most of their meat and vegetables are covered in sauces and marinades full of sugar. I had to answer these questions because Asian food
Published: January 20, 2016
We know you’re busy and that most days you’re lucky to finish a cup of coffee before it gets cold, never mind find time to catch up on all of the latest news stories. That’s why your Douglas County Moms have brought you this list. It’s a highlight of some of this week’s major headlines. So sit back, relax, and
Published: February 5, 2016
When it comes to films, the title can either help or harm reception at the box office. In the case of “Jane Got a Gun,” the title didn’t do the movie any favors. What it does accomplish is to foreshadow 98 minutes of disappointment. Like its title, the film was cliché and overly simplistic — a careless attempt at a
Published: February 4, 2016
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services this week warned consumers of two different scams making the rounds in Oregon.The first scam works to exploit the financial troubles of Moda Health, using callers to prey upon those worried about the status of their insurance with Moda. The callers ask for personal information, including Social Security numbers, and threaten to
Published: February 5, 2016
The bend around Southeast Douglas Avenue, which sends traffic around the Umpqua Business Center and across Southeast Stephens Street, could be reopened as early as Monday, officials say.The street goes between Oregon Tool and Rite-Aid and continues east up past the Douglas County Courthouse. It is not only a popular shortcut to and from downtown but also the main thoroughfare
Published: February 5, 2016
WINCHESTER — Firefighters responded to the 100 block of Wild Fern Drive, Winchester, Thursday night after a neighbor reported seeing flames coming from a bedroom window on the first floor of a house. The flames were spreading quickly to a second-story deck.One crew worked to extinguish the fire while a second group of firefighters searched the home for occupants at
Published: February 5, 2016
Last summer my husband Russ and I took a week in Hawaii to seek out a place to rest. We soaked up the sun, walked on the white sandy beaches of Mauna Kea Beach and made use of a nearby hammock. I took my camera to capture the beauty along the way. The colors of the sunset and bluest waves
Published: February 5, 2016
Robert J. EgglestonAge 73, Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016. Arrangement are pending. WILSON’S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES. 541-673-4455.Andrew J. WhisnanAge 92, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2016. No services.James Byron Day Age 67, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Arrangements are pending. TAYLOR’S FAMILY MORTUARY. 541-679-6983.Martin William Helton
Published: February 5, 2016
Just about every minute, a woman dies of heart disease. The majority of these deaths are avoidable. That’s why Social Security encourages you to participate in National Wear Red Day on February 5, which aims to raise awareness about preventing heart disease and stroke among women.Social Security plays an important role in many women’s lives — nearly 60 percent of
Published: February 4, 2016
After reading the article, “Dannenhoffer files whistleblower complaint in federal court,” against Architrave/DCIPA, all I could say was, “Finally.” In 2010, I experienced a similar situation while employed with DCIPA, reporting to Brent Eichmann and Ron Preston. My role as the IT manager, my team of professionals, the physicians and community was a dream job; however, the unprofessionalism of the
Published: February 4, 2016
In response to Kathleen Small’s letter to the Editor on Jan. 17, you incriminated yourself when you called yourself a “native, stupid resident of LaLa land” by taking a stand against guns. Obama’s long standing goal is to eliminate guns in the hands of all law abiding citizens of America. Obama has said this many times over the past seven
Published: February 4, 2016
WINCHESTER — It didn’t matter if it was in the box, behind the 3-point arc or at the charity stripe, there was no stopping the Umpqua Community College women’s basketball team as the Riverhawks routed Southwestwern Oregon 98-71 Wednesday night in the UCC gym.The Riverhawks (19-5, 7-3 Southern Region) shot 57 percent from the floor, including 44 percent from 3-point
Published: February 4, 2016
WINCHESTER — With the second half of conference play under way, the Umpqua Community College men’s basketball team seems to be heating up at just the right time.The Riverhawks continued their recent dominance over Southwestern Oregon by clawing its way to a 93-82 victory Wednesday evening at the ’Hawk Nest. The scoring duo of sophomores Charles Porter and Mikko Balmes
Published: February 4, 2016
The annual Father Daughter Dance at the Douglas County Fairgrounds will be Friday February 12th 6 p.m. in the Exhibit Building. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and $10 at the door if you bring one can of food or more for UCAN. 24-months-old and younger are free admission. The Melrose Father Daughter Dance will be held
Published: February 4, 2016
Douglas County’s graduation rates continue to fall farther and farther behind the state’s rate, which already sits 10 percentage points lower than the national rate for the 2014-2015 school year, according to the Oregon Department of Education.County rates decreased nearly 7 percent over the last 3 years while state rates increased by more than 7 percent during that same time.
Published: February 4, 2016
Gov. Kate Brown’s recent proposals to increase the statewide minimum wage, currently at $9.25, have been met with mixed reviews. Now, the Oregon Employment Department has put together a new report on Oregon’s minimum wage to show how it compares nationwide and how its impact differs within the state.“Low wage employment makes up different shares of jobs in different counties
Published: February 4, 2016
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution opposing a pair of new gun control billsSeveral citizens who attended the commissioners’ regular meeting at the Douglas County Courthouse in Roseburg tried, and failed, to change their minds.The controversy surrounds two bills introduced this week as the 2016 legislative short session began. One of them — Senate Bill
Published: February 3, 2016
Douglas County will join a Linn County lawsuit that demands the state manage timber on Forest Trust Lands for the benefit of the county governments that formerly owned the lands.Linn County announced last month its plans to file a class action suit against the state, saying the state has breached its contract with the counties to harvest timber on those
Published: February 4, 2016
Police tactics in occupations have had a long-term learning curve since 1985 and before. One of the main concerns as expressed particularly by the Northern Paiute Tribe of Indians, was the preservation and protection of their artifacts and antiquities being stored at the Malheur Refuge, 4000 in all. With the omission of the results of the Branch Davidian occupation in
Published: February 4, 2016
It is no surprise Oregon has abysmally low graduation rates. Education is not valued by many Oregonians. “I don’t need to go to school,” a student told his teacher, “I can just go on welfare like my father and grandfather.” Many students are not motivated to prepare for the workforce because they believe that someone will take care of them
Published: February 4, 2016
It appears the Douglas County fair has fewer exhibits each year. Why?Are the commercial booths too expensive for the businesses to take advantage of the publicity they would get?The building that has the quilts, food and art had many vacant areas. It used to be filled with displays; now very few. Why?Are people just not exhibiting? Has the fair driven
Published: February 4, 2016
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners will pay $15,000 to find out whether a college for future health care professionals could be built in downtown Roseburg and become a boon for the county’s economy.The project, known informally as “med-ed,” has been discussed for about four years among the county’s economic development and medical leaders.It was dealt a setback after a
Published: February 4, 2016
Fredrick M. PercellAge 93, of Sutherlin/Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Arrangements are pending. SUTHERLIN CHAPEL OF THE ROSES. 541-459-2281.Vernie V. Hawkinson Age 85, of Elkton, Oregon, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2016. Arrangements are pending. SUTHERLIN CHAPEL OF THE ROSES. 541-459-2281.Lester Lawson Reeves Age 89, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.
Published: February 4, 2016
It wasn’t over after the first quarter, but it was a long, uphill slog from that point on for the Roseburg High boys basketball team Tuesday at Robertson Memorial Gym.North Medford senior guard Brian Schireman had 13 points in the first quarter as the seventh-ranked Black Tornado built a 12-point lead, then held the Indians at arm’s length the remainder
Published: February 3, 2016
CANYONVILLE — Senior guard Destin Musoni nearly finished with a triple-double for the Pilots as Canyonville Christian Academy stopped Oakridge 76-57 Tuesday in a Mountain View Conference boys basketball game.Musoni scored 26 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and dished out eight assists to go along with five steals for CCA (10-8 overall, 5-5 MVC).“He (Musoni) always plays super hard, and is
Published: February 3, 2016
Community Health Alliance is Douglas County’s primary mental health services provider. It has recently released information showing that the implementation of best practices has led to better mental health care access and outcomes, as well as lower costs.For two and a half decades, I have worked in public sector mental health systems all over the State of Oregon and there
Published: February 3, 2016
At a time when mental health care locally as well as all over the world seems to be in a state of disrepair, I am happy this month to applaud a successful program that exists right here in Douglas County. I am referring to the Early Assessment and Support Alliance or EASA. Locally, EASA exists under the umbrella of the
Published: February 3, 2016
WINCHESTER — The UCC Strong Committee has approved the third phase of funding for victims of the Oct. 1 shooting tragedy at Umpqua Community College. Phase III will allow those who suffered financial losses directly related to the shooting to apply for a grant from the UCC Strong Fund.The Phase III Request Form has been distributed to local community organizations
Published: February 3, 2016
A dubious fundraiser and revelations of a criminal past in another state led to the arrest of a local community organizer on Monday.Wayne Russell, 58, had been known locally as a man who supported good causes. He ran an organization called Roseburg Future Strong, which put on the Jets 4 Vets fundraiser for veterans and schoolchildren. He was one of
Published: February 3, 2016
A huge success last year, the Princess for a Day event returns to the Seven Feathers Casino Resort in its second year to celebrate the lives of girls in the Douglas County foster care system, while raising public awareness about foster children. The event pampers young girls from infancy to age 18, with some girls from 19 to 21 who
Published: February 3, 2016
The driver of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife truck that crashed on the McKenzie Highway, spilling a load of 11,000 juvenile salmon near Walterville last year was found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol.But Ray C. Lewis, 45, of Umpqua, said he hadn’t had a drink on the day of the accident. Instead, Lewis said his
Published: February 3, 2016
SALEM — The state Legislature’s committees began slogging through dozens of bills this week. When the five-week 2016 short session is over, some will have been passed, some failed, and some simply withdrawn or stalled before the finish line.Perhaps the most controversial issue before legislators this week — a dramatic increase in the minimum wage — could be voted on
Published: February 3, 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 LOGTuesdayDouglas County sheriff12:56 a.m. — Two or more females screaming at each other in the 700 block of East Fourth Avenue, Riddle.3:17 a.m. — Caller and a friend both won money
Published: February 3, 2016
State Sen. Floyd Prozanski disagrees with Republicans who feel Democrats are using the short session to push politically divisive and anti-business bills through the five-week short legislative session that begins Monday.The Eugene Democrat serves a district that is a mix of conservative and liberal voters, and incorporates parts of South Lane and North Douglas counties. He is chairman of the
Published: February 3, 2016
A father of six, a World War II veteran, past president of South Umpqua State Bank and an active community member, Ron Culbertson lived a busy life.At age 89, Culbertson of Tri City died Jan. 16. He worked at Baker State Bank and First National Bank before 1968, when he was hired as the manager of South Umpqua State Bank,
Published: February 3, 2016
Gary Dale SmedleyAge 61, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. No services.Joyce Patricia Maloney Age 68, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016. Arrangements are pending. TAYLOR’S FAMILY MORTUARY. 541-679-6983.Ryan Lee Scevers Age 24, of Oakland, Oregon, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Arrangements are pending. TAYLOR’S FAMILY CHAPEL. 541-679-6983.Cheryl A. Coleman
Published: February 3, 2016
A community organizer has been arrested for charges stemming from a criminal past in Utah.Wayne Russell, a 58-year-old who had been known for organizing the fundraiser Jets 4 Vets to benefit veterans and students at Umpqua Valley Christian School, was arrested Monday on suspicion of being a fugitive from another state.Russell was also one of the five people backing Second
Published: February 2, 2016
I’ve eaten more green smoothies, salads, roasted root vegetables, beans and tofu in the past month than ever before in my life. I enjoy the flavor, nourishment and variety they bring to my table. My enthusiasm for beets and Brussels sprouts continues to blossom. I’m keen on kale, both green and purple varieties, which I keep on hand washed, stemmed,
Published: February 2, 2016
The whole wildlife refuge occupation drama has been blown out ofperspective. Land owners are under attack from big business and dubious relationships between government officials or their children to take away land and land rights for kickbacks.The occupants of the wildlife refuge could have been starved out. They could all be handed summons for trespassing with daily escalating fines. They
Published: February 2, 2016
Anyone other than myself fed up with the way the front of our beautiful library is being abused? Low-lives using the bathroom, camping out on the steps and porch, smoking in front of the “No Smoking” signs and eating and dumping trash in front of the “NO Loitering” signs. I shiver when they look me in the eye and dare
Published: February 2, 2016
After a month of overindulgence, I decided to get back on track with healthy eating come the beginning of January (along with many of you). Simple, nutritious and whole foods. It isn't easy transitioning to a clean and simple eating plan after a month of sugar, appetizers, drinks, and holiday food. Not only does our body quickly become sugar dependent,
Published: February 2, 2016
“Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.”Fern Turner, born April 27, 1922, in Evanston, Wyoming, passed away at home on Sunday, January 24th, 2016, in Roseburg, Oregon. Fern was preceded in death by Glen, her husband of 41 years; and her son Stewart. Fern is survived by her sister Lela Jean; her children Gary, Judy, Lorraine,
Published: February 2, 2016
Went to be with Connie and his Savior in heaven on Monday, January 25, 2016. Born in Scio, Oregon on December 16, 1939. He graduated from Scio High School in 1958, attended EOSC in 1959-1962 and married Connie Lee Massey on May 11, 1962. He worked at ESCO corporation in Portland for several years, before relocating to the Roseburg area
Published: February 2, 2016
Age 70, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at her home in Roseburg, Oregon. She was born May 20, 1945, in Alameda, California, to Carl and Dorothy Kinder. She married Peter Backman on May 8, 1982, in Roseburg. Loving mother and grandmother, Carla lived most of her life in Roseburg. She worked several years for Bi-Mart and made many
Published: February 2, 2016
Of Sutherlin, Oregon, left her earthly home on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, for a much better place prepared for her by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.Diana was born to Elwin King and Lois (Thompson) King on February 26, 1944, in Hillsdale, Michigan. She spent her early childhood years in Michigan and had lots of joyful memories of her mischievous
Published: February 2, 2016
YONCALLA — Last fall, Yoncalla High put together an impressive run on the football field — playing what coach Matt Bragg sometimes refered to as basketball on grass. There were reasons for that statement, beginning with the athletes. Many had been members of the Eagles’ basketball team, and the played the game of football with a similar high-speed, share the
Published: February 2, 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 sheriff4:02 a.m. — Food Mart next to the gas station in the 100 block of North Old Pacific Highway, Myrtle Creek, appears as if the front door has been
Published: February 2, 2016
TRI CITY — Trailing by four at halftime, the South Umpqua boys basketball team responded with a strong third quarter and went on to defeat Crater 45-39 in a nonleague game Monday night.Senior Alex Kelly scored a season-high 15 points for the 4A Lancers (11-8), who outscored the Comets (4-14) 13-6 in the third period. Nathan Thompson added 12 points,
Published: February 2, 2016
A second-place finish by New York businessman Donald Trump in Monday’s Iowa caucuses surprised some Douglas County voters. Some were saddened, and others thrilled, with that result.The News-Review interviewed local voters this morning to see how they felt about the results.Dorothy Barclay, who was rooting for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, was surprised by the results, but pleased to hear that
Published: February 2, 2016
The Newport Coast Guard air station would remain open at least two years under legislation passed Monday in the U.S. House.U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, announced the House passed H.R. 4188, the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015, which included language that will keep the Newport air facility open. The Coast Guard had threatened in 2014 to close the station,
Published: February 1, 2016
Douglas County Treasurer Jim Rudolph said Monday he will not run again for that position.Rudolph plans to retire, and said he wants to announce that fact now so people who might be interested in replacing him know they won’t have to battle an incumbent in the May 2016 race. Candidates have until March 8 to file.Rudolph, 70, has been treasurer
Published: February 2, 2016
Young, vibrant, and full of life, yet I had a pressing desire to ‘grow up.’ That would describe my youth, when I wrote a poem that included the line, “Let me hitch a ride on your speedboat of life.” I felt I was in a fast moving river-of-life metaphor. Now that I’ve ‘grown up,’ I want to get off the
Published: February 2, 2016
The News-Review attempts to quickly and prominently correct mistakes that have appeared in the paper. Errors may be brought to the attention of the city editor by calling 541-957-4201 or by email at newsdesk@nrtoday.com■ A story on page A6 of Sunday’s News-Review regarding the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation incorrectly stated that land in Harney County is owned by the
Published: February 2, 2016
Louis Anthony DonelanAge 90, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. Frances Herscher Age 97, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Arrangements are pending. SUTHERLIN FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES. 541-315-2264. Donald R. DeamAge 85, of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Arrangements are pending. MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL. 541-863-3148. James R. ForgyAge 65 of
Published: February 2, 2016
The rain poured into their metal boats and soaked their lifejackets, but the weather didn’t stop the kids from having a fun day of fishing. It was Umpqua Fishery Enhancement Derby’s Kids Day on Thursday, and 70 fifth-graders from Eastwood Elementary School in Roseburg came to the Cooper Creek Reservoir near Sutherlin to fish and ride in jet boats. Brooke
Published: February 1, 2016
A Washington state professor with ties to the area came up with a plan to help Umpqua Community College students heal from the Oct. 1 mass shooting.Central Washington University Assistant Professor of Performance Patrick Dizney, who grew up in Eugene and has ties to the area, believes that extending encouragement and a helping hand can help a community heal.To facilitate
Published: February 1, 2016
At its 62nd annual membership meeting and awards banquet, the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce named Premier Home Loans, Con-Vey Keystone and Umpqua Bank the small, medium and large businesses of the year, respectively. Premier Home Loans just celebrated its 10-year anniversary in September, which was also its largest month in volume of loans closed. “It was a great honor
Published: January 31, 2016
WINSTON — Scrawled on the boarded window of Rhonda Rummelhart’s front door is a welcoming. In dripping, silver spray paint it reads: “Crazy people live here, be nice or go and stay away.” There are no doormats here.“We call this the Winston Rescue Mission,” Rummelhart said while standing on the blue home’s stoop. It’s an actual house at Junction Mobile
Published: January 31, 2016
Rancher Kurt Spencer had an up close and personal encounter with the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation situation on Thursday.Spencer, whose beef cattle business is headquartered in the Umpqua area, also owns and works four ranches in Harney and Grant counties.While traveling north in his red pickup between his ranch near Frenchglen at the base of the Steens Mountains and
Published: January 31, 2016
Cities with a population size of under 25,000 saw an increase in murder, rape and aggravated assault during the fist six months of 2015 compared to the same time period in 2014, according to data collected by the FBI.The bureau’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report showed that cities with a population between 10,000 to 24,999 — or, roughly the size
Published: January 31, 2016
The Douglas County Clerk’s Office issued the following licenses Dec. 23 to Jan. 28Austin Victor Roosevelt, 18, of Roseburg, and Hope Shaelenn McCall, 18, of Winston, Dec. 23Jeremiah James Deardorff, 40, of Glide, and Jesse Deanne Ring, 42, of Roseburg, Jan. 11John Edwin Horne, 50, of Sutherlin, and Cheridlynn Andrews, 38, of Yoncalla, Jan. 11Kevin Micheal Robertson, 28, and Mikayla
Published: February 1, 2016
MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, ROSEBURGGILMAN — Tessa Bjork and Doug Gilman, Glendale, December 31, a daughter, Abigayle Ruth Gilman, 8 pounds 7 ouncesBEECROFT — Jaqui and Chad Beecroft, Sutherlin, January 1, a son, Everett Lyle, 7 pounds 9 ouncesKOPP — Danielle Norton and Shane Kopp, Myrtle Creek, January 1, a daughter, Chloe Charlotte Maree Kopp, 6 pounds 8 ouncesBUCKNER-JENSEN — Melody
Published: February 1, 2016
AAUW Meeting on TuesdayThe Roseburg branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Jasmine’s Catering, 809 S.E. Main St., Roseburg.At 5:30 p.m., there will be a no-host dinner. At 6 p.m., Marcia Hall, a Health/Public Health Consultant and member of the branch, will speak on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study and
Published: February 1, 2016
It’s that time of year again: time to start preparing to file your taxes. If you receive Social Security benefits, one of the documents you will need when filing your federal income tax return is your Social Security Benefit Statement (Form SSA-1099). Your Social Security benefits may be taxable. This includes monthly retirement, survivor and disability benefits. About one-third of
Published: February 1, 2016
Wilbur postmaster retiresRita Johnson has been a Wilbur resident for 63 years and worked as a postmaster in Douglas County for just over 34 years.Her last day of work was Friday. Her most memorable event on the job occurred as she was being sworn in as a postmaster in Yoncalla. In the middle of the ceremony, a man who was
Published: February 1, 2016
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Published: February 1, 2016
There were some reasonable points in the guest editorial you printed Friday from the East Oregonian, but I could not believe one sentence from that piece.“No one should be injured or killed or threatened or jailed because of something they believe.”Acting on a belief is different from having a belief. The First Amendment protects the former, but not the latter.
Published: February 1, 2016
It is not easy being an American. Truly being an American requires more than just going to work, coming home and enjoying the good life. It requires that we look around and see what is going on. When we find something that is wrong, we need to try to correct the problem.I believe that we as Americans have abdicated a
Published: February 1, 2016
This was truly an unfair question because the best answer is “all of the above.” If you chose just the city, then only the homeless in that particular city are considered. If only the county, then citizens and nonprofits are left out of the equation. If you chose only citizens, then where will the money come from that cities, counties
Published: February 1, 2016
Douglas County Weed Day is an annual educational event that has directly helped over 1,400 people to learn to work safely and effectively to control pests in home gardens, school yards, parks, farms and ranches, forests, and roadway areas since 1999. Most Weed Day information is focused on methods for controlling weeds; but much of it applies to other pests
Published: January 31, 2016
Evening PlanetsTonight, look to the southeast, about 9 p.m. PST to spot a bright “star”. That’s Jupiter. Each night this month, Jupiter rises a bit earlier and gets slightly brighter. A nearly full moon will pass below and to the right of Jupiter on Feb. 23. By month’s end, Jupiter will pop over the southeast hills just as the twilight
Published: January 31, 2016
Greetings from Yoncalla!The Yoncalla Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 2015 Yoncalla First Citizen. This year we are honoring Mr. Mike Dickey. Mike and the Dickey family have been fixtures in Yoncalla since 1945. He ran Dickey’s Inc. for decades with his parents. We honor Mike because of all the great things he has done for the people
Published: January 31, 2016
During the “short” session of the Oregon Legislature, which begins Monday, we’d like to see the House and the Senate, which represent the entire state, in fact, represent the entire state, including and especially, rural Oregon.Rather than propose a legislative agenda with this writing, we have a few thoughts about how legislation should be enacted.Portland and Willamette Valley lawmakers need
Published: January 31, 2016

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