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MYRTLE CREEK — Officers with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office were unable to locate a man who fled a traffic stop Saturday morning in the Myrtle Creek area near Bills Road. 

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SALEM — The Oregon Capitol saw 200 city officials representing 80 different Oregon Cities come together Wednesday to participate in a City Day at the Capitol event.

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WINSTON — After being closed since early in the COVID-19 pandemic, and suffering a state of disrepair, the Winston Veterans of Foreign War building is returning with a new staff, a new roof, a new bathroom, a kitchen and a refreshed outlook on community engagement and involvement.

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MYRTLE CREEK — Umpqua Valley Community Hospital stood in Myrtle Creek as a beacon of health from 1953 until 1994. Now, the building is being gutted of lead and asbestos before the city will have the building torn down for being hazardous and derelict.

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RIDDLE — After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Douglas County Woodworking Club is back up and running with members old and new gathering on the first Saturday of each month at the Riddle High School wood shop.

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MYRTLE CREEK — Kiya Speckman had recently gotten her driver’s license and was bragging to her brother about the Subaru Turbo WRX manual that she was going to have before him. At the time she was 16, and set to receive settlement money from an auto accident she had suffered earlier in the year.

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CANYONVILLE — The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles, or DMV, office in Canyonville was closed Wednesday due to a staff shortage. The closure was announced less than an hour before it was scheduled to open that morning.

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WINSTON — The animals at Wildlife Safari helped Santa on a quest to bring back believers, gingerbread cookies were decorated and holiday light displays were exhibited throughout the Safari Village for the annual Wildlights event last weekend.

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MYRTLE CREEK — It took Lorna Blansett about a week to decorate a First Student school bus for the 29th D.R. Johnson Memorial Timber Truckers Light Parade on Saturday evening. But, when it was time to move the bus out of the shop, the antlers installed on the mirrors were just a bit too wide …

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WINSTON— Winston Police Department received a tip, May 26, 2022, that Dayton Foster, 22, was having inappropriate contact with a minor over social media. Foster was arrested Thursday.

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For the past 28 years the D.R. Johnson Timber Truckers Light Parade has dazzled and delighted spectators, this year, number 29, should be no different as the cities of Myrtle Creek, Riddle, and Tri-City all prepare for this year’s parade on Dec. 10 beginning at the D.R. Johnson lumber yard a…

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WINSTON — Twenty Winston middle school students will embark on an Australian and New Zealand adventure from June 26 through July 5, 2023, as part of an Australian Science, Technology, Engineering and Math project. The students will not only collect three college credits, but they will also l…

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RIDDLE — William “Lucky” Mullins was laid to rest at noon Monday at Riddle Cemetery. Friends, family, loved ones, local community members and servicemen were all there to show love, admiration and support to the military veteran who lived to be 103.