In 1944, the Douglas County Court, the predecessor of today’s county commissioners, declared a housing emergency and the Housing Authority of Douglas County was born. It’s purpose then, as now, was to help low-income community members find a place where they could afford the rent.
Schools were started in Oregon almost as soon as people settled in the state. Throughout Douglas County, some of the remnants of those early days of education remain visible.
UMPQUA — Clan is gaelic for children. The national animal of Scotland is the unicorn. Sgian-dbuh is the name of the black knife worn in the kilt hose.
A War of 1812 veteran who was one of the Umpqua Valley’s first non-Native settlers will soon have his memory restored.
Local nonprofits continue to make progress on rehabilitation for Roseburg’s historic Willis House, despite a recent setback.
A contractor is using Airbnb, an online hospitality rental marketplace, to attract tourists and increase activity in Roseburg’s waterfront and downtown.
WINCHESTER — Determined. Tough. Gentle. Those were some of the words people called out to describe Sue Shaffer at a memorial service Saturday.
Oregon Native American tribes were slow to act when the federal government began allowing casinos on tribal lands almost 30 years ago, but the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians fearlessly took the first step.
During the 11 years he served as director of the Douglas County Museum, Gardner Chappell was all about making history fun for kids, and his passion and enthusiasm brought the museum to life.
WINSTON — The historic Harry Winston House is celebrating its 130th birthday with free house tours and cake from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, at 350 Winston Section Road, Winston.
Civil War reenactors, gunshots and cannon fire took students on a journey through time Friday afternoon at Fremont Middle School in Roseburg. The reenactment event displayed for the students real-life situations that occurred during the 1860s time period.
The City of Roseburg’s Willis House could have up to three more purchase offers to consider by Feb. 14, despite having endured thousands of dollars in damages last month.
Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh is known for his flamboyant art, cutting off his ear and killing himself at the age of 37. Less known are the facts that depict his intriguing intellect and spirit.
SCOTTSBURG — Historians with the Oregon Department of Transportation will host an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 11, to discuss historic Scottsburg and its steel bridge with the local community.