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Roseburg Mayor Larry Rich delivered his annual State of the City address Monday night, in which he touted recent efforts to deal with the issue of homelessness in the area — while acknowledging there is much work to be done — and praised City Council members and others for continuing to carr…

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Newly elected Roseburg city councilors Patrice Sipos and Sheri Moothart took the oath of office Monday and were officially sworn in to their new posts.

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They showed up Thursday afternoon, about two dozen volunteers who wanted to inject a little holiday cheer into the lives of an estimated 100 unhoused individuals by bringing them a hot meal and a friendly smile. In previous years these Christmas Eve meals were served indoors at Roseburg’s lo…

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Just days before state legislators are scheduled to meet to discuss how to spend up to $800 million in coronavirus relief funding, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners on Thursday issued a call to arms in support of local businesses hit hard by COVID-19.

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With the first day of winter officially less than a week away, it is only a matter of time before temperatures start dipping toward freezing. With that in mind, the Roseburg City Council on Monday eased the restrictions placed on severe weather shelters in an effort to give the homeless some…

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The first time I ever met Roseburg City Councilor Ashley Hicks was on a Saturday afternoon in the fall of 2019, when she was leading an effort to clean up a homeless camp along the South Umpqua River.

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Roseburg City Hall will be limiting public access starting Thursday in response to the new state guidelines regarding COVID-19, and those wishing to business with the city are asked to do so via phone, online or email.

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The shortage of affordable housing is already an issue in Roseburg and only expected to become more acute as the population grows. The growing problem was highlighted in a housing study done last year, which showed there will need to be more than 2,600 new housing units built in the next 20 …

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In 2004 a group consisting of a legislator and a team of journalists stumbled upon a ghastly sight while touring the Oregon State Hospital. They discovered a dusty forgotten shed-like structure with over 3,500 copper tins with unclaimed human cremains inside. It was referred to as the “room …

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Cup of Joe, a coffee shop in downtown Roseburg, will be closed for a few weeks because the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Douglas County has started hitting close to home for owner Joe Bardaville.

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Workers began tearing down the existing roof and stone fireplaces at the pavilion in Stewart Park. The roof and fireplaces date back to the 1970s and were considered unsafe. The pavilion will be closed for several weeks while workers renovate the structure.

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A new set of signs are going up on the multi-use path in Stewart Park to help people find their way around the park as well as the connecting pathways in the area.

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Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Agency this week cited and fined a general contractor in Roseburg more than $38,000 for multiple job safety violations, including repeatedly failing to follow the minimum requirements to protect workers from fall hazards that could injure them.

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The playground and pavilion at Stewart Park will be closed Monday and Tuesday while contractors inspect the roof of the pavilion, which is about to be replaced.

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The City of Roseburg announced earlier this week it is accepting applications from local nonprofits to receive Coronavirus Relief Funds. Grant funds are limited, and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, with the first review on Monday.

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Much of the equipment the Douglas County Wolf Advisory Board plans to purchase for non-lethal gray wolf management was determined Monday afternoon during the board’s public meeting at the Douglas County Courthouse.