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The Yoncalla Transfer Station will be closed Friday due to dangerous road conditions. The Douglas County Public Works Department – Solid Waste Division said recent storms and heavy rains have caused major damage and erosion to the road leading up to the transfer station. The transfer station…

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Foster children don't belong in current or former jails, and they should never be shipped to out-of-state institutions, according to the Douglas County Republican Central Committee, which voted last week in favor of a resolution against the treatment that many of Oregon's foster kids receive.

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TENMILE — About 25 trees at Iverson Memorial Park were casualties of February’s snowstorm, but Douglas County Parks Director Rocky Houston told members of the Friends of Iverson Memorial Park he doesn’t anticipate any more trees than those being removed from the park.

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The Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum and Gift Shop has extended its hours of operation. The museum will now be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the last lighthouse tour each day starting at 6 p.m.