Douglas County government and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians submitted letters of interest to the State Land Board last week saying they would like to buy the Elliott State Forest.
Elkton, which was virtually split down the middle in the 2016 presidential election, was again closely divided in this year’s elections.
Interim Sen. Dallas Heard, R-Winston, will keep his state Senate seat. In unofficial final results released Wednesday night by the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office, the Republican senator defeated Democratic challenger Shannon Souza of Coos Bay by 64.3 percent to 35.5 percent.
The incumbents are raising a lot more money than their challengers in the legislative races for House Districts 2 and 7 and Senate Districts 1 and 4.
At 33, Dallas Heard is the youngest member of the Oregon Senate by about a decade. He got his start in politics four years ago, at 29, when he was elected the youngest member of the House, representing District 2.
Four candidates for three state legislative positions discussed the economy, education, healthcare and other issues at the League of Women Voters legislative candidate forum Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express in Roseburg.
Shannon Souza will be allowed a seat at a Tuesday candidate forum after all. The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley announced Friday it was reversing an earlier decision to not seat Souza. The original decision was made because her opponent, Interim Sen. Dallas Heard, R-Winston, had dec…
The slate of legislative candidates who will appear at the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley's forum next Tuesday continues to shift.
ZIGZAG — Authorities say they are investigating whether an adult female cougar they killed at the site of a fatal attack on a human is the same animal that killed the 55-year-old hiker.