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.
Gordon McAhren’s home in Myrtle Creek is bordered by Cougar Canyon Golf Course on three sides, making it convenient for the long-time golfer to ride his personal golf cart from his backyard to Hole 1.
Armed with beakers, chemicals and a desire to share his knowledge of science, Aaron Berenbach of Explosions Inc. enthralled kids and parents Tuesday afternoon with lively experiments as part of the Douglas County Library’s weekly Summer Reading Program in Roseburg.
With a gold torch in tow and matching royal blue tees, members of the Roseburg Police Department and Special Olympics athletes ran through Roseburg, completing their portion of the 30th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of Special Olympics Oregon.
TRI CITY — Odds are that most flags don’t meet their ends shot to shreds by cannonfire. Instead they collect dust in attics or basements and maybe thrown away.
MYRTLE CREEK — Historians say that, during The Great Migration of 1843, somewhere between 7,000 to 10,000 people rode horses or walked barefoot from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest. One in 10 died from wagon accidents or cholera.
MYRTLE CREEK — Joking around with an assembly of kids, who were already antsy to bike around the parking lot of Myrtle Creek Elementary School, Myrtle Creek Police Officer Robert Baker paused for a second to urge caution — use a helmet.
A cold front moving into the area brought strong wind gusts and heavy rain to much of Douglas County Wednesday evening and this morning.