Group Raising Funds for UCC Observatory

ROSEBURG, Ore. — It has been years since Dr. Paul Morgan first started thinking about bringing an observatory to Douglas County, but not just any type of observatory. An adjunct professor of astronomy at Umpqua Community College (UCC), Morgan envisions a place where education meets community service. His dream is to have an observatory in … Continue reading »

Wine Gala to Show Off Oregon’s Finest

CANYONVILLE, Ore. — Oregon’s oldest wine gala, the Greatest of the Grape, is happening this weekend. The state’s best wines will be showcased at the event, which happens Saturday, March 2 at Seven Feathers Casino Resort and Spa. The event hosted by the Umpqua Valley Winegrowers Association includes nearly 30 wineries that will serve a … Continue reading »

Wine Institute’s First Crush

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Western Oregon produces a lot of wine and winemakers thanks to the growing Southern Oregon Wine Institute (SOWI). The program at Umpqua Community College has been developing its program since 2008. Now it’s finally making wine all on its own. The institute has been making wine for about three years now, but … Continue reading »