The American Legion Baseball Commission went to the city council this week to ask for permission to start fundraising for artificial turf at Bill Gray Stadium at Legion Field in Stewart Park. It’s a project estimated to cost $750,000.
When Plan A, a taxing district to support a fully-staffed countywide library system, crashed and burned, rejected by Douglas County voters in November, few people expected the libraries to survive.
The News-Review’s prep athlete of the week banquet was the official end of the high school sports season, and summer sports have already started in Douglas County as the Dr. Stewart’s Legion baseball team played its first two games this weekend and schools are getting ready to shut their doo…
When the Roseburg Public School District announces they’ll be reducing the number of teacher’s aides, but claims that with a little re-training of its teachers an even better educational system is on the horizon, it’s hard not to see that as the district putting a brave face on one more hit …
It’s no secret that Douglas County residents aren’t very healthy people, as a whole. We weigh too much, eat too poorly, move around too little, smoke too much.
Every four years, the Oregon School Activities Association goes through a process called classification and districting, where a committee looks at how high schools around the state compare to each other and what sports leagues and levels the schools should participate in.
When the lights go out and the doors close at the Roseburg library today, those actions will feel uncomfortably metaphoric. The light of knowledge being snuffed. The doors granting every county resident access to that knowledge shut and barred.
The News-Review frequently runs editorials by other newspapers, in addition to our own, on our opinion pages. Sometimes the views expressed by the editors at other newspapers accord with our own. Other times, though, it seems we’re viewing the world through very different lenses.
Umpqua Community College needs more funding. So it’s understandable that UCC recently announced a modest tuition hike would start this summer.
Imagine what our schools could have accomplished with the $220.8 million the State Land Board just threw back in the faces of Lone Rock Timber Management and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians.
Attracting educators to Douglas County has been a problem in recent years.
Forty-thousand dollars seems like a lot of money to most of us. That’s how much the city of Roseburg and the Douglas County government plan to spend, collectively, investigating whether coaxing developers to build an expensive hotel downtown aimed at rich tourists would make sense.
W olves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in 1995. Four years later a single wolf was sighted in Eastern Oregon. And then in 2011, OR7, a radio-collared wolf, made his presence known in the Southern Cascades. He probably set foot in eastern Douglas County on his travels.
Sue Shaffer had a dream. And she was one of those rare and valuable people who had the gumption to take her dream and make it a reality.
It’s always discouraging to be ranked near the bottom on anybody’s list, but it’s all the more distressing when the ranking concerns our health.