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Through swimming, floating, fishing and admiring the sparkles on the water, Douglas County residents showed their appreciation for the North Umpqua River at Whistler’s Bend Park on Saturday.

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Following the opening of a new 130-foot-long bridge on Forest Road 2823, through traffic on the South Umpqua Road, Forest Road 28 of the Tiller Ranger District, will resume at noon Tuesday. The new bridge is near milepost 26 on Forest Road 28.

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The state Legislature’s Ways and Means Committee approved a list of projects to receive state capital construction bond dollars on Monday. It includes $100 million for the Elliott Forest, $8.1 million for Umpqua Community College and $10.5 million for a local match for a new veterans’ home i…

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U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin announced Wednesday that intervenor-defendants representing the fossil fuel industry are allowed to leave the climate case Juliana v. United States, and he set a trial date of Feb. 5, 2018.

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A unit from the North Douglas County Fire & EMS located and reported smoke near the 4,300 block of Eagle Valley Road while returning to their station from another call at around 3:15 p.m. Thursday. Additional resources from North Douglas County Fire & EMS and the Douglas Forest Prote…

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Following the opening of a new 130-foot-long bridge on Forest Road 2823, through traffic on the South Umpqua Road, Forest Road 28 of the Tiller Ranger District, will resume at noon Tuesday. The new bridge is near milepost 26 on Forest Road 28.

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Due to drying forest fuels and higher fire danger readings, the Douglas Forest Protective Association and Umpqua National Forest are planning to increase fire prevention measures this week.

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The state Legislature’s Ways and Means Committee approved a list of projects to receive state capital construction bond dollars on Monday. It includes $100 million for the Elliott Forest, $8.1 million for Umpqua Community College and $10.5 million for a local match for a new veterans’ home i…

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U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin announced Wednesday that intervenor-defendants representing the fossil fuel industry are allowed to leave the climate case Juliana v. United States, and he set a trial date of Feb. 5, 2018.

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With a sparkly blue cape and a headband shaped as a water droplet, Rindy Hart of Myrtle Creek dressed up as “Water Woman” Wednesday afternoon to demonstrate the importance of protecting waterways. She was one of more than 100 members of the public who voiced their opinions on the Jordan Cove…

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Maps, books, binders and CDs with old information about the Jordan Cove LNG and Pacific Connector Pipeline had been available for residents to review at libraries along the project’s proposed route. For the last few months, the shelves that had held these materials have been temporarily empty.

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With increasing fire danger and drying fuels, the Douglas Forest Protective Association will begin enforcing public use restrictions July 1 to prevent wildfires on 1.6 million acres of private, county, state, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands protected by DFPA.

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LITTLE RIVER — A rock slide buried a section of Little River Road on Tuesday morning about 16 miles south of Glide, cutting off access to Highway 138 for residents in the area until county crews could clear a lane of traffic.

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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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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said it wants to make it as easy as possible for people to comment as it conducts an informal review of the Jordan Cove LNG and the Pacific Connector Pipeline project. But in a letter Wednesday, U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, and Jeff Merkley, D-Oreg…

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Debris burning sparked two grass wildfires Wednesday afternoon, according to fire investigators with the Douglas Forest Protective Association and Douglas County Fire District No. 2.

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Smokey Bear memorabilia ranging from toy cars and stuffed animals to snuff boxes, belt buckles and silver coins fills the glass case in the lobby of the Douglas Forest Protective Association. The display is thanks to a renowned collector in the world of all things Smokey Bear, Marian Winchel…

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As part of its informal review of the Pacific Connector Gas pipeline project, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has scheduled a meeting to collect comments about the Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline.

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Firing up the pump and spraying powerful water from a fire hose into the gray sky, foresters with Seneca Jones Timber Company honed their firefighting skills Friday morning.

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A fire that allegedly started in a transient camp near Reservoir Hill in Roseburg was extinguished Monday afternoon before the blaze was able to spread rapidly through the surrounding fields of dry grass, according to fire officials.

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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.