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He was born and raised in Roseburg and was only a 13-year-old when he took the job at the hamburger joint on Harvard Avenue in Roseburg. He worked for owner Sonny Kalinas for several years while attending Fir Grove Elementary School, Fremont Junior High and Roseburg High School. He was a mem…

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A splash park and playground in Roseburg will become a reality after the Roseburg Morning Rotary Club presented a check to the city of Roseburg Wednesday, completing the fundraising efforts for the park.

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Through cooking demonstrations, speakers, films and more, an estimated 140 people learned about how to live a healthy lifestyle at the first Douglas County Plant-Based Expo organized by Umpqua Community Veg Education Group, UC-VEG, on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Roseburg.

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Thanks to the ongoing hard work of Lisa Gogal and event sponsor Pacific Air Comfort, “A Day of Recognition” returns to Roseburg this September. The event, which honors veterans and military service, is planned for 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Roseburg Regional Airport.

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After years of providing instruction in the classroom on how to grow winegrapes, Chris Lake is now getting his hands dirty and putting that knowledge to use.

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Ever since Melanie Bonney of Rice Valley created a sweet, spicy, tangy sauce during a cooking interview for Loggers Tap House in 2013, customers have been requesting it by the cupful. There was such a demand for the honey-colored sauce, known as “Liquid Gold,” at the restaurant that Bonney a…

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The new president of the Douglas County Veterans Forum is driven by a desire to help others. “I’ve had a lot of good things happen in my life, and a lot of bad things,” said Larry Hill. “Thankfully, I had a number of fine mentors who taught me to reach out to people who need assistance. The …

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It’s been more than 35 years since the world famous Mount Nebo weather goats found new homes after spending many years unknowingly forecasting the weather by their location on the mountain across the river from downtown Roseburg.

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The Douglas County coast will host hundreds of classic cars this weekend during Winchester Bay’s 24th annual car show, the 2016 Kool Coastal Nights.

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The Douglas County coast will host hundreds of classic cars this weekend during Winchester Bay’s 24th annual car show, the 2016 Kool Coastal Nights.

  • JOHN MCDONALD Vet’s ViewpointMonday, Sept. 5, is the closing day of the Oregon State Fair in Salem. The Labor Day highlight is free admission for all military personnel, veterans, first responders and their families.
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According to the fair’s website, admission is on the honor system, so no identification is required at the gate, which is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Parking is $5, cash only.

  • CRAIG REED On Biz ColumnistMaking the French fries at Pete’s Drive-In back in the 1970s left an impression on Darrell Orth.
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He was born and raised in Roseburg and was only a 13-year-old when he took the job at the hamburger joint on Harvard Avenue in Roseburg. He worked for owner Sonny Kalinas for several years while attending Fir Grove Elementary School, Fremont Junior High and Roseburg High School. He was a mem…

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This week marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, and Umpqua Watersheds has been celebrating with a series of hikes.

  • Elder StatemanEDITOR’S NOTE: The columns of Bill Duncan, a long-time journalist, have returned to The News-Review. Duncan, who died in November 2011, wrote a weekly column for The News-Review and The Capital Press of Salem from 1981 to 2011. A book of his columns, “You Had to Be There,” was published in late 2014. Selected columns will be printed on these pages every other Sunday.
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REEDSPORT — A company that builds commercial fishing boats in Reedsport netted a $3.4 million grant from the state last week, positioning itself to expand its workforce by 50 percent in the coming years.

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A splash park and playground in Roseburg will become a reality after the Roseburg Morning Rotary Club presented a check to the city of Roseburg Wednesday, completing the fundraising efforts for the park.

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Through cooking demonstrations, speakers, films and more, an estimated 140 people learned about how to live a healthy lifestyle at the first Douglas County Plant-Based Expo organized by Umpqua Community Veg Education Group, UC-VEG, on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Roseburg.

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DILLARD — Roseburg Forest Products workers in Douglas County began informational picketing at the mill complex in Dillard early this morning, asking for a fair settlement in their contract dispute with the company.

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It is one of the most unique events in western North America, at least for birders, when a chimney becomes a hotel for thousands of small, dark-feathered birds.

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