Roseburg School District Considers Levy

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The Roseburg School District is closer to a solution that would keep it from closing at least one of its elementary schools. The school board voted Wednesday night to explore a bond levy that would help create crucial funding for the district. It’s not on the May ballot yet. If it makes … Continue reading »

School Bus Crash Sends 3 to Hospital

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Three people, two of which were children, were taken to the hospital after a school bus accident in Roseburg. Roseburg Police say a Durham bus rear-ended and totaled a car on Northeast Stephens and Newton Creek on Wednesday around 2 p.m. The car stopped for a woman in a wheelchair who was … Continue reading »

Parents Debate Roseburg School Closure

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A passionate debate erupted as teachers and school administrators discussed the potential consolidation of one of the Roseburg elementary schools. The Roseburg School District held a public hearing on Wednesday as it continues to research. About 200 people packed into the hearing, and many lined up to speak. Financial problems and declining enrollment … Continue reading »

68-Year-Old Beats Intruder in Roseburg

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A man is in the hospital after successfully defending his home and himself from an intruder Thursday afternoon. Alvin Catron, 68, says the fight ended months of burglarizing from, who he says, was the same man each time. Michael Lee Hatton, 27, was arrested Thursday, for breaking into Catron and his wife’s home. … Continue reading »

Police Identify Pedestrian Killed

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Oregon State Police and the Roseburg Police Department are investigating a crash that killed a transient. Erik Collins, 23, was driving along NW Garden Valley Boulevard on Sunday when a male pedestrian started to cross the road. Police say Collins’ pickup hit 59-year-old Patrick Allan Stark. Stark was transported to Mercy Hospital … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz – November 9th, 2012

It was the first round of the playoffs in Oregon, as about two dozen team in our area started their quest towards the state championship game. Powerhouses like Sheldon and Marist are used to playing in November, but how would playoff newcomer Springfield handle its first foray into do-or-die football? This week’s Friday Night Blitz … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz – November 2, 2012

Farmer’s Market Now Accepting EBT

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Oregon Trail Card users can now use their benefits at the Umpqua Valley Farmer’s Market. SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is allowing recipients to use their cards to purchase tokens at the market manager’s booth. The tokens can then be used to buy products from any qualifying vendor at the … Continue reading »

Roseburg Blast App Launches

ROSEBURG, Ore — Fifty three years ago, the Roseburg Blast changed the landscape of this town forever, and now visitors can tour right where it all happened with the history in their hands. It all started four years ago, more than five thousand miles from Roseburg, when app developer Kent Rochester was inspired by his … Continue reading »

Police Search for Escaped Inmate

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The search is on for a Springfield man who escaped from his cell at the Douglas County Jail overnight. Thomas Grimes has been an inmate at the Douglas County Jail since January 13, but he didn’t seem to want to wait until his June 26 trial date to get out of jail. … Continue reading »

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