Efforts by the city of Roseburg to open a one-stop homeless shelter hit a roadblock Wednesday when the deadline for submissions from agencies wanting to run the shelter came and went, and not a single group bid for the contract.
The City of Roseburg is claiming victory in a legal dispute over whether a shave ice truck can operate on weekends at Stewart Park following a decision by a state land use board, while the attorney for the owner of the business said the fight is not over.
The deadline to submit proposals to the city of Roseburg to operate a homeless shelter with connected services, also known as a navigation center, has been pushed back a month, from Sept. 9 to Oct. 13.
Any day now the city of Roseburg is expecting to receive about $2.6 million from federal legislation intended to help local governments offset costs and lost revenue associated with the coronavirus pandemic. The city is in line to get another $2.6 million from the same legislation next year.
The Roseburg Public Library is closing the building and returning to curbside service, starting this week, due to a spike in COVID-19 cases locally. The library is located at 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd.
Two weeks ago, when the last heat wave swept through the area, a coalition of local government officials, agency directors and volunteers scrambled to find a location for a cooling center, a place where the homeless could go to get out of the heat. They finally settled on the Roseburg Senior…
Roseburg City Council President Bob Cotterell was censured Monday, following an hour-long debate that raised more questions than it answered and exposed some deep divisions among the council.
The Roseburg City Council on Monday is scheduled to discuss possible sanctions against Council President Bob Cotterell for comments he made about gender identity that have been called inappropriate and transphobic, and led to calls for his resignation.
The owner of a shave ice truck involved in a dispute with the city of Roseburg over her ability to sell her products in Stewart Park is going to mediation, rather than straight to the courts.
Plans for a homeless shelter in Roseburg have taken a step forward with the release of an official request for proposal for someone to get the shelter off the ground, run it and help generate revenue to pay for its continued operation.
The City of Roseburg has earned its 28th Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the city’s 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, or what is commonly referred to as the annual audit.
The Roseburg Fire Department has added two new hazardous material vehicles to its fleet.
Wanted: A nonprofit organization willing to run a homeless shelter in Roseburg. Similar past experience highly desired.
Roseburg City Councilman Bob Cotterell got a public scolding Monday, including at least one person who called for him to resign, for comments and an off-color joke he made recently about gender identity.
City Manager Nikki Messenger has disbanded a committee of homeless advocates and service providers that was created just last month to help provide food, water and other emergency provisions to the hundreds of homeless individuals in the area.
Roseburg police officers joined a city work crew Wednesday to clear out a homeless encampment at Deer Creek Park, the second such sweep of a homeless encampment in less than a week.
They started by hand Friday morning, a crew of about a half dozen City of Roseburg workers and police, as they dismantled a wooden structure that was behind the baseball fields and along the river at Gaddis Park.
It appears that Gaddis Park will be the location of the first major sweep of homeless camps in Roseburg, with city officials handing out and posting notifications Tuesday morning, warning those living there that they had 72 hours to leave.
A group of advocates and service providers for the area’s homeless community is scheduled to hold its first public meeting Monday to discuss ways to get food, clothing and other provisions to those in need in a more timely manner.
On Monday, the garbage piled up between campers at 3780 Joseph St. was 30 feet long, waist high, and it smelled.
Roseburg Mayor Larry Rich took a few minutes out of Monday’s two-hour City Council meeting to discuss Lan Ha and her popular Wailani shave ice truck, which was abruptly shut down at the end of May after Ha said city officials told her she could sell her products at the park all summer.
Former Roseburg City Council member Ashley Hicks will have to give up her pet chickens — who she said she needed as emotional support animals — following a unanimous City Council vote Monday that upheld an earlier decision to have the birds removed.
The Roseburg City Council met for more than 3½ hours Monday night to discuss a number of matters, including whether to vacate a small portion of land, who should fill a vacancy on the council and whether to sell a vacant property the city owns.