Ten branches of the Douglas County Library spent their last days as county-run libraries this week. With a formal closure date of April 1, many were wrapping up operations at least temporarily by Thursday or Friday this week.
Tami Jo and Barry Braz have lived on their 50-acre property in Oakland for 30 years, where they have transformed timber-less, unproductive land into an ever-growing tree farm through three afforestation projects.
OAKLAND — A team of visitors with backgrounds in small business, tourism, real estate and downtown revitalization came to Oakland in late November to spend the day exploring the town and stopping by local businesses for the first time.
With just seven weeks to go before Douglas County government pulls its funding from its small town branch libraries, city governments and library supporters are scrambling to determine their future.
OAKLAND — Intent on preserving the spacious rolling hills and oak savannas of Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park, a small group of volunteers attended a hawthorn eradication party Saturday to remove the invasive thorny bush.
OAKLAND — Douglas County Commissioner Chris Boice has discussed the library district ballot measure with numerous city councils across Douglas County. He wrapped up his tour in Oakland Tuesday night.
Abraham Lincoln, or his modern-day doppelganger, will visit downtown Oakland for Living History Day Sept. 17, while Civil War re-enactors will stage an encampment and battle at Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park east of town.
OAKLAND — Runners will race through shady oak savannas, jump over rocks and charge up hills at the seventh annual Mildred’s Trail Dash on Saturday at Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park in Oakland. Starting at 8:30 a.m., the 5K fun run/walk and 9K trail run will raise funds to benefit the park.
A cold front moving into the area brought strong wind gusts and heavy rain to much of Douglas County Wednesday evening and this morning.