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.
The northbound lanes of Interstate 5 remain closed Friday evening after a semi trailer truck loaded with paper rolls crashed near the Myrtle Creek curves (MP 108).
MYRTLE CREEK — A crowd of Myrtle Creek residents filled the Elks Lodge Saturday night for the 59th Annual Citizen of the Year Awards Banquet. With pearls, faux furs, dresses and suits, the audience came dressed for the occasion in accordance with the theme, “Opening Night at the RIO 1953,” r…
When President Donald Trump was speaking about his plans for the future of health care in America, a Myrtle Creek woman who says her life was saved by Obamacare was right there in the Capitol building, listening to what he had to say.
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.
WINCHESTER — The inauguration of a new president hung in the air Friday night as local businesses convened for the Reader’s Choice Awards banquet at Umpqua Community College's Danny Lang Event Center.
MYRTLE CREEK — Representatives from the city of Myrtle Creek, the Myrtle Creek-Tri City Area Chamber of Commerce and local businesses have been collaborating for the past eight months to reach a set of goals through the Rural Development Initiatives program.
TRI CITY — Covered with colorful holiday lights, about 45 festive trucks, buses and fire engines made their way along the 5-mile route from D.R. Johnson Lumber Co.’s lumberyard in Riddle along Pruner Road to downtown Myrtle Creek Saturday evening for the 23rd annual Timber Truckers Light Parade.
MYRTLE CREEK — Douglas County County Commissioner Chris Boice told the Myrtle Creek City Council Tuesday night to have a Plan B ready, in case the ballot measure to fund the county library system fails.
MYRTLE CREEK — The penultimate performance at Music in the Park is Thursday, and one of Myrtle Creek’s favorite sons is on the marquee.
TRI CITY — It’s been a half century since South Umpqua High School opened its doors. The first graduating class of the school will celebrate its 50th class reunion next weekend.
MYRTLE CREEK — The Myrtle Creek Summer Festival returns Thursday to celebrate “30 years of fun.” The event, which runs Thursday through Sunday, kicks off at 4 p.m. Thursday and promises a weekend filled with activities and entertainment.
A small company in Myrtle Creek has been making strides in developing products to aid missions on the Space Shuttle and International Space Station.