Roseburg Forest Products laid off about 30 employees at its Dillard plywood plant Friday, citing “unfavorable conditions in the North American plywood market” as the reason for the move.
MYRTLE CREEK — Near the end of a draw about 7 miles east of Myrtle Creek off of Frozen Creek Road, a strange-looking animal roams in the fields, foraging for food on the Uneven Ground Farm.
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.
MYRTLE CREEK — More than 25 businesses in Myrtle Creek are embracing the fun of the Halloween season with the first Myrtle Creek Scarecrow Contest.
WINSTON — Elementary school students from Days Creek Charter School spent Thursday morning picking pumpkins, getting lost in a corn maze and listening to a story at Brosi’s Sugartree Farms.
WINSTON — The Winston-Dillard Melon Festival, in its 51st year, began with overcast skies Saturday morning before giving way to blue skies and sun on a day that began with a parade and carried over to Riverbend Park.
CANYONVILLE — Beds on wheels raced down Main Street as crowds cheered them on at the 53rd annual Pioneer Days on Saturday afternoon.
The tax levy for the 20-year bond to improve Douglas High School will be lower than expected, according to the Winston-Dillard School District.
The City of Myrtle Creek and the Oregon Department of Human Services violated multiple child welfare laws while the state investigated a former Myrtle Creek police officer for child sex abuse this winter, according to allegations made in a lawsuit filed on July 18.
TRI CITY — Officials briefed U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden on conditions of the Milepost 97 Fire at the incident command center late Tuesday morning.
RIDDLE — A man who was found dead outside his residence Tuesday morning was determined to be 43-year-old Anthony Martin Malatino of Glendale, according to a police investigation.
Kyle Humphrey, 30, of Days Creek was arrested on Friday for allegedly raping a minor, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
About noon Tuesday, firefighters at the Milepost 97 Fire who spent the morning felling hazardous trees along Interstate 5 southbound near Canyon Creek stopped for lunch.
As the Milepost 97 Fire enters its second week, crews are making substantial progress, Oregon Department of Forestry officials said.
TRI CITY — The Milepost 97 Fire burning south of Canyonville has grown to 12,336 acres as of Tuesday morning.
Wood logs were chopped, sawed and axed at the 2019 Big John Miller Memorial West Coast Lumberjack Show, sending sawdust into the air and earning cheers from the audience.
Putting the shovel to the dirt was a dream three years in the making for Joshua Myers. He’s owned the land on the edge of Winston since 2016 and has been waiting for everything to fall into place so he could build a new dentist office.