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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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I want to thank everyone who is staying home and self-isolating for the last month. I know it hasn’t been easy, especially with the weather turning so beautiful the last couple of weeks. I have seen more people out and about over the last week than I have in a while when I have walked my pug…

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The sharing arrangement between Roseburg Public Library and Mildred Whipple Library in Drain just went live, providing an expanded collection for our communities’ cardholders.

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

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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…

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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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The City of Drain is asking residents to conserve water as power outages and water pump system issues persist following a series of snowstorms that decimated areas of north Douglas County early this week.

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This November, residents of all the cities in Douglas County will choose their mayors and city councilors. In some cities, the familiar names of incumbents will fill the ballot, while in others voters will have some tough choices to make.

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Even though it seems like summer has just started, many athletic programs are already preparing for fall sports. Recreational activities can help students develop long-term health habits, build self esteem and help advance teamwork skills.

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Winter is quickly dissipating and spring is slowly coming into full force here in north Douglas County. It is at this time of year that everyone’s thoughts begin to turn to one thing. No not baseball, but spring cleaning. Drain will be having a community cleanup on April 21, led by the Churc…

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The City of Drain is happy that in 2018, Drain will host its first ever Classic Movie Month. Each Saturday in the month of February, Drain, in partnership with Sutherlin Sanitation Service, will show a classic movie at the Drain Civic Center, starting with “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” In …

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We are putting up our holiday lights here in Drain this coming week, and will also be bringing back the tradition of choosing the best holiday light celebration during the second week of December. Also, we are pleased to have the Northwest Model Train Show back in town the first weekend in D…

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There were three big events that took place over the last three months here in little old Drain. The first was the opening of our new store. Yes, Drain has finally ramped up to the big time and had a national chain store locate here. Dollar General opened their doors to the public the last w…

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DRAIN — One of the biggest yard sales in Oregon is coming to northern Douglas County on Saturday.