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Three Douglas County nonprofit agencies were among 77 agencies awarded community grants by the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) of Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation.

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Douglas County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.3% in October, compared with a revised 5.7% in September. The rate is down from 6.5% in October 2020, according to data released Tuesday by the Oregon Employment Department.

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The racketeering trial of well-known local winemaker John Olson, former owner of TeSoAria Vineyard & Winery in Roseburg, has been postponed yet again, this time just two weeks before it was scheduled to begin.

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This is an unusually low unemployment rate for Oregon. Since 1976, when comparable records began, through October 2016, Oregon’s unemployment rate was never as low as 4.4%. However, during the economic expansion just prior to the pandemic recession, Oregon’s unemployment rate was 4.4% or low…

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After decades of growing fruits, vegetables and hay crops in its fields and making pies, turnovers and cinnamon rolls in its bakery for sale to the local community, Kruse Farms will soon be downsizing.

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Two Douglas County companies that work with the Oregon Employment Department were recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor this week with the HIRE Vets Medallion Award for their investment in recruiting, employing, and providing long-term career opportunities to this nation’s veterans.

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We can hardly to believe the holiday season is already here. Life seems to speed up this time of the year, and with Thanksgiving just weeks away, it’s a perfect time to reflect on what we can be thankful for. Please, take a few moments from your busy day, away from endless to do lists, and f…

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Hello from the Myrtle Creek ~Tri City Area Chamber. I hope this message finds everyone happy and healthy. I am excited to write about many exciting things that have happened recently or will be happening in the near future.

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The fall season is upon us! We had a great summer with lots of events here in Drain and are looking forward to more fun for the upcoming holiday season.

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Umpqua Holdings Corp., the parent company of Umpqua Bank, announced Tuesday that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Columbia Banking System, the parent company of Columbia State Bank, under which the companies will join together in an all-stock combination.

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Enjoying the delicate sound of rain outside the open window as I type and loving it. Summer has its perks but there is something so pleasant about the season change. Have you made any plans for the fall? What was your best memory from this summer?

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Walgreens has entered into an agreement to acquire Bi-Mart’s pharmacy business, which includes patient prescription files and related inventory of 56 Bi-Mart pharmacies located across Oregon, Idaho and Washington.