Patrice Sipos is challenging incumbent Ashley Hicks for the Ward 4, Position 2 seat on the Roseburg City Council. The News-Review included a biography on each candidate and printed their answers to the same seven questions.
The regional tourism picture has been mostly glum so far this year due to the impacts from the coronavirus and then a spate of wildfires, yet there are some signs of light amid the dark, according to several presentations to the Roseburg Economic Development Commission on Tuesday.
Patrick Lewandowski and Sheri Moothart are competing for Linda Fisher-Fowler’s Ward 1, Position 2 seat on the Roseburg City Council. Fisher-Fowler’s seat became open when she decided not to seek another term.
The Roseburg City Council has spent much of the year methodically discussing the issue of homelessness, but with winter fast approaching there is an immediate concern on the horizon: How to ensure homeless people have somewhere safe to go during freezing weather.
MYRTLE CREEK — Seconds after Jim Forrester was introduced as the new city attorney for Myrtle Creek, councilors asked for his legal opinion on the red, white and blue road markings but ultimately did not make a decision.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Thursday it has authorized grants to assist with the costs of fighting the Archie Creek Fire that has burned more than 115,000 acres east of Glide.
The situation at the Douglas County Fairgrounds may seem chaotic, with trailers full of people often hauling horses, cows, goat chickens and various other animals pulling in for shelter. Add to that the need for spacing and other requirements due to COVID-19, and it could be a recipe for disaster.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on the Douglas County Senior Services Advisory Council.
Roseburg City Manager Nikki Messenger, who has been in the post a little over a year, has put Roseburg on notice that she intends to sue the city on several grounds, including gender discrimination, retaliation and defamation.
Douglas County voters will be asked to weigh in this November on whether they’d like to continue living in Oregon or they would prefer to live in Idaho instead.
The soccer club that oversees play at the Fir Grove Park soccer complex across from Stewart Park won initial approval Monday to make improvements to the complex, including the installation of at least one turf field, new lighting and a berm area for seating.
Gov. Kate Brown held a press conference on COVID-19 last Friday where she urged local officials to lead by example, educate citizens on the need to follow COVID-19 regulations and enforce the rules when necessary.
On Tuesday, a small car battery that somebody tossed in the trash caught fire at the Douglas County Landfill after a trash compactor ran over it.
The proposed reopening and expansion of a rock quarry east of Glide has once again hit a roadblock from the state Land Use Board of Appeals.
OAKLAND — For the small group of officials standing on a nearby access road and looking up at the Oakland Bridge on Tuesday morning, it was easy to see why this 95-year-old bridge is due — or perhaps more accurately, overdue — for replacement next year.
The Roseburg City Council’s first run at getting public comment on the issue of homelessness fell flat Monday evening, with only two people participating by Zoom and a dozen more sending in emails.
On Tuesday, presumptive Democratic Nominee Joe Biden named his running mate: California Sen. Kamala Harris. Some Democrats in Douglas County see the pairing as a healing force for the nation, while Republicans say the duo won’t act in the community’s best interest.
The Roseburg Dream Center is moving out of the basement of the Foundation Fellowship church in downtown Roseburg at the end of the month.
DRAIN — Census workers waited under a bright blue canopy tent outside the Drain post office Tuesday, greeting every person who walked by and asking them if they had filled out the 2020 census.
The board overseeing the Southern Oregon Medical Workforce Center had little to say Tuesday during an emergency meeting prompted by news that $10 million that had been earmarked for the project by the Oregon Legislature was no longer available.