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When her work cell phone rang for the second time in three minutes, Barb Hofford, a school nurse with the Douglas Education Service District, decided she better pull off Interstate 5 near Sutherlin to see if there was a problem.

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Imagine all of Roseburg, and Green, burned to the ground. Houses, businesses, schools. And all the people who didn’t have family or connections somewhere else are left with nothing but maybe the family car, if they’re lucky, or the clothes on their back. Living under donated tarps in parking…

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Below are holiday events for the month of November. Schedules are subject to change.

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All government offices at the Douglas County Courthouse, Justice Building, transfer stations, landfill, fairgrounds, museum and all external county offices will be closed to the public on Thursday, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day Holiday.

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The traditional Christmas tree at the Douglas County Courthouse signifies the Christmas season is near, and in the early hours of dawn Friday morning, the tree arrived at the courthouse on a county lowboy trailer. It took crews about an hour to erect the tree in the permanent stand on the co…

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Firefighters from Douglas County were deployed over the weekend to the massive fire that devastated the town of Paradise, California. The Camp Fire, which is burning about 80 miles north of Sacremento, has become the most deadly fire in California state history, claiming 48 lives.