It’s 2021, and the log decks at Douglas County sawmills have not looked so robust since the late 1980s.
Fire officials from various Douglas County agencies will be keeping a close eye on the Archie Creek Fire burn area for the coming months, years and potentially decades.
While families were kicking off their Labor Day weekend, National Weather Service observers in Medford were seeing an unsettling weather pattern developing for southwest Oregon.
Every few years, a weather pattern known as “La Nina” develops in the Pacific Ocean, pushing warmer water west toward southeast Asia and bringing colder water to the surface in the Americas.
Those boot-shorn explorers who enjoy the North Umpqua River corridor’s many beautiful hiking trails will have to table their adventures until, at least, the summer of 2021.
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.
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.
GLIDE — A drive east from Roseburg on Highway 138 East toward Glide had been fairly pedestrian this summer: a car here or there, a contractor’s truck and trailer, the occasional neighbor someone might recognize.
On a warm Thursday in early September, Francis Eatherington of Cascadia Wildlands stood in front of a red cedar tree hundreds of years old and voiced opposition to the BLM’s plan to cut it as part of the proposed Umpqua Sweets timber harvest plan.
The Roseburg law firm of Dole Coalwell formally filed suit Friday in Douglas County Circuit Court, accusing Pacific Power and its parent company, PacifiCorp, of negligence when it came to the Archie Creek and French Creek fires, which started in the early morning hours on Sept. 8, east of Glide.
On Saturday, Sept. 6, the National Weather Service issued a “Red Flag” warning for much of western Oregon.
Much of Douglas County’s wildlife, in one way or another, has been affected or displaced by the effects of the Archie Creek Fire east of Glide.
Juvenile coho salmon that survived after much of the Rock Creek Hatchery was destroyed by the Archie Creek Fire this past month will be raised at the rearing facility at Eastwood Elementary School in Roseburg, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday afternoon.
Two attorneys experienced in representing victims of wildfires will be filing a “mass action” lawsuit against Pacific Power, citing the company’s negligence in the ignition of the Archie Creek Fire.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, visited Frank and Jeanne Moore on Saturday to present them with one of the items they lost when the Archie Creek Fire burned their Idleyld Park home to the ground.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday morning that all remaining Level 1 “Be Ready” evacuation orders pertaining to the Archie Creek and Thielsen fires have been lifted.
Douglas County Public Health Officer Bob Dannenhoffer declared a local health emergency on Monday in response to the recent wildfires.
Diamond Lake Resort opened its doors to guests Saturday, as the U.S. Forest Service announced a lowering of fire-related closures connected with the nearby Thielsen Fire.
Elevated temperatures and lowering humidities slowed progress on containment on both the Archie Creek and Thielsen fires Tuesday.
The Southern Area Red incident command team announced Tuesday morning that the Archie Creek Fire east of Glide had reached 72% containment, with full containment anticipated as early as Wednesday.
The Archie Creek and Thielsen wildfires were at 64% and 69% containment, respectively, as of Saturday afternoon, fire officials reported.
GLIDE — In 2014, a movement was launched to draw more visitors to the community of Glide.
The human impacts of the Archie Creek Fire are staggering — 109 homes lost, more structures damaged and extensive displacement of community members. Some lost everything; everyone lost something. While local governments and community organizations continue to provide relief to these individu…
Extremely favorable weather conditions overnight Wednesday into Thursday helped fire crews continue to gain significant ground on containing the Archie Creek Fire.
In one day, fire crews nearly doubled their containment of the Archie Creek Fire as the Southern Area Red incident command team announced Wednesday morning that the fire was at 52% containment.
In response to recent devastating wildfires, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners have hired a community recovery coordinator.
Firefighters and volunteers dealing with western Oregon’s wildfires received more than $150,000 in much-needed supplies with the help of Reach Out WorldWide, a California-based nonprofit founded by late actor Paul Walker.
Effective at noon on Tuesday, the Level 3 "Go!" evacuation order for the Diamond Lake area was lowered to a Level 2 "Be Set" by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.
The Oregon Department of Transportation announced Sunday that Highway 138 East reopened at noon on Tuesday from Idleyld Park (milepost 21) to the Highway 230 junction (milepost 83) east of Diamond Lake.
Douglas County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Brad O'Dell said Sunday afternoon that several evacuation orders relating to the Archie Creek Fire had been lowered or lifted entirely.
Fire is a natural part of our ecosystem, but it doesn’t make living in and around it any easier. The Archie Creek wildfire that is burning in the Glide area has displaced so many families in our community and scorched a landscape many hold so dear.
For decades, there have been warnings.