Douglas County Fire Restrictions

ROSEBURG, Ore. — More than 35 million Americans will hit the road for the upcoming holiday weekend the unofficial end to summer, but there are some restrictions in place if you plan on heading to area forests. The continuing hot and dry conditions have caused the Douglas Forest Protection Association raised the fire danger level … Continue reading »

Neighbors Remember Father and Son

COOS COUNTY, Ore. — Zachary Brimhall the suspect in the Coos County shootings and his father Ray Brimhall were from Dillard a small town just south of Roseburg. The small town of about 500 is in disbelief of what happened after three men were killed in what appears to be a murder-suicide in Coos County … Continue reading »

Community Members Visit Horse Sanctuary

NEAR OAKLAND, Ore. — Nearly 200 horses at the Duchess Sanctuary are getting a second chance at life and Saturday community members got a chance to meet the horses living at the sanctuary. Herbie is just one of the horses that now calls the Duchess Sanctuary home. “He was rescued with feet that were about … Continue reading »

Community Looks to Save Aging Schools

YONCALLA, Ore. — A major decision is in front of a Douglas County school board, one that could determine the fate of the district. The Yoncalla community came together Monday night to learn what can be done to save the district’s two aging schools. The school board will need to decide quickly if they want … Continue reading »

SSE: One-on-One with Josh Bidwell

Former Oregon and NFL punter Josh Bidwell sits down with our Stephen Nelson to discuss the 9th annual Josh Bidwell Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic at Roseburg Country Club on May 9th. For more information, visit JoshBidwellFoundation.org

Driver Arrested in High Speed Chase

WINCHESTER, Ore. – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says one man was arrested following a high-speed chase that ended in a crash Monday. Around 2:30 p.m. a deputy attempted to stop a 1993 Lincoln on Page Road near the Winchester Elementary School. The vehicle did not stop and a pursuit began. The vehicle speed down … Continue reading »

Fugitive Wanted to Start Cult

BOZEMAN, Mont. — The FBI says that Daniel Clement Chafe, the Douglas County fugitive who was caught last week after 15 years, wanted to start a cult. The FBI says Chafe was allegedly recruiting females between the ages of 14 and 16 in order to form what he called the ‘Cobalt Clan.’ His reported goal … Continue reading »

Deadly Sheep Disease Hits Douglas County

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — Around 300 sheep in Douglas County are being euthanized after the Department of Agriculture found they were at a high risk for a deadly sheep disease.  It’s a disease known to be deadly to sheep called Scrapie that’s back in Oregon for the first time in five years. “Scrapie is not … Continue reading »

Deputies Work to Remove Motor Home

ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office attempted to rescue a California couple after their motor home got stuck on a Bureau of Land Management road. Deputies say around 8:30 p.m. Saturday they received a call from Charles Garton, 73, of Ridgecrest, Cali., saying he and his wife were stuck on a logging road … Continue reading »

Public Wildfire Restrictions Eased

ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Douglas Forest Protective Association lowered the fire danger level to low Monday. Recent rain showers have reduced the threat level, but officials say the fire season remains in effect. Officials say open fires, including campfires, warming fires, cooking fires and charcoal fires are still prohibited except in designated campgrounds. They say … Continue reading »

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