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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 aerobics class, on her 99th birthday…

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DRAIN — A Facebook post helped Douglas County sheriff’s deputies solve the case of an abandoned boat that was found dumped on BLM land in northwestern Douglas County. Deputies said the case was solved hours after a picture of the boat was posted.

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Police rushed to the site of an apparent motor vehicle accident 2 miles west of Sutherlin on Tuesday morning after 911 dispatchers received a call that the driver of the car was shooting out the windows of the vehicle.

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Oakland is open for business and wearing its beautiful fall colors. The gold and red tree foliage standing bright against the deep green of our forests provides classic Oregon fall vistas.

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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.

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Staff from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Forest Service confirmed Friday morning that a wolf group located in the Umpqua National Forest has given birth to pups.

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It’s a little hard to picture, just looking at the barren patch of land that’s been sitting here seemingly forever. Then again, most projects of this size and scope are.

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ELKTON — Historical reenactments, live music and craft booths filled the Elkton Community Education Center (ECEC)on Saturday afternoon for the annual Fort Umpqua Days celebration.

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Brewers hid under pop-up tents to get out of the sun at the first Oakland Brewfest on Saturday. The constant breeze kept locals and visitors moving across Locust Street and between vendors.

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Douglas County's Flood Insurance Rate Maps are being updated, and the time for property owners to appeal or comment on the new maps ends soon, on Aug. 20.

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Take a tour through the reconstruction of historic Fort Umpqua while historic re-enactors demonstrate the life of a pioneer.

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Oakland, Oregon: The town that time forgot, but we hope that people don’t forget. One hundred years ago Oakland was the center of commerce at the end of the rail line. Everyone came to Oakland to ship their wool, hay, turkeys and timber to bigger markets. Other local cities have long since s…