When Brittyne Elston turned on the hose behind the Saving Grace Pet Adoption center on Wednesday, Zena was ready. The 10-month-old black lab mix bounced around, wagged her tail and chomped the spray of water. Elston filled up a purple kiddie pool for the dog to lay in.
A fire that started in a travel trailer spread to the surrounding forest near Myrtle Creek and had to be extinguished by multiple fire agencies Sunday evening, according to the Douglas Forest Protective Association.
After a full week spent fighting fires, The Douglas Forest Protective Association announced it will increase fire danger in the Douglas District to “HIGH,” effective today. On Thursday, the same day as the announcement, crews contained four more fires that broke out in Douglas County.
A quick response from fire crews on the Milepost 92 Fire, which ignited Tuesday in southern Douglas County, helped keep a potential spread over steep and rugged terrain at bay.
Emergency crews had nearly completed a fire line around the Days Creek Road Fire on Monday night, with fire activity substantially dropping from earlier in the day.
The Douglas Forest Protective Association has increased the fire danger to moderate within the Douglas District, due to warming and drying conditions. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level will remain at IFPL I.
Landowners and others who oppose the Jordan Cove Energy Project and Pacific Connector Pipeline said Tuesday a recent decision by the U.S. Department of Energy doesn’t mean the project has a green light to move forward.
WINSTON — Getting red pandas to Wildlife Safari has been a goal of staffers there for at least the past two years. Achieving that goal during a worldwide pandemic became a bit of a challenge.
Every summer, a group of 14- to 24-year-olds helps to clean up public land. This year amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Phoenix Youth Corps canceled its activities due to a lack of funding.
A federal judge has ruled that opponents of the Pacific Connector Pipeline and Jordan Cove Energy Project have the right to obtain the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s lists of landowners who would be impacted by the project.
A group of landowners is taking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to court over a controversial proposal to build a natural gas pipeline and liquefaction plant in Southern Oregon.
Douglas Forest Protective Association officials aren’t ready to pull the proverbial trigger on starting fire season in Douglas County. Not yet, anyway.
Drought conditions in Douglas County and around much of Oregon have helped prompt a meeting with state officials and local county commissioners to discuss a course of action in the coming months.
Opponents of the Pacific Connector Pipeline and Jordan Cove Energy Project are asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to take a second look.
In 1970, a group of concerned citizens cam together to commit themselves to bringing clean air and clean water to this country. And now, 50 years later, as we reflect on all we have accomplished in this regard, we also acknowledge the need to address the environmental challenges of today.
Last year at this time, many Douglas County residents were still digging and chainsawing their way out of the aftermath of the biggest snowstorm in memory.
A small ginkgo tree seedling with a big message of peace was planted in the Japanese garden section of the Master Gardeners’ Discovery Garden at River Forks Park on Thursday.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission voted 2 to 1 Thursday morning against moving the Jordan Cove and Pacific Connector natural gas pipeline forward — at least for now.
Douglas County’s Republican Reps. Cedric Hayden and Gary Leif were back to work at the State Capitol on Wednesday after a Tuesday evening walkout.
SALEM — Most Republican lawmakers refused to attend a Tuesday night session of the Oregon House of Representatives amid a slowdown over anger at a sweeping bill on climate change.