Nearly $1.5 million is available for local businesses that were impacted by COVID-19, but those businesses seeking some of that funding need to act quickly — the deadline to apply is just a week away.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s deadline to apply for disaster assistance passed Monday, but help for wildfire survivors is still available as FEMA is continuing its work with the Oregon Office of Emergency Management.
Douglas County’s COVID-19 Response Team announced Wednesday that 16 more people were added to the local COVID-19 case count.
By this time into a normal school year, students’ backpacks are crammed with books, supplies, forgotten snacks and lost homework. Complaints about back, shoulder and neck pain are typically a direct result of too much weight incorrectly distributed and carried without a second thought to pos…
Troy Russell Phelps was sentenced Tuesday to nearly seven years in prison as a result of the events which occurred in May 2017, at Lawson Bar near Myrtle Creek, as well as prior crimes.
Roseburg Public Schools announced Monday it has pushed its reopening target date for elementary schools back by a month after the Oregon Health Authority released the agency’s latest COVID-19 data.
COVID-19 cases in Douglas County went from 922 on Saturday to 963 on Monday, and one more death was reported by the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team.
A Florence woman was arrested for assaulting a Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputy during a traffic stop in Reedsport on Sunday, according to police.
Thanks to a Grinch of a COVID-19 pandemic, Roseburg’s traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Douglas County Courthouse became virtual, much like other events this year. Roseburg Mayor Larry Rich, City Councilor Andrea Zielinski, Commissioner Tom Kress and Santa Claus himself wer…
Stores were bustling Saturday in downtown Roseburg as people came to do holiday shopping during Small Business Saturday.
Another Douglas County resident has died following a COVID-19 diagnosis, according to the daily update from the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team.
Umpqua Valley Christian School’s was adorned by flags in the days surrounding Veterans Day, thanks to a donation from local VFW Post 2468.
Residents and businesses along the Highway 138 East corridor along the North Umpqua River remain without landline telephone service. The Oregon Public Utilities Commission has set a deadline on having some level of voice telephone service available to those residents by Tuesday.
The shortage of affordable housing is already an issue in Roseburg and only expected to become more acute as the population grows. The growing problem was highlighted in a housing study done last year, which showed there will need to be more than 2,600 new housing units built in the next 20 …
Two more Douglas County schools were listed as having recently resolved COVID-19 cases, while there were no new schools with listed outbreaks in the state report released Wednesday.
As social distancing guidelines get stricter and people are no longer able to meet residents in nursing homes in person, the Umpqua Community College Student Nursing Association felt strongly about continuing their tradition of giving to those elderly people.
It feels a little strange writing about mass shopping events in the middle of the worst pandemic in a century, but we are beholden to traditions and it is hard to pass up a 50” TV for $200. So here we go.
Curry Manor Memory Care’s battle with COVID-19 continued over the week, with the Oregon Health Authority now reporting 34 cases and one death from that outbreak. Last week’s report had the facility at 13 cases.
In 2004 a group consisting of a legislator and a team of journalists stumbled upon a ghastly sight while touring the Oregon State Hospital. They discovered a dusty forgotten shed-like structure with over 3,500 copper tins with unclaimed human cremains inside. It was referred to as the “room …
The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported 20 new and presumptive cases of the coronavirus in its Thursday press release.
In a normal year, the Camas Valley community would be in the midst of organizing its long-standing holiday tradition known as the annual Camas Valley Appreciation Dinner. This year, that event has been replaced with a drive-thru style celebration called Sirens & Santa.
The Mercy Foundation’s Festival of Trees will turn to technology this year to keep the event going for its 27th year.
For 28 years, the Umpqua Valley Festival of Lights has made River Forks Park west of Roseburg a beacon of the holiday season. That tradition will continue, when more than a half-million lights and over 90 displays light up each night through Jan. 1.
Operation Christmas started providing gifts for families in Glendale more than a decade ago. Now, it is providing gifts for families in surrounding towns as well.