Jeff Marotz’s pet Chihuahua Tyson may only be about the size of a football, but he’s a pretty good watchdog when it comes to guarding the 34-foot RV the two of them call home. So when Tyson started growling and barking in the early morning hours of April 14, Marotz figured something was up.
Roseburg City Councilor Sheila Cox, who spent more than 30 years serving the city, first as city recorder and most recently as a member of the council, has tendered her resignation due to a family emergency.
With the clock winding down on her efforts to keep her pet chickens, Ashley Hicks has taken what may possibly be her last chance: appealing to the very city council that she had an often testy relationship with during her four-year tenure.
When WinCo Foods recently announced plans to build a supermarket at the site of the vacant Roseburg Kmart, company officials said they had been looking to open a store here for more than a decade. Now that those plans have formally been submitted to the city, it appears the project is on the…
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of monthly profiles of the mayors of Douglas County. “Meet The Mayors” explores the men and women who occupy the most visible unpaid role in each of their respective cities.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners announced Friday it has requested Gov. Kate Brown approve an emergency drought order for Douglas County.
If you can’t drive into town to get vaccinated for COVID-19, the six members of the Douglas County Tiger Team are making sure the vaccines get to you.
The situation at the Douglas County Landfill is a bit of a mess, and by all accounts, the situation is only going to get worse, particularly when it comes to the cost of disposing of trash there.
With the deadline for filing federal income taxes slowly creeping up on us, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers to check their tax returns for common errors that could delay refunds or otherwise affect normal processing. Here are some ways to avoid tax return slip-ups as the …
The governments of local cities and the county are about to receive millions in funding from the latest federal COVID-19 stimulus package.
The numbers alone are staggering: 2,800 acres, $120 million investment, $130 million a year in revenue, 500 permanent jobs, 5,000 people at events.
ROSEBURG — With nearly 90,000 interesting books, magazines, newspapers and other items available at the library here, probably the last thing the typical visitor would want to browse through is something called the 2021-2025 Roseburg Public Library Strategic Plan.
Douglas County is known for its beautiful outdoors, and a local mountain biking group is trying to use the unique geography to create some beautiful trails.
Former Roseburg City Councilor Ashley Hicks has taken a novel approach in her dispute with city officials as they seek to take away her pet chickens. Hicks got a note from her doctor stating that she suffers from emotional/mental health issues and by law is entitled to an emotional service a…
Roseburg officials hired a Portland consulting firm to analyze the downtown parking situation, and they discovered what many people who have to park there already knew — it’s a bit of a mess.
Spring is on the horizon, which likely means the start of outdoor activities, including youth sports. And that, city officials said, means it is time to start thinking about what to do with the large number of homeless people living in campers and tents in and around public areas, including parks.
It looks like another apartment complex is coming to the Diamond Lake Boulevard corridor, east of downtown Roseburg, bringing the total to about 400 units becoming available there.
The City of Roseburg is looking to sell two derelict properties in its ongoing efforts to either clean up or get rid of “zombie homes” that are considered an eyesore and potentially dangerous, and turn the properties into something nice.
As part of the COVID-19 relief package passed by the U.S. Senate this weekend, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, created a new two-year program that will pour $1 billion per year into rural counties like Douglas County.
Chickens and geese are OK within reason, as are beehives, but roosters and pigs are definitely a no-no. Rabbits, horses, mules, sheep, llamas and ostriches are also allowed under certain conditions. And if you want to bring a herd of goats in to munch down that patch of grass that has grown …
Environmental protections, housing and filibustering were the most popular topics discussed in Saturday’s virtual town hall with U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, with Douglas County residents.
With more than a decade of experience leading twice-a-month outreach teams and running local warming centers, Christopher Hutton knows more about the homeless people living in and around Roseburg than just about anybody else in town.
The City of Roseburg is looking for residents to volunteer to fill vacancies on the Parks and Recreation Commission and the budget committee.