Hertz filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, unable to withstand the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled global travel and with it, the heavily indebted 102-year-old car rental company’s business.
After having closed tasting rooms for almost two months to wine tastings and consumption, Gov. Kate Brown announced the plans for the Phase 1 reopening of Oregon wineries and tasting rooms on Thursday, May 7. Many Oregon winery tasting rooms opened Friday, including in Douglas County tasting rooms.
Two Douglas County businesses joined with a group of other Oregon businesses to file a complaint this week in federal court against Gov. Kate Brown, claiming she violated their constitutional rights by deciding which businesses could remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As Douglas County gets ready to reopen certain businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic, new rules for child care providers around the state were released Wednesday which remain strict in an effort to focus on public health.
Umpqua Community College’s board of education voted to cancel its Toyota T-Ten and general automotive programs and begin work immediately toward establishing a new one-year automotive certificate program.
Paul O’Brien Winery in Roseburg is the result of two decades of friendship and work between winemakers Dyson Paul DeMara and Scott O’Brien Kelley. The two met while working at Robert Mondavi Winery in the Napa Valley. Over the years they have immersed themselves in winemaking both in the U.S…
Expect to see less furniture, and people, at your local wine tasting room. Look for restaurants to have somewhat limited menus, and possibly hours — at least initially — as they begin to expand offerings.
The Cow Creek Tribe of Umpqua Band of Indians recently gave a nonprofit organization located in Jackson County $7,700 to buy two 3D printers, which are being used to make personal protective equipment and medical equipment for healthcare workers in Southwest Oregon.
MYRTLE CREEK — For more than 50 years, the hamburger restaurant in Myrtle Creek, now known as Tommy’s All-American Burgers, has been a place where high school students would get their first job.
To make the classic margarita, you take 2 ounces tequila, 1 ounce lime juice and 1 ounce Cointreau. Shake together and serve over ice.
It’s clearer now than ever how critical health care is to our local communities. That’s why it’s vital we create local educational and training opportunities here in Douglas County to provide a reliable pipeline of providers. The Southern Oregon Medical Workforce Center is a big piece of the…
More than 800 Douglas County residents filed for unemployment insurance last week, a stark number but still considerably less than the number of people who filed at the beginning of the month, according to data released Thursday by the Oregon Employment Department.
The COVID-19 crises is a double-whammy the likes of which I’ve never seen in my life, and I’ve been around a while. Not only have tens of thousands of people across the country died from the virus, but millions of people have lost their jobs and are struggling mightily to get by.
As we all know, restaurants have been particularly hard hit by COVID-19 and the difficult but necessary steps that have been taken to contain its spread, including shutting down most local businesses.
I want to thank everyone who is staying home and self-isolating for the last month. I know it hasn’t been easy, especially with the weather turning so beautiful the last couple of weeks. I have seen more people out and about over the last week than I have in a while when I have walked my pug…