SUTHERLIN — Jessica Batchelor, the new executive director of the Sutherlin Area Chamber of Commerce, hopes to bring new energy to local small businesses and make a difference in her hometown.
Stephani Bastian, who has been custom painting windows for 43 years, decorated the exterior of The News-Review offices Monday, just in time for the Christmas season.
Ellie Norris, co-owner of Norris Blueberry Farms based in Umpqua, helped represent the Oregon blueberry industry on a recent trip to South Korea and Japan.
The News-Review has welcomed a new multimedia reporter to its editorial team. Nancy Yingtao Lu recently graduated from University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, where she received her master’s degree in journalism in August.
Greetings from Drain. Fall is finally upon us. After an unusually warm and smoky September, most everyone is welcoming the recent rain and cooler temperatures. Smoke from wood stoves and fireplaces can now be seen around town, as well as folks outside doing fall cleanup chores around the yard.
MMYRTLE CREEK — When Tom Williams started at Umpqua Research Company 20 years ago, he had no idea he would one day become the company’s president. He was just a college student applying for a job at the suggestion of a professor.
Wailani Island Grindz will hold a soft opening Friday and will then be open weekends to bring Hawaiian and Vietnamese food to the people of Douglas County.
Jodi Doud isn’t someone who seeks the spotlight.
SUTHERLIN — John Wahl spends his spring and summer months as a sort of traveling salesman.
After decades operating as a neighborhood convenience store, Anderson Market on West Harvard Avenue in Roseburg will close Monday as progress continues to build a new store and fuel station in the same location.
Compassion, understanding, communication, advocacy, the ability to change. Over the last 35 years, Umpqua Homes Inc. employees have learned a lot about caring for those with developmental disabilities.
TRI CITY — Students in the consumer science class at South Umpqua High School filled Angelia Freeman’s car with neck pillows Monday morning.
When you walk into Carrot’s headquarters in downtown Roseburg, you might think you’re walking into the lobby of a hip startup located in the heart of Silicon Valley.
If you’ve been to the pump over the past few days, you noticed the price for fuel has skyrocketed. After 14 weeks of declines, gas prices rose significantly on the West Coast and in the Midwest, with more moderate increases in other parts of the country.
Umpqua Growth Talks will host internationally known speaker, author and entrepreneur David Meltzer for a free, live, virtual event on Oct. 5 at Backside Brewing in Roseburg.
U.S. Market + Space Age Fuel is now open in Roseburg. The more than 4,000 square foot store and adjacent fueling station is located at 3150 NW Aviation Drive, just east of Interstate 5.
WINCHESTER BAY — Douglas County Commissioners announced Monday that a 3,400 square feet retail building in Winchester Bay was leased to the owners of the Pelican Market on Highway 101.
CANYONVILLE — According to Darnell and and Jean Hlavinka, every rock has a story. Their own story changed two years ago, when the pandemic canceled festivals and gatherings of all kinds. It wasn’t until the couple found the Canyonville Farmers Market that they were able to find a way to cont…
7robotics held its open house with demonstrations of swinging robot arms using vacuum bars to lift swivel, raise and stack items sometimes hundreds of pounds.