The 2019 Douglas County Christmas Tree — a 45-foot-tall Douglas fir tree — arrived Wednesday at the Douglas County Courthouse in Roseburg and was raised into its customary position, front and center on the courthouse lawn.
A lien has been placed on the property in Sutherlin a developer wants to turn into a theme park, which along with permitting issues, have put the project in limbo.
A recent analysis said the population of Douglas County jumped by one-half percent this past year, the lowest population growth rate in Oregon for counties with populations of 100,000 or more.
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…
U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced legislation Thursday that would bar county officials from using timber safety net money for lobbying trips.
Education for foster children who are housed by the Douglas County Juvenile Department will be taken over by the Douglas Education Service District, according to an announcement made by Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman at Wednesday’s commissioner’s meeting.
It’s been more than 2 1/2 years since the Roseburg City Council settled on a set of goals it wanted to pursue, and on Tuesday, the council met to hammer out its priorities for the next two years.
Some rural Douglas County residents can’t afford to pay more for garbage disposal, but many are willing to pay extra if it means they can keep their rural transfer stations.
The City of Roseburg Economic Development Commission is accepting applications for the funding of tourism-related projects within the Roseburg area. All applications submitted must fulfill the objective to attract visitors to Roseburg. These funds are available from the Roseburg hotel/motel …
OK, so let’s get this straight from the jump: Everything I know about the timber industry could fit on the head of a pin. That’s not good for a business reporter, considering how critical the industry is to the Douglas County economy — 6,600 jobs and an annual economic output of $1.5 billion.
I’m typically not a big fan of meetings, especially ones I’ll have to attend. But there are four happening this week that I’m actually looking forward to because of their potential to shed light on and even impact the economic landscape in Douglas County. (Reader Tip: There is a must-read it…
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners this week decided to grant the former Lookingglass dumpsite to a nonprofit that will continue to allow search and rescue operations to be conducted on the site.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners Wednesday unanimously rejected rate increases for depositing trash at the landfill and transfer sites. The increases were recommended by the county’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee.
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.
People celebrating Halloween on Northwest Keasey Street last Thursday in Roseburg got an unpleasant surprise when they were given parking tickets while out trick-or-treating with their families.
The Douglas County Tax Collection Office announced this week that the contractor that prints and mails tax statements inadvertently printed and mailed the 2019/20 property tax statements with the wrong payment remittance envelope.
The Douglas County Solid Waste Advisory Committee will hold a community meeting in Winchester Bay to share information and gather input about the future of the solid waste transfer sites.
An educational contract between the Phoenix School of Roseburg and Douglas County Juvenile Department will be canceled, according to a letter received by Douglas County commissioners on Oct. 21.
Members of the public will soon have the chance to weigh in on the future of the county’s solid waste transfer stations.
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.
Douglas County Public Works Department and their contractors are expected to complete the Garden Valley Road paving project by the end of the week.