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In order to keep vehicles from getting stuck in the recent snowfall, the Umpqua National Forest Service has closed a temporary gate to the Umpqua Hot Springs near Toketee past the junction of Forest Roads 34 and 3401.

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The Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Club is planning a moderate, five-mile out-and-back hike to Buffalo Rock on Dec. 17.

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Edelweiss Ski Club is planning its first meeting of the season for Dec. 20 at Round Table Pizza, 2040 N.W. Stewart Parkway. Socializing starts at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

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It’s the time of year to bundle up in warm coats, clip into skis and slide through the snow. While some ski resorts in Oregon opened as early as Thanksgiving weekend, many are celebrating the new snowy season and have opened this weekend, thanks to recent snowfall. Here’s an update of seven …

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Roseburg Rod and Gun Club is planning to host its annual Turkey Shoot at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at 875 Old Del Rio Rd., Roseburg. In this trap shooting event, members of the club and the public will get the chance to win prizes of turkeys and hams.

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Jim and Holly Akenson, authors of "7,003 Days: 21 Years in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness,” are planning a book signing and power point presentation event at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Waldron's Outdoor Sports in Roseburg.

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After living on an old homestead in the deep wilderness of Idaho, authors Jim and Holly Akenson of Enterprise, Oregon, decided to share their adventure stories in the book, “7,003 Days: 21 Years in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.”

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Dreaming of a remote log cabin with a snapping fireplace and an evergreen view from a wide, welcoming porch, more than 60 people attended an OSU Extension Service of Douglas County class Wednesday night to learn how to build their own cabins in the woods.

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Boulder Creek and Dumont Creek campgrounds in the Tiller Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest are closing for the winter season, beginning at 2 p.m. Monday, while all other campgrounds in the district plan to remain open depending on weather conditions.

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Before hearing from a long list of audience participants, the Douglas County Parks Advisory Board under the Douglas County Parks Department met Thursday morning to provide information about two proposals, one regarding the Salmon Harbor Marina & RV Partnership and the other concerning Mi…

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The local Umpqua Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association has pledged $2,000 toward a reward for information leading to whoever poached a bull elk in the Glendale area last month, bringing the total reward offered to $2,500.