Hot Weather Prompts Fire Ban

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The recent hot weather has increased the fire danger and the Douglas County Forest Protective Association is limiting the use of flammable materials in the area. Starting at 12 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, smoking and the use of fireworks will be prohibited in wildland areas. Campfires and charcoal fires will be … Continue reading »

Douglas County Man Charged with Abuse

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — A Douglas County man has been charged with felony child sexual abuse. The sheriff’s office says Clifford Miller, 56, abused a 17-year-old girl several years ago and it was just recently disclosed. Deputies say there are no other known victims.

Man Found Dead in Ben Irving Reservoir

TENMILE, Ore. — Douglas County rescue crews have recovered the body of a young man in the Ben Irving Reservoir in Tenmile. The family of 20-year-old Romey Quimby told investigators that Quimby never came home after dropping off a friend. Quimby’s father later found what appeared to be tire tracks leading into the reservoir. Dive … Continue reading »

Measure 10-129: Roseburg School Bond

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Voters in Douglas County are looking at a measure that would help campuses in the Roseburg School District. If Measure 10-129 passes it would help pay for computers, textbooks and classroom materials. The money would also fix major maintenance hazards, including several renovations, safety improvements and roof replacements.

Crews Battle Andrews Creek Wildfire

NEAR YONCALLA, Ore. — Fire crews fought a 60 acre wildfire Saturday. With hands on the ground and help in the sky, firefighters worked to control the burn. “We brought in a couple helicopters to help cool stuff off and then we also have a fixed wing aerial observer aircraft in the sky, as well … Continue reading »

Ex-Ducks, Beavers Help Bidwell Give Back

ROSEBURG, Ore.– Former University of Oregon punter Josh Bidwell and his foundation hosted the 8th annual Josh Bidwell Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic at Roseburg Country Club on Friday. Bidwell, who survived testicular cancer and played 12 years in the NFL, is working to give back to his home state. Between a dinner gala and the … Continue reading »

Officers Search for Dog in Bite Incident

CURTIN, Ore. –  The Douglas County Animal Control needs help finding a dog that bit a person Tuesday. Animal Control says around 4:15 p.m. Feb. 19, a person reported being bit by a dog on the 900 block of Curtin Road. The dog needs to be found for observation purposes only, as required by law. … Continue reading »

All Ballots Sent to Registered Voters

EUGENE, Ore. — The Douglas County Clerk’s Office is reminding residents, if they have not received their ballot to contact the office at 541-440-4252 or come to the Courthouse Room 124. Voter registration ended October 16 and ballots were mailed on October 19, so registered voters should have received their ballot in the mail. In … Continue reading »

State Evaluates County Finances

By Lauren Mickler EUGENE, Ore. — Lane, Coos and Douglas counties are three of the eight most financially-stressed counties in the state, according to the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office. This 70-page report is the product of the state’s first ever county-by-county financial condition review. The evaluation looked at all 36 counties based on 10 … Continue reading »

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