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Efforts to provide much-needed affordable housing in Roseburg are about to take a step forward with the announcement that Deer Creek Village, an apartment complex offering low-cost housing with a priority given to veterans, is getting ready to open early this spring.

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Bars, restaurants, gyms, bowling alleys and other fun time businesses opened for indoor service New Year’s Day. How sweet is that!

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Owners and customers of Douglas County bars, restaurants, gyms and other places where fun happens will be ringing in the new year with a little extra joy and enthusiasm on Friday with word that many establishments will reopen for indoor use.

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Umpqua Bank, which is based in Roseburg, announced that it is handing out $300,000 in grants for nonprofit partners that are helping underrepresented communities most impacted by the disruptions of 2020, including one agency also based in Roseburg.

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It’s almost like something out of a horror movie. Waves of invasive European green crabs are threatening the Coos Bay estuary, and its existing population of Dungeness crabs, as well as clams, oysters, and mussels, according to a recent report published by South Slough National Estuarine Res…

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The announcement this week that the Sizzler restaurant is reopening is certainly good news for weary restaurant patrons, even if it is just for takeout and delivery initially.

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Just days before state legislators are scheduled to meet to discuss how to spend up to $800 million in coronavirus relief funding, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners on Thursday issued a call to arms in support of local businesses hit hard by COVID-19.

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The Roseburg Sizzler, which has been a family favorite for some 50 years before shutting down in August, is planning to reopen this week for takeout and delivery service.

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Oregon employers added more than 4,000 jobs in November, which dropped the unemployment rate to 6%, putting the state below the national unemployment rate of 6.7%.

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Things are happening at the YMCA of Douglas County, despite the facility being shuttered due to statewide restrictions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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You’ll see them springing up around town, a new kind of Tent City.

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A trade group that represents restaurants in Oregon has launched a legal defense fund to help its members fight what it sees as unfair actions by the state — including restrictions and fines — in the ongoing effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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In September 2019, a group of small timberland owners and forestry officials gathered at a junction on South Lone Rock Lane east of Glide to recognize Doug and Becky Schlatter as the Oregon Small Woodlands Association’s 2019 Douglas County Tree Farmers of the Year.

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A Roseburg brewpub owner caused a bit of a stir Tuesday when he posted a video on his Facebook page indicating the business would be open for customers — leaving the impression he might be violating a state mandate — only later to say that was not his intent.