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Since February 2007, the Humane Society Thrift Store has been serving the people of Roseburg. Now, those doors closed for the final time on May 19, 2022.

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MYRTLE CREEK — After outgrowing her rented booth space, Nicole Dodson looked to have a larger impact on the community by opening the Body Bar at a new location in Myrtle Creek.

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Rumor has it that summer is just around the corner, though the recent weather patterns make that a little hard to believe! Elkton Community Education Center, located just west of Elkton Grade School on Highway 38, has some great events lined up for this summer.

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Steve and Paula Wilson check out the growth of the Pinot Noir grapevines at Cooper Ridge Family Estate Winery. The Wilsons took ownership of the wine operation in January after a two-year search for a wine business.

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Steve Wilson recently went through his first bottling process at Cooper Ridge Family Estate Winery near Roseburg. Wilson and his wife, Paula Wilson, completed the purchase of the business in January.

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WINSTON — Each year, the Wildlife Safari Park chooses a fundraising project that will benefit its animals or the hundreds of thousands of people who visit the park. Last year, they set their sights on a tall order — to build a new giraffe barn. The hope is it will lead to even more giraffes …

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The News-Review has welcomed a new reporter to its editorial team. Prior to joining the newsroom staff, Sam Temple spent 10 years working in the field of social services. He worked in the Salem-area prison education system for more than six years and later worked at Adapt in Roseburg.

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This is the first of a six-part series exploring the various programs, classes and professional advice available to area residents from Oregon State University Extension Service in Douglas County. For more information, call 541-672-4461, go online at www.extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas or visit the Extension office at 1134 S.E. Douglas Ave., Roseburg.

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Visitors trickled in for the grand opening of the Roseburg Visitor Center on Thursday, and city officials and the company charged with running the center hope that the numbers will swell once word gets out.

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The 30th Anniversary of the Annual Umpqua Fishery Enhancement Derby Banquet has been rescheduled for June 10, 2022, in Douglas Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The event is sponsored by Douglas Timber Operators and the Umpqua Fishery Enhancement Committee.

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ATTENTION! On Sunday, April 17, the Riddle Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting its 72nd annual Easter egg hunt! It never rains (well — hardly ever, practically never) on a Riddle Easter egg hunt. Dress those babies in their Easter best and join us for the official Riddle-style kickoff …

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Despite its pure white beauty, the Easter lily has been losing some of its shine over recent years. There’s been a gradual decline in the production of the lily bulbs on farms in southwestern Oregon’s Curry County and across the border in northwestern California’s Del Norte County. The major…

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It seems only yesterday that the left reliably opposed the idea of corporations getting involved in politics. To say that something was backed by big business was as much as to say it was bad for the republic. The phrase “Citizens United,” the Supreme Court decision that enshrined a corporat…

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Saturday was a day to celebrate the recent addition of a new Smokin’ Friday BBQ inside the Taphouse at Myrtle Creek. Saturday’s grand “re-opening,” even though the Taphouse has been operating at 113 S. Main St., Myrtle Creek, since about March 2020. Taphouse owner Kelli Johnson and Peyton Me…

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After recently vacating its longtime location in the Roseburg Marketplace, the owner of Loggers Tap House recently announced the new location for its Roseburg restaurant.

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After a nationwide search, The News-Review has selected Tiffany Coleman as its next managing editor. Coleman, who has strong ties to Southern Oregon, is a local journalist with several years of newsroom leadership experience. She will be responsible for managing daily newsroom operations and…

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Businesses and community leaders were recognized Thursday for their achievements during the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce 67th annual Meeting of the Membership & Awards Dinner, held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

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Hello again from the Myrtle Creek~Tri-City Area Chamber of Commerce. I hope everyone has enjoyed the recent little bit of warm weather and the fresh air with masks no longer required in public places. We have some pretty exciting things scheduled down here in South County.

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Between them, the father and son duo of Dan and Joe Newton have enough knowledge, experience and hands-on work hours in the timber industry to fill an encyclopedia. Dan Newton, whose father was a forestry professor at Oregon State University, himself got a degree in forest management there b…