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 sole survivor of a house fire that killed his wife and five children in Riddle is set to be released from a Portland hospital Wednesday.
The Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office confirmed Monday afternoon that a space heater was most likely the cause of the fire that killed 6 people in Riddle last week.
RIDDLE — The Riddle community, already reeling from the death of four children in a house fire Wednesday morning, got more bad news Thursday evening.
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.
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.
RIDDLE — During summer vacation, it’s no secret that students are prone to losing some of what they learned the previous year. Reading, math and other subject skills are often shaky during the first weeks returning to class. After joining the Riddle School District as the reading specialist,…
Second Chance Village, the organization proposing to place transitional housing somewhere in Douglas County, is set to host an “American Idol”-style sing-off to raise funds.
A Riddle resident has been cited for failing to comply with fire restrictions after reportedly mishandling the disposal of barbecue briquettes and causing a grass fire on Shoestring Road.
A cold front moving into the area brought strong wind gusts and heavy rain to much of Douglas County Wednesday evening and this morning.