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WINSTON — Quick thinking by neighbors when a fire broke out in an apartment complex in Winston early Sunday morning may have saved some lives.

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It is amazing how quickly time flies when you do something you love. That is the primary takeaway as I reflect on the past year at Roseburg Public Library.

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At one end of a large, recently cleared field near the top of Reservoir Hill Saturday morning, about a dozen volunteers gathered on the golden stubble of mowed grass to talk over their plans for security at the big Fourth of July event.

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RIDDLE — The Sawdust Jubilee has been a Riddle tradition since the early 1980s, encompassing a weekend of vendors, live entertainment, food, family events and fireworks. This year’s festival was canceled due to state gathering restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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About a half-acre of brush, grass and dead wood were blackened Thursday afternoon when a fire started below the railroad tracks between the bike path and the South Umpqua River in Roseburg, just east of the Gaddis Park Little League Fields.

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WINSTON — A small, unassuming silver trailer sits on the half-court line of a covered basketball court at the SouthRiver Community Health Center. For two weeks, it has given dozens of people without housing the chance to shower.

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As Douglas County announced three new COVID-19 cases Monday, Gov. Kate Brown announced that Oregonians throughout the state will be required to wear face masks while in indoor public spaces beginning Wednesday.

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In order to comply with state guidelines and manage workflow, Roseburg Public Library has implemented a number of changes to its meeting rooms.

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After nearly four decades of cutting hair, swapping jokes and refereeing the occasional political debate in his tiny, off-the-beaten-path barbershop in downtown Roseburg, Walt Hedstrom has hung up his clippers.

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In 1851, the Oregon Territorial Legislature gave Douglas County its name, saying as it did so that it was naming it after U.S. Sen. Stephen A. Douglas, a senator from Illinois who championed Oregon’s adoption.