I am always excited to share my “smaller” community with my “larger” community. In my work with many communities, I have learned that we all have a different idea of community. Some of us think in terms of our neighborhood, town, county or state. I am not sure what has divided some of our sm…
The Myrtle Creek Library will be open today from noon to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. to serve as a cooling station for the heat-oppressed.
The 31st annual season opener of Music in the Park included a tribute to local veterans and a celebration of Myrtle Creek’s new official recognition as a Purple Heart City.
MYRTLE CREEK — On the Myrtle Creek Library’s reopening day Monday, Tanner Reed, 5, was enthusiastically transforming a Minions T-shirt into a book bag that he could use to take home a pile of books about dinosaurs, unicorns and monsters.
TRI CITY — A concession stand at the South Umpqua School District's baseball fields was burglarized this past weekend, and thieves made off with more than $1,000 in cash and food products, according to a police report.
The Friends of the Myrtle Creek Library is the first non-city government group to reach agreement with the county to reopen its local library.
TRI CITY — Voters rejected a $26 million bond that would have helped the South Umpqua School District replace and repair outdated facilities.
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.