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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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We love when our favorite authors write new books because then we can share them with our patrons. All of these titles were published in 2020 and get the Roseburg Public Library staff seal of approval.

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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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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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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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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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The regional tourism picture has been mostly glum so far this year due to the impacts from the coronavirus and then a spate of wildfires, yet there are some signs of light amid the dark, according to several presentations to the Roseburg Economic Development Commission on Tuesday.

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The Roseburg City Council has spent much of the year methodically discussing the issue of homelessness, but with winter fast approaching there is an immediate concern on the horizon: How to ensure homeless people have somewhere safe to go during freezing weather.

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The City of Roseburg has launched an e-newsletter to keep residents and others interested in city government abreast of what is going on.

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Smokers may be limited to where they can light up during outdoor events in downtown Roseburg as the City Council considers a proposal that backers say will help clear the air of second-hand smoke.

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The Roseburg City Council will have at least one new member next year, following the decision of current councilor Linda Fisher-Fowler not to seek another term.

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The soccer club that oversees play at the Fir Grove Park soccer complex across from Stewart Park won initial approval Monday to make improvements to the complex, including the installation of at least one turf field, new lighting and a berm area for seating.

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The City of Roseburg has received the Government Finance Officers Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Financial Reporting. This is the fifth consecutive year that the GFOA has bestowed Roseburg with this award.

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For months now, area restaurants, shops and other businesses have been forced to do a new kind of math and geography as they figure out ways to serve their customers while abiding by social distancing mandates.