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Two fires in Douglas County kept crews busy on Monday — one near Riddle Bypass Road that burned 1/100th of an acre, and another 5 miles south of Elkton that burned 3/4 of an acre near the 20,0000 block of Highway 138 West.

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A proposed facility that would allow friends and family to care for dementia patients in all stages of the disease is closer to becoming a reality, and groundbreaking is expected in the near future on land just south of Roseburg.

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After a week of cool weather and some rain, the Douglas Forest Protective Association has dropped the fire danger to moderate throughout the Douglas District. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level will remain at IFPL III.

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Umpqua Community Veg Education Group has announced that a virtual version of the lifestyle and nutrition course that will teach people new strategies to improve health.

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Douglas County had just one new case of COVID-19 to report on Thursday, while the state had another big number, with 416 cases reported and five new deaths. Nearly one-fourth of the new cases were in Umatilla County, including two of the deaths.

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A fire Wednesday afternoon near milepost 44 of Highway 38, likely caused by a downed power line, burned an acre and a half of land and closed a section of the highway for several hours.

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After a full week spent fighting fires, The Douglas Forest Protective Association announced it will increase fire danger in the Douglas District to “HIGH,” effective today. On Thursday, the same day as the announcement, crews contained four more fires that broke out in Douglas County.

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For the second time in her young life, 9-year-old Tenley Cummings donated her long, blond hair to a program called Wigs for Kids, which donates wigs to children that have lost their hair.