Douglas County, the city of Winston and Green Sanitary District have a new agreement in place, and loads of leachate are again being transported from the county landfill to the Winston-Green Sanitary Treatment Plant.
WINCHESTER — Natalie and Hannah Regan made sure worms, roly-polies, caterpillars and other bugs would find a new home, while other volunteers spent Monday morning digging up the grass at Winchester Elementary School to make room for an outdoor garden classroom.
CHARLESTON — On Jan. 1, Rob Gensorek of Basin Tackle in Charleston had to stop providing plastic bags to his customers and start charging them at least 5 cents for every paper bag they took out of the store.
With the decade ending and 2020 on the horizon, this is a good time to dust off the crystal ball and make some predictions for what the economic landscape will look like next year. Here are my predictions for the top business stories for Douglas County in 2020. Numbers 1-10 appear below; num…
OSU Extension is often the go-to trusted resource for Oregonians with questions about managing forests, rangeland, farmland, livestock, preserving foods, gardening and much more.
An opponent of the Pacific Connector natural gas pipeline Wednesday asked the Douglas County Board of Commissioners to toss out a hearing officer’s decision approving a permit for the project.
A hearings officer ruled that the Pacific Connector natural gas pipeline should be allowed to cross the county’s coastal zone.
It’s that time of year when most everyone’s electrical usage begins to increase. Is there an explanation for it? Always. But breaking through the language barrier and communicating the reasons in non-industry language is part of the answer.
SALEM — Authorities have released 21 people protesting a planned liquefied natural gas pipeline who were arrested Thursday night during a sit-in at the governor’s office in the Oregon State Capitol.
SALEM — Hundreds of protesters wearing red, including a couple dozen from Douglas County, covered the steps of the Capitol building in Salem on Thursday to rally against the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project.
Owners of fuel-efficient and electric cars will pay more to register their vehicles next year than the owners of gas-guzzling pickups and SUVs.
COOS BAY — The proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal and its 230-mile feeder pipeline in southern Oregon would have some adverse and significant impacts, according to staff at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
The Umpqua Valley Audubon Society will present "Carnivores & More: Remote Camera Surveys in the Umpqua Valley" at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Ford Room of the Roseburg Public Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.
Next year residents of Douglas County should see continued low unemployment, a strong housing market for homeowners offset by a shortage of affordable housing and a relatively steady forest products industry, a panel of experts said this week at the Economic Forecast 2020. However, looming o…
The timber industry and environmentalists are headed toward a showdown over forest management that could bring as many as nine ballot measures before the voters next November.
The Oregon State Police are seeking the public’s assistance in finding the person responsible for illegally shooting a bald eagle in Douglas County.
WINCHESTER — The National Weather Service relies on the Winchester stream gauge to determine the North Umpqua River’s water level so it can determine whether to issue a flood watch or flood warning.
BULLDOG ROCK — Deep into the woods, up north of the Boulder Creek Wilderness, a cold, cold creek runs through the ancient Douglas Fir and Western Hemlock of the Bulldog Rock area.
ALBANY — A class-action lawsuit demanding the state harvest more timber on 654,000 acres of forest trust lands and share that revenue with 14 counties began Thursday in Linn County Circuit Court.
At the age of 25, Douglas County’s new Solid Waste Manager Gabe Forrester had accomplished the career goals he set for himself when he graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in environmental science.
The Bureau of Land Management has released its environmental assessment for the reclassification of more than 30,000 acres of public domain lands, including acreage in Douglas County, as part of the implementation of the Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act.
Chandra LeGue, author of the new book "Oregon's Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide" will hold a book signing from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Roseburg Public Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.
Opponents of the Pacific Connector Pipeline told a hearings officer Thursday they fear a pipeline explosion, wildfire, landslides and damage to waterways if the project is allowed to proceed.
Please save Saturday, Oct. 5 on your calendar for the 18th Annual Smart Energy Green and Solar Tour. This year’s guided tour will highlight energy-efficient construction, solar power and electric vehicles.