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Stephen Wilkerson wasn’t going to let anything keep him from helping renovate the baseball diamond at Legion Field on Friday. Not even cancer treatment.

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Now that Umpqua Strong has officially canceled its 2019 9K & 5K run/walk because of a lack of volunteers, organizers are hoping to bring the event back in 2020.

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A few hours after Blossom won Grand Champion of the Open Dairy Cow competition, the 4-year-old Jersey cow gave birth to the fair’s newest addition: Doug.

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After a quick rainstorm swept through the fairgrounds, alternative-rock band Thrice performed the last concert of the Douglas County Fair concert series to a sparse crowd at the Cascade Community Credit Union amphitheater Friday evening.

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Bret Michaels came to the Douglas County Fair on Thursday to raise the community’s spirits along with his own, as he celebrated his father, who passed away Sunday. Michaels also dedicated the show to first responders, veterans and community heroes like teachers.

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Fair-goers have a chance to help save lives this week, thanks to Naloxone kits available at the Douglas Public Health Network booth at the Douglas County Fair.

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RIDDLE — Keyboards were clacking, jokes were cracking and the vinyl and 3D printers were hard at work last week at Expanding Horizon’s Drafting and Product Design camp, held at Riddle High School.

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For vendors, 4-H club members and other fair workers, Monday was the final day of preparation before the 2019 Douglas County Fair begins its five-day run Tuesday.

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Douglas County Public Works has begun its annual chip seal program, repairing Douglas County roadways. It’s a project that will continue through mid-September, and drivers should be prepared for delays up to 20 minutes while work is underway.