Douglas County Clerk Patricia Hitt swore in Christine Goodwin as interim Douglas County commissioner Friday morning at the Douglas County Courthouse.
A small, empty table at the front of the auditorium was set for one — the missing soldier — at the 17th Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony at the Umpqua Community College Danny Lang Event Center on Friday.
Now that NeighborWorks Umpqua have purchased the Rose Apartments in downtown Roseburg, attention has turned to incorporating the recent acquisition as part of aplan to preserve and develop 500 units for low-income housing in Douglas County by 2020.
It didn’t take very long this week for Facebook to start humming about a comment Douglas County commissioner candidate Alek Skarlatos made at a Tuesday candidate forum sponsored by the Douglas County Realtor’s Association.
Beginning the week of Oct. 8, veteran walk-in day at the Douglas County Veterans Service office will change to 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Traffic on Highway 99 in Winchester between Pleasant Avenue and the Winchester Bridge will be reduced to one lane during the day while Avista Utilities relocates utilities there. The work will begin Monday and continue Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. until the middle of October.
A veteran who gave his name only as “Bear” said he lives in his camper, partly because money’s tight and partly because he wants to. Some people would call him homeless, and some wouldn’t, he said.
The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been taken off a “high-risk” list in a national assessment of VA medical centers across the country, Interim Director Dave Whitmer announced Thursday.