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Even though the library closed on April 1, this is one last children's program hosted by the Winston Library. 

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2018 Highland Games Sponsors include: Henry Estate Winery, Roseburg Carpet Cleaners, Bob Bell- Colorado Commissioner, Clan Bell, North America, Jordan-Cove, The Bell Sisters, Coastal Celtic Society, Timber Country Coca Cola, Pita Pit, United Rentals, Jimmy Johns, Therapeutic Relaxation, Med…

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PickNGrin commented on Just fiddling around in Sutherlin

Their old-time music always makes me smile. Toes start tappin', and people start dancing. I love that they're keeping an important American musical tradition alive. I hope more young folks get involved to learn and carry the tunes to the next generation.

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Volunteers have really stepped up in many communities. We really appreciate their hard work and dedication. Thanks to each and every one of them. Sure hope that Drain and Roseburg Libraries reopen soon. Many people miss them and the services they provided. Besides those that are open with vo…

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It took about $2M to fund eleven county libraries. In a county budget that totals $139M, one would think that about $500K could've been found to at least keep the main headquarters open a few days each week. Also, the county currently has $40-50M in "reserves." Rather than creating…

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Funding for general travel remains same at $35K. It looks like they don't plan to use county vehicles ($7K to $0) but instead get reimbursed ($20K) for mileage on their personal vehicles. More info is at: http://www.co.douglas.or.us/finance/documents/2018/FY18_Proposed_budget.pdf

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Aren't the county's reserves still about $50 million? About $2 million in the county budget was saved closing eleven public libraries. I wonder if anyone can tell us the real costs (direct & indirect) will be to our local communities and economy as a result of that decision.

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I read the News-Review article by Vera Westbrook published on 4 May, googled candidate names, made some calls, sent a couple emails, read a few ESD meeting minutes, read a few of the many Letters to the Editor, watched social media, and ignored most of the paid advertisements to make my fina…

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Election results have been posted at this link. Any surprises? http://www.co.douglas.or.us/elections/pdf/201717051206-election_results.pdf

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Comments are being accepted by DEQ until 31 May on the Morgan Property site authorization. Info and maps regarding the 1000-acre property (3385 Flournoy Valley Rd, Roseburg) can be found on pages 52-64 at the following link. Biosolids would be applied to ten sites (totaling 551 acres) betwee…

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Major "brain drain," hidden costs and other issues are on the horizon after June 1 when librarians, computers and books are gone. And they've got $75K to mothball the building and work with to pay staff to develop a business model? Why isn't anyone raising additional funds? Sure se…