Douglas County commissioner candidate Victor Petrucci stood next to a county fence outside the landfill Wednesday, near where he was arrested for trespass Tuesday.
Now that Dallas Heard has made the switch from the House to the Senate, the appointment process is about to start all over again to fill Heard’s former House seat.
Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman has collected $43,790 in campaign contributions so far this year, while his nearest competitor, Brandy Stone, has collected about 1.5 percent of that.
Fir Grove Elementary School fifth grader Naomi Osunacuriel attempted to maneuver a shovel into rocky soil Friday as fellow student Sara Beth Cook held a small Douglas Fir sapling.
Incumbent Douglas County Commissioner Chris Boice said he’s poured himself into the job, learning the details of the county’s budget problems even before he took office and developing an understanding of the county government that can’t adequately be replaced by electing a newcomer.
Transparency, economic development, marijuana and the use of federal money on videos promoting timber salvage were among the topics addressed at a candidate forum Tuesday.
The 1000 Friends of Oregon gave notice this week it intends to appeal Douglas County’s recently adopted ordinance allowing homes on 20-acre rural parcels in buffer zones between communities and farm or forestlands.
Transparency, timber and landfill leachate were among the topics of debate as candidates for the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Position 2, a seat currently held by Tim Freeman, met with The News-Review Editorial Board this week.
The newest member of the Douglas County Budget Committee made donations to two Douglas County commissioners’ campaigns within a week of their decision to appoint her.
Dallas Heard started his legislative career as the Oregon House’s youngest representative. As of Monday, he’s the youngest member of the state Senate.
Douglas County commissioner candidate Brandy Stone received some criticism this week for her response to a sexual assault-themed joke on Facebook.
The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley will hold a candidate forum featuring the men and women running for two seats on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.
An independent auditor has found no funds were misspent when the Douglas County Board of Commissioners awarded Title III Secure Rural Schools dollars to Communities for Healthy Forests.
Douglas County officials and Oregon’s Congressional delegation hailed the extension of Secure Rural Schools payments for two years as a victory last month, when the 2018 omnibus spending bill including the payments was passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump.
Commissioners from five southwestern Oregon counties will meet in Roseburg Monday to select the appointee who will fill former state senator Jeff Kruse’s Senate District 1 seat for the remainder of the year.