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Firefighters responded to a grass fire Thursday afternoon near milepost 153 of Interstate 5 near the northbound lanes. Crews from the Douglas Forest Protective Association and North Douglas County Fire & EMS arrived on scene around 2:15 p.m. and began efforts to extinguish the fire.

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Youth plaintiffs, including Alex Loznak and Jacob Lebel of Douglas County, met with Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin and lawyers representing both sides of the climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, during a case management conference Wednesday.

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On a hot day in late spring, the Roseburg/Douglas County Bee Swarm Network responded to a call to remove a swarm of bees that had decided to take refuge in a small tree outside the Douglas County Museum. With no hive, the bees were dangling from a tree branch and clinging onto each other to …

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In the Juliana v. United States climate case, the Trump administration and fossil fuel industry sought an early appeal, and motioned to put the upcoming trial on hold if the appeal was granted. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin recommended denial of the defendants’ motions in early May. Th…

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Douglas Forest Protective Association responded to a fire near Honey Creek, about 9 miles northeast of Glide, late Friday night. That fire was one of a handful that flared up Friday.

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Fire season will officially begin Monday for the 1.6 million acres of private, county, state, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands protected by Douglas Forest Protective Association.

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Jordan Cove-Pacific Connector Grant Program awards grants of up to $5,000 twice a year to organizations in the local communities where it operates, including Douglas County. This grant cycle, local organizations received a total of $60,000 in grants, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of t…

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In Washington, D.C., today Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman asked Congress to pass reforms to improve the health of federally-owned forests and create jobs in rural, forested communities. Freeman is president of the Association of O&C Counties, representing 17 western Oregon count…

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Youth plaintiffs, including Alex Loznak and Jacob Lebel of Douglas County, met with Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin and lawyers representing both sides of the climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, during a case management conference Wednesday.

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On a hot day in late spring, the Roseburg/Douglas County Bee Swarm Network responded to a call to remove a swarm of bees that had decided to take refuge in a small tree outside the Douglas County Museum. With no hive, the bees were dangling from a tree branch and clinging onto each other to …

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In the Juliana v. United States climate case, the Trump administration and fossil fuel industry sought an early appeal, and motioned to put the upcoming trial on hold if the appeal was granted. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin recommended denial of the defendants’ motions in early May. Th…

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Douglas Forest Protective Association responded to a fire near Honey Creek, about 9 miles northeast of Glide, late Friday night. That fire was one of a handful that flared up Friday.

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In the climate lawsuit, Juliana v. U.S., trade associations American Petroleum Institute (API) and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) filed a motion Thursday asking for U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin’s permission to withdraw from the case.

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Raking away fallen branches and leaves, cutting overgrown grass and pouring gravel and sand, students from the Phoenix School of Roseburg have been working to prepare some of the area’s campgrounds in time for the summer.

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After the state decided to sell the Elliott State Forest in 2015 to meet its commitment to the Common School Fund, Lone Rock Resources and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians submitted the only bid by the original deadline in November 2016.