When Brittyne Elston turned on the hose behind the Saving Grace Pet Adoption center on Wednesday, Zena was ready. The 10-month-old black lab mix bounced around, wagged her tail and chomped the spray of water. Elston filled up a purple kiddie pool for the dog to lay in.
Two fires in Douglas County kept crews busy on Monday — one near Riddle Bypass Road that burned 1/100th of an acre, and another 5 miles south of Elkton that burned 3/4 of an acre near the 20,0000 block of Highway 138 West.
After a week of cool weather and some rain, the Douglas Forest Protective Association has dropped the fire danger to moderate throughout the Douglas District. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level will remain at IFPL III.
ALBANY — A 10-year-old boy got his leg stuck in rapids in the Calapooia River at McKercher Park on Saturday afternoon, but he was saved from drowning by at least 10 bystanders who held him above the water, according to a news release from the Sweet Home Fire District.
Firefighters used a pump and roll tactic to quickly suppress a fire near Yoncalla on Sunday afternoon, according to Douglas Forest Protective Association.
Wildland firefighters continued to suppress one fire in the Mount Thielsen Wilderness as of Saturday morning, according to the Umpqua National Forest.
Douglas County has received a $1.4 million state grant to help repeat offenders for whom mental health or substance abuse treatment might be more effective than a stint in jail.
A new fire ignited Wednesday afternoon near milepost 92 in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5, which was cleared just after midnight according to the Douglas Forest Protective Association.
A quick response from fire crews on the Milepost 92 Fire, which ignited Tuesday in southern Douglas County, helped keep a potential spread over steep and rugged terrain at bay.
MYRTLE CREEK — A 29-year-old California man is in jail after allegedly stealing firearms and ammunition from a Myrtle Creek gun shop and running from police, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
Two people died and another was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash Sunday evening just after 8:30 p.m. south of Rice Hill.
As Cynthia Armstrong and Amber Sigler left Sherm’s Thunderbird Market with a cart half full of groceries, they peeled off their cloth face masks and took deep breaths.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division will focus on combating boating under the influence of intoxicants during the holiday weekend, from July 3 through July 5.
A Yoncalla woman was arrested following a hit-and-run crash around 5:30 p.m. Friday, according to the Sutherlin Police Department.
State Sen. Dallas Heard, R-Winston, is calling out Democrats for what he said is a lack of transparency about next week’s legislative special session on police reform and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Local fire departments will be actively training in wildland fire exercises on Reservoir Hill from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Skeletal remains have been identified through DNA science after nearly four years with the help of a genealogy website, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
A structure fire Thursday morning in the 900 block of Rolling Hills Road in Green was quickly extinguished by the fire department and contained to one room, according to Douglas County Fire District No. 2.