A quarter century ago, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians started a bingo hall in Canyonville.
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.
Whether you use it to look up recipes for dinner, to assist with homework, reading the local newspaper or perhaps even use it as the scripture in church, the internet has become ever-present in the daily lives of most Americans.
The recent sex scandal that led to the resignation of Winston’s mayor has the city’s voters shaking their heads somberly. Hindsight is always 20/20, as the saying goes, but the cliché could be just as deceiving as our recollections of the past.
Thank goodness two members of the State Land Board kept their heads last week when pushed to decide between a last-minute change of heart by the governor and moving ahead with the Elliott Forest sale.
On Jan. 21, the day after President Trump took office, millions of people around the world took to the streets in a bold demonstration of solidarity to rally for the rights of women and gender equality, above all else. For some, the Women’s March on Washington, and the many “sister marches” …