BEND — The total solar eclipse that will pass over Central Oregon in August is a big enough deal that the staff at Pine Mountain Observatory will be playing hooky for the day.
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.
Douglas County public school students will continue to receive free preventative dental services now that the Healthy Kids Outreach Program recently received about $70,000 in grants to continue the program.
A climate change bill introduced in the U.S. Senate Thursday is a very important step in the right direction, according to Douglas County Global Warming Coalition board member Stuart Liebowitz.
WINCHESTER — The Umpqua Community College Budget Committee unanimously approved the proposed budget for the 2017-18 school year on Wednesday. The UCC Board of Trustees will now review the proposed budget by the budget committee, and have the option of adopting it at a June 14 board meeting.
To celebrate Arbor Day and learn about forestry, 100 fifth-grade students from Fir Grove Elementary and Sunnyslope Elementary replanted trees as part of an annual event with Communities for Healthy Forests.
SALEM — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced two executive orders and a task force Thursday she says will help cut back on salary, retirement and health care costs for public employees and recover uncollected debt and taxes.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police arrested a 27-year-old man accused of impersonating an Oregon Liquor Control Commission inspector at two Eugene bars.
A prize-fishing booth, face painting and a giveaway of 100 tree seedlings will be some of the features at the Arbor Day tree-planting ceremony in Winston.
Douglas County motorists are being asked to review traffic laws regarding school buses following a one-day count that tallied a high number of drivers illegally passing school buses with flashing red lights and stop arms.
SUTHERLIN — Spring weather means vibrant flowers and luscious greenery for students of the Agriculture Business class at Sutherlin High School. Branching out from the class is their very own student-led business, a greenhouse with a variety of items for sale.
Police cited two people this morning after officers found them camping underneath the Interstate 5 bridge along the bike path in Roseburg, according to the Roseburg Police Department.
SALEM — Members of the Oregon House of Representatives on Wednesday discussed the state’s racist history and continuing discrimination as they approved a bill that would promote inclusiveness.
PORTLAND — The son of former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber says his crash into a motor home last 4th of July was a desperately needed wake-up call.