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Today marks the traditional start to fire season in the Umpqua Basin. Extended rains and cooler overnight temperatures may push that day back this spring, but residents are still encouraged to make sure their homes have plenty of defensible space as fire season lurks around the bend.

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Lines of people looking at displays of beautiful stones, weaving themselves around and around tables full of geologic perfection. Fingers pointed and eyes lit up at the treasures pulled from the ground as they are found again by patrons and rockhounds spending the day at the Douglas County F…

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The reauthorization of $238 million dollars to the Secure Rural Schools program from Congress is set to restore the SRS program. Douglas County is one of 31 Oregon counties scheduled to receive portions of this funding.

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The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission is expected to decide if the North Umpqua summer steelhead hatchery production should continue, be modified, or be eliminated effective this month, as part of its meeting happening Thursday and Friday in Astoria.

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The City of Roseburg is sending out a reminder to residents: It’s time to cut down the risk of fire by managing tall grasses and weeds.

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Low summer steelhead runs in the North Umpqua basin have caused experts at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to take action. After 450 wild summer steelhead returned to the basin last year, they wanted to know why.

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The developers that had hoped to build the Pacific Connector Pipeline and Jordan Cove Energy Project have told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission they do not intend to move forward with the project.

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Growing European green crab populations throughout Coos Bay are likely to impact Dungeness crabs and coastal habitat, according to a new report by researchers at South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.

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With the holidays fast approaching one thing is on everyone’s mind — food! We plan for the big feasts, the gathering of family and friends and dread the dishes.