Roseburg Mill in Weed Reopens

WEED, Calif. — Almost all 135 workers from the mill in Weed returned to work Monday. The Roseburg Forest Products plant in Weed reopened after being damaged in the Boles Fire. The mill had to be shut down when it was damaged, and several employees were displaced. Over the last few weeks, outside contractors and … Continue reading »

Long Healing Process for Mill Community

WEED, Cal. – Crowds gathered outside the Weed Mercantile Mall Tuesday morning, many watching friends and loved ones emerge from the scorched hill beyond the train tracks. Residents, many of whom were evacuated before seeing the destruction of their homes, got an early chance to see the aftermath before CalFire declared the area too unsafe. … Continue reading »

Trains Run on Coos Rail Line Again

COOS BAY, Ore. — After nearly six years of sitting empty, the Coos Bay Rail Link has trains running on it again. Roseburg Forest Products sent a shipment of plywood from its Coquille mill Monday morning. The 134-mile rail line shut down in 2007 because of significant repairs that were needed. That prompted communities in … Continue reading »