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Storytime has always been a standard program that libraries everywhere offer. It might bring up memories of childhood songs that get stuck in your head or maybe a favorite story that was read to you. Storytime is still happening at the library, which begs the question: what is so important a…

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COQUILLE — Oakland High School graduate Sierra (Miller) Stone was getting ready to have her second child and it didn’t seem out of the ordinary. But as she got closer to the due date, things started getting crazy and it all ended with a very unusual delivery.

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WINSTON — The charred remains of the inside of an automobile repair shop were all that was left Tuesday afternoon after a fire raged out of control and gutted the building on Main Street.

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WINCHESTER — Sutherlin Area Chamber of Commerce President Tami Trowbridge and Sutherlin firefighter Mike Buck were named Woman and Man of the Year Saturday at the annual Sutherlin First Citizens Awards Banquet at Umpqua Community College.

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On Monday afternoon, Al Jenkins was beginning his third week without power since the snowstorm that hit the county in February. He’s been living in his camper since then, and he estimates the damage to his property will likely cost $30,000 to repair.

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Students in Lori Solberg’s third grade class at Sutherlin East Primary School organized a fundraiser to help the Sutherlin Fire Department, Sutherlin Police Department and Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center.

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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.

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An Oregon State Police car from 1950, which has been restored to its original condition, greets you along with dozens of other restored vehicles from the past as you walk in the front door of the Exhibit Building at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.