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All seven states on the West Coast continue be in the Top 10 states across the country with the highest gas prices. Oregon ranks number five.

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SALEM — The Oregon Department of Forestry’s aviation unit held its annual multi-mission aircraft training last week in Salem. The opportunity gave the department a chance to train personnel who will help with wildfire detection using its Partenavia P-68 Observer — an airborne fire detector.

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Classrooms and study were moved to the outdoors for 55 FFA high school students Monday morning. They participated in the Oregon State FFA Forestry Competition and were challenged by tests in eight different areas involving forestry and natural resources. The event was held on the Umpqua Comm…

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Early results indicate that Douglas County voters have rejected the push to join Idaho. As of 8:20 p.m., 15,200 votes were counted with 57.16% of the votes being against Measure 10-185 and 42.84% in favor.

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Today is the day. Oregon Primary Election Day is here. In Douglas County, voters will cast their ballots by 8 p.m. today for a number of candidates in statewide and local races, as well as five different measures ranging from school bonds to expanding the Idaho state border to include Dougla…

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The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission is expected to decide if the North Umpqua summer steelhead hatchery production should continue, be modified, or be eliminated effective this month, as part of its meeting happening Thursday and Friday in Astoria.

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For the first time in 10 years, the Bureau of Land Management has changed the fees it charges visitors at nearly two dozen recreation sites in northwest Oregon. The changes, which went into effect at the beginning of April, include increases and new fees at existing day use and overnight rec…