GLIDE — Advanced Skills Teacher Ben Kercher was assisted by three Airgas employees to teach his ag mechanics classes at Glide High School on Thursday.
Chaise Congleton, a 14-year-old Boy Scout with Troop 112 in Glide, had a tough time deciding what to do for his Eagle Scout project.
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SUTHERLIN — In his first town hall meeting of the new year, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, told Douglas County residents he would be a fair juror at a Senate trial on President Donald Trump’s impeachment by the House.
SUTHERLIN — December had already been a tough month for 30-year-old Crystal Jensen of Sutherlin. She lost the place where she was living and had been couch-hopping for most of December. She lost her truck earlier in the month, was jobless and her two kids had to stay with her parents.
The Douglas County Museum of Natural and Cultural History ranked second in a list of the Top 100 Best Fan-Favorite Destinations in Oregon for 2020.
The Umpqua River Lighthouse is about to turn 125, and county officials plan to celebrate that by throwing a New Year's Eve celebration from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 31 at the lighthouse, 1020 Lighthouse Road in Winchester Bay.
Floats, classic cars and log trucks decorated with thousands of lights will take over Sutherlin on Dec. 21 when the Timber Town Toy Land Electric Light Parade returns.
Counseling that improves struggling parents’ interactions with young children and expanded Sutherlin library services are among the local projects that will benefit from the most recent round of grants from the Oregon Community Foundation.
December is such a magical month leading up to Christmas. The anticipation builds in the hearts of children and adults alike. In our community of Sutherlin, we come together all month long to share our joy and blessings.
Thanksgiving is here, which means it’s time for Elkton’s Art & Wine Tour this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This year’s tour includes 30 artisans, four wineries and six eateries — some that are only open during the tour.
Some rural Douglas County residents can’t afford to pay more for garbage disposal, but many are willing to pay extra if it means they can keep their rural transfer stations.
Tenmile Rural Fire District voters approved a property tax increase of 75 cents per $1,000 of value Tuesday. The tax will raise $70,000 a year to hire a full-time fire chief and paramedic.
The Douglas County Solid Waste Advisory Committee will hold a community meeting in Winchester Bay to share information and gather input about the future of the solid waste transfer sites.
The City of Drain has plenty of activities taking place the rest of 2019. First, this coming Halloween the Church of Christ is hosting a Trunk and Treat at the corner of 1st Street and B Avenue. There will be some hot, exciting cars there. The event starts at 6 p.m. and candy will be availab…
Mandy Piercey doesn’t know how many times her daughter, Alana, has broken bones in her body. That’s because any effort to keep track, she said, would be an effort in futility and frustration.
UMPQUA — Every year on her birthday Helen Fischer goes to her aerobics class, gets on her back, does a backward roll and touches her toes to the floor, just to prove she can still do it. Last Thursday, she performed the flexibility maneuver at her regular YMCA aerobics class, on her 99th bir…
The Glide Fire Station has a new look that will help provide emergency electrical power for the facility and save the department money at the same time.
Prospective voters in Reedsport and the Tenmile Rural Fire District must register to vote by Tuesday in order to participate in the Nov. 5 special election.
A sanitary sewer overflow released about 100 gallons of raw sewage in the 300 block of West Central Avenue in Sutherlin on Monday afternoon.
OAKLAND — Every student and staff member at Oakland Elementary School on Monday wore a blue shirt with the saying, “I am a buddy. What’s your superpower?” surrounding a big “S” on the front, similar to the Superman logo, in honor of the World Day of Bullying Prevention.
For generations, the Applegate family shared stories of how their relatives were led to a spring by native people to settle in the Umpqua Valley.
Beginning in early October, library cardholders at Roseburg Public Library and Mildred Whipple Library in Drain will be able to share library materials.