Christmas Tree Permits Go On Sale

ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Umpqua National Forest announced Christmas tree permits are on sale until December 24. The permits are for personal use only and cost $5.00 per tree. There’s a limit of five trees per family. Maps showing designated cutting areas and procedures will be provided with the purchase of your permit. Christmas tree … Continue reading »

Suspected Bank Robber Captured

OKLAHOMA CITY — A man wanted for a string of robberies across the west, including in Eugene and Cottage Grove, is behind bars. The U.S. Marshals fugitive task force says they found Anthony Martinis, 41, on Monday in an Oklahoma City motel. The FBI says Martinis robbed the Umpqua Bank on Valley River Drive in … Continue reading »

Car Tumbles into River, Woman Escapes

  ROSEBURG, Ore. — A woman escaped her car after it tumbled 30 feet down an embankment and landed upside down in the Umpqua River. The crash was about 7:30 Monday morning, on the 1200 block of Melqua Road. Rescue crews say the car went over the edge and ended up submerged in the river. … Continue reading »

Deputies Respond to “Murder-Suicide”

UMPQUA, Ore. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate what it is calling a murder-suicide after a husband killed his wife, then took his own life. But family members say both were terminally ill. Deputies say Dennis Black, 60, of Umpqua, killed his wife Linda Black, 59, then killed himself. On Monday evening, … Continue reading »

Reward Offered in Vandalism Case

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The Umpqua National Forest and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians are offering a reward in hopes of arresting those responsible for vandalism at a campground. On Sunday, severe damage to the meadow was discovered by District Ranger Donna Owens at the South Umpqua Falls Campground. “It appears a … Continue reading »