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Summer is here, although dreary days make one wonder. Kids seem to be everywhere and tourists are turning up, hopefully in large numbers. The Douglas County Museum and Wildlife Safari in Winston are there to serve up some fun for both children and adults.

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James Gugel and Natasha Kress, both of Roseburg have announced their engagement. The wedding will take place on Sept. 7, 2019.

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I really thought that this summer would be the one; the summer I have dreamed of since moving out to the beautiful countryside of Douglas County. The big one. The infamous, rainbow-unicorn of motherhood bragging rights — the screen free summer!

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Ah, summer! Nothing invokes fun memories more than picnics at the beach, barbeques in the backyard or going on a road trip.

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A new law on the island of Oahu — one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world — could have a dramatic impact for both homeowners looking to rent their properties and for one of the main vehicles they use for that, the accommodation-sharing website Airbnb.

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So it’s summer time and the livin’ is easy, huh? Well, you still have to feed all those hungry mouths. And once in a while, what you’ve been serving up just doesn’t work so well. People are bored with the same things that you’ve been setting in front of them. Maybe those same old things need…

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Evening Planets — Jupiter and Saturn

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The Umpqua Valley Winegrowers’ Association has partnered with the UCAN Food Bank on a two-month campaign during July and August, called Pouring Generosity.

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ENVER — Rock climber Alex Honnold meticulously chalked his hands before pulling himself up to the thin ledge inside the climate-controlled climbing gym. He dangled by his finger tips for a bit and then fell back to the bouncy mat.

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The Douglas County Clerk’s office issued the following licenses on June 17 through 21, 2019.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The columns of Bill Duncan are being reprinted in The News-Review. Duncan, who died in November 2011, wrote a weekly column for The News-Review and The Capital Press of Salem from 1981 to 2011. Duncan wrote the following column in March 1994. His thoughts are still pertinent t…

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Today’s consumers are increasingly interested in the types of experiences that adventure travel provides, whether it’s exploring new cultures or eco-tourism or taking a trip to hike, cycle or go boating.

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The Douglas County Clerk’s office issued the following licenses on June 10 through 14, 2019.

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Well, here we are at the beginning of summer, and we’ve already had some pretty warm days. If this is an indication of what the next three months will bring, I know that I am not going to want to spend any great amount of time over a cooktop or peering into an oven.

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Libraries are rapidly changing to be more online than ever, and it often can be difficult to keep up. At Roseburg Public Library, we are happy to provide our cardholders with an excellent selection of online materials and resources in addition to the thousands of physical materials on our sh…

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If you’re a fan who has a trip to your favorite national or international sports competition on your bucket list, you’re not alone.

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Question: I would like to have more bees, birds and butterflies in my yard. I’ve heard adding native plants will help attract them. Can you provide information about growing natives and suggest plants for our area?

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The Douglas County Clerk’s office issued the following licenses on June 3 through 7, 2019.

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Poisonous plants and Hügelkultur are just two of the features included in the eighth annual Spring Garden Tour, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley.