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Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish-American industrialist thought to be one of the richest people in history, would have been proud to walk into the Roseburg Public Library’s grand opening ceremony earlier this month.

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With 5 days left until the end of deer hunting rifle season in Oregon, hunters with unfilled tags may be feeling pressure to get their shot. Unfortunately, some of that pressure can be traced to those who don’t care to follow the rules for hunting.

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No matter who wins the local contests for Douglas County commissioner and Roseburg city councilor, area residents can say one thing with certainty: We have plenty of candidates to choose from, and that’s a great thing.

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Aisles at stores have been stocked with back-to-school supplies for the past month. Soon the first day of school pictures will make a return to social media.

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It is hard to choose what our favorite time of year is, especially in our county. Community events dot every season. Some, such as Graffiti weekend, the Myrtle Creek Summer Festival and Riddle’s Sawdust Jubilee, have already concluded. All of these experiences help form a bond in our communi…

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Remember that time you heard about ‘the Big One’ — the mega earthquake that is predicted to ruin the West and send deadly swells stampeding across the Pacific — and did nothing?

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Worrisome news broke out of New York on Tuesday as word came of a reporter from The Associated Press who was allegedly grabbed by the shoulders and shoved out of an Environmental Protection Agency building by a security guard while trying to cover a meeting on water contaminants.

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In the race for Douglas County Commissioner Position 3, challengers face the unenviable task of toppling incumbent Chris Boice.

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You’re grocery shopping. And you’re hungry. You know it’s a mistake, but you have to get it done. You wander aisle by aisle, being careful to follow your list or sticking to certain meal ingredients. Maybe a bag of chips or cookies make it into your cart, but you otherwise do really well. It…

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News this week that both Director Doug Paxton and Chief of Surgery Dinesh Ranjan of the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center have been removed from their positions and reassigned was welcome, but bittersweet.