3/7 2:00 p.m. A 15 year old boy led several law enforcement agencies on a 47 mile pursuit that started at around 2:00 a.m. on Friday morning.
3/7 11:15 a.m. Murder charges against Samuel Lawson were dismissed on Thursday in Douglas County Circuit Court.
3/7 10:30 a.m. Legendary fisherman and World War Two veteran Frank Moore is the subject of a documentary being screened on Saturday night in Roseburg.
3/7 10:00 a.m. Umpqua Community College will celebrate its 50th year of service in Douglas County on Friday Night.
3/7 9:30 a.m. A Myrtle Creek man is in the Douglas County Jail on identity theft and other charges.
3/7 5:30 a.m. Schools like Roseburg High will have a chance to keep their Native American team names under a bill signed into law on Thursday by Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber.
3/7 5:00 a.m. This Sunday morning most of the United States will switch to Daylight Savings Time. The time changes officially at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday though most people will want to adjust their clocks before they go to bed on Saturday night.
3/7 5:00 a.m. The 2014 Roseburg Benefit Car Show is happening on Saturday and Sunday. Classic cars, street rods, and motorcycles from all over Oregon will be on display at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
3/7 4:30 a.m. Greater Douglas United Way is getting help from coffee drinkers around Roseburg on Friday morning. “Wake Up and Live United” is happening at all five Dutch Bros locations in Roseburg.
3/6 3:30 p.m. Douglas Electric Cooperative continues to deal with power outages brought on by Thursday’s rain and wind.
3/6 11:00 a.m. U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley is pushing a bill he believes will protect Medicare for seniors.
3/6 10: 00 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail following an incident in downtown Roseburg on Wednesday afternoon.
3/6 9:40 a.m. The Roseburg Fire Department will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the city from April first through June 30th.
3/6 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning’s wind and rain has led to some power outages in the area. .
3/6 5:30 a.m. Winston Police are continuing to investigate a report that a man armed with a gun was seen near Winston Middle School on Tuesday morning.
3/6 5:00 a.m. It appears no one was hurt when a vehicle rear ended a school bus in the 900 block of Comstock Road in Sutherlin on Wednesday afternoon.
3/6 4:45 a,m. A new report from the National Park Service shows the nearly half million visitors to Crater Lake in 2012 spent over $36 million in communities near the park.
3/6 4:30 a.m. The 2014 Lookingglass Block Run and Walk is this Saturday. The event starts and finishes at Lookingglass School.
3/5 3:00 p.m. A public campaign to raise the remainder of the funds needed to renovate the pavilion at the Douglas County Fairgrounds began on Wednesday.
3/5 11:00 a.m. A spray-ground may be coming to Fir Grove Park. Wednesday morning the City of Roseburg Parks Commission recommended that the city apply for a grant from the State of Oregon to help pay for the proposed $400,000 project.
3/5 9:30 a.m. One woman was seriously hurt and a section of Interstate Five northbound was closed for two hours on Tuesday night, about two miles north of Sutherlin.
3/5 5:30 a.m. Ports in Oregon’s Fourth Congressional District will be receiving an additional $4.5 million for operation and maintenance projects this year.
3/5 5:00 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a man Tuesday night who had apparently been living at First Presbyterian Church undetected.
3/5 4:45 a.m. Two more people were cited for violating park rules at the Willis Park Gazebo in downtown Roseburg on Tuesday.
3/5 4:30 a.m. Colliding Rivers 4-H Livestock Club will have a barbecue and bake sale on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Lauren Young Tire Center on Diamond Lake Boulevard.
3/4 11:00 a.m. The Bureau of Land Management’s Roseburg meeting to take input on its Planning Criteria document for the Resource Management Plan for Western Oregon is coming up soon.
2/4 10:30 a.m. The Roseburg School District is reminding parents that the school year will end one day later than previously planned.
3/4 10:15 a.m. Two men were arrested by Roseburg Police on Tuesday afternoon.
3/4 10:00 a.m. Tickets are still available for the March Luncheon of the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
3/4 9:30 a.m. The Oakland City Council will meet Tuesday night.
3/4 9:00 a.m. A Forest Service official will meet with the Douglas Timber Operators on March 13th.
3/4 5:30 a.m. The organizer of a ballot measure that would call for term limits for Douglas County Commissioners is having a meeting Tuesday night.
3/4 5:00 a.m. Democratic candidate for the Oregon House Kerry Atherton will have a meet & greet & fund raiser Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
3/4 4:45 a.m. Umpqua Valley Christian School will have its 5th annual benefit dinner and auction on Saturday March 15th at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
3/4 4:30 a.m. The Eastwood Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization will host a community garage sale this Saturday.
3/3 3:00 p.m. A former television reporter has become the sixth candidate for the office of Douglas County Commissioner.
3/3 12:00 p.m. No one was hurt when a car truck hit a power pole during an accident on Interstate Five northbound near Rice Hill on Sunday afternoon.
3/3 11:00 a.m. A minister and a business owner were honored as the man and woman of the year during the Myrtle Creek-Tri City Area Chamber of Commerce 2014 Citizen of the Year Awards Banquet on Saturday night.
3/3 10:30 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail following a traffic stop in the 3000 block of Northeast Stephens.
3/3 10:00 a.m. A Myrtle Creek man was cited after Roseburg Police say that he tried pickup a friend who was getting out of jail.
3/3 9:30 a.m. A roadside assistance mechanic and a man sleeping in a semi truck were killed late Sunday night as the result of a multi vehicle crash on Interstate Five about five miles south of Canyonville.
3/3 6:45 a.m. People going through the drive-thru section of Wildlife Safari for ninety minutes on Monday can be part of a “test” of a new encounter at the park.
3/3 5:30 a.m.The local wine industry celebrated their work at the 44th annual Greatest of the Grape Saturday night at Seven Feathers in Canyonville.
3/3 5:00 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a 29 year old man on Saturday afternoon and charged him with strangulation.
3/3 4:45 a.m. A Roseburg man was arrested after police say his vehicle collided with the side of the building housing Papa Murphy’s at One Champion Plaza.
3/3 4:30 a.m. Roseburg Police cited a man after an incident at the Windmill Inn on Sunday night.
3/2 6:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon’s windy conditions contributed to a power outage that affected around 520 Pacific Power customers.
3/1 7:00 a.m. The Umpqua National Forest is looking for volunteer campground hosts for the summer season.
2/28 11:30 a.m. A Canyonville woman was arrested earlier this week after Myrtle Creek Police claim that she tried to mail some marijuana.
2/28 11:00 a.m. A Sutherlin woman will be on probation for the next five years following a stabbing incident last July.
2/28 10:30 a.m. The Douglas County Sheriffs Office arrested a woman for meth possession on Thursday night.
2/28 10:00 a.m. Oregon State Police arrested a 22-year-old woman Thursday night after a motorist reported her as being a traffic hazard.
2/28 5:30 a.m. The Umpqua Valley Home Builders Association is having their 2014 Home and Garden Show Friday through Sunday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
2/28 5:00 a.m. The Umpqua Health Alliance has two public meetings coming up to talk about possible strategies and activities for the Community Health Improvement Plan.
2/28 4:30 a.m. The Douglas County Early Childhood Planning Coalition is taking registration for three parenting groups that will begin in April.
2/27 11:30 a.m. The Roseburg School Board has decided to add a make up at the end of the school year.
2/27 11:00 a.m. The City of Winston will hold a budget workshop on Friday morning.
2/27 11:00 a.m. Douglas County Health and Social Services has been awarded over $21,000 to help in its progress towards meeting the requirements of the Public Health Accreditation Board.
2/27 10:00 a.m. An Azalea woman was arrested by Roseburg Police Wednesday afternoon.
2/27 9:30 a.m. A Roseburg woman is in the Douglas County Jail following an incident that started at a store on S. E. Stephens in Roseburg.
2/27 9:00 a.m. Two more people have been arrested for incidents at the Willis Park Gazebo on S.E. Rose in downtown Roseburg.
2/27 5:30 a.m. A Roseburg man is heading to prison for the next twenty-five years after being sentenced on Tuesday in Douglas County Circuit Court. Aaron Cripe was found guilty of eleven felony sex abuse counts in November.
2/27 5:10 a.m. A Roseburg teen is in jail after displaying erratic behavior on Wednesday morning.
2/27 5:00 a.m. Tickets are now on sale for a Candidates Forum being presented by the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
2/26 2:00 p.m. Roseburg Police are disputing a rumor circulating around the community that says a “ruthless gang” has moved into the area.
2/26 11:00 a.m. Douglas County Commissioners approved all items on the agenda during their weekly meeting Wednesday morning.
2/26 10:30 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a 44-year-old man who was allegedly involved in a fight on Tuesday night.
2/26 10:00 a.m. A 42-year-old man is in the Douglas County Jail following an arrest by Roseburg Police on Tuesday morning.
2/26 10:00 a.m. Roseburg Police issued two more citations at the Willis Park Gazebo in downtown Roseburg on Tuesday.
2/26 9:30 a.m. The 2014 Roseburg Benefit Car Show is coming soon. The annual event will be Saturday and Sunday March 8th and 9th at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
2/26 9:00 a.m. The VA Roseburg Healthcare System will have a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for their new Dental Clinic on March 5th.
2/26 5:30 a.m. The Winston-Dillard Area Chamber of Commerce honored people who have made an important contribution to that community during their First Citizens Banquet on Monday night.
2/26 4:45 a.m. The Roseburg School Board will meet on Wednesday night.
2/26 4:30 a.m. Douglas County Commissioners will have their weekly meeting on Wednesday morning.
2/25 11:30 a.m. Umpqua Community College will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Friday, March 7th.
2/25 11:00 a.m. A Washington state man is in the Douglas County Jail following what police termed a “high risk” stop early Monday morning.
2/25 10:30 a.m. Three men were arrested Sunday as the result of a burglary investigation that began earlier in the month by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
2/25 9:30 a.m. A Roseburg man is in the Douglas County Jail on eleven charges following a police chase where the suspect allegedly rammed a patrol car on Monday afternoon.
2/25 5:30 a.m. The Roseburg City Council has decided to keep Transportation System Development Charges at the same reduced percentage that has been in place since 2009.
2/25 5:00 a.m. Legislation allowing schools in Oregon to keep Native American mascot names and themes is closer to becoming law.
2/25 4:30 a.m. The Bureau of Land Management has released the Planning Criteria document for the Resource Management Plans for western Oregon.
2/24 11:15 a.m. Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are applauding the news that President Obama will endorse their plan for changing wildfire policy by funding major wildfires the same way as other natural disasters.
2/24 10:30 a.m. The man who is hoping to see term limits put into place for Douglas County Commissioners has moved his efforts to the November General Election ballot.
2/24 10:00 a.m. A 37-year-old man is in the Douglas County Jail accused of stealing from five stores in Roseburg.
2/24 9:45 a.m. A report from Roseburg Police says that two cars got tangled on Garden Valley Boulevard on Friday afternoon.
2/24 9:30 a.m. A 90-year-old man from Umpqua was cited on several charges after Roseburg Police allege his vehicle hit seven others during two separate wrecks on Friday afternoon.
2/24 6:30 a.m. The Roseburg City Council is slated to continue its discussion regarding possible changes to Transportation System Development Charges in the city during their meeting on Monday night.
2/24 5:30 a.m. The United Community Action Network is taking applications from nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, government agencies, and schools that want to sponsor AmeriCorps or VISTA members to address needs they have.
2/24 5:00 a.m. Students from two Roseburg Schools are heading to state following the regional Battle of the Books competition.
2/22 9:15 a.m. The Oakland City Hall and the surrounding area were cordoned off while authorities investigated a suspicious package found in a flower box outside the building Friday afternoon.
2/21 3:00 p.m. A Wolf Creek man is in the Douglas County Jail following a multi-agency investigation into a series of incidents involving vandalism and theft in three counties.
2/21 2:00 p.m. Three accidents just before 1:00 p.m. slowed traffic on two major streets in Roseburg on Friday afternoon.
2/21 11:30 a.m. A Myrtle Creek man is in the Douglas County Jail charged with rape and kidnapping.
2/21 11:00 a.m. Four people were arrested by Myrtle Creek Police on Wednesday afternoon.
2/21 10:00 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a fugitive on Thursday night.
2/21 10:00 a.m. A Roseburg Police K9 made a bite capture of a burglary suspect Thursday night.
2/21 9:30 a.m. A Roseburg man is in the Douglas County Jail following a dispute at a bar on S.E. Stephens on Thursday night.
2/21 9:00 a.m. CenturyLink has restored internet and phone service that was cut off Thursday morning for customers in the Cleveland Hills Road area.
2/21 5:30 a.m. Congressman Peter DeFazio has joined with over 120 members of the House of Representatives to urge U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to push for environmental protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
2/21 5:00 a.m. Bureau of Labor & Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian will be in Roseburg on Thursday night February 27th.
2/21 5:00 a.m. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will have a Family Ice Fishing Workshop on Saturday March 8th at Diamond Lake.
2/20 2:30 p.m. The Oregon Employer Council State Conference for Business is coming to Douglas County this year.
2/20 2:00 p.m. The UCC Foundation will accept applications for the new UCC Scholars program from March 7th-14th.
2/20 1:30 p.m. Flags at public institutions in Oregon have been ordered to half-staff on Monday.
2/20 1:00 p.m. Few details are being provided but Oregon State Police confirm they arrested a 38 year old man on multiple charges following a stop on Interstate Five Thursday morning.
2/20 11:00 a.m. Top officials with the VA Roseburg Healthcare System say that reopening the Intensive Care Unit would be the wrong thing to do.
2/20 10:30 a.m. CenturyLink is reporting a network outage impacting telephone and internet service in the Cleveland Hills Road area.
2/20 5:00 a.m. The Douglas County Planning Commission will meet on Thursday night.
2/20 5:00 a.m. Celebration of Literacy continues through Saturday around Douglas County.
2/20 4:45 a.m. Head Start classes in Sutherlin will not be held on Thursday.
2/19 3:30 p.m. Douglas C.A.R.E.S. annual fundraiser, The Penguin Plunge, has been postponed and will be held on Saturday March 15th.
2/19 1:30 p.m. The Roseburg School District sent 72 students home on Wednesday because their immunization records are not up to date.
2/19 11:15 a.m. A man held on multiple sex abuse charges dating back fifteen years has pled not guilty.
2/19 11:00 a.m. A report from Oregon State Police says a vehicle flipped while traveling eastbound on Highway 38 in the Drain area on Tuesday morning.
2/19 10:30 a.m. Edelweiss Ski Club is presenting a Community Ski Day at Diamond Lake on March 15th.
2/19 10:00 a.m. Roseburg Police cited four men for prohibited camping on Tuesday morning.
2/19 9:30 a.m. Relay for Life in Douglas County is having the kickoff for their 2014 relay on Thursday.
2/19 5:30 a.m. State Senator Jeff Kruse says his mascot bill will be signed by Governor John Kitzhaber after it passes the Oregon House.
2/19 5:00 a.m. A spokesperson for Pacific Power says a tree that fell into a power line and brought a wire down was responsible for a power outage that impacted nearly 1,400 customers for over three hours on Tuesday afternoon.
2/19 4:30 a.m. Douglas Timber Operators will get an update on the work of the Bureau of Land Management during their next meeting.
2/18 3:30 p.m. A log truck driver from Yoncalla was not hurt when his rig overturned along Highway 126W west of Noti in Lane County on Tuesday morning.
2/18 3:00 p.m. Parts of the Sutherlin and Oakland area are without power.
2/18 11:15 a.m. A special public screening of a film about Frank Moore will be shown March 8th in Roseburg.
2/18 10:45 a.m. U.S. Senator Ron Wyden has been named as the co-chair of the Senate Small Brewers Task Force.
2/18 10:30 a.m. The UCAN Food Bank got a big boost from a food drive held on Friday.
2/18 10:15 a.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Myrtle Creek man on Monday morning.
2/18 10:00 a.m. Answering the phone helped send one man to jail on Friday.
2/18 9:30 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail after being arrested twice over the weekend.
2/18 6:00 a.m. A transient with a past California address remains in critical condition at a Eugene area medical facility, after being hit by a commercial truck while walking along Highway 42 near Winston on Sunday.
2/18 5:30 a.m. A Sutherlin couple survived an avalanche in central Idaho on Sunday that killed one man and left his wife buried under the snow for about 90 minutes.
2/18 5:00 a.m. The Celebration of Literacy is in its final week. On Tuesday motivational speaker Dr. Johnny Lake will begin a series of talks about bullying.
2/17 3:30 p.m. The Oregon State University Extension Service will present their annual gardening event this Saturday February 22nd. “Spring into Gardening”, will be held at Umpqua Community College.
2/17 11:00 a.m. Douglas C.A.R.E.S. will present its annual Penguin Plunge this Saturday. The 4th annual event is billed as “Freezin for a Reason, Save a Child”.
2/17 10:30 a.m. The upcoming Umpqua Valley Home & Garden Show will include a food drive to benefit the United Community Action Network Food Bank.
2/17 9:30 a.m. Sutherlin Police allege finding drugs and cash during a traffic stop early Saturday morning.
2/17 5:30 a.m. Monday is President’s Day and that means many things are closed.
2/17 5:00 a.m. The Umpqua Fishery Enhancement Derby is helping the FISH Food Pantry provide canned tuna fish or other canned fish to low-income children and their families for the rest of 2014.
2/17 5:00 a.m. Douglas County is recovering from a wet and windy weekend. River levels throughout the region are dropping dramatically after central Douglas County was hit with stormy conditions in recent days.
2/16 6:00 p.m. Oregon State Police are investigating a serious pedestrian-involved accident that happened Sunday morning on Highway 42 near Winston.
2/16 6:00 a.m. Windy conditions contributed to a number of power outages on Saturday.
2/14 3:00 p.m. The Oregon Department of Transportation will close the Elk Creek Tunnel, located between Elkton and Drain, five nights a week starting on Sunday.
2/14 2:30 p.m. A Wind Advisory has been added to the slate of weather warnings for the region. The National Weather Service in Medford says that much of Douglas County will see winds from twenty to thirty miles an hour on Saturday, with gusts to forty miles per hour.
2/14 2:15 p.m. A popular country music artist will not be playing in Douglas County on Friday. Seven Feathers Hotel and Casino Resort is rescheduling the LeAnn Rimes concert for August 22nd.
2/14 2:00 p.m. The Oregon State Senate unanimously approved legislation designed to let schools in Oregon keep Native American mascots and nicknames if they comply with certain conditions.
2/14 11:00 a.m. State and county agencies are watching for problems that may be caused due to the heavy rain that’s hitting Douglas County.
2/14 10:00 a.m. Myrtle Creek Police arrested two people on Wednesday afternoon after allegedly finding them in possession of drugs.
2/14 10:00 a.m. Two people are in the Douglas County Jail charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine.
2/14 9:45 a.m. A Roseburg woman is in jail on a drug charge.
2/14 9:30 a.m. A Roseburg transient was cited for another incident of huffing.
2/14 5:30 a.m. Heavy rain combined with mountain snow means that some creeks and streams may flood in the region.
2/14 5:15 a.m. A mistrial was declared in a sex crimes trial on Thursday. Deputy District Attorney Kathleen Johnson says a jury was unable to reach a verdict so the case will have to be tried again in a few months.
2/14 5:00 a.m. State Senator Jeff Kruse says his legislation allowing school districts in Oregon to continue using Native American names and symbols is heading to the full Senate for a vote early next week.
2/13 3:30 p.m. The National Weather Service in Medford has updated their Flood Watch information.
2/13 11:00 a.m. The Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a candidate’s forum to spotlight the race for Douglas County Commissioner, Position 2.
2/13 10:30 a.m.The head of the Douglas County Veterans Forum is pleased with a second meeting held this week by the American Legion. President Jim Little says Tuesday night’s event “completely redeemed” his view of the American Legion in Washington, D.C.
2/13 9:30 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail after an unusual incident on Wednesday night.
2/13 5:30 a.m. A Flood Watch is now in effect for central Douglas County. The National Weather Service in Medford has expanded their Flood Watch area.
2/13 5:15 a.m. The Roseburg School District Board has voted to start all-day kindergarten in the fall of 2015.
2/11 5:00 a.m. The United Community Action Network is continuing their celebration of the 10th anniversary of the VISTA Coalition.
2/13 4:30 a.m. The Downtown Roseburg Association is having the Sweethearts Taste of Downtown on Thursday night from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
2/12 4:30 p.m. A man charged in the death of a pedestrian last August pled not guilty Wednesday morning in Douglas County Circuit Court.
2/12 4:00 p.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office wants residents to be ready as small streams and rivers start to rise.
2/12 4:00 p.m. A Flood Watch is in effect for parts of southwestern Oregon.
2/12 2:50 p.m. A Flood Watch is in effect for the Coquille River at Coquille.
2/12 2:30 p.m. A Eugene man was arrested by Oregon State Police on Wednesday morning following numerous reports of a wrong way driver on Interstate Five.
2/12 1:00 p.m. About 4,500 customers of Douglas Electric Cooperative were without power for close to two hours on Wednesday morning.
2/12 11:30 a.m. Douglas Electric Cooperative has 4,500 customers without power as of 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
2/12 11:00 a.m. Pacific Power says the power is back on around the Roseburg area.
2/12 10:00 a.m. Two Roseburg residents are in the Douglas County Jail on a drug charge.
2/12 9:45 a.m. A Roseburg woman is in the Douglas County Jail after police allege finding her with heroin on Tuesday afternoon.
2/12 9:30 a.m. Heavy rain is causing debris to come down on at least two highways in Douglas County.
2/12 6:00 a.m. Oregon’s U.S. Senators have teamed up with two California lawmakers to introduce drought relief legislation.
2/12 5:30 a.m. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber says he is optimistic about the condition of the State of Oregon in 2014.
2/12 4:30 a.m. The Roseburg School Board will continue their discussion regarding the potential for all day kindergarten during their meeting on Wednesday night.
2/11 3:30 p.m. Heavy rain in the next few days could bring flash flooding to some lands in Douglas County and around the nearby region.
2/11 1:30 p.m. Roseburg Police will be taking part in a traffic safety enforcement blitz this Friday and Saturday.
2/11 11:00 a.m. A second candidate has filed for the position of Douglas County Surveyor.
2/11 10:30 a.m Oregon State Police have released the name of the man who died in a single vehicle accident along Highway 101 south of Reedsport on Monday.
2/11 10:15 a.m. Roseburg Police responded to two injury traffic accidents at the same intersection on Monday afternoon.
2/11 10:00 a.m. Umpqua Watersheds will have its 18th annual Winter Membership Meeting on March 1st at Umpqua Community College.
2/11 9:30 a.m. The leader of a recall campaign says the Medford School Board has not lived up to its mission statement.
2/11 6:30 a.m. The Roseburg City Council tackled the complex issue of Transportation System Development Charges during their meeting on Monday night.
2/11 5:00 a.m. The Roseburg City Council gave final approval to the annexation of three islands into the city during Monday night’s meeting.
2/11 4:45 a.m. Oregon State Police are still investigating Monday afternoon’s fatal accident that happened along Highway 101 south of Reedsport in Douglas County.
2/11 4:30 a.m. Members of the American Legion’s System Worth Saving Task Force will be back in Roseburg Tuesday night to hold a second meeting regarding the care provided at the VA Roseburg Healthcare System.
2/10 3:00 p.m. Due to the cancellation of two school days in December because of snow and ice, Roseburg Public Schools will operate on President’s Day, Monday, February 17th.
2/10 1:30 p.m. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is soliciting applications for a seat on the Planning Commission.
2/10 11:30 a.m. Central Douglas County could be dealing with flooding by later this week. The National Weather Service in Medford issued a Flood Potential Outlook on Monday morning.
2/10 11:00 a.m. The sole proprietor of a local surveying company has filed for the position of Douglas County Surveyor. Carl Sweeden submitted papers to the Douglas County Elections Office on Friday.
2/10 10:30 a.m. A fifth person has filed for a position on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. On Friday, Mick Fummerton submitted papers with the Douglas County Elections Office.
2/10 10:00 a.m.The Riddle Education Center is getting ready for their 8th annual fundraising event.
2/10 10:00 a.m. While the Umpqua Valley was spared most of the weather issues that plagued areas from Eugene to Portland, a spokesperson for a local utility says there were problems in Douglas County as well.
2/10 9:30 a.m. The UCC Foundation is now accepting applications for both foundation scholarships and for outside scholarships.
2/10 5:30 a.m. O&C land issues dominated a Town Hall meeting held on Saturday night by U.S. Senator Ron Wyden.
2/10 5:00 a.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 64-year-old Winston woman on identity theft charges.
2/10 5:00 a.m. The Roseburg City Council has a busy meeting on Monday night. The council will start an hour early at 6:00 p.m.
2/9 6:00 a.m. A Winston man is in the Douglas County Jail charged with murdering another resident of that city. Saturday morning at about 10:00 a.m., police arrested 38-year-old Donald Dwight Davis and charged him with the murder of Robert Williams.
2/8 12:30 p.m. A 30-year-old Winston man is dead and police are investigating the case as a homicide.
2/7 3:45 p.m. Several vehicles were involved in a multi car crash on West Harvard in front of Fir Grove School at around 3:20 Friday afternoon.
2/7 1:30 p.m. For a second day, Oregon State Police are discouraging travel on Interstate Five between Eugene and Salem.
2/7 11:45 a.m. The National Weather Service has lifted the Winter Weather Advisory that was in effect for Central Douglas County.
2/7 10:15 a.m. A popular and longtime Douglas County law enforcement official will be remembered during a memorial service on Monday.
2/7 10:00 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a 24-year-old man at a store on Stewart Parkway Thursday morning.
2/7 9:45 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a 39-year-old man on a drug charge Thursday morning.
2/7 9:30 a.m. Two people are in the Douglas County Jail after an incident Thursday afternoon.
2/7 9:00 a.m. Teachers in Medford are calling on the school district to return to the bargaining table while preparations are underway to keep schools open with substitutes.
2/7 5:30 a.m. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 4:00 p.m. on Friday for Central Douglas County.
2/7 5:15 a.m. U.S. Senator Ron Wyden will be in Roseburg Saturday night to hold his annual Douglas County Town Hall Meeting.
2/7 5:00 a.m. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has extended the public comment period to provide input on a draft management plan for six coastal salmon and trout species.
2/7 4:45 a.m. The 2014 session of the Oregon State Legislature was impacted by the snow and icy conditions that hit northern Oregon on Thursday.
2/7 4:30 a.m. UCC Culinary Arts is presenting Capstone Dinners 2014.
2/6 5:00 p.m. Roseburg Police are investigating a series of “tagging” incidents that took place on Wednesday night.
2/6 4:00 p.m. With snow, ice and wind hitting much of the region, Pacific Power is reminding customers to be ready in case power outages occur.
2/6 3:30 p.m. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Medford have adjusted the Winter Weather Advisory for Central Douglas County.
2/6 2:15 p.m. Oregon State Police is asking motorists to avoid using Interstate Five between Eugene and Salem.
2/6 2:00 p.m. The stormy weather is impacting these schools.
2/6 11:15 a.m. Douglas County Commissioner Doug Robertson and Fourth District Congressman Peter DeFazio were among a long list of people who testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Thursday.
2/6 10:30 a.m. Slick conditions have caused some problems on roads around Douglas County.
2/6 10:00 a.m. A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for higher elevations of Central Douglas County.
2/6 5:30 a.m. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee are holding hearings on a proposal by Senator Ron Wyden to increase logging on O&C lands.
2/6 5:15 a.m. The Oregon Department of Forestry says they have revised state policies in order to protect the marbled murrelet.
2/6 5:00 a.m. Sutherlin Police in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Transportation will conduct additional patrols specifically focusing on safety belt violations.
2/6 4:55 a.m. The Douglas Timber Operators will have their next breakfast meeting on Thursday, February 13th.
2/6 4:45 a.m. Officials with the U.S. Forest Service are temporarily closing the 1.4 mile Silent Creek Nordic Trail at the south end of Diamond Lake, Mondays through Fridays while work continues on the Silent Creek Timber Sale.
2/6 4:30 a.m. The Roseburg Dream Center has decided to close their Warming Center on Thursday and Friday night.
2/5 4:30 p.m. The Oregon Department of Transportation is warning that motorists should be ready for the return of winter driving conditions.
2/5 2:30 p.m. The Celebration of Literacy starts on Saturday. Maxine Durst is one of the organizers.
2/5 11:00 a.m. State Representative Bruce Hanna received a “Virtual Backpack Award” on Tuesday.
2/5 10:45 a.m. The Oregon Log Truck Association has made an endorsement in the race for Douglas County Commissioner.
2/5 10:30 a.m.A Roseburg man is in jail on drug and weapons charges.
2/5 9:45 a.m. Roseburg Police cited a 22-year-old woman for misuse of 911 and initiating a false report to police on Tuesday morning.
2/5 9:30 a.m. The Edelweiss Ski Club will meet on Tuesday, February 18th.
2/5 5:30 a.m. A Washington state man was rescued after he spent the night outdoors in south Douglas County.
2/5 5:00 a.m. Oregon State Police has released information about their arrest of two men on drug charges last week.
2/5 4:30 a.m. The cold nighttime temperatures mean the two Warming Centers in Roseburg will remain open.
2/4 11:00 a.m. It has been over a week since an explosion at a coffee shop in Oakland and Oregon Health and Science University in Portland says the owner of the business is still in critical condition.
2/14 10:30 a.m. Officials with the City of Roseburg will speak at the next membership meeting of the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
2/4 10:00 a.m. The American Red Cross needs help to replenish their supply of blood this month.
2/4 6:00 a.m. Congressman Peter DeFazio is asking that hearings be held to discuss the devastating drought that is facing western states.
2/4 5:30 a.m. Douglas County Fire District No.2 is celebrating the addition of a new aerial ladder fire truck.
2/4 5:00 a.m. The Warming Center operated by the Douglas County Housing and Homeless Coalition will be open Tuesday and Wednesday night this week.
2/4 5:00 a.m. The Roseburg Dream Center will have their Warming Center open Tuesday through Friday night this week.
2/4 4:45 a.m. The Roseburg Food Project will collect food this Saturday February 8th.
2/4 4:30 a.m. The Douglas County Early Childhood Planning Coalition will offer a class for parents of children ages 10-18 on February 12th.
2/3 6:00 p.m. A retired Captain with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was killed in a motor vehicle accident Monday morning.
2/3 2:30 p.m. Preliminary information from Oregon State Police indicates that there were no fatal traffic crashes in Oregon during Super Bowl weekend.
2/3 1:30 p.m. U.S. Senator Ron Wyden will have his annual Town Hall for Douglas County on Saturday.
2/3 11:00 a.m. A man considered armed and dangerous who is a suspect in an attempted murder incident is still on the loose, but the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says that David Baumgaertel’s car was found on Friday afternoon.
2/3 10:40 a.m. Roseburg Police responded to another incident of criminal trespass in the city. Saturday night at about 8:00 p.m., a 65-year-old man was reportedly found in the basement of a home in the 600 block of Chadwick in Roseburg by the homeowners.
2/3 10:30 a.m. A 22-year-old man was cited for unlawful use of mace following an incident Saturday evening.
2/3 10:00 a.m. The Douglas County Health Department was evacuated on Friday.
2/3 5:15 a.m. Cold temperatures are expected later in the week. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Medford say that a cold air mass will bring temperatures that are ten to twenty degrees below normal Wednesday through Friday.
2/3 5:00 a.m. Staff from the U.S. Forest Service has re-opened the Soda Springs Dam Road. That road provides access to the North Umpqua Trail and the Boulder Creek Trail leading to Pine Bench in the Boulder Creek Wilderness.
2/3 5:00 a.m. Umpqua Community College will host a fundraising art auction on February 13th to raise money for a new Veterans Center on the campus.
2/3 4:45 a.m. The Canyonville Self-Sufficiency Program office operated by the Oregon Department of Human Services will be closed starting February 8th.
2/3 4:30 a.m. The Warming Center operated by the Douglas County Housing and Homeless Coalition will open on Monday and Tuesday night.
2/1 12:00 p.m. On Friday the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team wrapped up a month long investigation into methamphetamine sales in western Douglas County with the arrest of a North Bend man.
1/31 4:30 p.m. Daniel Chafe was arraigned on multiple sex abuse charges Friday afternoon in Douglas County Circuit Court. The man who disappeared in 1998 ten days before he was to face trial in Roseburg, appeared in front of Judge William Marshall.
1/31 11:15 a.m. Area law enforcement will be watching for impaired drivers during and after the Super Bowl on Sunday.
1/31 11:00 a.m. A Grants Pass man is in the Douglas County Jail after Roseburg Police say he tried to get away from them during an incident in downtown Roseburg Thursday night.
1/31 10:45 a.m. Roseburg Police say they used a taser on a 30-year-old Coos Bay man when he began to fight with police during a traffic stop.
1/31 10:30 a.m. A skateboarder hit a police car Thursday afternoon and Roseburg Police have sent the case to the city attorney for review.
1/31 10:15 a.m. The man the FBI and other law enforcement agencies had been seeking for over 15 years is finally back, in Douglas County. 55-year-old Daniel Chafe was arrested January 15th in Bozeman, Montana.
1/31 9:30 a.m. The Umpqua Community College Foundation is seeking wine donations for its Wheel of Wine activity at the Greatest of the Grape celebration on March first at Seven Feather Casino Resort in Canyonville.
1/31 6:00 a.m. Sutherlin Police arrested a 53-year-old man after shots were fired near a home on Golfview Drive Thursday night.
1/31 6:00 a.m. Investigators from the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team arrested two Roseburg area women Thursday afternoon on heroin charges.
1/31 5:00 a.m. The onsite construction of the Oregon World War Two Memorial will start on Monday.
1/30 4:30 p.m. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect in Wednesday’s attempted murder in Canyonville may have been seen in Creswell.
1/30 4:15 p.m. Douglas County has reached an agreement with the Friends of the Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park Association.
1/30 3:30 p.m. The City of Roseburg will begin accepting applications for funding tourism related projects in the Roseburg area on January 30th.
1/30 10:30 a.m. A Roseburg man was jailed Thursday morning after Roseburg Police say he stole three canisters of propane from a store on Stewart Parkway and was then caught huffing them in the parking lot of the store.
1/30 10:30 a.m. A 55-year-old transient is in jail after Roseburg Police arrested him on multiple drug charges on Wednesday afternoon.
1/30 10:00 a.m. A Roseburg man is in the Douglas County Jail accused of unlawful possession of a loaded firearm in a public building along with other charges.
1/30 9:30 a.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says a 39-year-old man considered armed and dangerous is on the loose after he allegedly shot a man he knew outside a residence in Canyonville on Wednesday afternoon.
1/30 5:30 a.m. Oregon State Police have identified the pedestrian who died after he reportedly walked into the path of a semi-truck that was heading south on Interstate Five near the Harvard Avenue southbound on-ramp on Wednesday morning.
1/30 5:00 a.m. Tuesday afternoon deputies from the Drain substation of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team with the arrest of two Eugene men in Pass Creek Park in Curtin.
1/30 5:00 a.m. County and local officials will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Douglas County Fire District No.2’s new aerial truck on Friday.
1/30 4:30 a.m. The City of Roseburg will kick off its Discover Roseburg 4 Geocache Series on February 8th.
1/29 3:00 p.m. A 55-year-old Roseburg man died after being hit by a semi-truck on Interstate Five next to the Harvard Avenue southbound on-ramp.
1/29 11:10 a.m. Winston Police have released more information about the arrest of an 82-year-old man on sex abuse charges.
1/29 11:00 a.m. A vigil to remember the homeless who have died will be held Wednesday night in downtown Roseburg.
1/29 10:30 a.m. The owner of a coffee house in Oakland remains at a Portland medical facility after an explosion at her business on Monday.
1/29 9:30 a.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is accusing a 25-year-old transient of choking a woman during a domestic disturbance.
1/29 5:30 a.m. Few details are available but Winston Police have arrested an 82-year-old man on three counts of sexual abuse in the second degree.
1/29 5:30 a.m. Congressman Peter DeFazio is reacting to the State of the Union Address given Tuesday night by President Barack Obama.
1/29 5:00 a.m. State Representative Tim Freeman has received the endorsement of the Oregon Family Council in his bid for Douglas County Commissioner.
1/29 5:00 a.m. Two parks in Roseburg will be updated this year. Monday night, the Roseburg City Council approved the purchase of new playground equipment for Eastwood and Micelli parks.
1/28 3:30 p.m. Sutherlin Police have identified the victim seriously injured in an explosion at a coffee house in Oakland Monday afternoon.
1/28 2:30 p.m. Oregon State Police say the driver of a semi-truck that wrecked on Interstate Five northbound at the Myrtle Creek curves Tuesday morning told a trooper that he hit a patch of black ice which caused him to lose control.
1/28 11:00 a.m. Students at Glide Middle School will relocate to the campus of nearby Glide High School this fall.
1/28 10:15 a.m. A local woman is at a Portland area trauma hospital with head injuries following an incident at a coffee house in Oakland on Monday.
1/28 9:30 a.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent murder/suicide. Dwes Hutson says deputies were called to a home on Smethwick Drive in the Umpqua area at about 5:00 p.m. Monday.
1/28 5:45 a.m. While expressing some doubts, the Roseburg City Council approved the conceptual ideas behind a plan to bring a number of changes to the look of part of downtown Roseburg.
1/28 5:15 a.m. Three areas comprising nearly 800 people will become part of the City of Roseburg but not for three years. Monday night, the Roseburg City Council agreed with a staff recommendation and voted to annex three “islands” into the city.
1/28 4:45 a.m. The Roseburg City Council is back to being a full eight member group after Victoria Hawks was selected to fill the vacant Ward Three Position Two on Monday night.
1/27 1:30 p.m. The Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team culminated an investigation into heroin sales with a recent arrest.
1/27 11:30 a.m. The 2014 Project Leadership class of the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce has picked Casa de Belen as this year’s community benefit project.
1/27 11:00 a.m. A 42-year-old man was charged with first and second degree theft, unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, and for second degree criminal mischief following an incident over the weekend.
1/27 10:50 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a 19-year-old man on several charges on Saturday night.
1/27 10:30 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a man for drugs and weapons charges on Saturday night.
1/27 10:30 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a 23-year-old woman and charged her with unlawful possession of methamphetamine on Saturday morning.
1/27 10:00 a.m. Two more people have been cited for trespassing in southeast Roseburg.
1/27 5:30 a.m. The Roseburg City Council may select a new member Monday night and is set to hold public hearings on annexing three areas into the city.
1/27 5:00 a.m. The Glide School Board will take a final vote on whether to relocate the Glide Middle School onto the campus of Glide High this coming fall during their meeting on Monday night.
1/27 4:45 a.m. The Oregon D epartment of Transportation has a project on the Elk Creek Tunnel coming up that will have a significant impact on Highway 38 traffic between Elkton and Drain.
1/24 2:30 p.m. Staff with the Douglas Forest Protective Association is helping to fight the 40-acre Camas Creek Fire, which is burning about seven miles northeast of Remote.
1/24 1:45 p.m. A power outage impacted part of the Roseburg area on Friday afternoon.
1/24 11:00 a.m. Dry windy conditions have triggered a number of wildfires in western Oregon.
1/24 10:00 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a 33-year-old man Friday morning after he threatened to shoot police officers.
1/24 9:45 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a 28-year-old man Thursday afternoon and charged him with unlawful possession of oxycodone.
1/24 9:30 a.m. A 40-year-old Roseburg man is in the Douglas County Jail after police claim he was fighting with a 16-year-old male in the courtyard of an apartment complex in the 800 block of Princeton in Roseburg.
1/24 6:30 a.m. Two longtime community volunteers were named First Citizens Thursday night at the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce annual First Citizens Banquet.
1/24 6:15 a.m. A Roseburg High Senior with a 4.0 GPA was named as the Future First Citizen during the First Citizens banquet on Thursday night.
1/24 6:00 a.m. New officers were named for the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce during their annual membership meeting and First Citizens banquet on Thursday night at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
1/23 2:00 p.m. A Washington State man is in the Douglas County Jail facing several drug charges.
1/23 11:00 a.m. Umpqua Community College will honor the work of over 200 students who have earned either a GED or an adult high school diploma on Friday.
1/23 11:00 a.m. The Roseburg School District is interested in moving to all day kindergarten starting in the fall of 2015, but board members made no decision on the matter during their meeting on Wednesday night.
1/23 10:00 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a 20 year old man on Wednesday morning on the Oak Street Bridge.
1/23 9:45 a.m. Roseburg Police K9 Helix assisted Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies on Wednesday night.
1/23 9:30 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested three people who reportedly trespassing at a vacant house on Wednesday night.
1/23 5:30 a.m. The Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce is having its 60th annual Membership Meeting and First Citizens Banquet on Thursday night.
1/23 5:15 a.m. A unique way to bring in food for the Fish Food Pantry will be held Friday at Sherm’s Thunderbird in Roseburg.
1/23 5:00 a.m. A combination of dry conditions, gusty east winds and low humidity is expected to create critical fire weather conditions over higher elevations in parts of southern Oregon starting Thursday night.
1/23 4:30 a.m. Organizers are getting ready for the 2014 Lookingglass Block Run and Walk.
1/22 11:00 a.m. Oregon’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to seven percent in December.
1/22 10:30 a.m. Two people were arrested after police chased a stolen vehicle at speeds of close to 100 miles per hour on Tuesday night.
1/22 10:00 a.m. School Exclusion Day is just under a month away. Starting February 19th, students will not be able to attend school or day care if their records show missing immunizations.
1/22 5:30 a.m. A longtime fugitive should be back in Douglas County soon. One week ago, the FBI arrested 55-year-old Daniel Chafe in Bozeman, Montana.
1/22 5:15 a.m. The Oakland City Council will have a Town Hall meeting Wednesday night.
1/22 5:00 a.m. A series of Town Hall meetings with State Representative Tim Freeman and State Senator Jeff Kruse begin on Wednesday night in Roseburg.
1/22 4:45 a.m. Congressman Peter DeFazio will host a forum to discuss the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, which impacts the fishing fleet and coastal economies in Oregon.
1/22 4:30 a.m. The Roseburg School Board will meet on Wednesday night.
1/21 11:00 a.m. Representatives from all of Oregon’s public universities and a few private and out of state colleges are coming to Umpqua Community College as part of a statewide tour.
1/21 10:20 a.m. Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man along Interstate Five near Roberts Mountain on Tuesday morning.
1/21 10:15 a.m. A Roseburg man was arrested for stealing a propane tank on Monday morning.
1/21 10:00 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested two people at a motel on Saturday night.
1/21 9:45 a.m. Roseburg Police detained a man on multiple charges on Saturday night.
1/21 9:30 a.m. Two men were cited for fighting at the Roseburg VA Medical Center on Saturday.
1/21 5:30 a.m. Dense fog remains an issue for motorists in Douglas County.
1/21 5:15 a.m. State Senator Jeff Kruse plans to re-introduce his mascot bill in the 2014 session of the Oregon State Legislature. Kruse was on Inside Douglas County on Monday on News Radio 1240 KQEN.
1/21 5:00 a.m. State Representative Tim Freeman says he is opposed to proposals for new firearm regulations that are expected to be introduced in the 2014 session of the Oregon State Legislature.
1/20 2:00 p.m. Oregon State Police have arrested a 20-year-old Curry County resident in connection with a fire that burned eight acres of grass in the Langlois area on Friday afternoon.
1/20 1:30 p.m. Time is running out to get tickets to the 60th annual Membership Meeting and First Citizens Banquet with the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
1/20 10:30 a.m. The Umpqua Fishery Enhancement Derby, Dinner and Auction are coming next week.
1/20 5:30 a.m. This is the Martin Luther King Junior Holiday.
1/20 5:30 a.m. The Air Stagnation Advisory in place for much of Douglas County has been extended through this Saturday.
1/20 5:30 a.m. U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley covered a variety of topics during his appearance in Roseburg at a Town Hall meeting on Friday.
1/20 5:00 a.m. Four people are seeking the vacant seat on the Roseburg City Council.
1/20 5:00 a.m. State Senator Jeff Kruse has endorsed Gary Williams in his campaign for the House District Seven seat in the Oregon State Legislature.
1/20 4:30 a.m. Crews from the Coos Forest Protective Association responded to a fire near Floras Lake on Friday.
1/17 2:30 p.m. A man who went missing only days before he was scheduled to be tried for sex crimes against children in Douglas County has been found after over 15 years on the run.
1/17 1:50 p.m. Winston Police have released more information on the search that led to the partial lockdown of Winston Middle School on Thursday.
1/17 11:30 a.m. Four people were arrested by Roseburg Police on Thursday morning.
1/17 11:00 a.m. While officers with the Winston Police were chasing a suspect Thursday afternoon, Winston Middle School went into a partial lockdown.
1/17 10:30 a.m. Umpqua Community College has announced a new way for local students to attend the college without paying for tuition.
1/17 9:45 a.m. Roseburg Police have charged a 39-year-old woman with first degree forgery and first degree attempted theft for an incident that happened on Thursday afternoon.
1/17 9:30 a.m. A Roseburg man was arrested after falling off a roof on Thursday night.
1/17 5:30 a.m. A teenage boy was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend in Springfield after he was struck by a car while trying to cross Highway 99 near Helwig Road in the Winston area on Thursday afternoon.
1/17 5:30 a.m. Congressman Peter DeFazio joined other members of Congress and more than 200 businesses and organizations on Thursday to support a letter sent to President Obama.
1/17 5:15 a.m. A third candidate has applied for the vacant seat on the Roseburg City Council. Jessie Liebowtiz-Willis submitted her application this week.
1/17 5:00 a.m. Two public meetings are coming next week to provide more information about possible treatments and projects in areas that were burned last summer during the Douglas Complex Fire and the Big Windy Complex wildfires.
1/16 5:15 p.m. Authorities are investigating a car versus pedestrian accident that happened on Highway 99/42 just west of the Green Bridge a little after 3:30 on Thursday afternoon.
1/16 11:30 a.m. Douglas County is still not getting funds held back during the federal sequestration in 2013.
1/16 11:00 a.m. State Representative Tim Freeman and State Senator Jeff Kruse will have four Town Hall meetings later this month.
1/16 10:30 a.m. Two more people have been cited for prohibited camping in Roseburg.
1/16 10:15 a.m. Two people are in the Douglas County Jail on an unusual theft case.
1/16 10:00 a.m. A 30-year-old man was hurt in a car wreck on Wednesday.
1/16 5:30 a.m. U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley is scheduled to be in Roseburg Friday afternoon. Merkley will have a Town Hall Meeting at 4:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Annex, next door to the courthouse.
1/16 5:00 a.m. Dense and freezing fog remains an issue for the Umpqua Valley.
1/16 5:00 a.m. The 60th annual membership meeting and First Citizens Banquet of the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce is coming soon.
1/16 4:30 a.m. The Community Cancer Center is offering a support group for men with prostate cancer.
1/15 12:00 p.m. Douglas County Commissioners appear ready to try and hammer out an agreement that could halt a plan to log twenty acres of timber at Mildred Kanipe Park near Oakland.
1/15 11:10 a.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has charged a 20-year-old man with theft for an alleged incident in Green.
1/15 11:00 a.m. The City of Roseburg is still looking for people who want to serve on the Budget Committee and the Public Works Commission.
1/15 10:00 a.m. Officials with the Eugene Airport say 2013 was a record year when it comes to the number of passengers that went through the airport.
1/15 10:00 a.m. A Roseburg man is jail after police spotted him in Gaddis Park on Tuesday morning.
1/15 9:30 a.m. A transient is in jail following an incident Tuesday afternoon in Roseburg.
1/15 5:30 a.m. Douglas County Commissioners will meet on Wednesday morning but the issue that led to a three hour meeting last week is not on the agenda.
1/15 5:00 a.m. Private-sector employees in Oregon reported having more job vacancies last fall than in prior years, with over 32,000 job vacancies estimated statewide, according to data out from the Oregon Employment Department.
1/15 5:00 a.m. The Oregon Wine Growers Association had their annual membership meeting in Roseburg on Tuesday.
1/14 11:00 a.m. A local teen is in the Douglas County Jail on multiple sex abuse charges. Sergeant Matt Bowersox of Oregon State Police says that 19-year-old Barnett Palmer was arrested Monday night just after 5:00 p.m.
1/14 10:00 a.m. The Oregon Gun Owners Association has announced their endorsement of State Representative Tim Freeman, who is now running to be a Douglas County Commissioner.
1/14 10:00 a.m. Bears will be the topic for the next meeting of the Douglas Timber Operators. The group will meet on January 23rd at 7:00 a.m. at Elmer’s Restaurant in Roseburg.
1/14 9:30 a.m. A pedestrian was taken to Mercy Medical Center after a report from Roseburg Police says that she was hit by a car on Monday afternoon.
1/14 5:45 a.m. The Roseburg City Council organized for the new year during their meeting on Monday night. Mayor Larry Rich began the evening with his annual State of the City address.
1/14 5:20 a.m. Air quality around Douglas County is dropping this week. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Medford have a Stagnant Air Advisory in effect until Friday.
1/14 5:00 a.m. The Douglas County Early Childhood Planning Coalition will start a series of parenting classes on Wednesday at Winchester Elementary School in Roseburg.
1/14 5:00 a.m. Congressman Peter DeFazio will have two public forums next week to talk about Fast Track Trade Authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
1/14 4:30 a.m. An official with Oregon State Police says a large rock, described as being the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, fell onto Interstate 84 about one mile west of Hood River on Sunday afternoon.
1/13 2:30 p.m. A motorcycle rider was taken to Mercy Medical after he collided with a sedan at the Kelly’s Corner intersection just after 1:00 p.m. Monday afternoon.
1/13 11;00 a.m. A pediatric neurosurgeon who wants to be a United States Senator says health issues are not her only focus.
1/13 10:15 a.m. One man was arrested after he allegedly pushed a second man through the window of a business on S.E. Stephens on Monday morning.
1/13 10:00 a.m. A Roseburg teen was hit by a car while skateboarding on Friday night.
1/13 9:30 a.m. The United Community Action Network VISTA Coalition is celebrating a decade of community service by hosting a public screening of the film “First Generation” on Wednesday, January 22nd at the Douglas County Museum.
1/13 5:30 a.m. The Roseburg City Council will have their first meeting of the New Year on Monday night.
1/13 5:15 a.m. U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley is calling for a raise in the national minimum wage.
1/13 5:00 a.m. The Bureau of Land Management will have two public meetings to discuss possible treatments and projects in the areas burned last summer by the Douglas Complex and Big Windy Complex wildfires.
1/13 4:30 a.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Roseburg Police in cooperation with Umpqua Community College have opened registration for the 2014 Citizen Police Academy.
1/10 11:00 a.m. One person was injured in a single vehicle accident Thursday night on Interstate Five near Oakland.
1/10 10:30 a.m. A 40-year-old woman is in the Douglas County Jail. Roseburg Police arrested Cheri King on Thursday afternoon just before 4:00 p.m.
1/10 10:15 a.m. A Dillard man was taken to jail after an incident on Winchester Street in Roseburg on Thursday afternoon.
1/10 10:00 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail after being arrested by police on Thursday morning.
1/10 9:30 a.m. A Myrtle Creek woman told police that when she went out to warm up her car before work Friday morning, she found that it had been gone through.
1/10 9:30 a.m. Myrtle Creek Police report an unusual incident that took place on Thursday.
1/10 5:30 a.m. Officials with the American Legion heard from veterans on Thursday night in Roseburg. Two members of the System Worth Saving Task Force traveled to Douglas County to hear about the health care veterans receive at the VA Roseburg Medical Center.
1/10 5:00 a.m. A Douglas County based company has been honored for its work in responsible, innovative, proactive forest work that protects natural resources.
1/10 4:30 a.m. Oregon State Police will start taking applications to hire troopers later this month.
1/9 2:00 p.m. The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation gave out nearly $468,000 to 65 nonprofit groups in seven counties in southwestern Oregon on Thursday.
1/9 11:00 a.m. Safe Haven Maternity Home will have a fundraising dinner and auction on January 24th at the Roseburg County Club.
1/9 10:45 a.m. A 26-year-old man is in jail on a drug charge.
1/9 10:30 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail following a huffing incident.
1/9 10:00 a.m. Artwork from faculty members of Umpqua Community College is being featured during a show in the UCC Art Gallery that is underway through February 6th.
1/9 5:15 a.m. Sherm’s Thunderbird is donating a semi truck load of food to the UCAN Food Bank.
1/9 5:00 a.m. The community of Milo has earned national recognition for its efforts to reduce the vulnerability of homes and landscapes to fire.
1/9 4:50 a.m. The public can visit many federal recreation day-use sites on the Dr. Martin Luther King Junior holiday without paying a fee.
1/9 4:40 a.m. A local group is getting ready for ski season. The Edelweiss Ski Club will have their first meeting of the year on Tuesday, January 21st.
1/9 4:30 a.m. A town hall meeting for veterans is being held Thursday night by the American Legion.
1/8 3:00 p.m. As severe weather in some areas begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors in Oregon to help offset a weather related shortfall in donations.
1/8 2:00 p.m. Following the longest meeting in several years, Douglas County Commissioners took no action on recommendations for the management of the Mildred Kanipe Park near Oakland.
1/8 11:30 a.m. Two men are in the Douglas County Jail charged with trying to steal a vehicle early Wednesday morning in Roseburg.
1/8 10:00 a.m. The Douglas County Museum is launching a new website. Director Gardner Chappell was on the Morning Conversation Wednesday on News Radio 1240 KQEN.
1/8 6:00 a.m. Douglas County Commissioners will have their first meeting for 2014 Wednesday morning.
1/8 5:30 a.m. Sutherlin High School is one of 140 schools in Oregon to receive funding to help with career and technical education.
1/8 5:00 a.m. The Roseburg School Board will meet Wednesday night. The board will hear a report from John Crain of Durham School Services.
1/7 3:30 p.m. With Congress getting back in session after the holiday break, 4th District Congressman Peter DeFazio says there are a number of issues that need to receive attention from lawmakers in the beltway. DeFazio was on Inside Douglas County on Tuesday on News Radio 1240 KQEN.
1/7 11:00 a.m. Oregon State Police are investigating a fatal accident that happened Monday night on Highway 238, about three miles west of Jacksonville.
1/7 10:30 a.m. One man is in jail after Myrtle Creek Police say they seized a large amount of illegal drugs while investigating a recent burglary.
1/7 10:00 a.m. Tickets are now available for the First Citizens Banquet held by the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
1/7 9:30 a.m. A Myrtle Creek Church is using their facility as a Warming Center to serve south Douglas County.
1/7 5:30 a.m. Douglas County Health and Social Services is offering flu shots at four locations on a regular schedule.
1/7 5:00 a.m. Battered Persons’ Advocacy will have a special fundraiser coming up in February.
1/7 4:30 a.m. Douglas Timber Operators will have their monthly breakfast meeting this Thursday.
1/6 11:00 a.m. Douglas County Commissioner Doug Robertson will present his annual State of the County Update, at the next membership meeting of the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
1/6 10:50 a.m. A Sutherlin man was arrested by Roseburg Police and charged with drug possession on Friday night.
1/6 10:40 a.m. Roseburg Police cited a man for an incident that allegedly happened Sunday night at a bar on S.E. Stephens in downtown.
1/6 10:30 a.m. Roseburg Police have jailed a 34-year-old man and charged with him with unlawful possession of methamphetamine.
1/6 10:00 a.m. Douglas County youth can promote healthy lifestyles by creating art that warns about the dangers of several issues.
1/6 9:30 a.m. A Glendale man was involved in an ATV crash at the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area on Saturday.
1/6 5:00 a.m. Wildlife Safari has named the two male cheetah cubs born in September.
1/6 5:00 a.m. The Roseburg School District will be offering READY! For Kindergarten classes for parents of children ages four or five who will be starting kindergarten this fall.
1/6 4:30 a.m. The Myrtle Creek-Tri-City Area Chamber of Commerce is taking nominations for various awards to be presented at their 56th annual Citizen of the Year Awards Banquet on March first.
1/5 6:00 a.m. Due to continued cold nighttime temperatures, the Roseburg Dream Center will open their Warming Center to the homeless on Sunday night.
1/4 6:30 a.m. The Warming Center at Faith Lutheran Church in Roseburg will be open Sunday night, due to the cold overnight temperatures in the forecast.
1/3 1:30 p.m Senator Jeff Merkley will hold two Town Hall meetings on Sunday in the region.
1/3 1:30 p.m. The Roseburg Dream Center will have their Warming Center open on Saturday night due to the cold weather that is in the forecast.
1/3 11:30 a.m. Roseburg Police say they arrested a fugitive on Thursday night.
1/3 10:30 a.m. A Roseburg man is in the Douglas County Jail on multiple drug charges following his arrest on Thursday night.
1/3 9:30 a.m. The American Legion will have a town hall meeting to focus on care being given by the Roseburg VA Medical Center.
1/3 5:30 a.m. State Representative Bruce Hanna plans to introduce a bill related to the mascot issue when the 2014 session of the Oregon State Legislature gets underway next month.
1/3 5:00 a.m. Preliminary information indicates that there were no traffic fatalities in Oregon during the thirty-hour New Year’s holiday reporting period.
1/3 4:30 a.m. Cold temperatures expected this weekend have led the Warming Center operated by the Douglas County Housing and Homeless Coalition to open its doors for another evening.
1/2 1:45 p.m. It appears a home in Sutherlin is a total loss following a fire on Wednesday night.
1/2 10:30 a.m. A Roseburg area man is in jail after allegedly firing a handgun at several people. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has released more information on the case which happened just after midnight New Year’s morning.
1/2 10:00 a.m. The City of Winston is getting ready for two special events.
1/2 5:45 a.m. A Winchester area man is in jail on attempted murder and other charges following a late night incident New Year’s Eve at a trailer park on N.E. Stephens.
1/2 5;30 a.m. A local realtor has applied for the open seat on the Roseburg City Council. Victoria Hawks submitted her application on Monday.
1/2 5:00 a.m. Douglas County’s first baby for 2014 was born only a few hours into the New Year.
1/2 5:00 a.m. Roseburg Public Schools is joining other school districts around the nation in celebrating January as “School Board Recognition Month.”
1/2 5:00 a.m. State Representative Tim Freeman will visit Winchester Bay as part of his campaign for Douglas County Commissioner.
1/2 4:45 a.m. The Bureau of Land Management has announced several fee free days that are scheduled for 2014.
1/2 4:30 a.m. Dense fog continues to be a challenge for motorists around the Umpqua Valley.
12/31 11:00 a.m. Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin expects a busy night for area law enforcement. Hanlin was on the Morning Conversation Tuesday on News Radio 1240 KQEN.
12/31 10:00 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a 33-year-old man after an incident at a downtown restaurant on Monday night.
12/31 9:30 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail after police claim he tried to evade them Monday night.
12/31 5:00 a.m. For those who are out late welcoming the New Year and realize that they shouldn’t be driving, one Roseburg business is ready to help.
12/31 5:00 a.m. Christmas tree recycling is continuing around the area. Roseburg Disposal has free Christmas tree drop-off boxes at eleven locations.
12/30 11:00 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a 22-year-old man following an incident at a store on Garden Valley Boulevard on Saturday night.
12/30 10:00 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail on two drug charges.
12/30 9:30 a.m. With the New Year’s holiday travel period almost here, law enforcement agencies around Oregon continue to urge travelers to be ready for varied road conditions and to not ignore the dangers of impaired, fatigued, or distracted drivers.
12/30 6:00 a.m. Sutherlin Police are looking for two men who authorities say robbed a hotel in that city on Saturday night.
12/30 6:00 a.m. A California woman won over $1 million at Seven Feathers Casino Resort on Thursday night.
12/30 5:00 a.m. One Douglas County business has collected a lot of food for the United Community Action Network Food Bank.
12/30 5:00 a.m. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber will talk about federal forest management when he speaks to the State Board of Forestry on January 8th.
12/27 2:00 p.m. Roseburg Police say they located a fugitive who allegedly had drugs with him when he was detained on Thursday night.
12/27 10:30 a.m. The holidays are a busy time of the year at Wildlife Safari. General Curator Dan Brands was on the Morning Conversation on Friday on News Radio 1240 KQEN.
12/27 5:00 a.m. The National Weather Service says dense fog is expected to continue into the weekend with stagnant air remaining an issue until the middle of next week.
12/27 5:00 a.m. Next month people in Douglas County will be able to learn more about Cover Oregon during a series of meetings.
12/27 4:30 a.m. Taxes on cigarettes in Oregon will go up on January first.
12/26 2:45 p.m. The Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce will have their annual State of the County Update during their membership meeting on January 13th.
12/26 11:00 a.m. It looks like there were no traffic fatalities in Oregon during the thirty hour Christmas holiday reporting period.
12/26 10:30 a.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s office arrested a 26-year-old man Christmas evening.
12/26 10:00 a.m. With Christmas over, Roseburg Disposal is ready to help you get rid of your Christmas tree.
12/26 5:00 a.m. Areas of dense and freezing fog and stagnant air are expected to last into the weekend around the Umpqua Valley.
12/26 5:00 a.m. The Fish and Wildlife Division of Oregon State Police is looking for help from the public as they try to solve a deer poaching case in northern Douglas County.
12/26 5:00 a.m. Douglas County Health and Social Services is partnering with Cover Oregon.
12/24 10:15 a.m. Alleged drug activity near Roseburg High School has landed two people in jail.
12/24 10:00 a.m. A recent food drive coordinated by leadership students at Fremont Middle School has been termed a success.
12/24 6:00 a.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents that they are one of many law enforcement agencies taking part in a statewide traffic safety campaign focusing on DUII enforcement for the holiday season.
12/24 5:00 a.m. The seasonally adjusted rate of unemployment in Douglas County has dipped slightly to 10.3% for November.
12/24 5:00 a.m. With Christmas approaching fast, about one hundred people turned out to try and help a Eugene area baby that needs a bone marrow transplant.
12/23 2:30 p.m. A fire in Sutherlin on Sunday night was apparently caused due to the manufacture of hashish at a residence.
12/23 1:00 p.m. A bone marrow drive to help a Eugene area baby is being held on Monday at Umpqua Bank in downtown Roseburg.
12/23 11:30 a.m. Two members of the Oregon Congressional Delegation say that rural communities will be receiving additional Secure Rural School funding after the White House determined that the mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration will not apply to the program for payments going out early next year.
12/23 11:00 a.m. The Roseburg Dream Center will open its Warming Center on Christmas Eve. The center is located at 715 S.E. Mosher in downtown Roseburg.
12/23 10:30 a.m. A candidate for the Oregon State Legislature has picked up two more endorsements.
12/23 10:00 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested two people on Saturday night and accused them of trying to elude an officer in a stolen pickup.
12/23 9:30 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a 25-year-old man Saturday after they allege he was found with a destructive device at the Roseburg Rescue Mission.
12/23 9:00 a.m. The Warming Center operated by the Douglas County Housing and Homeless Coalition will open on Tuesday and Wednesday nights this week.
12/23 5:30 a.m. As 2013 wraps up, Chris Lake says it has been a year of growth for wine in the Umpqua Valley. The Director of the Southern Oregon Wine Institute was on Inside Douglas County on Friday.
12/23 5:00 a.m. In December the Roseburg Food Project reached one of its major goals, collecting over 12,000 pounds of donated food.
12/23 5:00 a.m. Employees of the Roseburg office of the Bureau of Land Management raised nearly $29,000 for local, national and international nonprofit organizations during the six week Combined Federal Campaign.
12/23 4:00 a.m. Freezing rain and icy roads contributed to several crashes north of Crater Lake National Park on Friday.
12/20 2:30 p.m. A 24-year-old Roseburg area man is heading to the Oregon State Hospital for as long as the next twenty years.
12/20 11:00 a.m. A member of the City of Roseburg Planning Commission would like to move to the Roseburg City Council.
12/20 5:45 a.m. A fourth person has filed to run for Douglas County Commissioner.
12/20 5:30 a.m. Friday is “National Lights On for Life Day.”
12/20 5:15 a.m. State Representative Tim Freeman has scheduled a series of town hall meetings in January.
12/20 5:00 a.m. On Thursday the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed legislation to boost timber harvests on forests in eastern Oregon.
12/20 4:00 a.m. Hucrest Elementary School is closed today. Superintendent Larry Parsons of the Roseburg School District says problems with the sewer line at the school have mandated the closure.
12/19 11:15 a.m. A Roseburg man is set to make a plea on charges that include attempted murder.
12/19 10:00 a.m. The Douglas County Cultural Coalition has awarded over $14,000 in grants to eighteen local arts and cultural organizations.
12/19 9:30 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a 45-year-old woman following a traffic stop on Wednesday night.
12/19 5:30 a.m. The Umpqua Health Alliance has released a video highlighting what they believe are the benefits of Douglas County’s Coordinated Care Organization.
12/18 5:00 a.m. Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley has cosponsored the Military Retirement Restoration Act.
12/19 5:00 a.m. The Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce is getting ready for the First Citizens Banquet.
12/19 4:30 a.m. The Warming Center operated by the Douglas County Housing and Homeless Coalition will be open on Thursday night.
12/18 11:00 a.m. With Christmas one week away, Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies are part of a statewide traffic safety campaign focusing on DUII enforcement during the holiday season.
12/18 10:30 a.m. Veterans in Douglas County are invited to a Town Hall Meeting coming in early January.
12/18 9:30 a.m. Tuesday was an unusually quiet day for Roseburg Police.
12/18 5:45 a.m. Southbound lanes of Interstate Five near Tri-City have been reopened after a rollover crash on Tuesday afternoon.
12/18 5:15 a.m. Students at Fremont Middle School in Roseburg will have their annual Stuff the Bus event on Thursday.
12/18 5:00 a.m. The City of Roseburg is seeking to fill the council position recently vacated by Rick Coen.
12/8 4:30 a.m. The City of Roseburg is still taking applications for seats on three commissions.
12/17 3:00 p.m. Interstate Five southbound near Tri-City is closed Tuesday afternoon following a wreck on Interstate Five.
12/13 2:00 p.m. Oregon State Police detained a man who was nude and walking along Interstate Five near Metz Hill on Monday afternoon.
12/17 11:00 a.m. Roseburg Police detained a man at taser point on Monday morning.
12/17 10:30 a.m. What started as a minor collision led to a transient being jailed on multiple charges on Monday morning.
12/17 10:00 a.m. A Tenmile man is believed to have died recently when his camp trailer was destroyed by a fire that was discovered last Friday when a family member returned home from a lengthy trip.
12/17 6:00 a.m. The Roseburg City Council has delayed a decision on an ordinance that would ask those who operate secondhand stores to keep more detailed records about the merchandise they purchase.
12/17 5:45 a.m. The Roseburg City Council approved a five year Capitol Improvement Plan during their meeting on Monday night.
12/17 5:30 a.m. During their final meeting of the year, the Roseburg City Council approved giving City Manager Lance Colley a raise of nearly $500 per month started in January.
12/17 5:00 a.m. The Douglas County Housing and Homeless Coalition will have their Warming Center open on Wednesday night.
12/17 4:00 a.m. Due to road conditions:The Winston Dillard School District will remain on updated snow routes.
12/16 3:00 p.m. Roseburg Police are investigating a reported robbery that allegedly took place on Friday afternoon.
12/16 2:45 p.m. A 23-year-old man remains in jail after police used a taser on him Friday night.
12/16 11:30 a.m. The Cow Creek Tribal Board gave out $38,000 to help food pantries around Douglas County during a presentation on Monday morning.
12/16 10:30 a.m. The body of a man missing since November 21st was located on Sunday in the South Umpqua River.
12/16 9:30 a.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Roseburg man who got in a scuffle with authorities on Sunday morning.
12/16 6:00 a.m. A Roseburg teen is back at home after spending several days in critical condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend in Springfield.
12/16 5:45 a.m. The Roseburg City Council will have their final meeting of 2013 on Monday night.
12/16 5:00 a.m. The Roseburg High School Band will present their Winter Concert on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.
12/16 4:50 a.m. The local Distinguished Young Women Program of Douglas County is rebuilding and needs volunteers.
12/16 4:45 a.m. Umpqua Bank has announced that twenty organizations and schools have been selected to receive $2,500 grants from Umpqua’s $50,000 Good Deed Fund, which was generated through pledges community members made in Umpqua stores and on its Facebook page.
12/15 6:00 p.m. Due to road conditions these school districts are making changes for Monday.
12/14 6:00 a.m. The Cascade Community Credit Union Rudolph Run is Saturday.
12/13 1:50 p.m. The Roseburg School District will be on snow routes for Friday afternoon.
12/13 11:10 a.m. The Timber Truckers Light Parade will take place in south Douglas County on Saturday night.
12/13 10:45 a.m. The Roseburg School Board has approved leasing some district owned land in Charter Oaks to a nearby landowner.
12/13 10:00 a.m. Over fifteen food pantries will receive financial help on Monday from the Cow Creek Tribal Board.
12/13 5:15 a.m. Douglas County is finally out of the deep freeze.
12/13 5:00 a.m. Ranger-guided snowshoe walks begin this weekend at Crater Lake National Park.
12/13 4:45 a.m. Douglas County Environmental Health is seeking help from the public in finding a dog involved in a biting incident.
12/13 4:30 a.m. Around forty authors and their books will be featured at the Book and Author Fair on Saturday in Roseburg.
12/12 3:00 p.m. Here is information about schools in the area for Friday:
12/12 11:30 a.m. With dense fog making for slippery roads, Oregon State Police say Thursday morning's commute went fairly well.
12/12 10:30 a.m. The Roseburg City Council is losing a member. Councilman Rick Coen, who represents Ward 3, submitted his resignation from the council effective December 5th.
12/12 6:00 a.m. While temperatures are slowly warming, now the Umpqua Valley is being hit with two other weather issues.
12/12 5:30 a.m. A Sutherlin home was damaged during a flue fire on Wednesday morning.
12/12 5:15 a.m. The Runaway and Homeless Youth Program at Phoenix Charter School have put together a Rally in Support of Homeless Youth set for Friday at 4:00 p.m.
12/12 5:00 a.m. Students from Phoenix Charter School will host a holiday block party in downtown Roseburg on Thursday.
12/12 4:50 a.m. Local recycling efforts are being affected by changes in China. Sunrise Enterprises can no longer accept grades 3-7 of plastic.
12/11 3:30 p.m. A Roseburg teen is in critical condition following an accident that was apparently related to icy road conditions.
12/11 3:30 p.m. Here are closures or delays for Thursday due to the weather and roads.
12/11 1:20 p.m. The Roseburg School District will again use snow routes as students are bused home on Wednesday.
12/11 11:30 a.m. Weather in Douglas County is slowly improving but that doesn’t mean there might not be more challenges ahead.
12/11 11:00 a.m. Just in time for the holidays, Sunrise Enterprises in Roseburg has launched “Made in Oregon” gift boxes.
12/11 10:30 a.m. Douglas County Commissioners approved all items on their agenda during a brief meeting on Wednesday morning.
12/11 10:15 a.m. Roseburg Police say a Lane County resident is in jail after he allegedly threw methamphetamine and heroin in a Christmas tree while being chased by police early Wednesday morning.
12/11 9:50 a.m. Roseburg Police jailed a woman Tuesday night after an incident at a downtown tavern.
12/11 9:30 a.m. The Roseburg School Board will consider a proposal to lease some district owned land in the Charter Oaks neighborhood just outside of Roseburg, to a nearby farmer.
12/11 5:00 a.m. Douglas County Commissioners will have their regular weekly meeting on Wednesday morning.
12/10 3:30 p.m. Due to road conditions and weather, here are closures and delays for Wednesday:
12/10 2:30 p.m. The Oregon State Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision has issued a felony warrant for an Oakland man registered as a sex offender.
12/10 1:30 p.m. The Roseburg School District will be on snow routes as students head home on Tuesday afternoon.
12/10 11:30 a.m. Motorists around Douglas County are still facing tough driving conditions in some places.
12/10 11:00 a.m. Douglas County Senior Services has closed the Glendale Dining Site at Special People’s Depot due to the inclement weather conditions.
12/10 10:30 a.m. The former mayor of Cottage Grove is now running for the Oregon State Legislature.
12/10 10:00 a.m. Neighbors helped to greatly reduce the damage to a home in Green which caught fire on Monday.
12/10 5:30 a.m. This Saturday, the YMCA of Douglas County will be giving away free winter coats, jackets, and hats to youth or adults who need them.
12/10 5:00 a.m. Douglas County Commissioners are taking applications for three positions on the Historic Resource Review Committee.
12/10 5:00 a.m. The Natural Resources Committee of the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and the Douglas Timber Operators will have a meeting Friday, December 20th.
12/9 3:30 p.m. Due to road conditions and weather, the following schools will be closed on Tuesday:
12/9 12:30 p.m. Three people were arrested Monday morning and charged with possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop in the Hucrest neighborhood.
12/9 10:30 a.m. People planning to enjoy the Umpqua Hot Springs in the Umpqua National Forest near Toketee should be ready to hike, snow shoe, or ski the last two and a half miles into the facility.
12/9 10:00 a.m. The Douglas County Housing and Homeless Coalition will keep their Warming Center open again on Monday night.
12/9 9:30 a.m. The Roseburg Food Project will make another round of collections for the FISH Food Pantry on Saturday.
12/9 5:30 a.m. It was a challenging weekend for motorists around Douglas County.
12/9 5:20 a.m. A contractor for the Oregon Department of Transportation is expected to begin work on a project along Interstate Five just north of the McLain Avenue interchange early this week.
12/9 5:00 a.m. This Saturday, December 14th veterans will be honored as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Day.
12/9 5:00 a.m Community listening sessions being held by the Bureau of Land Management are continuing, and one is coming to Roseburg soon.
12/8 4:30 p.m. Two Warming Centers are available to help those in need of a warm place to stay on Sunday night.
12/8 2:00 p.m. Weather and road conditions have caused these closures for Monday:
12/8 6:00 a.m. Here is a list of cancellations due to weather and road conditions:
12/7 6:30 a.m. Roseburg Police say there appears to be some suspicious circumstances associated with the death of a man found at the Stewart Park Duck Pond on Friday morning.
12/7 6:00 a.m. Here is a list of what is being cancelled due to the weather:
12/6 11:50 a.m. Due to the weather, the following organizations have changes in their schedules:
12/6 11:30 a.m. Because of the weather, the Festival of Trees to benefit the Mercy Foundation is moving their annual Gala and Auction from Friday night to Saturday night.
12/6 11:10 a.m. Friday morning came with a lot of challenges around Douglas County. Residents awoke to snow already on the ground in most locations.
12/6 10:00 a.m. The Warming Center operated by the Douglas County Housing and Homeless Coalition will remain open though at least Monday due to the continued cold weather
12/6 10:00 a.m. Flags at public institutions around Oregon have been ordered to be at half-staff on Monday December 9th in memory of Nelson Mandela.
12/6 9:30 a.m. Douglas County Senior Services has closed the senior dining sites in Yoncalla and Glendale for Friday.
12/6 7:00 a.m. UTrans is canceling bus service today due to the snow.
12/6 5:40 a.m. The Oregon Department of Transportation has closed Interstate Five in both directions about fourteen miles south of Cottage Grove.
12/6 5:30 a.m. Here is a list of schools that are closing due to the weather:
12/6 5:20 a.m. Snow has arrived and a Winter Storm Warning is in effect in Central Douglas County.
12/6 4:50 a.m. A timber industry group has endorsed State Representative Tim Freeman in his bid to become a Douglas County Commissioner.
12/5 3:20 p.m. Forecasters have adjusted the timeline for the storm expected to hit the Umpqua Valley and much of the region.
12/5 1:30 p.m. A local theatre will soon be owned by a Roseburg Church. CineMagic is selling the Harvard Avenue Cinemas to Redeemers Fellowship.
12/5 11:00 a.m. Two people are in the Douglas County Jail charged with first degree theft.
12/5 10:30 a.m. The pace and scale of federal forest management will be discussed during a meeting of a state Board of Forestry subcommittee on December 13th in Salem.
12/5 6:30 a.m. Significant snow appears to be heading to higher elevations in the Umpqua Valley by Friday.
12/5 5:30 a.m. The United States Department of Agriculture has announced the creation of a new $250 million loan fund that will allow rural electric co-ops to offer customers low-interest loans to finance energy efficiency improvements.
12/5 5:00 a.m. Those who enjoy spending time at recreation sites in the region might want to pick up a copy of BLM Facts.
12/4 11:00 a.m. A Selma man is in the Coos County Jail accused of a burglary at a home in the community of Remote, along Highway 42 east of Myrtle Point.
12/4 10:45 a.m. The new Elks Community Youth Center in south Douglas County will be the focus of a membership meeting of the Tri City Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday night.
12/4 10:30 a.m. With the forecast calling for more cold weather, the Douglas County Housing and Homeless Coalition has increased the number of days that its Warming Center will be open this week.
12/4 9:30 a.m. Douglas County will pursue obtaining a community block grant from the federal government to help the Gardiner Sanitary District make upgrades and repairs on their sewage collection system.
12/4 5:30 a.m. Douglas County Commissioners will have their weekly meeting on Wednesday morning.
12/4 5:20 a.m. The Oregon Health Authority has lifted a health advisory for Tenmile Lakes, eight miles south of Reedsport off of Highway 101.
12/4 5:00 a.m. Employees with the City of Roseburg along with the merchants of the Downtown Roseburg Association are holding a canned food drive to benefit the UCAN Food Bank.
12/3 2:30 p.m. Roseburg Police have been found to be justified when they used force in a situation that happened this summer.
12/3 2:00 p.m. A Douglas County Grand Jury has determined that the use of force by police was justified in an incident that happened this spring.
12/3 11:00 a.m. The Healthy Kids Outreach Program at Mercy Foundation has received two grants to help with the dental project that helps support oral health for children in the community.
12/3 10:30 a.m. The Douglas County Housing and Homeless Coalition needs volunteers for overnight shifts at its Warming Center.
12/3 5:30 a.m. Oregon State Police say that two people died in traffic crashes during the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
12/3 5:00 a.m. Mercy Foundation has received a $5,000 grant from the Ben Serafin Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.
12/3 4:45 a.m. Thursday night is the free YMCA Night at the Umpqua Valley Festival of Lights.
12/2 11:35 a.m. A Roseburg man was found dead in Gaddis Park on Friday morning.
12/2 11:30 a.m. The Association of O&C Counties is reacting with “doubt and skepticism” in response to a proposal for the management of the O&C lands in western Oregon that was released last week by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden.
12/2 11:00 a.m. Douglas Timber Operators will meet on Thursday, December 12th.
12/2 10:15 a.m. You can get a $5 discount this month if you purchase a 12-month day-use parking permit from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
12/2 10:00 a.m. A former Roseburg resident is now running for State Representative in Central Oregon.
12/2 9:30 a.m. Three people were arrested after the Coos County Sheriff’s Office assisted by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office contacted the occupants of an SUV during a stop on Sunday afternoon.
12/2 5:30 a.m. The annual lighting of the Christmas tree at the Douglas County Courthouse drew hundreds of families to downtown Roseburg on Sunday night.
12/2 5:00 a.m. Oregon State Police say that help from other motorists resulted in the arrest of a dangerous driver along Interstate Five over the holiday weekend.
12/2 4:40 a.m. The Douglas County Housing and Homeless Coalition will have its Warming Center open this Tuesday through Thursday.
12/2 4:30 a.m. The Oregon Ducks have won the Civil War Blood Drive with the American Red Cross.
11/29 6:00 a.m. Black Friday Shopping got an early start at some stores around Roseburg.
11/29 5:30 a.m. Congressman Peter DeFazio is still formulating his reaction to a management plan for the O&C Lands proposed on Tuesday by Senator Ron Wyden.
11/29 5:05 a.m. Police and transportation safety officials are ready for Friday’s “Civil War.”
11/29 4:55 a.m. While Thanksgiving is over, some closures are still in place for Friday.
11/29 4:45 a.m. Douglas County Environmental Health is trying to locate a dog involved in a biting incident.
11/29 4:30 a.m. Douglas County is looking for people to serve on one of two advisory committees.
11/28 8:00 a.m. There are a number of closures for Thanksgiving and, in some cases, for Friday as well.
11/27 11:15 a.m. Firefighters with Douglas County Fire District No. 2 battled a stubborn flue fire on Tuesday afternoon.
11/27 10:30 a.m. Douglas County Commissioner Doug Robertson is cautious about his reaction to the Oregon and California Land Grant Act of 2013.
11/27 9:40 a.m. Umpqua Community College has two orientation sessions coming in December for adults who are interested in completing their GED in 2014.
11/27 9:30 a.m. For those who have experienced a loss going into this holiday season, Mercy Medical Center will have “A Gathering of Remembrance” on Thursday, December 5th at 5:30 p.m.
11/27 5:45 a.m. Law enforcement officials in Oregon, California, and Washington are joining forces to encourage drivers to get through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with zero fatalities.
11/27 5:00 a.m. A 54-year-old Lane County man has been indicted on the charge of murder in the death of his half-brother.
11/27 4:45 a.m. The Glide School Board is seeking public input on a proposal to move the middle school to the high school campus starting with the 2014-2015 school year.
11/27 4:30 a.m. You can give thanks by donating blood on Thanksgiving Day.
11/25 2:45 p.m. The Association of O&C Counties is reacting carefully to Senate Ron Wyden’s proposal regarding the management of O&C lands.
11/26 11:30 a.m. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden released his proposal on how O&C lands should be managed during a press conference at the State Capitol on Tuesday morning.
11/26 10:30 a.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 23-year-old man and accused him of physically abusing his four-month-old daughter.
11/26 10:00 a.m. Roseburg Police cited a woman for possession of methamphetamine on Monday afternoon.
11/26 9:30 a.m. Roseburg Police cited a 53-year-old man for unlawful possession of inhalants on Monday afternoon.
11/26 5:30 a.m. A Douglas County couple was honored on Monday as Oregon’s 2013 “Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year.”
11/26 5:10 a.m. The Eugene Airport is expected to experience its second busiest passenger day during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
11/26 4:50 a.m. Officials with the Coos Forest Protective Association are asking residents in their service area to check burn piles from earlier this year and to hold off on any new burning until the weather changes.
11/25 4:15 p.m. Few details are available but a release from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says that an 18-year-old Roseburg man is in jail accused of sex abuse.
11/25 2:00 p.m. The race for Douglas County Commissioner has drawn a third candidate. On Friday, retired Oregon State Police trooper Monte Smith filed for the seat now held by Joe Laurance.
11/25 1:30 p.m. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden will reveal his plan for dealing with the management of O&C lands in Oregon during a press conference at the State Capitol in Salem on Tuesday.
11/25 11:00 a.m. The United Community Action Network is recruiting families for a new program.
11/25 10:30 a.m. Coos County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Lakeside man Saturday and charged him for an assault that allegedly took place in October.
11/25 10:20 a.m. A Roseburg woman was cited for harassment Monday morning at about 6:00 a.m.
10/25 9:50 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a 39-year-old man following an incident near the corner of N.E. Troost and Delridge on Sunday afternoon.
11/25 9:30 a.m. Roseburg Police jailed a 38-year-old man Friday afternoon following an accident in the 2500 block of Stewart Parkway.
11/25 6:00 a.m. Numerous local, county, state, and federal officials, along with representatives from the organizations that worked on Eagle Landing, gathered for a private ribbon cutting on Friday to celebrate the completion of the housing facilities for homeless veterans.
11/25 5:30 a.m. Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley was one of many dignitaries who came to the ribbon cutting for Eagle Landing on Friday.
11/25 4:45 a.m. Umpqua Community Health Center is having two open sessions to help people enroll in Cover Oregon.
11/25 4:30 a.m. Civil War week is here and locally there is a way to show support for your favorite team.
11/22 5:00 p.m. A Winston man is missing. A release from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says that 26-year-old Brandon Bell left his home early on Thursday morning.
11/22 4:30 p.m. A Douglas County jury has found a 60-year-old woman not guilty of attempted murder but guilty of first and second degree assault and of unlawful use of a weapon.
11/22 4:00 p.m. Four people were arrested Thursday for smuggling and selling both heroin and methamphetamine following an investigation that had been underway for about two weeks.
11/22 10:45 a.m. A transient was arrested twice in eight hours on Thursday.
11/20 10:20 a.m. Jurors are deliberating in the trial of Linda Bond.
11/22 9:50 a.m. The Warming Center operated by the Douglas County Housing and Homeless Coalition served eighteen people on Thursday night.
11/22 9:00 a.m. The bail for a bombing suspect in Medford has been raised significantly.
11/22 6:00 a.m. It’s been one month since shots rang out in the Winchester area, leaving two people dead.
11/22 5:30 a.m. Eagle Landing Apartments will have its ceremonial opening on Friday afternoon.
11/22 5:00 a.m. The Umpqua Valley Festival of Lights opens on Sunday.
11/22 4:30 a.m. Governor John Kitzhaber has ordered that all flags at public institutions be flown at half-staff Friday.
11/21 3:00 p.m. Two Oregon Congressmen have asked the Oregon State Insurance Commissioner to extend a key deadline for Oregonians to sign up for health insurance, due to ongoing problems with the state exchange website.
11/21 2:30 p.m. A suspect that is well known to law enforcement in southern Oregon is in custody related to a recent bombing at the District Attorney’s office in Medford.
11/21 11:20 a.m. Two people were arrested by Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies just before 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night in Myrtle Creek.
11/21 11:00 a.m. Myrtle Point Police confirm that the man originally wanted as a person of interest in a homicide on Wednesday is in custody and has been charged with murder.
11/21 10:00 a.m. Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley calls a vote to weaken filibusters and make it harder for Republicans to block confirmation of the president’s nominees for judges and other top posts a victory for the American people.
11/21 9:30 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail following an incident at a bar on S.E. Jackson early on Thursday morning.
11/21 5:40 a.m. The Coos County Sheriff’s Office has released more information about the hunter who was missing for two days before being found on Wednesday morning.
11/21 5:15 a.m. A Roseburg Police dog located a man accused of stealing over $1,000 from a business on Tuesday night.
11/21 5:00 a.m. The Roseburg City Council has scheduled a special meeting for December 4th.
11/21 5:00 a.m. Starting Friday the Roseburg Lions Club will be selling See’s Candy for the holidays to raise funds for a number of community projects.
11/20 3:00 p.m. The Coos County Major Crimes Team is seeking a person of interest in an apparent homicide.
11/20 2:30 p.m. A hunter who went missing on Monday in Coos County was found Wednesday morning.
11/20 11:30 a.m. Coos County authorities are calling in additional resources as the search for a hunter missing since Monday morning continues.
11/20 11:15 a.m. Three people are in the Douglas County Jail after being arrested on drug charges early Wednesday morning.
11/20 11:00 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail following a late night incident at a convenience store on West Harvard.
11/20 10:30 a.m. The United Community Action Network VISTA Coalition is celebrating a decade of community service by hosting a screening of A Place at the Table on Monday, November 25th.
11/20 9:50 a.m. Tickets are still available for Windows of Hope. The fourth annual fundraiser happens this Saturday night, November 23rd, at Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville.
11/20 9:30 a.m. The Warming Center at Faith Lutheran Church in Roseburg is now scheduled to be open for a second straight night.
11/20 5:50 a.m. In the KQEN Business Spotlight: An Oregon based grocery store chain has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S. District Court in Eugene.
11/20 5:30 a.m. A mushroom picker missing since Monday has been found by a Lane County Search and Rescue team.
11/20 5:20 a.m. The Bureau of Land Management has scheduled four community listening sessions to discuss key issues regarding natural resources and forest management in western Oregon.
11/20 5:00 a.m. The Oakland City Council will have a special open meeting on Wednesday night.
11/20 5:00 a.m. Douglas County Commissioners will not have their weekly meeting Wednesday morning.
11/20 5:00 a.m. The YMCA of Douglas County is holding a Community Information Night on Wednesday night.
11/19 4:30 p.m. Governor John Kitzhaber has announced the appointment of Ann Marie Simmons to the Douglas County Circuit Court.
11/19 10:30 a.m. A busy Roseburg City Council meeting included a decision to increase the cost of parking in front of meters in the downtown area.
11/19 10:00 a.m. Coos County Search and Rescue is looking for a hunter who was reported missing Monday night in the Lost Creek drainage in eastern Coos County.
11/19 9:45 a.m. The Oregon State Police Bomb Squad was called to the Salvation Army Thrift Store on N.E. Stephens in Roseburg on Monday morning.
11/19 9:30 a.m. The Douglas County Housing and Homeless Coalition will open their Warming Center for the first time this season.
11/19 6:45 a.m. Emotions ran high as the Roseburg City Council discussed the issue of homelessness on Monday night.
11/19 5:30 a.m. The City of Roseburg now has a formal policy regarding contributions to nonprofit organizations.
11/19 5:20 a.m. The ceremonial opening for the Eagle Landing Apartments on the campus of the Roseburg VA Medical Center is set for next Friday.
11/19 5:00 a.m. Christmas tree permits are now on sale at Umpqua National Forest offices in Roseburg, Glide, Tiller, Toketee and Cottage Grove.
11/18 3:00 p.m. A 28-year-old Grants Pass man is in jail and Myrtle Creek Police are looking for a second man who got away during a chase in south Douglas County Monday afternoon.
11/18 1:00 p.m. A Camas Valley man is dead following an ATV accident on Sunday morning.
11/18 11:40 a.m. An accident Friday night that led to an eleven hour power outage for several hundred residents northwest of Roseburg is being referred to the District Attorney’s Office.
11/18 11:30 a.m. A Myrtle Creek woman is running for State Representative in House District Two. Natasha Bjornsen was on the Morning Conversation Monday on News Radio 1240 KQEN to let residents learn more about her.
11/18 10:50 a.m. Two people are in the Douglas County Jail after being allegedly found in possession of a stolen vehicle on Saturday morning.
11/18 10:30 a.m. The Oregon World War Two Memorial Foundation brought their memorial obelisk to Roseburg on Saturday.
11/18 9:30 a.m. Two men have been charged following a fight involving four people that took place in downtown Sutherlin early Saturday morning.
11/18 5:30 a.m. The Roseburg City Council will take another look at a possible policy regarding contributions to nonprofit organizations during its meeting on Monday night.
11/18 5:15 a.m. Sutherlin Police are investigating a fight that apparently took place early Saturday morning on North Calapooia near the intersection with First Avenue.
11/18 5:00 a.m. Local scouts collected over six tons of food last week. Scouting for Food is a nationwide effort that has been organized in Douglas County for the past thirty years.
11/16 9:00 a.m. Power has been restored to an area northwest of Roseburg that was in the dark for about eleven hours.
11/15 3:00 p.m. Congressman Peter DeFazio was one of thirty-nine Democrats to cross party lines and vote in favor of Republican legislation to allow Americans to continue purchasing individual policies for one more year from health insurance companies, even if the plan doesn’t meet requirements found in the found in the Affordable Care Act.
11/15 11:00 a.m. The Oregon World War Two Memorial Foundation is bringing a memorial obelisk to Roseburg on Saturday.
11/15 10:30 a.m. November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and Friday evening people in Douglas County can pay tribute to those struggling with the disease by attending a candle lighting ceremony on the steps of the Douglas County Courthouse.
11/15 9:30 a.m. Starting Monday Christmas tree permits will be available from the Roseburg District Office of the Bureau of Land Management.
11/15 5:50 a.m. After nearly a month, no arrests have been in a double homicide case in Douglas County.
11/15 5:40 a.m. The two latest suspects accused of the murder of a Tri-City man were arraigned on Thursday.
11/15 5:20 a.m. A Portland company that designs and manufactures outdoor apparel is the big winner at Wednesday’s RAIN conference held at Umpqua Community College.
11/15 5:00 a.m. The Roseburg City Council appears ready to eliminate one city commission during its meeting on Monday night.
11/15 4:30 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail on ten charges following an arrest Wednesday afternoon by the Roseburg Police.
11/14 2:30 p.m. Your property taxes are due on Friday. The Douglas County Tax Collection Department is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in room 205 of the Douglas County Courthouse.
11/14 11:30 a.m. Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley is applauding a decision announced on Thursday by President Barack Obama.
11/14 11:00 a.m. A Coquille woman was taken to the hospital after being hurt in an ATV accident Wednesday morning.
11/14 10:00 a.m. A pediatric Neurosurgeon wants to be a United States Senator. Dr. Monica Wehby is a Republican candidate for the senate seat now held by Jeff Merkley.
11/14 5:50 a.m. Two more Douglas County residents have been charged with murder in the death of William Bruton.
11/14 5:20 a.m. Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg was recognized with an “A” for their Hospital Safety Score.
11/14 5:00 a.m. The YMCA of Douglas County will have a Community Information Night on Wednesday, November 20th at 6:00 p.m.
11/14 4:50 a.m. The Red Cross office in Roseburg received a sheltering trailer on Wednesday.
11/13 11:45 a.m. Wire theft is being blamed as the cause of a power outage Wednesday morning.
11/13 11:15 a.m. A man who returned to the community he was born in is filing to run as a candidate for the Oregon House. Kerry Atherton was on the Morning Conversation on Wednesday on News Radio 1240 KQEN.
11/13 10:30 a.m. U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley has announced that he is cosponsoring a bill he believes will give consumers the choice to keep their current health plans if they want to continue them.
11/13 9:45 a.m. Labor talks between the Medford School District and some employees are bogging down again.
11/13 9:30 a.m. Douglas County Commissioners approved all five items on the agenda at their weekly meeting Wednesday morning.
11/13 5:30 a.m. Greater Douglas United Way is having its 24th annual Celebration of Caring on Thursday night at Macy’s in Roseburg.
11/13 5:00 a.m. Douglas County Commissioners will have their weekly meeting on Wednesday morning.
11/13 4:45 a.m. The Roseburg School Board will meet on Wednesday night.
11/13 4:30 a.m. The Roseburg Area Angel Investment Network is having their 2013 Conference on Wednesday in the Danny Lang Event Center at Umpqua Community College.
11/12 11:15 a.m. Not too many people make the news when they change jobs. But local veterans are putting the word out that longtime Douglas County Veterans Service Officer Mary Newman is leaving.
11/12 10:30 a.m. Producers for a new show on the Discovery Channel are in Douglas County through Wednesday looking to meet some loggers.
11/12 10:00 a.m. A local small businessman would like to represent part of Douglas County in Salem. Dallas Heard has filed for the Republican nomination for the House District Two seat in the Oregon State Legislature.
11/12 9:00 a.m. The City of Roseburg is now accepting applications from people who are interested in serving on a number of city commissions.
11/12 5:30 a.m. Veterans Day was a time to celebrate for VFW Post 2468 in Roseburg. On Monday, the group held a dedication ceremony for their VFW Remembrance Wall.
11/12 5:00 a.m. Greater Douglas United Way is hosting the “Collective Impact Institute: Moving Beyond Collaboration and Transforming Communities” at Seven Feathers Casino and Resort in Canyonville.
11/11 12:45 p.m. A huge crowd turned out for what organizers are calling Oregon’s Greatest Veteran’s Day Parade. Cloudy skies and some lingering fog greeted thousands of people who came to downtown Roseburg for the annual event.
11/11 10:00 a.m. A military helpline and website are available for veterans who may be needing assistance in a variety of areas. Tom Parker from Lines for Life in Portland was on our Morning Conversation on Monday on News Radio 1240 KQEN.
11/11 6:00 a.m. A number of activities are happening on this Veterans Day.
11/11 5:45 a.m. Monday is Veterans Day and that means many things are closed.
11/11 5:30 a.m. County Commissioner Doug Robertson says that Douglas County remains in better financial shape than some nearby counties, but tougher times could be ahead soon.
11/11 5:00 a.m. The fall community food drive for the FISH food pantry will be held this Saturday, November 16th at five Roseburg grocery stores.
11/8 2:30 p.m A local health center has been picked as one of four facilities in Oregon to receive part of a new competitive federal grant.
11/8 1:50 p.m. It appears three Myrtle Creek men planned to steal medical marijuana from a man who ended up dead after they entered his Tri-City area home last month.
11/8 11:00 a.m. Staff with the Umpqua National Forest will hold a fieldtrip to the recent Whiskey Fire on the Tiller Ranger District on Wednesday, November 20th.
11/8 10:30 a.m. One person was hurt when the driver of the sedan they were in lost control of the vehicle while it was heading southbound on Interstate Five on the Winchester Bridge just south of the Umpqua Community College exit.
11/9 10:00 a.m. Police arrested a 21-year-old man during an incident at the Wooley Center on West Harvard in Roseburg on Thursday morning.
11/8 9:30 a.m. An endowment that will provide scholarships to local veterans has been established by Del Blanchard.
11/8 5:45 a.m. The leader of one Oregon bank is sounding guardedly optimistic when it comes to the future of the economy. Ray Davis, President and CEO of Umpqua Holdings Corporation, was on Inside Douglas County on Thursday.
11/8 5:30 a.m. A KQEN Community Event: “Bus Stop” opens Friday night at Centerstage Theatre in the Whipple Fine Arts Center on the campus of Umpqua Community College.
11/8 5:00 a.m. All flags at public institutions in Oregon will be flown at half-staff next Thursday, November 14th in honor of Officer Robert Libke.
11/8 5:00 a.m. The Oregon State University Extension Service and the Oregon Sheep Grower’s Association are sponsoring a health program to explain more about Scrapie, a disease that affects sheep and goats.
11/7 12:00 p.m. Members of the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce along with other citizens heard from a panel of experts during the Economic Forecast 2014 event at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Thursday morning.
11/7 11:15 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a Myrtle Creek man on Wednesday night and lodged him in the Douglas County jail on drug and tampering charges.
11/7 11:05 a.m. Roseburg Police charged a 37-year-old man was unlawful possession of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Roseburg Wednesday afternoon.
11/7 11:00 a.m. A Roseburg man was cited for three charges and Roseburg Police and Fire responded to an incident Wednesday morning at a motel just off of West Harvard in Roseburg.
11/7 10:50 a.m. A transient is in the Douglas County jail on strangulation and other charges following an incident Tuesday afternoon.
11/7 10:40 a.m. The Roseburg City Council had a work session Wednesday afternoon to talk about a potential policy regarding the giving of city funds to nonprofit organizations.
11/7 10:20 a.m. A KQEN community event – The Zonta Club of Roseburg is presenting their first Nutcracker Tea and Auction on Sunday, November 24th at Umpqua Community College.
11/7 10:00 a.m. The Civil War Blood Drive is kicking off its twelfth season. Now through November 24th fans of both schools can give blood with the American Red Cross. Donors can give at any blood drive across the state.
11/7 5:30 a.m. A Coos County man pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated murder on Wednesday. Edward Nelson was accused of killing his wife and two neighbors on June 15th of last year.
11/7 5:00 a.m. The Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Forecast 2014 event is being held on Thursday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
11/7 4:45 a.m. The Umpqua National Forest will have a fieldtrip in the Diamond Lake and Lemolo Reservoir area on Friday, November 15th.
11/7 4:15 a.m. Douglas Timber Operators will have their next breakfast meeting on Thursday, November 14th at 7:00 a.m.
11/6 11:30 a.m. Nathan Stuart has been sentenced to 75 months in prison following his recent conviction for criminally negligent homicide, second degree manslaughter, and for driving under the influence of illegal substances.
11/6 10:50 a.m. To honor veterans and members of the U.S. armed forces, the Umpqua National Forest will waive day use fees at eight day-use sites over Veterans Day Weekend, November 9th through the 11th.
11/6 10:30 a.m. Douglas County Commissioners approved all the items on their agenda during their weekly meeting Monday morning.
11/6 9:10 a.m. Four local officers will be honored for their efforts to save a man cast adrift on a dock in the South Umpqua River last December.
11/6 5:50 a.m. Scientist Art Robinson says he will challenge Congressman Peter DeFazio for a third time.
11/6 5:30 a.m. Douglas County Commissioners will consider approving grant agreements with Homeland Security during their Wednesday morning meeting.
11/6 5:00 a.m. The Roseburg City Council is continuing their discussion about whether the city should sometimes allot funds to nonprofit groups.
11/6 4:45 a.m. The deadline is approaching for submitting a nomination for the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce 2013 male and female first citizen recognition.
11/6 4:30 a.m. Three public officials will speak at next week’s meeting of the Sutherlin Tea Party.
11/5 3:30 p.m. Some people in south Douglas County cannot call 911 on Tuesday afternoon.
11/5 11:30 a.m. The Oakland City Council will meet Tuesday night.
11/5 11:15 a.m. A Roseburg store sustained damage during a fire at an apartment complex located above it, early on Tuesday morning.
11/5 10:00 a.m. Police cited a Roseburg woman on Monday, following an incident that reportedly took place on October 26th.
11/5 9:30 a.m. The Community of Oregon City is stepping up to help out the family of a fallen officer.
11/5 5:20 a.m. Mark Garcia will kick-off his campaign for State Representative on Saturday.
11/5 5:00 a.m. State Representative Bruce Hanna will speak at the November 18th membership meeting of the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
11/4 2:30 p. m. Roseburg Police jailed a man following a traffic stop Sunday night in Roseburg.
11/4 11:20 a.m. A Roseburg woman was cited following what police are calling a “road rage” incident Saturday afternoon.
11/4 11:05 a.m. A teenage bicyclist was hurt when he was struck by a car Friday afternoon in Roseburg.
11/4 11:00 a.m. The Douglas County Major Crimes Team has released a composite sketch of the suspect in the double homicide that took place on October 22nd at a home on N.E. Stephens in the Winchester area.
11/4 10:30 a.m. The Community Advisory Council of the Umpqua Health Alliance will have another public meeting Monday to talk about the recent Community Health Assessment that was conducted regarding the health of people in Douglas County.
11/4 9:30 a.m. An early morning fire destroyed a large storage barn at the Metz Hill Auction facility early Monday morning.
11/4 6:00 a.m. Firefighters with Douglas County Fire District No. 2 along with Fire Science students from Umpqua Community College burned down a house on Old Highway 99 South, south of Roseburg on Saturday as part of a training exercise.
11/4 5:30 a.m. The National Transportation Safety Board has clarified their role in investigating last week’s helicopter crash near Days Creek.
11/4 5:20 a.m. The Roseburg City Council has scheduled a work session for Wednesday, November 6th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
11/4 5:10 a.m. The Roseburg area Angel Investment Network has announced the finalists in their competition to help finance the launch of a new company.
11/4 4:45 a.m. The Douglas County Housing and Homeless Coalition are getting ready for its third warming center season.
11/4 4:15 a.m. The Roseburg High School Marching Ensemble finished 13th out of 25 marching groups during the Northwest Association for the Performing Arts Championship in Hillsboro on Saturday.
11/1 5:05 p.m. Three Myrtle Creek residents have been charged with murder in the death of William Bruton. The 57-year-old man was found dead inside his Tri-City residence on October 20th.
11/1 1:30 p.m. Oregon State Police are seeking a suspect following a chase Thursday night in Douglas County.
11/1 11:30 a.m. A spokesperson for the National Transportation Safety Board says an update on the helicopter crash that took place on Monday near Days Creek should be available sometime on Friday.
11/1 10:30 a.m. Two houses will be burned Friday and Saturday during live fire training exercises along Old Highway 99 South, south of Roseburg.
11/1 10:20 a.m. Two men are being held in the Douglas County Jail following a traffic stop early Friday morning in Roseburg.
11/1 10:00 a.m. A transient was cited on six charges Thursday morning after Roseburg Police contacted him inside of a gated patio belonging to Southern Oregon & Pacific Railroad on S.E. Mosher in Roseburg.
11/1 5:40 a.m. Greater Douglas United Way is getting ready one of their fundraisers. The Celebration of Caring is set for November 14th at Macy’s in the Roseburg Valley Mall.
11/1 5:15 a.m. U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley has introduced legislation that would let aerial and ground contracted firefighters be covered for death and disability benefits under the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Act.
11/1 5:00 a.m. Sunday November third marks the end of Daylight Savings Time for the year. The Office of the State Fire Marshal is urging Oregonians to test their smoke alarm before they automatically change the batteries.
10/31 11:10 a.m. All three people hurt during Monday’s helicopter crash in the Days Creek area are still in the hospital.
10/31 10:10 a.m. The Theatre Department at Umpqua Community College will re-air a 2011 broadcast of "Frankenstein" for Halloween evening, with two more showings this weekend.
10/31 9:50 a.m. A transient is in the Douglas County jail, being held for three drug charges.
10/31 9:30 a.m. A Roseburg teen was taken to Juvenile Detention following an incident along the bike path in Roseburg on Wednesday afternoon.
10/31 6:00 a.m Superintendent Larry Parsons says the Roseburg School District is beginning to explore creating a process for changing the mascot name for Roseburg High School.
10/31 5:25 a.m. Greater Douglas United Way is hosting a collaborative leadership event to explore how working together can lead to a transformation in a community.
10/31 5:00 a.m. The United Community Action Network and the Oregon Food Bank is warning about a cut to a national hunger relief program.
10/30 3:00 p.m. A date has been set to retry the penalty phase of the Jesse Fanus murder case. The 33-year-old was convicted of killing war hero Major General Marion Carl during a home invasion robbery that happened in 1998.
10/30 11:30 a.m. Teens in the Winston area are celebrating “Red Ribbon Week” with events on Thursday. Teens Against Drug Abuse is hosting a prevention march and fair from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. behind the Winston City Hall.
10/30 11:00 a.m. Seats are still available for the Economic Forecast 2014 event sponsored by the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
10/30 10:00 a.m. A Springfield woman is in the Douglas County Jail, held for identity theft and other charges.
10/30 9:30 a.m. A transient is in the Douglas County Jail charged with stealing a van.
10/30 9:15 a.m. State Representative Bruce Hanna says school districts with native American mascots need to start making changes because he doesn’t see another bill that could overturn the decision on the horizon.
10/30 7:30 a.m. The Douglas County man convicted of killing a hero from World War Two during a home invasion robbery is scheduled to be back in Douglas County Circuit Court on Wednesday.
10/30 5:45 a.m. It has been one week since the Winchester neighborhood north of Roseburg was filled with police investigating a double homicide.
10/30 5:20 a.m. The Partnership for Economic Development in Douglas County and the Umpqua Business Center is hosting the Roseburg Angel Investment Conference on November 13th at Umpqua Community College.
10/30 5:10 a.m. People living in the south Roseburg area will notice a column of smoke on Friday and Saturday.
10/30 4:50 a.m. Umpqua Community College is hosting a presentation on Core Skills Mastery on Wednesday afternoon.
10/29 11:30 a.m. The three people injured in Monday’s helicopter crash in the Days Creek area remain hospitalized.
10/29 10:40 a.m. The Douglas County Housing and Homeless Coalition is getting ready for the cold weather. Ian Smith says the group will again operate a Warming Shelter when the overnight low is forecast to be thirty degrees or lower.
10/29 10:30 a.m. The annual “Stuff the Bus” food drive brought in over 3,200 pounds of food.
10/29 10:15 a.m. The District Ranger for the North Umpqua Ranger District is going to retire from the Forest Service. Carol Cushing came to the Umpqua National Forest in 1998.
10/29 10:00 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a 21-year-old man and charged him with computer crime, identity theft, and two counts of second degree theft.
10/29 7:00 a.m. Two fish biologists and a contract pilot were hurt when the helicopter they were flying in crashed into the South Umpqua River near Days Creek on Monday morning.
10/29 7:00 a.m. The annual Roseburg leaf collection program starts Monday. Pick-up will start in the Laurelwood neighborhood and work in a clockwise direction.
10/29 6:00 a.m. The Roseburg City Council has approved paying for design work to make more improvements in the downtown area.
10/29 5:45 a.m. The Roseburg City Council talked about potential changes to some fees for parking in the downtown area during their meeting on Monday night.
10/29 5:30 a.m. The Community Advisory Council of the Umpqua Health Alliance will host a public meeting on health Tuesday afternoon.
10/29 5:15 a.m. State Representative Bruce Hanna will speak at a town hall hosted by the Yoncalla Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday night.
10/29 5:00 a.m. The Southern Oregon Wine Institute will be open for public wine tastings and sales Friday and Saturday afternoons starting this week.
10/28 1:30 p.m. Three people were hurt when a helicopter crashed into the South Umpqua River near the 13,000 block of Tiller Trail Highway near Days Creek. The wreck was reported at 11:40 a.m. Monday morning.
10/28 11:30 a.m The Roseburg High School Marching Ensemble placed second in the finals at the Pride of the Northwest band competition on Saturday in Grants Pass.
10/28 11:10 a.m. Umpqua Community College and the Roseburg Area Zonta Club will host a delegation from the Ukraine November 8th through the 16th.
10/28 10:30 a.m. A grandmother ran over her grandson in an accident Saturday afternoon near Myrtle Point.
10/28 10:10 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested two people in two separate incidents early Sunday at nightclubs in Roseburg.
10/28 10:00 a.m. Roseburg Police cited a Winston man on three counts of theft on Saturday.
10/28 9:45 a.m. A Roseburg couple was cited for theft and forgery on Saturday afternoon.
10/28 9:30 a.m. Roseburg Police tased and then arrested a North Bend man on drug charges on Friday night.
10/28 5:40 a.m. A Riddle man died Saturday afternoon when he was hit by a semi truck while changing a flat tire along Interstate Five near Tri City.
10/28 5:20 a.m. A Myrtle Point woman died on Saturday when the vehicle she was driving veered off the Powers Highway and struck a tree north of Powers near Coquille Myrtle Grove State Park in Coos County.
10/28 5:00 a.m. The Roseburg City Council will consider increasing the cost of parking at metered spaces in the downtown area during their meeting on Monday night.
10/25 3:30 p.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is offering no update on the homicide investigations underway in the area.
10/25 11:30 a.m. The YMCA of Douglas County is having their Fall Carnival and Costume Party on Friday afternoon.
10/25 11:00 a.m. Two Roseburg men were cited Thursday afternoon on charges of second degree criminal trespass and third degree theft.
10/25 10:30 a.m. Myrtle Creek Police arrested two people on a drug charge on Thursday afternoon.
10/25 10:00 a.m. A traffic stop this week led to the seizure of marijuana worth over $75,000.
10/25 9:30 a.m. A Wolf Creek man that authorities say is known to be violent is in the Douglas County Jail after he hijacked a commercial truck at knife point then tried to evade police for over twenty miles as they followed him north on Interstate Five on Thursday night.
10/25 5:15 a.m. The Roseburg Food Project saw a big increase in the amount of food they collected during their most recent food drive.
10/25 5:00 a.m. Umpqua Community College has been recognized for the academic achievement of college athletes.
10/25 4:30 a.m. The Oregon Department of Transportation has postponed deck seal work on the McLain Avenue Bridge along Interstate Five near the Douglas County Landfill.
10/24 11:15 a.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has identified the two people shot to death at a home in Winchester on Tuesday night.
10/24 10:50 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail after police allege finding him with a small amount of methamphetamine Wednesday night.
10/24 10:30 a.m. A Roseburg man is in the Coos County Jail accused of assaulting a juvenile with a chair.
10/23 9:30 a.m. Congressman Peter DeFazio is applauding the passage of a bill that boosts funding for harbor maintenance and allots more funding to small ports in Oregon.
10/24 5:45 a.m. A Eugene teenager is in jail on charges that include attempted murder.
10/23 5:20 a.m. The Douglas County Veterans Forum says they are not pleased with recent statements by VA Roseburg Director Carol Bogedain saying that the Intensive Care Unit at the local facility will not reopen.
10/24 5:00 a.m. Staff at Fremont Middle School was honored by the Roseburg School Board during their meeting on Wednesday night.
10/24 5:00 a.m. The Roseburg School Board received an update on the Snergy program at Wednesday night’s meeting.
10/23 2:30 p.m. Two schools in the area of Tuesday night’s shooting dealt with the situation on Wednesday.
10/23 11:35 a.m. Two people were arrested for heroin possession following a report of drug activity at a home on Wharton Street in Roseburg on Tuesday night.
10/23 11:15 a.m. Detectives from multiple law enforcement agencies are at the third homicide scene in four days in Douglas County.
10/23 6:00 a.m. Two people are dead, one is injured, and a suspect is still on the loose following a shooting just north of Roseburg on Tuesday night.
10/23 5:50 a.m. The Community Advisory Council of Umpqua Health Alliance will have a public meeting in Sutherlin Wednesday night to present the key findings of a recent community health assessment.
10/23 5:30 a.m. The ninth annual Heroes’ Breakfast held last Saturday by Greater Douglas United Way is being called a success.
10/23 5:15 a.m. Greater Douglas United Way will have their 24th annual Celebration of Caring on November 14th at Macy’s in Roseburg.
10/23 4:45 a.m. The Roseburg School Board will meet on Wednesday night.
10/22 11:30 a.m. An Oakland man is in jail charged with three dozen counts of sexually abusing the mentally handicapped daughter of the woman he has lived with.
10/22 11:15 a.m. Workers who are losing their jobs at American Bridge in Reedsport are getting some help on Tuesday from Umpqua Training and Employment in Roseburg.
10/22 10:30 a.m. A pedestrian hit by a vehicle while crossing Northeast Stephens over two and a half weeks ago remains hospitalized.
10/22 9:45 a.m. A central Oregon State Representative wants to replace Jeff Merkley in the United States Senate. Jason Conger was on the Morning Conversation Tuesday on News Radio 1240 KQEN.
10/22 5:45 a.m. State Senator Floyd Prozanski has announced that he will seek another term in the Oregon Senate.
10/22 5:30 a.m. The Forest Service is closing the Toketee-Rigdon Road on the Diamond Lake Ranger District now through Thursday.
10/22 5:10 a.m. The Myrtle Creek Chamber of Commerce is hosting a clean up day for the disc golf course at Millsite Park.
10/21 1:45 p.m. A Roseburg man is heading to prison following his conviction on Monday of criminally negligent homicide, second degree manslaughter, and of driving under the influence of illegal substances.
10/21 11:30 a.m. No one was hurt when a southbound vehicle on Interstate Five partially rolled over on Sunday afternoon.
10/21 11:10 a.m. The man whose body was found outside a Reedsport apartment complex on Saturday night has been identified. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says the body is that of 37-year-old Shawn Christian.
10/21 11:00 a.m. The man found dead over the weekend at a Myrtle Creek home has been identified. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 57-year-old William Bruton was discovered at his residence at about 8:30 a.m. on Sunday.
10/21 10:30 a.m. A Glide man is in jail, held on nine counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and for interfering with someone making a police report.
10/21 10:10 a.m. A Roseburg woman is in jail on a drug charge after being arrested following an incident in the 2100 block of N.E. Vine Street on Saturday night.
10/21 10:00 a.m. The Oregon State Police Bomb Squad was called to Gaddis Park in Roseburg over the weekend when a citizen reported finding a suspicious device lying in the parking lot.
10/21 9:30 a.m. Home and landowners in Douglas County will start getting their property tax statements later in the week.
10/21 5:45 a.m. A teen charged with shooting his foster father and another man to death in eastern Oregon had been accused of assault, physical harassment, and criminal mischief in cases handled by juvenile authorities in Douglas and Lane counties.
10/21 5:00 a.m. A missing man from Phoenix, Oregon, was found dead on Sunday near a road in southern Lane County.
10/21 4:30 a.m. The Oregon Department of Transportation has completed most of its deck seal work on bridges along Interstate Five in Douglas County.
10/20 7:00 p.m. One man is dead in Reedsport and a resident of that community is being held for murder.
10/20 6:30 p.m. The Douglas County Major Crimes Team is conducting a homicide investigation in the Myrtle Creek area.
10/19 7:30 a.m. The Bureau of Land Management is investigating timber vandalism in Douglas and Lane Counties.
10/18 11:30 a.m. Patrick Starnes would like to represent House District Seven in the Oregon State Legislature.
10/18 10:30 a.m. Just ahead of a sunny weekend, many campgrounds and recreation sites in the Umpqua National Forest are reopening.
10/18 10:00 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a transient on Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly tried to flee from an officer.
10/18 9:30 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail on a drug charge. Thursday night just after 8:00 p.m., the Roseburg Police contacted three people at a motel room on Aviation Drive after suspicious activity had been reported.
10/18 7:30 a.m. A successful family event returns to Phoenix School Saturday morning. The Greater Douglas United Way Heroes’ Breakfast brings superheroes together with rescue heroes from fire and police departments around Roseburg.
10/18 5:30 a.m. Umpqua Brew Fest is Saturday. The annual beer tasting event will be held in Douglas Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
10/18 5:00 a.m. Crater Lake National Park has reopened to the public.
10/18 4:30 a.m. Governor John Kitzhaber has ordered that all flags at public institutions be flown at half-staff on Sunday in honor of Private First Class Cody Patterson.
10/17 3:15 p.m. Patrick Starnes is considering a run for the Oregon State Legislature. The longtime Douglas County resident, who moved to Lane County this year, may seek the Oregon House District Seven seat that will be vacated by incumbent Bruce Hanna at the end of next year.
10/17 2:00 p.m. Staff of Wildlife Safari is excited about the support they have received for building a new elephant waterhole exhibit at the game park in Winston.
10/17 11:30 a.m. Officials with the City of Roseburg were pleased with the work of their employees during the Great Oregon Shakeout on Thursday morning.
10/17 11:00 a.m. Congressman Peter DeFazio is applauding the Senate compromise that led to the end of the partial government shutdown.
10/17 10:00 a.m. With the end to the partial shutdown of the federal government and the threat of a debt default delayed, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon says now lawmakers need to work together on the important issues.
10/17 9:30 a.m. State Representative Bruce Hanna will speak at an upcoming town hall hosted by the Yoncalla Chamber of Commerce.
10/17 5:30 a.m. The Great Oregon Shakeout is happening Thursday morning. Deputy Fire Marshal Monte Bryan of the Roseburg Fire Department explains how the event began.
10/17 5:00 a.m. The Douglas County Farm Bureau will have the weigh in for their giant pumpkin contest on Saturday, October 19th at 9:00 a.m. at Kruse Farms market.
10/16 2:45 p.m. While the fall rains have begun and the shortage of water in some places has ended, the Douglas County Water Resources Advisory Board needs help on water issues year-round.
10/16 10:30 a.m. The Douglas County Planning Commission will have a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline project during their meeting on Thursday night.
10/16 10:00 a.m. Douglas County has ended a contract with the City of Roseburg that provided parking enforcement around the courthouse.
10/16 9:30 a.m. Crews are beginning work on an elephant waterhole exhibit at Wildlife Safari in Winston.
10/16 9:00 a.m. It may seem early to talk about the First Citizens Banquet, but the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce is now taking nominations for the 2013 Male and Female First Citizens.
10/16 5:45 a.m. The Oakland City Council will have a special open meeting on Wednesday night.
10/16 5:30 a.m. An expert panel will look at what may be ahead for the economy next year at the Economic Forecast 2014 event.
10/16 5:00 a.m. Douglas County Commissioners will have their weekly meeting Wednesday morning.
10/15 3:00 p.m. More jobs are about to be lost in Douglas County. Tuesday afternoon, Douglas County Commissioner Susan Morgan told News Radio 1240 KQEN that county officials have received word that American Bridge in Reedsport will close their facility.
10/15 10:40 a.m. A Bandon teenager is being held for alleged child abuse.
10/15 10:30 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a 33-year-old man last night and jailed him after an incident at a home on SE Douglas Avenue.
10/15 10:00 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail on multiple charges following a traffic accident Monday afternoon in Roseburg.
10/15 9:30 a.m. Performances of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” will be shown this week at Umpqua Community College.
10/15 7:00 a.m. On a narrow vote, a split Roseburg City Council said no to a staff proposal to stop making contributions to nonprofit organizations when city expenditures exceed revenue at their meeting Monday night.
10/15 5:30 a.m. The Roseburg City Council approved a new contract with members of the Roseburg Police Employees Association during Monday night’s meeting.
10/15 5:15 a.m. Many people in Douglas County are living an unhealthy lifestyle. That’s part of the findings of a community health assessment released on Monday by the Umpqua Health Alliance.
10/15 4:50 a.m. Zonta Club of Roseburg is helping those impacted by domestic violence.
10/14 10:30 a.m. A Drain man is in the Douglas County Jail on assault and other charges following an accident on Saturday night.
10/14 10:15 a.m. Two people were arrested and charged with harassment after a disturbance at a nightclub on Diamond Lake Boulevard early Saturday morning.
10/14 9:50 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a 61-year-old man after an alleged incident of speed racing on Saturday morning.
10/14 9:30 a.m. A Roseburg man was arrested after his vehicle ran into a large power box on Friday night.
10/14 6:35 a.m. Organizers are announcing details for the 4th annual Early Childhood Care and Education Conference coming to the Danny Lang Teaching, Learning, and Event Center November 1 and 2.
10/14 5:45 a.m. Congressman Peter DeFazio is still hoping for action on timber management on O&C lands during this session of Congress.
10/14 5:20 a.m. The Roseburg City Council will discuss whether to halt contributions to nonprofit groups and take a vote on ratifying a contract agreement with the Roseburg Police Employees Association during Monday night’s meeting.
10/14 4:45 a.m. The Oregon Department of Transportation is continuing to apply deck seals to several bridges along Interstate Five in the Roseburg and Sutherlin area this week.
10/14 4:30 a.m. The VA Roseburg Healthcare System will have their Quarterly Remembrance service on Thursday, October 17th at noon in the Roseburg VA campus Chapel in building 16.
10/11 2:30 p.m. A fully grown cougar has been seen repeatedly near homes in the 800 block of Old Garden Valley Road west of Roseburg.
10/11 11:00 a.m. Next Thursday, October 17th, the City of Roseburg is one of many groups that will participate in the “Great Oregon Shake-Out.”
10/11 10:30 a.m. As the partial shutdown of the federal government continues, Crater Lake National Park remains closed.
10/11 10:00 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail on a drug charge after police contacted him and a transient female in Micelli Park Thursday night.
10/11 9:30 a.m. A group of students at Fremont Middle School has decided to help the City of Roseburg by making a $1,000 donation to pay for part of the cost of landscaping at the new parking lot in Fir Grove Park.
10/11 7:05 a.m. State Representative Bruce Hanna shed some light on his political future on Inside Douglas County Thursday.
10/11 5:45 a.m. Umpqua Valley Habitat for Humanity is receiving a big donation along with volunteer labor to help in their work.
10/11 5:30 a.m. National Fire Prevention Week continues and for the Friday focus the Douglas County Fire Prevention Cooperative is urging families to make a plan in case a fire happens in their home.
10/11 5:15 a.m. Three environmental groups will have a forum regarding proposed legislation affecting O&C lands.
10/11 5:00 a.m. The Umpqua Valley Audubon Society will offer a program featuring a photographic tour of Columbia and its birds on Wednesday, October 23rd
10/11 4:45 a.m. Mercy Medical Center will have the Passport to Pampering event next Thursday, October 17th.
10/10 3:00 p.m. A car versus post office accident garnered a lot of attention in Sutherlin around noon.
10/10 11:30 a.m. The City of Roseburg may halt contributions to nonprofit organizations. Monday night the Roseburg City Council will consider the issue.
10/10 10:50 a.m. Solarize Southern Oregon is having a workshop on going solar Tuesday night October 15.
10/10 10:00 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail on drug and weapons charges. Wednesday night police stopped 30-year-old Clayton Champ for a traffic violation in the 2500 block of West Harvard.
10/10 9:45 a.m. Three drivers were cited in an accident involving four vehicles that happened Wednesday morning in Roseburg.
10/10 9:30 a.m. A Roseburg man is in the Douglas County Jail on first degree theft charges.
10/10 8:15 a.m. The Greater Douglas United Way is helping the Roseburg Optimist Club search for a piece of equipment that has become a staple at community events.
10/10 6:00 a.m. The former police officer accused of encouraging child sex abuse was released from the Douglas County Jail following his arraignment on Wednesday.
10/10 5:30 a.m. As the partial government shutdown continues, Congressman Peter DeFazio says Americans are being deprived of the opportunity to hunt and fish on national wildlife refuges.
10/10 5:15 a.m. National Fire Prevention Week continues and for the Thursday focus the Douglas County Fire Prevention Cooperative is looking at the use of candles.
10/10 5:00 a.m. An exploration of the natural gas industry will be the focus of the next membership meeting of the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
10/10 4:50 a.m. As some federal workers deal with financial issues during the partial government shutdown, one area credit union is ready to help members who are impacted by the situation.
10/9 2:30 p.m. It looks like wet roads may have contributed to a single vehicle accident on Interstate Five Tuesday night.
10/9 10:50 a.m The Oakland man jailed on charges of encouraging child sex abuse is a former police officer that reportedly worked with at least three agencies in the region.
10/9 9:30 a.m. National Fire Prevention Week continues. For Wednesday the focus is on heaters. Officials say most home heating related fires are caused by human error.
10/9 5:45 a.m. The Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce is getting ready for the Economic Forecast 2014 event. November 7th five speakers will look at how the economy may be doing in the coming year.
10/9 5:30 a.m. The Roseburg School Board will meet Wednesday night.
10/9 5:15 a.m. The Oregon State Marine Board will dedicate the newly constructed boat wash station at Tenmile Lakes on October 22nd.
10/9 5:00 a.m. The Glide Fire Association is holding their Firemen’s Pit Barbecue and Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday and Sunday October 19th and 20th.
10/8 4:00 p.m. An Oakland man is in jail charged with encouraging child sex abuse. On Tuesday the Oregon Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force was assisted by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in serving a search warrant at a home on Oakwood Drive in Oakland.
10/8 11:30 a.m. The City of Roseburg wants residents to know that buying waterline insurance is a consumer decision and not required by the city.
10/8 11:10 a.m. A missing Douglas County woman was found down a steep embankment Monday night.
10/8 10:30 a.m. A Sutherlin woman is in the Douglas County Jail on multiple charges following a traffic stop on Tuesday morning.
10/8 10:00 a.m. Fifteen people from the Roseburg area are heading to Japan to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Roseburg Sister City program that pairs Roseburg with a community in that country.
10/8 9:30 a.m. A fire started by a three-year-old destroyed an older mobile home Monday afternoon at a mobile home park on N.E. Stephens in Roseburg.
10/8 9:00 a.m. A fleet of Roseburg Food Project volunteers will be picking up donations this weekend.
10/8 7:55 a.m. Saturday night’s benefit dinner and auction for Roseburg Trainer Kevin Collins totaled around $21,000.
10/8 5:30 a.m. Sutherlin Police are warning the public of several suspicious incidents that have occurred in their community recently.
10/8 5:15 a.m. National Fire Prevention Week is continuing. For Tuesday, the focus is on kitchen fires.
10/8 5:00 a.m. Three area legislators will have a joint town hall meeting Tuesday night in Reedsport.
10/8 4:45 a.m. Greater Douglas United Way will have their Heroes’ Breakfast on Saturday, October 19th.
10/7 3:15 p.m. Roseburg Police have identified the man hit in the vehicle versus pedestrian accident that happened on Friday afternoon.
10/7 11:15 a.m. The pedestrian hit by a vehicle on N.E. Stephens in Roseburg on Friday is in critical condition and his name has still not been released.
10/7 11:00 a.m. Douglas County Democrats are getting ready for their twenty-sixth annual Flegel Victory Banquet and Silent Auction.
10/7 10:30 a.m. It appears rain early this week in Douglas County may slow down work the Oregon Department of Transportation is planning on some bridges along Interstate Five.
10/7 10:15 a.m. Umpqua Community College has extended the application deadline for the practical nursing program.
10/7 9:55 a.m. Three teens were cited for being minors in possession of alcohol on Friday night. At about 10:00 p.m. Roseburg Police contacted the group at a residence on Rifle Range Road.
10/7 9:30 a.m. A 51-year-old Roseburg man went to jail on Saturday night after police say he was flipping off drivers and cussing them out.
10/7 8:55 a.m. With his parents and sister on hand, longtime Roseburg Athletic Trainer Kevin Collins received several standing ovations and lots of love at a dinner in his honor Saturday night at the Roseburg Country Club.
10/7 5:30 a.m. A Bandon man has been arrested on manslaughter charges.
10/7 5:10 a.m. This is National Fire Prevention Week. For Monday’s observance, members are focusing on the importance of smoke alarms.
10/7 5:00 a.m. The Oregon Department of Transportation is continuing with bridge deck seal work on several bridges along Interstate Five in Douglas County.
10/7 4:50 a.m. Applications to participate in the Douglas County Veterans Day Parade are now available.
10/7 4:40 a.m. Umpqua Community College will offer a series of seminars aimed at increasing the odds of a successful job search.
10/4 5:00 p.m. Authorities are investigating a vehicle versus pedestrian accident that happened Friday afternoon along N.E. Stephens in Roseburg.
10/4 11:30 a.m. The Oregon Public Health Division has issued a health advisory for Tenmile Lakes.
10/4 11:00 a.m. A three car accident clogged up commuter traffic on Garden Valley Boulevard on Thursday night.
10/4 10:40 a.m. State Senator Jeff Kruse is pretty clear when sharing his view of this week’s special session of the Oregon State Legislature.
10/4 9:30 a.m. No one was hurt when a minivan hit the front of a local bank Friday morning.
10/4 7:00 a.m. Coos County authorities are looking for a person of interest following the death of a California resident on Thursday night.
10/4 5:45 a.m. National Fire Prevention Week is October 6th-12th. Local fire officials and supporting agencies are working to raise fire safety awareness during the observance.
10/4 5:30 a.m. Nine Douglas County schools will participate in the annual Walk and Bike to School Day next Wednesday, October 9th.
10/4 5:00 a.m. The Douglas County Green and Solar Home Tour is Saturday.
10/4 4:30 a.m. The Camp Millennium Pumpkin Patch kicks off its October run on Saturday.
10/3 11:00 a.m. While the Oregon State Legislature did approve all five bills up for consideration, in the final day of their Special Session on Wednesday, State Representative Tim Freeman says that in the House, things did not happen easily.
10/3 9:50 a.m. A minor car accident led to one Roseburg man going to jail.
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10/3 9:30 a.m. An early morning bike ride has helped to send a Roseburg man to jail.
10/3 5:45 a.m. A spokesperson for the Oregon School Boards Association says a package of bills on revenue and reform of the Public Employees Retirement System will benefit children in Oregon and the public school system for years to come.
10/3 5:30 a.m. The Horticulture Program of Douglas County’s OSU Extension Service is taking applications for the next Master Gardener Training Series.
10/3 5:15 a.m. Umpqua Brew Fest is coming on October 19th. The 4th annual event will be held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
10/3 5:00 a.m. The Umpqua Chamber Orchestra has openings for several musicians for its 2013-14 season.
10/3 4:40 a.m. The Roseburg-Aranda Connection is holding a benefit concert. Classical guitarist James Edwards will perform Friday October 25th at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on S.E. Lane in Roseburg.
10/2 3:00 p.m. Roseburg Police say a wheelchair that was reported stolen last Saturday has been returned.
10/2 11:30 a.m. Melvin Thornton of the Douglas Forest Protective Association will offer a wrap-up of this year’s fire season during the next meeting of the Douglas Timber Operators.
10/2 11:00 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail after being hit by a car on Tuesday night.
10/2 10:40 a.m. “Debunking The Myths About Natural Gas” is the title of the monthly membership meeting of the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
10/2 10:30 a.m. A Seaside man was hurt when the vehicle he was driving wrecked Tuesday night along Interstate Five southbound near the Drain/Yoncalla exit.
10/2 9:30 a.m. Service to veterans at the VA Roseburg Medical Center is expected to stay at normal levels in spite of the partial shutdown of the federal government.
10/2 6:00 a.m. A unique effort between the City of Roseburg, a local nonprofit group and many supporters has led to a new parking lot between the VA National Cemetery and the soccer fields in Fir Grove Park on West Harvard.
10/2 5:15 a.m. State Representative Tim Freeman kicked off his campaign for Douglas County Commissioner on Tuesday night.
10/2 5:00 a.m. The Umpqua Valley Arts Association will host a fundraiser on Friday night.
10/2 4:45 a.m. A presentation on the dangers of prescription painkillers will be held Wednesday night at the VA Roseburg Medical Center.
10/2 4:30 a.m. With all the changes in health care, Wednesday might be a good day to get more information on the topic. The 50+ Resource Fair is happening Wednesday from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
10/1 11:30 a.m. Congressman Peter DeFazio is not happy with the partial shutdown of the federal government and he casts blame for the situation on one political group.
10/1 11:00 a.m. Soda Springs Road on the Diamond Lake Ranger District will remain closed while workers continue to repair damage to the fish passage facilities at the Soda Springs Dam.
10/1 10:50 a.m. Most activities on Bureau of Land Management lands in Oregon have been suspended due to the partial shutdown of the federal government.
10/1 10:40 a.m. It’s a citation not often written, but Tuesday morning Roseburg Police cited a Coquille woman for walking down the middle of the road on West Harvard.
10/1 10:30 a.m. Roseburg Police are releasing pictures taken from video surveillance, of a burglary that occurred at a local business in March.
10/1 10:15 a.m. State Representative Tim Freeman is officially kicking off his campaign for Douglas County Commissioner on Tuesday night.
10/1 10:00 a.m. A California couple is able to continue on their trip in Oregon after a 4x4 unit from Douglas County Search and Rescue freed their “stuck” motor home on Monday afternoon.
10/1 6:35 a.m. The City of Roseburg Parks and Recreation Division kicks off a pair of drop-in fitness classes Tuesday.
10/1 5:30 a.m. The Association of O&C Counties expressed thanks to Oregon’s Congressional Delegation on Monday for the recently passed, one-year extension of “safety net” payments.
10/1 5:15 a.m. The Bureau of Land Management has reopened most of the public lands in Douglas and Josephine County that were closed this summer due to the Douglas Complex of Fires near Glendale.
10/1 5:00 a.m. Forest Service officials have reopened the Laying Creek Road, also known as Forest Road number 17, in the Cottage Grove Ranger District.
10/1 4:45 a.m. Douglas County Commissioners are taking applications for two committees. The Solid Waste Advisory Committee and the Emergency Medical Services Advisory have openings right now.
9/30 2:05 p.m. Douglas County Search and Rescue crews are trying to help an elderly couple stuck with their motor home in a remote area in Douglas County.
9/30 11:15 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail after a disturbance on Saturday night. Just before midnight, police were called to a home in the 900 block of S.E. Mill Street.
9/30 11:00 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a transient on Friday morning, and charged him with harassment and disorderly conduct.
9/30 10:50 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a Winston man on Friday after they say that he allegedly opened an account at a bank on Stewart Parkway and then immediately withdrew the money from the ATM.
9/30 10:30 a.m. Roseburg Police are asking for help from the public as they try to locate a wheelchair that was reported stolen on Saturday.
9/30 10:00 a.m. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is looking for applicants for the Planning Commission.
9/30 9:30 a.m. Umpqua Community College is one of three Oregon colleges picked to receive a grant to improve access to childcare for low-income students.
9/30 7:35 a.m. It appears Mother Nature is trying to make up for one of the longest, hottest summers in Oregon. September rainfall records are falling all around the state, just as the rain year comes to a close.
9/30 5:30 a.m. Douglas County made it through the rain and wind over the weekend in pretty good shape.
9/30 5:00 a.m. The Partnership for Economic Development in Douglas County will sponsor a Fall Industry Tour on October 8th.
9/30 4:50 a.m. October is “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” Firefighters and paramedics in Douglas County Fire District No.2 are going to “go pink” again this year.
9/30 4:30 a.m. The OSU Extension Service is having a workshop to help hunters learn how to process their wild game safely.
9/29 6:00 a.m. Sunday looks to be another stormy day in the Umpqua Valley. The National Weather service has a Wind Advisory in effect for much of the region from 11:00 a.m. Sunday until 11:00 p.m. Sunday night.
9/27 11:40 a.m. With family and friends of Kevin Collins gathered in front of Brooke Communications, Mike Winters took Brian Prawitz’ hair down to the scalp Friday morning – live on News Radio 1240 KQEN.
9/27 11:15 a.m. Umpqua Community College will be receiving a grant of over $2.2 million to improve student success.
9/27 10:50 a.m. Congressman Peter DeFazio is calling on the International Trade Commission to continue import duties on Chinese hardwood plywood.
9/27 10:00 a.m. With hunting season getting underway, the Douglas Forest Protective Association is reminding hunters and other recreationalists to be very cautious with fire in wildland areas.
9/27 7:20 a.m. A large, wet storm system is moving in off the Pacific Ocean this weekend, bringing strange temperature swings, wind and enough heavy rain to prompt officials in Coos County to issue warnings to the public.
9/27 5:30 a.m. The two new cheetah cubs at Wildlife Safari are doing well.
9/27 5:00 a.m. Dangers of prescription painkillers will be discussed during a presentation Wednesday night at the VA Roseburg Medical Center.
9/27 4:50 a.m. Umpqua Community College is hosting broadcasts of professional theatre live from London.
9/27 4:30 a.m. The 2nd Annual South Umpqua River Clean Up is happening Saturday in Roseburg.
9/26 3:30 p.m. Legislation extending the county timber payments program for another year is headed to the White House.
9/26 11:00 a.m. People age fifty and over can get information about a variety of health topics at the 50+Resource Fair on Wednesday, October 2nd from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Community Conference Center at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
9/26 10:15 a.m. Unseasonable rainfall and low temperatures for this time of year has caused officials in the Umpqua National Forest to reduce the Fire Danger Warning Level to low.
9/26 10:00 a.m. Commercial bough harvesting season will start on Tuesday October first in the Tiller Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest.
9/26 9:30 a.m. Several Forest Service roads and recreation sites on the Tiller Ranger District will be temporarily closed due to a salmon and steelhead restoration project.
9/26 7:10 a.m. In the KQEN Business Spotlight: A state of the art data center is about ready to open its doors to Roseburg. Cascade Divide is an Oregon-based data center operating out of the Umpqua Business Center.
9/26 5:45 a.m. On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would provide a one year extension of Secure Rural School payments to rural counties in Oregon.
9/26 5:30 a.m. A 30-year-old man is going to spend the rest of his life behind bars. On Wednesday, Judge George Ambrosini sentenced Anthony Cavallaro to life in prison.
9/26 5:00 a.m. Next Tuesday, October first, Douglas County Fire District No. 2 will remove the district wide burn ban that has been in place since July.
9/26 4:45 a.m. The Douglas County Child Safety Seat Coalition will have a child safety seat check up clinic on Friday, September 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
9/25 11:30 a.m. When Umpqua Community College starts classes on Monday, they will do so with a special salute to veterans.
9/25 11:00 a.m. Roseburg Police have arrested a 61-year-old man and charged him with sex abuse in the first degree.
9/25 10:45 a.m. The Douglas Forest Protective Association has officially called an end to the 2013 fire season. Kyle Reed of DFPA says that it’s the earliest end to fire season on the Douglas District since 1978.
9/25 10:35 a.m. Brooke Communications broadcaster Brian Prawitz is going to shave his head on the radio Friday morning in support of Roseburg High Athletic Trainer Kevin Collins, who is fighting cancer.
9/25 9:30 a.m. A Roseburg woman is in jail on multiple drug charges. Tuesday afternoon at about 3:00 p.m., Roseburg police arrested 21-year-old Ashley Dedlow at a store on Stewart Parkway.
9/25 7:00 a.m. Opinions on O&C land issues and Obamacare dominated a town hall meeting held by Congressman Peter DeFazio Tuesday night in Roseburg.
9/25 6:40 a.m. The Zonta Club of Roseburg is taking registrations for the 2nd Annual IronWoman Competition October 12.
9/25 5:30 a.m. Last week, a U.S. House subcommittee met to talk about Indian Casinos and where they can be placed. Michael Rondeau, CEO of the Cow Creek Umpqua Indians, was in Washington, D.C., for the hearing.
9/25 5:00 a.m. A student in the Winston-Dillard School District will be “Mayor for a Day” on October 4th.
9/25 4:45 a.m. The Roseburg School Board will meet Wednesday night.
9/24 11:10 a.m. Wildlife Safari is announcing the birth of the first cheetah cubs born in the western United States this year.
9/24 10:45 a.m. Congressman Peter DeFazio is not happy with the current federal budget situation.
9/24 10:00 a.m. Unemployment in Douglas County is remaining flat. New data released on Monday by the State Employment Department shows a seasonally adjusted rate of joblessness at 11% for August.
9/24 9:30 a.m. Officials with the Coos Forest Protective Association say Fire Season is likely to linger in the region.
9/24 7:10 a.m. The first of a series of flu and pneumonia vaccine clinics hosted by the Douglas County Health Department is coming next week.
9/24 5:45 a.m. The Roseburg City Council approved all items on their agenda on Monday night.
9/24 5:30 a.m. Meeting in their other role as the Roseburg Urban Renewal Agency, the Roseburg City Council approved having consultants conduct an obstruction identification survey for the Roseburg Regional Airport.
9/24 5:10 a.m. Congressman Peter DeFazio is continuing a series of town hall meetings Tuesday.
9/24 5:00 a.m. State Representative Tim Freeman will officially kick off his campaign for Douglas County Commissioner on Tuesday October first.
9/24 4:45 a.m. The Roseburg High School Marching Ensemble is now up to 140 students. That makes it the second largest high school band in Oregon with only two other larger bands in the Pacific Northwest.
9/23 2:50 p.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is looking for more volunteers for its Search and Rescue Unit.
9/23 2:10 p.m. It is now official. The Oregon State Legislature has been formally called into a special session slated to start on Monday, September 30th.
9/23 11:30 a.m. Douglas Timber Operators will have their next Breakfast Meeting on Thursday, September 26th.
9/23 11:00 a.m. Four people were arrested early Sunday morning following a fight at a bar on SE Stephens in Roseburg.
9/23 10:40 a.m. A Lakeside man is in the Douglas County Jail after the Sheriff’s Office arrested him over the weekend.
9/23 10:30 a.m. State Senator Floyd Prozanski is still opposed to having a Special Session of the Oregon State Legislature.
9/23 9:30 a.m. The recent rain has reduced the fire danger to “low” on all lands protected by the Douglas Forest Protective Association.
9/23 7:10 a.m. Weekend rain totals in Roseburg may not have been overwhelming, but a new record was set on Saturday.
9/23 5:45 a.m. In the KQEN Business spotlight: The first urban winery in the Roseburg area is set to begin production. Paul O’Brien Winery is being founded by Dyson DeMara and Scott Kelley.
9/23 5:20 a.m. The Roseburg City Council will meet on Monday night.
9/23 4:50 a.m. The Oregon Department of Transportation is continuing bridge deck seal work through the end of the month to bridges along Interstate Five.
9/23 4:45 a.m. The annual Canyonville Pumpkin & Music Celebration is coming on Saturday October 12 and organizers have announced the headline entertainment.
9/20 2:30 p.m. Six people were detained by Roseburg Police on Thursday afternoon after a woman reported that she believed her roommates had stolen jewelry from her bedroom.
9/20 2:00 p.m. A change in the weather has brought cooler conditions to the Coos Forest Protective Association.
9/20 10:40 a.m. This week the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team seized two more marijuana growing operations that were concealed on private property in rural Douglas County.
9/20 10:15 a.m. Douglas County Commissioner Doug Robertson says House passage of the O&C Trust, Conservation, and Jobs Act on Friday is part of a continuing journey impacting Douglas County.
9/20 9:45 a.m. With fall weather here, the Umpqua National Forest is asking drivers to slow down while traveling on Forest Service roads.
9/20 9:30 a.m. Friday is National Ex-POW/MIA Recognition Day. From 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., the VA Roseburg Medical Center will have a special ceremony to honor Oregon’s former POW’s and MIA’s.
9/20 6:45 a.m. The first weekend of fall is jam packed with events throughout Douglas County.
9/20 6:30 a.m. On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives discussed forestry legislation. House Resolution 1526 is called the Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act.
9/20 5:30 a.m. State Senator Jeff Kruse has a number of questions about the upcoming special session of the Oregon State Legislature scheduled to begin on September 30th.
9/20 5:00 a.m. Umpqua Bank has announced that it will award grants for two significant projects in the communities where the company got its start – Canyonville and Roseburg.
9/19 2:00 p.m. On Thursday, the United States Senate passed a one year extension to the Secure Rural Schools program. U.S. Senator Ron Wyden says the extension was part of The Helium Stewardship Act, a larger piece of legislation that involves selling helium from the Federal Helium Reserve.
9/19 11:10 a.m. Douglas County Environmental Health is asking for help as they try to find a dog that was involved in a biting incident.
9/19 10:50 a.m. Douglas County Commissioner Doug Robertson is hopeful that comprehensive timber legislation will pass out of the U.S. House of Representatives.
9/19 10:05 a.m. The City of Roseburg Fire Department will start issuing residential burn permits on October first.
9/19 9:50 a.m. Two men were cited following an incident in downtown Roseburg on Wednesday night.
9/19 9:45 a.m. A Roseburg woman is being held in the Douglas County Jail on a drug charge.
9/19 9:30 a.m. An Independence man died in a single vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon about five miles west of Elkton.
9/19 6:00 a.m. Oregon State Police say a fatal accident took place on Oregon Highway 38, about six miles west of Elkton on Wednesday afternoon.
9/19 5:30 a.m. The Umpqua National Forest went to Industrial Fire Precaution Level One on Wednesday. Fire danger is now deemed as being moderate.
9/19 5:10 a.m. The Douglas Forest Protective Association has responded to several illegal burns since the rain hit Douglas County.
9/19 5:00 a.m. Mercy Foundation is presenting its annual Challenge of the Heroes on Thursday night.
9/18 5:00 p.m. GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - The White House is threatening to veto a bill to boost logging on national forests, including a provision aimed at producing more money for timber counties in Oregon.
9/18 1:50 p.m. With fire danger decreasing, Roseburg Resources announced on Wednesday that they are opening all of its timberland in Oregon for non-motorized public recreational access unless otherwise posted.
9/18 12:00 p.m. Myrtle Creek Police arrested a 26-year-old man Tuesday night following a three mile drive that left a trail of debris in the community.
9/18 11:30 a.m. A Myrtle Creek man would like to be the next State Representative for House District #2. Mark Garcia says he will file with the Oregon Secretary of State’s office for the seat in the next few days.
9/18 10:00 a.m. Three vehicles got tangled up on Interstate Five northbound in the Myrtle Creek curves on Tuesday morning. A report from Oregon State Police says the accident happened at around 10:30 a.m.
9/18 10:00 a.m. Three vehicles got tangled up on Interstate Five northbound in the Myrtle Creek curves on Tuesday morning.
9/18 9:50 a.m. This Saturday is National Public Lands Day, the largest volunteer effort on public lands in the nation. Not only that, it’s the 20th anniversary of National Public Lands Day.
9/18 9:45 a.m. U. S. Senator Ron Wyden will be in Klamath Falls on Friday. The senator will be holding a news conference with members of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement task force.
9/18 9:30 a.m. A Roseburg Police K9 helped to locate two runaway teens on Tuesday afternoon. A report from Roseburg Police says that two juveniles had run away from the Deer Creek Adolescent Center on N.E. Douglas.
9/18 7:00 a.m. Fingers were pointed at a Roseburg woman during a nationwide television show on Tuesday when Kaine Horman and Desiree Young talked again about their missing boy, Kyron, and his stepmother Terri Horman.
9/18 6:00 a.m. Leaders of the Downtown Roseburg Association say they are seeing a positive shift in the mood about the downtown area.
9/18 5:30 a.m. The Riddle Harvest Festival is coming on Saturday, September 28th.
9/18 5:00 a.m. The Community Cancer Center will have a unique benefit event on Friday night. The second annual “My Cups Runneth Over” will be held at 6:30 p.m.
9/17 1:30 p.m. The change in the weather on Tuesday has led to lower fire restrictions on lands under the jurisdiction of the Douglas Forest Protective Association.
9/17 11:20 a.m. Cooler weather on lands protected by the Coos Forest Protective Association has allowed CFPA to reduce the fire danger level.
9/17 11:00 a.m. Douglas County Water Master Dave Williams says that the area is way behind when it comes to rainfall.
9/17 10:15 a.m. Douglas County Environmental Health is asking for help from the public as they try to find a dog involved in a biting incident.
9/17 10:00 a.m. A Roseburg woman is in jail following an incident Monday night at a home in the 1100 block of S.E. Mill Street.
9/17 9:50 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail after police say he stood in front of a school bus on Monday morning and wouldn’t let it go by.
9/17 9:30 a.m. A Winston woman was taken to Mercy Medical after her car hit a semi-truck Tuesday morning on Diamond Lake Boulevard.
9/17 5:45 a.m. It’s a busy time for the City of Roseburg with lots of special projects underway.
9/17 5:20 a.m. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has ordered that all flags at public institutions in Oregon be lowered to half-staff in remembrance of the victims of the Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C.
9/17 5:00 a.m. A detective from the Roseburg Police Department has been named as that agency’s Officer of the Year. Detective Matt Bird was given the honor.
9/17 4:45 a.m. Congressman Peter DeFazio will hold sixteen town hall meetings between September 23rd and 26th.
9/17 4:00 a.m. Umpqua Actors Community Theatre will present "Little Women" September 26th through October 20th.
9/17 4:00 a.m. Umpqua Actors Community Theatre will have auditions for "Swingtime Canteen" this coming Sunday and Monday.
9/16 2:15 p.m. An Oregon Department of Transportation vehicle was hit and a worker was narrowly missed Monday morning along Interstate Five just south of Roseburg.
9/16 11:45 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail after an investigation revealed that he allegedly stole over $1,300 in merchandise from a store on Stewart Parkway.
9/16 11:30 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested two women on Friday night and charged them with second degree theft.
9/16 10:00 a.m. A section of the bicycle/pedestrian path in Roseburg will be closed on Thursday and Friday.
9/16 6:35 a.m. The Community Development Department at the City of Roseburg is now taking grant applications for the recently approved façade improvement program.
9/16 5:45 a.m. Crews with the Oregon Department of Transportation are applying deck seals to several bridges in the Roseburg and Sutherlin area.
9/16 5:30 a.m. A second candidate has filed in the race for Douglas County Commissioner, Position Two. On Friday Dale Rogers filed with county election officials.
9/16 5:15 a.m. Crews with the Douglas Forest Protective Association dealt with a fire near Cooper Creek Reservoir on Saturday afternoon.
9/16 5:00 a.m. The management of the Whiskey Complex of fires near Tiller has been turned over to the Tiller Ranger District.
9/16 4:50 a.m. The Umpqua Valley Arts Association is launching a Business Member Campaign. “Positively Connected” is the theme for a Business Membership Launch party set for Thursday, September 26th at the Arts Center.
9/16 4:40 a.m. Two Rotary Clubs in the area are teaming up for a special fundraiser on Saturday. The Rotary Club of North Roseburg and the Roseburg Morning Rotary Club are hosting “Rotary in the Vines” at Abacela Vineyards.
9/14 7:00 a.m. A fast moving fire burned along the North Umpqua Highway on Friday afternoon.
9/13 4:20 p.m. The City of Roseburg says the contractor working on the parking lot project between the VA Roseburg National Cemetery and the soccer fields is making good progress and the parking lot is now paved.
9/13 11:30 a.m. A former Douglas County resident has been sentenced to over eight years in prison after pleading guilty to child sex abuse and sodomy charges.
9/13 11:00 a.m. A change in the weather could help crews at the Big Windy Complex in Josephine County.
9/13 10:30 a.m. Fire behavior on both the Whiskey and Buckeye fires was calmer than expected on Thursday.
9/13 10:20 a.m. One person was taken to Mercy Medical after a two vehicle accident on Thursday morning in Roseburg.
9/13 9:30 a.m. A 40-year-old man Myrtle Creek man was arrested this week by police after neighbors reported that he was passed out while caring for a baby at a home in the 100 block of Pine Street.
9/13 5:50 a.m. People can now drive the Jackson Creek Road, also known as Forest Road 29, near the Whiskey Fire area now that crews have completed significant work to reduce the number of hazard trees along the road.
9/13 5:45 a.m. Work continues at the Douglas Complex of fires near Glendale. Kyle Reed of the Douglas Forest Protective Association says crews are continuing to work on mop-up, rehab projects, and patrolling the fire line.
9/13 5:35 a.m. The Blast! for Recovery and Prevention is happening on Saturday. Community partners are hosting the annual event to spotlight the importance of prevention, treatment and recovery.
9/13 5:20 a.m. Healthy Start Healthy Families is presenting their 4th Annual Children’s Concert on Saturday. Aaron Nigel Smith will perform music for kids and their families.
9/13 5:10 a.m. The Roseburg area Angel Investment Network has extended the deadline to apply for seed capital investment to September 16th.
9/13 4:50 a.m. Following an agreement between Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, the Oregon Legislature’s Coastal Caucus, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, critical dredging projects will begin this weekend at small coastal ports in the state.
9/12 2:10 p.m. Forest Service officials have opened the Panther Creek trail bridge on the Calf segment of the North Umpqua Trail.
9/12 1:45 p.m. A 20 acre flare-up sent smoke into northern Josephine County Wednesday afternoon.
9/12 11:00 a.m. Roseburg State Representative Tim Freeman is now officially a candidate for Douglas County Commissioner, Position 2.
9/12 10:10 a.m. Fire suppression repair work is progressing in the Whiskey Complex of fires near Tiller.
9/12 9:45 a.m. Three people were hurt in a two vehicle wreck that happened at about noon on Wednesday.
9/12 9:30 a.m. A transient is in jail after being arrested twice in four hours by Roseburg Police on Wednesday.
9/12 7:45 a.m. A few days of hot weather tied a record in Roseburg on Tuesday and nearly reached record highs in Medford Wednesday.
9/12 7:35 a.m. Volunteers collected more than 500 pounds of garbage and a few unusual items in the 11th annual Cow Creek Byway Cleanup on Saturday.
9/12 5:45 a.m. The Roseburg School Board ratified a new contract with the Roseburg Education Association during their meeting on Wednesday night.
9/12 5:30 a.m. A local State Representative will officially file as a candidate for Douglas County Commissioner on Thursday morning.
9/12 5:20 a.m. People opposing the O&C Trust Conservation and Jobs Plan cosponsored by Congressman Peter DeFazio will rally on Friday in front of the Roseburg offices of the Bureau of Land Management.
9/12 5:00 a.m. A local arts organization has selected a new Gallery Manager. The Umpqua Valley Arts Association says that Sandee McGee will take over next week.
9/12 4:30 a.m. 911 service was restored to the Glide area on Wednesday night.
9/11 11:30 a.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has been notified of a telephone service outage that affects 911 service in the Glide area.
9/11 11:00 a.m. Area Boy Scouts worked early on Wednesday to create the Avenue of Flags on the campus of the VA Roseburg Medical Center for a September 11th remembrance.
9/11 10:00 a.m. A Sutherlin caregiver is in the Douglas County Jail after being accused of taking financial advantage of a 98-year-old woman for whom she was caring.
9/11 9:40 a.m. A Glide man is in the Douglas County Jail charged with stealing a car from the Eugene area.
9/11 9:30 a.m. A new area and road closure order was signed on Wednesday covering the Whiskey Complex of fires near Tiller.
9/11 6:50 a.m. The South County YMCA Extension in Canyonville is marking its 15th anniversary with a celebration September 20th.
9/11 6:45 a.m. The Douglas County Public Health Division has announced the first round of clinics for flu and pneumonia vaccinations in October.
9/11 5:45 a.m. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has ordered that all flags at public institutions be flown at half-staff on Wednesday.
9/11 5:20 a.m. Two members of Oregon’s Congressional Delegation have issued reactions to Tuesday night’s speech on Syria by President Barack Obama.
9/11 4:55 a.m. The Bureau of Land Management is extending the Temporary Emergency closure of public lands in Douglas and Josephine counties.
9/11 4:45 a.m. The Roseburg School Board will consider ratifying a contract with teachers in the district during their meeting on Wednesday night.
9/11 4:30 a.m. The Riverbend Live concert series in Winston will have another of their Eat to Keep the Beat fundraisers Wednesday.
9/10 11:30 a.m. Firefighters in the Whiskey Complex of fires near Tiller are getting ready for a pattern of hot dry weather through at least Friday.
9/10 11:00 a.m. Wednesday is September 11th and will mark the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America.
9/10 10:35 a.m. A Glide man was injured when the motorcycle he was riding hit a deer on Monday afternoon near Glide.
9/10 10:25 a.m. A Roseburg man was hurt when his vehicle left a freeway off ramp on Tuesday morning.
9/10 10:05 a.m. Forest Service officials are warning of heavy truck traffic on single lane rough surfaced roads that are serving as the alternate route for Laying Creek Road which is temporarily closed at milepost 2.1.
9/10 9:55 a.m. A 32-year-old man was detained after a disturbance at home in Roseburg on Monday night.
9/10 9:45 a.m. A Roseburg teen is in the Douglas County Jail, held on a drug possession charge.
9/10 9:15 a.m. An elderly Myrtle Creek man is in the Douglas County Jail on sex abuse charges.
9/10 7:30 a.m. President Barack Obama will address the nation tonight, as he outlines his plan for the situation in Syria.
9/10 6:50 a.m. Southern Oregon is experiencing unusually warm temperatures for this time of year, but don’t call this an Indian Summer.
9/10 6:45 a.m. After eighty-nine years of ownership the City of Roseburg has decided to sell the historic Willis House and some adjoining property on S.E. Rose downtown.
9/10 5:40 a.m. The Roseburg City Council has approved a zone change and Comprehensive Plan Amendment that will let Coastal Farm and Ranch build a new store just east of their current building.
9/10 5:30 a.m. At Monday night’s Roseburg City Council meeting, Roxanna Grant, Executive Director of the Downtown Roseburg Association, told councilors more about the business group.
9/10 5:15 a.m. Fire Suppression Repair continues on the Whiskey Complex of fires near Tiller.
9/10 5:00 a.m. Officials with the Oregon Republican Party have come out against an attack on Syria.
9/10 4:45 a.m. The Douglas Timber Operators will hear about the Pacific Connector Pipeline Project at their next meeting on Thursday.
9/9 1:55 p.m. Crews working on the Big Windy Fire in Josephine County are conducting burnouts on Monday on the west side of the fire.
9/9 1:30 p.m. A Roseburg man is in jail following a domestic disturbance Sunday night in Roseburg.
9/9 11:50 a.m. A Roseburg teenager is in Juvenile Detention after being charged with burglarizing a gas station on N.E. Stephens last week.
9/9 11:40 a.m. A Roseburg driver was cited after allegedly shearing off a light pole with the pickup that he was driving.
9/9 11:30 a.m. An elderly driver was cited after his vehicle allegedly hit a bicyclist Saturday afternoon.
9/9 11:20 a.m. A 23-year-old woman was hurt in a single vehicle wreck on Sunday night.
9/9 11:00 a.m. The Douglas Forest Protective Association did not have any fires on land it protects over the weekend. However, Kyle Reed of DFPA said they did assist with a fire on Coos Forest Protective Association that was just over their border.
9/9 10:30 a.m. State Senator Floyd Prozanski is dubious about the potential for a special session of the Oregon State Legislature. The Eugene Democrat who represents the north end of Douglas County was on the Morning Conversation Monday on News Radio 1240 KQEN.
9/9 9:30 a.m. Firefighters with the Umpqua National Forest suppressed two fires on Saturday that were likely started by lightning last week.
9/9 5:30 a.m. The Roseburg City Council will meet on Monday night with two public hearings on the agenda.
9/9 5:00 a.m. The Smith Ridge Fire on the Whiskey Complex was declared to be out on Sunday.
9/7 7:00 a.m. The Douglas Forest Protective Association worked to suppress two fires on Friday that were started when lightning passed through the area on Thursday.
9/6 2:10 p.m. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced Friday that he is accepting applications to fill a judicial position on the Circuit Court for Douglas County.
9/6 10:20 a.m. Some road closures remain in effect on the Whiskey Complex of fires near Tiller.
9/6 10:00 a.m. The Roseburg School District will continue its Key Communicator Network.
9/6 9:15 a.m. No plea was made by Shaun Lowry during an appearance in front of Judge George Ambrosini on Friday morning.
9/6 5:30 a.m. Four people who have recently moved to southeastern Douglas County were arrested on Thursday on charges relating to the unlawful manufacture and possession of marijuana.
9/6 5:20 a.m. Lightning storms passed through Douglas County on Thursday, resulting in scattered showers and around 550 lightning strikes.
9/6 5:10 a.m. Despite the recent rain, fire season remains in effect on all land protected by the Douglas Forest Protective Association.
9/6 4:50 a.m. A popular band from the 80s is playing at Umpqua Community College on Saturday. Portland based Quarterflash made a name for themselves after being signed by Geffen Records and putting out the hit single “Harden My Heart” in 1981.
9/5 2:00 p.m. Officials with the Umpqua National Forest have decreased the Industrial Fire Precaution Level in the Tiller Ranger District from level three to level two.
9/5 11:40 a.m. Trees that are posing a hazard have been removed from parts of the Whiskey Fire near Tiller.
9/5 10:40 a.m. Greater Douglas United Way kicked off their 2013 campaign on Thursday morning.
9/5 10:20 a.m. Firefighters with the Douglas Forest Protective Association responded to two fires in Douglas County on Wednesday night.
9/5 10:00 a.m. A Winston teenager was among those cited recently by the Coos County Sheriff’s Office as a result of an MIP party in Myrtle Point.
9/5 9:30 a.m. An elderly bicyclist was injured when he was struck by a car Wednesday morning along West Harvard in Roseburg.
9/5 7:25 a.m. With the start of hunting season, local authorities are reminding people of the dangers of large marijuana farming operations located in remote areas of Douglas County.
9/5 7:20 a.m. The Umpqua National Forest is welcoming a new member to its staff.
9/5 5:30 a.m. In the KQEN business spotlight, a Roseburg based company is adding jobs in Lane County. First Call Resolution will open a new call center in Veneta, providing an estimated 180 jobs.
9/5 5:20 a.m. With the Douglas Complex of fires contained on Tuesday night, now the Oregon Department of Forestry has released information about the cost of fighting those fires.
9/5 5:00 a.m. Officials with the Coos Forest Protective Association say that two fire starts in Southern Oregon last weekend are a good reminder about the need to be fire safe while shooting.
9/5 4:50 a.m. Another student from the Southern Oregon Wine Institute is heading to Spain.
9/4 2:00 p.m. Oregon State Police have identified the man who died in an accident on Highway 138E early on Wednesday morning.
9/4 1:40 p.m. Crews with Douglas County Fire District No. 2 struggled to get to a small fire off of Roberts Creek Road on Tuesday afternoon.
9/4 11:00 a.m. The VA Roseburg Healthcare System is hosting a Welcome Home Picnic.
9/4 10:30 a.m. The Whiskey Complex of fires near Tiller is moving to the fire suppression repair work phase.
9/4 9:50 a.m. Roseburg Swift Watch is underway. Twice each year, the tiny Vaux’s Swifts pass through Roseburg as they migrate back and forth to Central America.
9/4 6:50 a.m. The Greater Douglas United Way is holding a kickoff event Thursday morning for the agency’s annual Giving Campaign. Executive Director Bryan Trenkle outlined the plan for the 2013 campaign on the Morning Conversation on News Radio 1240 KQEN.
9/4 5:30 a.m. A Springfield man is dead after his pickup left Highway 138E early Wednesday morning. Lieutenant Doug Ladd of Oregon State Police says the accident was reported just before 2:30 a.m.
9/4 5:10 a.m. The Douglas Complex of Fires was declared contained at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday night.
9/4 5:00 a.m. The Umpqua Valley Arts Association will host Plein Air, a three day event featuring over fifty artists from around the western United States, who will be working to capture the landscapes of Douglas County.
9/4 4:30 a.m. Medford Police have released the name of a suspect in stabbing that occurred on Sunday.
9/3 2:40 p.m. Roseburg Police arrested a 39-year-old man who allegedly threatened to kill police on Sunday afternoon.
9/3 2:30 p.m. A pedestrian was taken to Mercy Medical after being hit by a car on Friday afternoon.
9/3 11:50 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail after being chased by three agencies through at least three communities early on Tuesday morning.
9/3 11:30 a.m. The start of the school year for students in the North Douglas School District has been delayed until Wednesday.
9/3 11:10 a.m. Mop-up continues at the Whiskey Complex of fires near Tiller.
9/13 10:50 a.m. The man that police say was driving a vehicle that hit and killed one pedestrian and critically injured another in Roseburg on August 13th is scheduled to appear back in court on Friday.
9/3 9:50 a.m. An Ashland man visiting Douglas County died last weekend.
9/3 9:30 a.m. A Roseburg man is in the Coos County Jail after police say he tried to run from deputies during a DUII enforcement stop in the Coos Bay area on Sunday morning.
9/3 5:40 a.m. While students are dealing with going back to school, motorists have some changes in their routine as well.
9/3 5:10 a.m. The day after Labor Day means the start of the school year for most students around Douglas County. There are a few exceptions however.
9/3 4:50 a.m. The Southern Cascades Type 3 Incident Management Team continues to lead efforts at the Whiskey Complex of fires near Tiller.
9/3 4:30 a.m. An unidentified teenager was detained following an incident that reportedly happened on a plane coming into the Eugene airport on Monday morning.
9/2 6:10 a.m. This is Labor Day. That means that all federal, state, county, and city government offices are closed.
9/2 6:00 a.m. Officials in the North Douglas School District are delaying the start of the school year by one day. School will remain closed for all students on Tuesday.
9/2 5:50 a.m. The first Umpqua River Run is being called a success. On Saturday, about 300 people took part in either a half marathon, or a 10k or 5k run and walk.
9/2 5:40 a.m. The Bureau of Land Management is extending a Temporary Emergency closure on public lands in Douglas and Josephine County.
9/2 5:30 a.m. The Douglas Complex of fires near Glendale is expected to be contained by Tuesday.
9/2 5:20 a.m. The Buckeye Fire in the Whiskey Complex is heading towards patrol status.
8/30 5:40 p.m. A Roseburg man indicted for first degree manslaughter has been released from the Douglas County Jail. According to the jail website, 32-year-old Shaun Lowry was released at 4:25 Friday afternoon.
8/30 11:30 a.m. A Roseburg man was indicted by a Douglas County Grand Jury Thursday afternoon and is now in jail accused of first degree manslaughter and several other charges.
8/30 10:50 a.m. Smoke is expected to become more visible at the Whiskey Complex near Tiller.
8/30 10:30 a.m. A 16-year-old boy from Drain died late Thursday night after being shot accidently.
8/30 10:00 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail after a fight outside a business on Garden Valley Boulevard.
8/30 9:30 a.m. A Roseburg man is hospitalized in Eugene after the motorcycle he was driving struck a deer early on Friday.
8/30 7:25 a.m. Roseburg State Senator Jeff Kruse was in Salem Wednesday as part of a meeting with Senate President Peter Courtney about a pending special session in Salem where the controversial mascot bill could make a comeback.
8/30 7:20 a.m. The Umpqua Community College Theater Arts Department is holding auditions for its first production of the season Bus Stop on October 3rd.
8/30 5:35 a.m. The City of Roseburg and the Friends of the Umpqua Valley Boys and Girls Clubs are presenting the first annual Umpqua River Run on Saturday.
8/30 5:20 a.m. Officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association are asking the public to be cautious as fire danger remains high heading into the Labor Day Weekend.
8/30 5:05 a.m. Lower temperatures and higher humidity have helped crews working on the Douglas Complex of Fires to make good progress.
8/30 4:50 a.m. Cooler conditions have come to the Coos Forest Protective Association.
8/29 8:00 p.m. A man identified by police as the driver of a vehicle that struck two pedestrians in a fatal accident just over two weeks ago has been arrested. 32-year-old Shaun Lowry was taken into custody Thursday night at about 6:00 p.m. at his business on NW Garden Valley Boulevard.
8/29 3:40 p.m. A report out from the Roseburg Fire Department says that what caused the fire at Chrome Night Club in July is not clear. The report was released to News Radio 1240 KQEN on Thursday.
8/29 1:30 p.m. Infrared imagery obtained during a flight over the Whiskey Fire is showing more heat within the lines than had been apparent from the visible smokes.
8/29 10:45 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail on drug charges.
8/29 10:30 a.m. Hay and the truck it came off of clogged the intersection of NE Garden Valley Boulevard and Mulholland Drive on Thursday morning. The accident happened at about 9:20 a.m.
8/29 8:00 a.m. A National Champion is waiting in the dairy case at your favorite grocery store.
8/29 7:55 a.m. A pair of deadlines for Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce events are coming up fast.
8/29 5:40 a.m. The Roseburg School Board approved a contract with the Classified Employees Association at their meeting on Wednesday night.
8/29 5:25 a.m. The Douglas Forest Protective Association has modified the Regulated Use Closure in place for the general public.
8/29 5:15 a.m. Officials at the Whiskey Complex of fires near Tiller are working to reduce the size and number of the closed areas near the complex just ahead of the Labor Day weekend.
8/29 5:00 a.m. Firefighters with Douglas County Fire District No. 2 are practicing search and rescue scenarios under smoke conditions during training sessions being held Thursday and Friday.
8/29 4:45 a.m. A boat ramp in Douglas County has received a national award.
8/28 2:00 p.m. Authorities say that text messages that were uncovered helped lead to a change in strategy which brought about the discovery of the body of Johnathan Croom on Monday night.
8/28 11:30 a.m. A Beaverton man was cited Tuesday afternoon by Roseburg Police after authorities claim he stole one shoe from a store on Stewart Parkway.
8/28 11:00 a.m. The Umpqua National Forest has two new fires that are being addressed.
8/28 11:00 a.m. The Umpqua National Forest has removed public use restrictions pertaining to campfires, smoking, chainsaw use, and the use of other internal combustion engines.
8/28 9:50 a.m. Two people were hurt when two vehicles collided near the intersection of Stewart Parkway Drive and Mercy Drive on Tuesday afternoon.
8/28 9:30 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail after police say that he tried to get away when they attempted to serve him with an arrest warrant.
8/28 6:35 a.m. Most of America will have Monday off, making for a three day weekend. In Oregon, over the past 40 years, an average of seven people have been killed in crashes over Labor Day Weekend, making it the second most deadly weekend of the year.
8/27 5:35 a.m. As moderate temperatures and higher humidity starts to return to the Umpqua Valley, residents will start to see smoke throughout the county as ranchers conduct prescribed fires to prepare their land for next year.
8/28 5:20 a.m. The Douglas Forest Protective Association is leading a Type 3 Incident Command Team which is overseeing work on the Douglas Complex of fires.
8/28 5:00 a.m. The Roseburg School Board will meet Wednesday night. The board will consider approving a lease that would allow UCAN Head Start to use a portion of the former Rose Elementary School building for the next school year.
8/27 2:15 p.m. While fires burning in the Whiskey Complex near Tiller have been contained a lot more work remains and officials say conditions are changing rapidly.
8/27 11:40 a.m. Greater Douglas United Way is getting ready to begin their next fundraising campaign. The 2013 Kick-Off Breakfast will be held on Thursday, September 5th at 7:00 a.m. in the Student Center of Umpqua Community College.
8/27 10:50 a.m. Two projects in the City of Roseburg are impacting how people get around in the community.
8/27 10:30 a.m. A fire likely caused by lightning two weeks ago has been discovered in the Tiller Ranger District.
8/27 10:00 a.m. A Roseburg woman is in jail following a traffic stop on Monday morning. At around 11:30 a.m., police contacted the passenger in a vehicle on Diamond Lake Boulevard.
8/27 9:50 a.m. Roseburg Police cited a total of ten people for prohibited camping on Monday morning.
8/27 9:30 a.m. Allegedly stealing three six packs of beer was enough have Roseburg Police send two men to jail on Monday night.
8/27 7:55 a.m. The Roseburg BLM office is organizing a community cleanup day for the Cow Creek Back Country Byway September 6th.
8/27 7:50 a.m. Managers for a new Roseburg housing development for veterans will begin taking applications Tuesday.
8/27 6:45 a.m. Advocates for the homeless told the Roseburg City Council on Monday night that a winter camp is needed for those without housing in the city.
8/27 5:40 a.m. The Roseburg City Council approved a zone change for twenty-six parcels in the northeast part of the city, just off of Diamond Lake Boulevard at Monday night’s meeting.
8/27 5:10 a.m. In their role as the Roseburg Urban Renewal Agency, the Roseburg City Council approved the Façade Improvement Program on Monday night.
8/27 5:00 a.m. The Umpqua National Forest has lowered the Industrial Fire Precaution Level for three ranger districts effective Tuesday.
8/26 8:00 p.m. A missing Arizona teen has been found dead in a wooded area in Riddle. Monday night the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office announced that the body of Johnathan Croom had been located about 1,000 feet from where the vehicle he had been driving was abandoned last week.
8/26 2:30 p.m. Rain and lightning was reported over the weekend in the Umpqua National Forest.
8/26 1:45 p.m. Sunday’s rain added to the hazards faced by firefighters in the Whiskey Complex near Tiller.
8/26 11:20 a.m. Ground searches have not turned up any leads as the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office tries to locate 18-year-old Johnathan Croom.
8/26 10:45 a.m. Residents of the City of Drain and the nearby area lost power for nine hours late Sunday. Todd Munsey of the Douglas Electrical Cooperative says an outage at the Drain substation began at about 5:00 p.m.
8/26 10:30 a.m. While most school districts in the area are starting classes next Tuesday, one district is already underway. The Camas Valley Charter School began classes Monday.
8/26 10:00 a.m. State Representative Tim Freeman is being honored on Monday night.
8/26 9:30 a.m. Management of the Douglas Complex of fires near Glendale is being turned over to the Douglas Forest Protective Association on Monday night.
8/26 6:50 a..m. The father of a missing Arizona teen is looking for his son in Douglas County. On Sunday, David Croom talked with the ABC’s Good Morning America.
8/26 5:30 a.m. The Roseburg City Council is meeting Monday night. The meeting will include a public hearing regarding a proposal to change the existing zoning of twenty six parcels of land in the area of N.E. Diamond Lake Boulevard, N.E. Casper Street, N.E. Boston, N.E. Odell, and N.E. Fulton.
8/26 5:10 a.m. On Sunday morning, firefighters at the Douglas Complex near Glendale woke up to rain. Rain at the camp began at around 3:30 a.m. That was good news to those who have been working fires since they began on July 26th.
8/26 5:00 a.m. The Whiskey Fire is now one hundred percent contained. Containment was announced on Sunday morning.
8/26 4:50 a.m. The Douglas Forest Protective Association has dropped the fire danger to “high” for the entire Douglas District thanks to the rain on Sunday.
8/25 4:40 a.m. The Douglas Forest Protective Association has lowered the Industrial Fire Precaution Level for lands in the Douglas District.
8/25 6:00 a.m. Downed power lines sparked a natural cover fire Saturday night about two miles south of Riddle.
8/24 1:50 p.m. Prior to Saturday, Gregg Green of Roseburg had only ever won one thing. "I won a beer mug once," he said, moments after sliding into the black leather interior of the 2013 Chevy Camaro that served as the grand prize of the 2013 Rotary Duck Race.
8/23 4:30 p.m. Friday turned into a busy day for crews with the Douglas Forest Protective Association. Friday afternoon crews spotted a second fire from yesterday’s lightning storm.
8/23 2:30 p.m. Nine people were arrested this week as the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team raided four medical marijuana sites.
8/23 11:45 a.m. While the lightning did not cause too many issues on Thursday, now the Douglas Forest Protective Association says they are responding to a rash of illegal burns.
8/23 11:05 a.m. Fires in the Douglas Complex of fires near Glendale are about a week from being contained but the number of fire personnel assigned is dropping quickly.
8/23 10:45 a.m. Officials with the Whiskey Complex of fires near Tiller say they hope to have the complex fully contained on Saturday.
8/23 10:30 a.m. 16 lightning strikes hit land protected by the Douglas Forest Protective Association on Thursday.
8/23 10:15 a.m. In spite of the rain on Thursday, public use restrictions remain in place in the Umpqua National Forest.
8/23 9:50 a.m. Roseburg Police say they responded to a report of a large fight in Riverside Park on Thursday afternoon.
8/23 9:20 a.m. An Arizona teen is missing, but his SUV has been found in Douglas County. Friday morning the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office asked for help from the public as they try to find 18-year-old Johnathan Croom.
8/23 6:50 a.m. Congressman Peter DeFazio is hopeful that a change in how O&C Lands are managed may not be too far off. The Congressman was on Inside Douglas County on Thursday
8/23 5:30 a.m. Red Flag Warnings ended Thursday night around the Umpqua Valley.
8/23 5:20 a.m. The City of Roseburg will pave seven streets as part of this year’s annual pavement management program.
8/23 5:00 a.m. The City of Roseburg will close the bike and pedestrian path from Gaddis Park to Deer Creek starting on Monday August 26th.
8/23 4:50 a.m. Casa de Belen will have a fundraising car wash on Saturday at Sherm’s Thunderbird in Roseburg. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
8/22 4:50 p.m. Red Flag warnings remain in effect for the Umpqua Valley and much of the entire region through Thursday evening.
8/22 2:05 p.m Light rain that fell Thursday morning helped crews working at the Douglas Complex of fires near Glendale.
8/22 11:30 a.m. Crews working on the Whiskey Complex of fires are nearing containment.
8/22 11:05 a.m. The Roseburg School District has set August 29th as Meet Your Teacher Day for elementary students in the district.
8/22 10:50 a.m. Myrtle Creek Police arrested two Salem men on drug charges Wednesday afternoon.
8/22 10:30 a.m. An Ideyld Park man was cited on Wednesday after Roseburg Police say they found a dog in distress in the man’s vehicle in NE Roseburg.
8/22 10:20 a.m. A teenager is in the Douglas County Jail after authorities allege finding him in possession of a destructive device on the grounds of VA in Roseburg on Wednesday afternoon.
8/22 9:30 a.m. Red Flag warnings have been issued for the Umpqua Valley by the National Weather Service in Medford. Forecasters say that thunderstorms will continue to move through the area throughout Thursday.
8/22 5:45 a.m. Roseburg School Superintendent Larry Parsons is not happy with the veto of Mascot Bill by Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber last Friday.
8/22 5:15 a.m. Leaders of counties in southern Oregon are gathering Thursday afternoon to talk about the problems they face.
8/22 5:00 a.m. The City of Roseburg is accepting applications for the funding of tourism related projects within the Roseburg area.
8/21 2:15 p.m. Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center is wrapping up their Summer Youth Program on Thursday.
8/21 11:10 a.m. A new building for the Roseburg Office of Oregon State Police is one step closer to reality.
8/21 11:00 a.m. The Douglas Complex of Fires near Glendale is seventy-nine percent contained.
8/21 9:30 a.m. Douglas County is on the northern edge of a large area that is under a Red Flag Warning starting Wednesday afternoon.
8/21 9:25 a.m. The Whiskey Complex of fires is now seventy-five percent contained.
8/21 5:50 a.m. Officials with the U.S. Forest Service are reopening parts of the closure area created by the Whiskey Complex of fires.
8/21 5:35 a.m. The Douglas Forest Protective Association is asking residents to check old debris piles for any heat or smoke.
8/21 5:25 a.m. Douglas County Commissioners will meet Wednesday morning. A lengthy list of fairly routine agenda items includes a contract award for the construction of a new police station for the Oregon State Police.
8/21 5:15 a.m. Douglas County Public Health is offering zoster vaccine for uninsured and underinsured adults who are age 60 and older.
8/21 5:00 a.m. The City of Roseburg is taking applications from people interested in serving on three advisory commissions.
8/20 3:00 p.m. Two people were taken to Mercy Medical after a collision on Highway 99 South on Tuesday morning.
8/20 11:30 a.m. With bow season opening on Saturday, The Douglas Forest Protective Association is asking hunters and other forest users to be aware of the fire restrictions that are now in effect.
8/20 11:05 a.m. The Bureau of Land Management has given a notice of Emergency Closure of Public Lands in the Douglas Complex of fires.
8/20 10:30 a.m. Officials with the Whiskey Complex of fires say that containment is expected to happen on Friday.
8/20 10:00 a.m. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Douglas County remains flat from the previous month. New data released on Monday from the Oregon State Employment Department shows Douglas County with a jobless rate of 11% for July.
8/20 9:55 a.m. A motorcyclist was injured when his bike was hit by a pickup on Monday afternoon.
8/20 6:35 a.m. State Senator Jeff Kruse wasn’t surprised by Governor Kitzhaber’s veto of the Native American Mascot Bill last Friday and plans to keep fighting to try and keep high school nicknames like Indians, Chieftains, and Braves.
8/20 5:40 a.m. In the KQEN Business Spotlight: A Roseburg car repair shop is celebrating 40 years in business with a special event on Tuesday.
8/20 5:30 a.m. A Roseburg timber executive is among over fifty people selected to serve on one of four new higher education boards in Oregon.
8/20 5:00 a.m. Music on the Half Shell wraps up their summer time concert series on Tuesday night. Portland based group Black Prairie will perform.
8/19 2:45 p.m. Fire restrictions for those who work in the woods are going up. Starting on Tuesday the Douglas Forest Protective Association will move to Industrial Fire Precaution Level 3 on all the lands under its jurisdiction.
8/19 2:30 p.m. The Douglas Forest Protective Association and North Douglas Fire Department responded to a natural cover fire about four miles northeast of Drain on Monday morning.
8/19 11:20 a.m. Douglas County Health and Social Services will resume serving meals at the Glendale Senior Dining Site on Tuesday.
8/19 11:00 a.m. The Douglas Complex of fires is close to hitting 50,000 acres in size.
8/19 10:45 a.m. Limited visibility prevented any air operations on the Whiskey Fire on Sunday.
8/19 10:20 a.m. No new fires were reported in the Umpqua National Forest on Sunday.
8/19 10:15 a.m. No one was hurt when a driver fell asleep while traveling on Highway 38 on Saturday.
8/19 10:00 a.m. A Roseburg woman is in jail charged with identity theft.
8/19 9:40 a.m. Roseburg Police arrested a 21-year-old man and charged him with burglary and other counts on Saturday morning.
8/19 9:25 a.m. A local transient has been arrested and charged with unlawful use of inhalants.
8/19 5:30 a.m. The Roseburg City Council will have a special meeting Monday afternoon.
8/19 5:20 a.m. The Douglas Complex of fires near Glendale is now seventy-five percent contained.
8/19 5:05 a.m. Crews made significant progress with the Whiskey Fire over the weekend. An update issued midday on Sunday from the Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team says conditions on Saturday were ideal for burnout operations.
8/19 4:55 a.m. No new fire starts were reported in the Umpqua National Forest between Saturday afternoon and mid-day Sunday.
8/19 4:45 a.m. Crews with the Douglas Forest Protective Association responded to a fire on Hayden Road about nine miles northwest of Roseburg on Sunday afternoon.
8/18 6:15 a.m. A natural cover fire on the east side of Interstate Five north of Glendale brought out crews from the Douglas Forest Protective Association on Saturday night.
8/17 11:30 a.m. The Douglas Complex of fires near Glendale is now seventy-two percent contained. Incident Commander Dennis Sifford of the Oregon Department of Forestry does not expect any more perimeter growth for the fire.
8/17 11:10 a.m. Burnout operations will continue Saturday on the Whiskey Fire. Staff with the Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team, say the successful completion of these burnouts is critical to getting the fire contained.
8/17 11:00 a.m. A tenth of an acre fire reported on Friday in the Umpqua National Forest has been contained. That fire was about a mile north of Shadow Falls Trail Head on the North Umpqua Ranger District.
8/16 2:30 p.m. Gov. John Kitzhaber has vetoed a bill that would have allowed some Oregon schools to keep their mascots, nicknames and logos that depict Native Americans.
8/16 2:15 p.m. The City of Roseburg will be slurry sealing 23 streets as part of this year’s annual pavement management project. The work will begin on Sunday, August 18th.
8/16 2:00 p.m. A transient was cited after police say she fled the scene of a car accident which started a fire on Thursday night.
8/16 1:45 p.m. A Roseburg salon is trying to help those who could use some assistance as they get their kids ready to start another school year.
8/16 10:55 a.m. The Douglas Complex of fires is now sixty-five percent contained.
8/16 10:45 a.m. Crews working on the Whiskey Complex of fires are making progress.
8/16 10:30 a.m. Another fire has been spotted in the Umpqua National Forest. This fire was found about a mile north of Shadow Falls Trail Head on the North Umpqua Ranger District.
8/16 9:55 a.m. Due to increasing fire danger, Roseburg Resources Company has closed all of its timberlands in Oregon to all motorized and walk-in public recreational access.
8/16 9:30 a.m. A Roseburg woman is being held on three drug charges. Friday morning around 2:45, Roseburg Police responded to a store on Stewart Parkway after someone was reportedly seen huffing from a can.
8/16 6:40 a.m. With just a week to go to the 2013 Rotary Duck Race, time is running out for people to buy tickets. CASA of Douglas County Executive Director Susan Knight talked about how the Duck Race helps the organization.
8/16 5:40 a.m. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has ordered that all flags at public institutions be flown at half-staff on Sunday in honor of Specialist Nickolas Welch.
8/16 5:30 a.m. Crews with the Douglas Forest Protective Association responded to three fires on Thursday.
8/16 5:10 a.m. Construction of the new parking lot between the VA Roseburg National Cemetery and the City of Roseburg soccer fields will start on Monday.
8/16 5:00 a.m. The Roseburg School District is taking applications for students who may qualify for free or reduced price meals at school.
8/16 4:50 a.m. Douglas Timber Operators will have their next breakfast meeting on Thursday, August 22nd.
8/15 5:10 p.m. All lanes on Interstate Five just south of the California border has reopened after being closed due to a wildfire.
8/15 4:50 p.m. You can’t get into California via Interstate Five Thursday afternoon.
8/15 2:00 p.m. Smoke has invaded the Roseburg area. Kyle Reed of the Douglas Protective Association says the smoke is coming from all the fires in the region, including fires in Northern California, due to a change in the wind pattern.
8/15 11:45 a.m. The Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for a Caribbean themed dinner in Stewart Park September 5th.
8/15 11:20 a.m. A man hit by a car while walking on the shoulder of Lookingglass Road on Tuesday night remains in critical condition.
8/15 11:00 a.m. The worker who died in Wednesday’s accident along Interstate Five in the Wolf Creek area has been identified.
8/15 10:40 a.m. Along with the fires burning in Douglas County, there are still a number of fires in other parts of the state as well.
8/15 10:10 a.m. Over 300 staff left the Douglas Complex of fires on Wednesday. The fire grew by just 160 acres as burnout operations continue.
8/15 9:55 a.m. The Whiskey Complex of Fires near Tiller has topped 12,000 acres.
8/15 9:30 a.m. Four new fire starts were reported on the North Umpqua and Diamond Lake Ranger Districts of the Umpqua National Forest on Wednesday.
8/15 5:30 a.m. A traffic flagger died along Interstate Five in the Wolf Creek area on Wednesday when a commercial truck hit the pickup and trailer next to where the flagger was working.
8/15 5:15 a.m. The Roseburg School Board focused on items that will help the district get ready for the new school year at Wednesday night’s meeting.
8/15 5:00 a.m. The Great ShakeOut is coming in October and you can already register to get involved.
8/15 4:50 a.m. The U.S. Forest Service is replacing the Prather Creek Bridge at milepost 2.1 on Laying Creek Road, about 16 miles southeast of Cottage Grove.
8/14 3:00 p.m. Oregon State Police are investigating a fatal hit and run crash that happened on Interstate Five in the Wolf Creek area on Wednesday afternoon.
8/14 11:15 a.m. One woman is dead and one man is injured following a car versus pedestrian accident Tuesday night on Lookingglass Road in Roseburg.
8/14 10:40 a.m. An escaped campfire was found on Tuesday in the Umpqua National Forest.
8/14 10:00 a.m. The Douglas Complex of fires near Glendale is seeing little growth. As of Wednesday morning the fire has burned 45,533 acres.
8/14 9:45 a.m. The Whiskey Complex of fires near Tiller is now fifty five percent contained.
8/14 9:30 a.m. Crews are still working on a number of fires around Oregon.
8/14 6:50 a.m. A fatal accident early this morning has closed a short stretch of Lookingglass Road in Roseburg.
8/14 5:30 a.m. The Umpqua Community Health Center is having an open house for their Myrtle Creek facility on Wednesday.
8/14 5:10 a.m. Officials with the Whiskey Complex of fires are holding a public meeting on Wednesday night.
8/14 5:00 a.m. The Roseburg School Board will meet Wednesday night. The board is scheduled to have second reading of policies related to hazing, harassment, intimidation, bullying, and menacing.
8/13 11:30 a.m. A former local girl is playing at Music on the Half Shell Tuesday night. Z.Z. Ward moved to Douglas County when she was eight and lived in the Glide area.
8/13 10:55 a.m. Staffing levels are dropping in the Douglas Complex of fires near Glendale.
8/13 10:40 a.m. Firefighters in the Umpqua National Forest responded to four reported smokes on Monday.
8/13 10:30 a.m. The Whiskey Complex of fires experienced only a slight growth in the amount of acreage burned on Monday.
8/13 10:10 a.m. The Douglas Forest Protective Association has found one new fire that started from last weekend’s lightning storm, bringing the total number of fires to 25.
8/13 10:00 a.m. A Roseburg woman was hurt during a domestic disturbance on Monday morning.
8/13 9:45 a.m. A California driver is in the Douglas County Jail after being arrested by Oregon State Police on Monday night.
8/13 7:45 a.m. A retired teacher with a passion for animals will be honored by Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center at the annual Paws for a Cause event next Friday. Barby Dowd will be presented with the 2013 Humane Hero Award August 23rd.
8/13 7:40 a.m. The Alzheimer’s Association is announcing plans for a ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’ in Roseburg September 15th.
8/13 5:50 a.m. A teacher at Roseburg High School is the newest member of the Roseburg City Council. Monday night the council appointed Ken Fazio to complete the term of Ken Averett who resigned a few weeks ago.
8/13 5:30 a.m. Monday night the Roseburg City Council heard about a proposal to impose new regulations on the owners of secondhand stores. Lieutenant Pat Moore has been working on the idea for over a year and a half.
8/13 5:10 a.m. The Governor’s office is working with Oregon Emergency Management and local Emergency Management offices to get information that will help them determine the need to seek a Small Business Administration economic disaster declaration as a result of the wildfires in southern Oregon.
8/13 4:55 a.m. Attendance was down slightly for this year’s Douglas County Fair. Fair Director Harold Phillips says he believes the weather played a big factor.
8/13 4:40 a.m. The Riverbend Live summer concert series may be done for 2013, but fundraising is already underway for 2014.
8/12 2:50 p.m. Due to continued concern about smoke in the Glendale area, the Douglas County Health and Social Services is closing the Senior Dining Site in Glendale until further notice.
8/12 2:25 p.m. A home in Green was damaged in an electrical fire on Saturday night.
8/12 11:05 a.m. The Douglas Complex of fires grew by about 1,000 acres on Sunday.
8/12 10:50 a.m. Officials with the Whiskey Complex of Fires are hoping that weather conditions in the next day or so will allow them to conduct burn out operations on the southeast sides of the Whiskey Fire.
8/12 10:30 a.m. No new lightning occurred on Sunday in the Umpqua National Forest. Spokesperson Cheryl Caplan says the latest confirmed fire is the Little Smith Fire on the Tiller Ranger District, just south of Smith Ridge.
8/12 10:00 a.m Safe Haven Maternity Home in Roseburg has been a resource in the community for over two decades. Sara Migulena is the Executive Director for the nonprofit group.
8/12 9:30 a.m. Passengers leaving the Eugene Airport need to arrive earlier this summer due to a construction project that is underway.
8/12 6:45 a.m. The Oregon Department of Transportation is hosting its second open house for the I-5 exit 127 Interchange Area Management Plan Monday afternoon in Roseburg.
8/12 5:45 a.m. There could be a new member of the Roseburg City Council by the end of Monday evening.
8/12 5:30 a.m. The Roseburg Police Department says the man who apparently shot himself at a Roseburg gun store last week died on Thursday afternoon.
8/12 5:20 a.m. The Douglas Forest Protective Association is warning of a scam related to the current fire situation.
8/12 5:10 a.m. The Douglas Complex of fires is now forty-eight percent contained.
8/12 5:00 a.m. Storms on Friday and Saturday brought rain to the Whiskey Complex near Tiller but officials say the amount of rain varied greatly.
8/11 4:40 a.m. Widespread lightning in the Umpqua National Forest during the thunderstorms on Saturday has resulted in several new fires.
8/12 4:30 a.m. Lightning storms on Friday and Saturday have been responsible for twenty-four new fires on lands protected by the Douglas Forest Protective Association.
8/11 7:00 a.m. Lightning on Friday and Saturday peppered parts of Douglas County. The Douglas Forest Protective Association has located 20 fires on the Douglas District.
8/11 6:30 a.m. Recent rain has led the Douglas Forest Protective Association to lower the Industrial Fire Precaution Level for part of the land they protect.
8/10 10:35 a.m. Wet thunderstorms are expected on Saturday at the Douglas Complex of fires.
8/10 10:20 a.m. Lightning strikes and rain are expected to keep firefighters in the Whiskey Complex very busy over the next few days.
8/10 9:55 a.m. More than 14,000 lightning strikes have been reported in Southern Oregon between Friday and Saturday morning, according to officials with the U.S. Forest Service.
8/10 7:10 a.m. Saturday is the final day for the Douglas County Fair. 4-H and FFA activities start at 9:00 a.m.
8/10 6:45 a.m. Friday night’s lightning resulted in two new fires on lands protected by the Douglas Forest Protective Association.
8/9 2:20 p.m. The north entrance to the Roseburg VA Medical Center has reopened following a gas leak on Friday morning.
8/9 11:45 a.m. The north entrance to the VA Medical Center is closed after a construction crew hit a two inch natural gas line along Garden Valley Blvd in Roseburg at about 10:45 a.m. Fred Meyer was never evacuated, but customers were directed away.
8/9 10:45 a.m. Members of the community can find out one aspect of what it is like to become a firefighter during the Douglas County Fire District No. 2 Firefighters Challenge Course on Friday afternoon.
8/9 10:30 a.m. The Whiskey Complex of fires grew by less than two hundred acres on Thursday. In spite of forecasts that called for lightning, the complex was socked in under an inversion layer until midafternoon Thursday.
8/9 9:55 a.m. The Douglas Complex of fires has surpassed 44,000 acres. The fire grew by about 1,400 acres on Thursday.
8/9 9:45 a.m. Officials with the Umpqua National Forest say that one lightning strike was reported on Thursday night.
8/9 6:50 a.m. Lightning strikes peppered northern California and Curry County overnight Thursday, and more is expected Friday.
8/9 5:50 a.m. Douglas County Health and Social Services is urging everyone exposed to wildfire smoke to take precautions to help avoid health problems.
8/9 5:40 a.m. Dark smoke in the Melrose area Thursday afternoon did not turn out to be a big fire as many expected.
8/9 5:20 a.m. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday to honor Jesse Trader.
8/9 5:00 a.m. The third day of the Douglas County Fair is here.
8/8 11:35 a.m. Oregon State Forester Doug Decker says it is important for everyone – from firefighters to the public - to pace themselves in the face of an intensifying fire situation. Especially since it may last until October.
8/8 10:50 a.m. The Douglas Complex of fires is continuing to grow slowly. The fires near Glendale grew by about 2,500 acres on Wednesday.
8/8 10:20 a.m. Officials working on the Whiskey Complex of Fires near Tiller say that the fires calmed down considerably on Wednesday.
8/8 10:00 a.m. Firefighters are responding to six confirmed fires on the Umpqua National Forest. Fifteen smokes have been called in from 21 lightning strikes spotted during an earlier storm.
8/8 9:45 a.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says a local fugitive was apprehended on Tuesday. Caleb Titus is a person of interest in several recent residential burglaries.
8/8 9:30 a.m. Roseburg Police have released little additional information regarding a shooting at a local store on Wednesday morning.
8/8 6:45 a.m. The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Red Flag Warning for a large area stretching from northwestern California to Eugene and into Eastern Oregon through Friday night.
8/8 5:40 a.m. The Douglas County Fair is in its second day. Active military and veterans will be admitted for free with proper identification until 5:00 p.m.
8/8 5:10 a.m. Three lightning strikes were recorded in the southern part of the Douglas District Wednesday night resulting in one confirmed fire.
8/8 4:45 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail after a standoff that lasted over two hours, involved three law enforcement agencies and closed off an entire neighborhood just east of the Roseburg city limits.
8/7 11:30 a.m. The Douglas Complex of Fires has topped 40,000 acres. 3,167 people are dealing with the firefighting effort.
8/7 11:00 a.m. The Whiskey Complex of Fires grew by nearly 2,000 acres on Tuesday. Thunderstorms began to arrive around 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
8/7 10:40 a.m. Tuesday night’s storms along the crest of the Cascades have resulted in 21 lightning strikes in the Umpqua National Forest.
8/7 10:20 a.m. Officials with the Umpqua National Forest say that the Dinner Ridge Road in the Cottage Grove Ranger District will be closed from August 12th through August 16th for road reconstruction.
8/7 9:50 a.m. Roseburg Police say a man apparently shot himself inside a local gun store on Wednesday morning.
8/7 9:45 a.m. Roseburg State Senator Jeff Kruse thinks last week’s visit to Glendale by Governor Kitzhaber and US Senators Wyden and Merkley could lead to more attention on managing forests.
8/7 6:45 a.m. Slow moving, warm water in the South Umpqua River has led to the possibility of dangerous algae blooms in Roseburg.
8/7 5:45 a.m. Another fire crew member has died in Oregon. On Tuesday, Jesse Trader was killed when the water tender he was driving crashed.
8/7 5:20 a.m. The 2013 Douglas County Fair is getting underway on Wednesday. Exhibits and activities begin at 11:00 a.m. each day, though 4-H and FFA activities start earlier.
8/7 4:50 a.m. The Gallery Manager for the Umpqua Valley Arts Association has announced her retirement. Aleta McGee has been in that position since 2006.
8/6 11:00 a.m. The Douglas Complex of fires grew by 3,000 acres on Monday. The fires in the Glendale area have now charred 38,406 acres.
8/6 10:45 a.m. Hot conditions on Monday helped the Whiskey Complex of fires near Tiller to grow by around 1,000 acres. As of midday on Tuesday the fire has now burned in 8,337 acres.
8/6 10:20 a.m. Air quality is a recurring issue while crews work to put out the Douglas Complex of fires near Glendale.
8/6 10:05 a.m. Air quality issues around Glendale due to the Douglas Complex of Fires have caused Douglas County Health and Social Services to temporarily close the Glendale Senior Service Dining Site for the rest of the week.
8/6 9:50 a.m. The Roseburg Food Project has set this Saturday, August 10th, as the next date for food to be picked up in the local area.
8/6 9:30 a.m. Roseburg Police cited two men after what they termed as a “road rage” incident Monday afternoon.
8/6 9:10 a.m. An unusual incident at a local store resulted in a Roseburg man going to jail Monday night.
8/6 5:50 a.m. Dry conditions have led the Douglas Forest Protective Association to make a modification in the Regulated Use Closure that is already in effect for the general public.
8/6 5:30 a.m. Smoke that could be seen from miles away coupled with reports that juveniles were running from a fire sent both police and fire personnel to an area south of Eastwood Elementary School on Monday afternoon.
8/6 5:00 a.m. The summertime fun continues with Music on the Half Shell. Tuesday night, it’s an appearance by Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue.
8/5 2:40 p.m. One of the organizers of Douglas County Relay for Life says the event generated over $140,000 for the American Cancer Society.
8/5 12:50 p.m. A Sutherlin police officer stopped a northbound vehicle on I-5 Monday morning for an unusual moving violation, leading to the arrest of two Portland people for drug possession.
8/5 11:15 a.m. A Roseburg transient drowned Friday afternoon near the downtown area. Sergeant Jeff Eichenbusch of Roseburg Police says that Friday afternoon at around 4:50 p.m. officers responded to a possible medical aid call near the Templin Beach boat ramp.
8/5 10:50 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail on multiple charges following an incident on SE Spruce.
8/5 10:20 a.m. In spite of warmer weather, the Douglas Complex of fires near Glendale saw little growth on Sunday. Officials with the Oregon Department of Forestry say that complex has now burned 35,633 acres.
8/5 9:55 a.m. The Whiskey Complex of fires is now being simply called the Whiskey Fire. That’s because the Whiskey and the Big Brother Fires have burned together.
8/5 9:35 a.m. Officials have closed the Cow Creek Back Country Byway until further notice due to the Douglas Complex of fires.
8/3 6:50 a.m. Forecasters at the National Weather Service are predicting a series of thunderstorms for southwestern Oregon this week.
8/5 5:40 a.m. Crews are continuing to battle a number of fires around southwestern Oregon.
8/5 5:20 a.m. The Coos Forest Protective Association has fined a Curry County homeowner after crews found an escaped camp fire recently.
8/5 5:05 a.m. Crews from the Douglas Forest Protective Association responded to a report of smoke in the Thompson Creek area about ten miles southwest of Winston on Sunday night.
8/5 4:50 a.m. The Douglas Forest Protective Association responded to a natural cover fire on Saturday night.
8/5 4:40 a.m. The American Red Cross shelters in Glendale and Grants Pass have closed.
8/3 8:00 p.m. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber says the fire threat facing Oregon right now is big.
8/3 5:50 p.m. While cooler weather helped crews to contain more of the Douglas Complex of Fires, the group of fires continues to grow.
8/3 5:30 p.m. The Whiskey Complex of fires continues to grow. Warmer temperatures on Friday are part of the reason the fire has now burned over 5,564 acres.
8/2 4:45 p.m. Congressman Peter DeFazio thinks it is possible the Hastings Bill – and the O&C management bill it contains – could be approved by the end of the year. But it will take another two years for the programs in the legislation to begin taking effect.
8/2 4:15 p.m. With air quality a continuing issue in parts of the region, the American Red Cross is seeing a steady demand for face masks.
8/2 11:05 a.m. Oregon’s Governor and both of the state's U.S. Senators are traveling to Glendale on Saturday for a briefing on the wildfires raging in Southern Oregon.
8/2 10:20 a.m. The Douglas Complex of fires saw little growth on Thursday, likely due in part to the cooler weather. Fires in the complex have now burned 28,740 acres.
8/2 9:30 a.m. Cooler weather helped crews working on the Whiskey Complex of fires in the Tiller area on Thursday. More activity is expected on Friday as temperatures warm back up in the region.
8/2 9:10 a.m. A Washington State man was hurt in an ATV accident early Thursday morning.
8/2 6:40 a.m. A K-9 police program in the Umpqua Valley has received a $1,200 grant from the Planet Dog Foundation.
8/2 5:50 a.m. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is mourning the loss of a fire crew member. On Thursday, 58-year-old John Hammack was part of a contract crew that was clearing trees so that firefighters could gain access to fires in the Deschutes National Forest near Sisters.
8/2 5:30 a.m. Thursday afternoon the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office downgraded the evacuation order for homes on Mount Reuben Road, Reuben Road, and McCullough Creek Road.
8/2 5:15 a.m. The Riverbend Live concert series wraps up their 2013 season on Friday night.
8/1 3:00 p.m. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality says air quality due to fire smoke remains an issue in some parts of southern Oregon.
8/1 2:20 p.m. One fire in the Whiskey Complex jumped a fireline on Wednesday.
8/1 1:25 p.m. Douglas County Commissioner Doug Robertson is optimistic that the Senate will see the benefits of HR 1526 and pass it after the August recess.
8/1 11:30 a.m. Oregon State Police have identified the man who died in a pedestrian involved traffic crash on Wednesday afternoon.
8/1 10:30 a.m. A home in west Roseburg received heavy damage during a fire on Wednesday afternoon. Douglas County Fire District No. 2 and the Roseburg Fire Department both responded to a residence on Woodside Avenue just after 3:00 p.m.
8/1 10:10 a.m. Two new fires have ignited on the Diamond Lake Ranger District in the Umpqua National Forest.
8/1 10:00 a.m It’s the number one priority in the nation when it comes to getting resources for a wildland fire. The Douglas Complex of fires has grown to 28,496 acres as of Thursday morning.
8/1 5:45 a.m. An unidentified man was killed Wednesday afternoon in an accident on Interstate Five southbound about halfway between Harvard Avenue and the Douglas County Fairgrounds exit.
8/1 5:30 a.m. When your financial institution calls and says you need to come in, it is not often a good situation. On Wednesday, however, two Roseburg area residents got a surprise when they went to the North Roseburg branch of Northwest Community Credit Union.
8/1 5:15 a.m. Eastern Douglas County appears to have made it through a severe thunderstorm warning unscathed.
7/31 3:05 p.m. A proposal to change how O&C lands are managed was passed on Wednesday by the Natural Resources Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.
7/31 2:15 p.m. Poor air quality from the Douglas Complex of fires has led the Douglas County Health Department to temporarily close the Glendale Senior Services Dining Site Thursday and Friday.
7/31 2:10 p.m. About 125 members of the Oregon Army National Guard are being called up for Active State Duty to help with the Douglas Complex of fires.
7/31 11:30 a.m. The Douglas County Fair opens one week from today. Fairgrounds Director Harold Phillips is making the rounds, reminding people of the prime time concert lineup for this year.
7/31 11:30 a.m. The Douglas Complex of fires now has burned over 25,000 acres.
7/31 11:10 a.m. The Whiskey Complex of fires continues to grow. Wednesday morning fire officials said the blaze has burned 3945 acres northeast of Tiller.
7/31 10:45 a.m. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality says the air in Glendale is considered “hazardous” as of midmorning on Wednesday.
7/31 10:20 a.m. Roseburg Police say that one man went to jail after an incident on West Harvard on Tuesday afternoon.
7/31 9:40 a.m. The Douglas County Health Department is asking for help from the public to find a pitbull that bit a man at Bart’s Market in Oakland on Sunday.
7/31 9:35 a.m. A popular addition to the Rotary Duck Race is back for a third run. Literally.
7/31 9:35 a.m. The Douglas Forest Protective Association and the Glendale Rural Fire Department responded to a natural cover fire on Tuesday night.
7/31 5:45 a.m. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber declared a State of Emergency for Douglas and Josephine counties on Tuesday. Officials with the Oregon Department of Forestry say that means the National Guard may begin to assist with firefighting efforts in the two counties.
7/31 5:15 a.m. It has been a long wait, but Congressman Peter DeFazio says the O&C Trust, Conservation, and Jobs Act will be brought to a vote in the House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday.
7/31 5:00 a.m. Two weeks after a Roseburg nightclub burned to the ground, officials say that their investigation is not yet complete.
7/30 2:50 p.m. The mother of missing Portland boy Kyron Horman has withdrawn her civil suit against Kyron’s stepmother, who lives in Douglas County.
7/30 11:30 a.m. The National Weather Service in Medford is calling for ‘abundant lightning’ Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning over Douglas and Josephine counties and the Umpqua National Forest.
7/30 11:15 a.m. The impact of fires in Douglas and Josephine counties has led Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber to declare a State of Emergency for both counties.
7/30 10:00 a.m. Some residents in the Ash Valley area northeast of Tiller have been evacuated due to growth in the Whiskey Complex of fires.
7/30 9:10 a.m. Wildlife Safari is starting a new badger excursion, which will feature a new resident of the drive-through park in Winston. Julianne Rose, Colleen May, and Tena Lammers of Wildlife Safari brought Mr. Badger to News Radio 1240 KQEN for Inside Douglas County Monday.
7/30 6:30 a.m. Glendale Mayor Jim Standard has had a lot to do since fires began near the town on Friday morning.
7/30 5:30 a.m. Residents of Glendale met for a community meeting on Monday night. Between 200 and 300 people turned out to hear more about the Douglas Complex of fires and what is being done to keep their community safe.
7/30 5:10 a.m. The Douglas Forest Protective Association has moved to Industrial Fire Precaution Level 3 on all private, county, state, and Bureau of Land Management lands in two more regulated use areas. That means that all DFPA land is now at Level 3.
7/30 4:50 a.m. A Grammy nominated jazz great is coming to Music on the Half Shell on Tuesday night. David Benoit launched his career in 1977.
7/29 4:10 p.m. The Douglas Complex of fires is growing quickly and more evacuations have been ordered.
7/29 3:30 p.m. The Umpqua National Forest is moving to Industrial Fire Precaution Level Three at midnight on Monday. That means the start of public-use restrictions on campfires, smoking, motorized travel, and the use of internal combustion engines.
7/29 3:00 p.m. Public health officials say exposure to the wildfire smoke in Douglas County may be a health risk.
7/29 11:45 a.m. Ten years in the Oregon Legislature has given State Representative Dennis Richardson a clear voting record. The Central Point Republican says that record is both an asset and a liability as he launches a campaign for Governor.
7/29 11:30 a.m. Officials with the Oregon Department of Forestry say that four hundred more residences are considered threatened due to the Douglas Complex of fires. That means evacuation of people may be necessary at some point in the future.
7/29 11:30 a.m. While the Douglas Complex of Fires is getting the most attention, there are other fires in the region as well.
7/29 10:30 a.m. A Sutherlin man was hurt in a motorcycle accident on Friday afternoon.
7/29 10:30 a.m. A Portland man was injured in a motorcycle wreck on Friday morning.
7/29 10:20 a.m. A body found floating in the North Umpqua River on Saturday was that of a missing Tyee man.
7/29 9:00 a.m. In the KQEN business spotlight: A Medford voice and data service provider has purchased Rio Networks of Roseburg.
7/29 6:50 a.m. The Douglas Complex of Fires continues to grow. As of 9:00 p.m. on Sunday night, information from the Oregon Department of Forestry says the fires have now burned 13,400 acres.
7/29 6:30 a.m. Law enforcement has a role to play in the fire situation in southern Douglas County. Sheriff John Hanlin was in Glendale to talk with residents over the weekend.
7/29 5:15 a.m. With the Oregon Department of Forestry now overseeing the effort of fighting the Douglas Complex of fires, the role of the Douglas Forest Protective Staff changed over the weekend.
7/29 5:00 a.m. With over 1,000 firefighters working on the Douglas Complex of fires, it might surprise people to know so much is going on behind the scenes.
7/29 4:40 a.m. Sunday afternoon the Josephine County Sherriff’s Office asked residents of Poorman Creek Road, off of lower Graves Creek Road, to evacuate due to danger from the Douglas Complex of fires.
7/28 2:55 p.m. Over 240 people are dealing with the Whiskey Complex of fires in the Umpqua National Forest. As of Sunday afternoon, the fires have grown to about 1,650 acres.
7/28 8:30 a.m. Officials with the Oregon Department of Forestry are offering more specifics on the Douglas Complex of fires burning in southern Douglas County.
7/28 6:30 a.m. The Douglas Complex of fires grew to 10,000 acres on Saturday.
6/27 4:50 p.m. Danger from the Douglas Complex of Fires is growing. At 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, the Oregon Department of Forestry announced that an estimated 7,500 acres of land have now burned between what started as 54 lightning-caused fires early Friday morning.
7/27 3:55 p.m. The Douglas Forest Protective Association has increased the fire danger level to “extreme” effective Saturday afternoon.
7/27 3:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon the Oregon Department of Forestry revised their estimate on the number of acres involved in the Douglas Complex of fires to between 4,000 and 5,000 acres.
7/27 9:45 a.m. The Douglas Complex of fires has burned an estimated 2,000 acres.
7/27 6:45 a.m. A fire team from the Oregon Department of Forestry is taking over management of a group of lightning-caused wildfires in Douglas County.
7/26 4:45 p.m. Eight confirmed fires are burning in the Umpqua National Forest. The fires are a result of the early morning lightning storm that moved through the region Friday.
7/26 11:05 a.m. The Douglas Forest Protective Association says they are dealing with 54 fires that started due to lightning storms early on Friday morning.
7/26 10:00 a.m. The Umpqua National Forest is dealing with the effects of Friday morning’s lightning storms. As of midmorning, there is one confirmed fire on the Tiller Ranger District.
7/26 9:45 a.m. A small part of the North Umpqua Trail is now closed so the crews can replace the Panther Creek Bridge.
7/26 9:30 a.m. The Myrtle Creek Summer Festival is in its second day. Booths opened at 10:00 a.m. and live music is feature from 12:00 p.m. until late Friday night.
7/26 9:30 a.m. A Roseburg woman is in jail charged with drug possession.
7/26 7:30 a.m. Several hundred people will spend 21 hours taking turns walking the track at UCC starting Friday afternoon in the 2013 Relay for Life.
7/26 7:30 a.m. Over 200 lightning strikes in Douglas County early Friday morning have started numerous small fires.
7/26 5:45 a.m. The Riverbend Live concert series turns to youth theatre this weekend.
7/26 5:00 a.m. A natural cover fire near Curtin brought in crews from the Douglas Forest Protective Association late Thursday afternoon.
7/26 5:00 a.m. Authorities say that a single vehicle accident near the corner of Little River Road and Buckhorn Road sparked a grass fire at around 3:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.
7/25 4:05 p.m. The Oregon Musical Theater Festival opens Thursday night at Umpqua Community College with the first performance of "Fiddler on the Roof."
7/25 3:00 p.m. Rising fire danger means that fire restrictions are going up. Kyle Reed of the Douglas Forest Protective Association was live on the Noon Report to talk about a change that goes into effect early on Friday.
7/25 10:30 a.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Myrtle Creek woman following an investigation into a series of thefts and the passing of stolen checks.
7/25 10:00 a.m. A Roseburg woman walking along Old Highway 99 South died Wednesday night after being hit by two vehicles.
7/25 9:30 a.m. Roseburg Police cited a woman for DUII and other charges after they say that she was in two accidents Wednesday afternoon while having her two children in the vehicle with her.
7/25 5:30 a.m. The Myrtle Creek Summer Festival begins Thursday afternoon at Millsite Park. The annual four day event features live music, food booths, and many special activities.
7/25 5:20 a.m. Officials from the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Office of the State Fire Marshal are asking Oregonians to use extreme caution as intense heat and dry thunderstorms are expected around the state for the next few days.
7/25 5:10 a.m. The annual salmon and steelhead habitat restoration program has begun on the Tiller Ranger District.
7/25 5:00 a.m. The South Umpqua School Foundation is getting ready for their ninth annual dinner auction fundraiser.
7/24 3:00 p.m. A Roseburg area pilot created a lot of attention when he landed his plane on Interstate Five southbound in the Wilbur area on Wednesday afternoon.
7/24 12:45 p.m. Detectives with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office are still on the lookout for Caleb “Gator” Titus. But on Tuesday, they caught one of his friends.
7/24 11:49 a.m. Farmers in the Klamath Basin aren’t the only ones in southern Oregon dealing with water shortages based on historic water rights. Low water levels have required Douglas County Water Master Dave Williams to enforce water rights on Quines Creek, a tributary of the South Umpqua River.
7/24 11:30 a.m. While some large clouds have been seen in the Douglas County skies on Wednesday, Kyle Reed of the Douglas Forest Protective Association says it appears that any thunderstorms that may hit the region will stay away from Central Douglas County.
7/24 11:20 a.m. Douglas County Commissioners are accepting applications as they seek to fill one vacancy on the Housing Authority of Douglas County Board.
7/24 10:45 a.m. The Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team has charged a Reedsport area man on several counts relating to an alleged indoor marijuana growing operation.
7/24 10:00 a.m. A southern Oregon State Representative is running for Governor. Wednesday morning, Central Point Republican Dennis Richardson announced that he will seek the GOP nomination in the 2014 May Primary Election.
7/24 9:30 a.m. The Umpqua National Forest is moving their fire danger level from moderate to high starting on Thursday.
7/24 5:45 a.m. The City of Sutherlin is in “alert stage one” due to a reduced amount of available water.
7/24 5:20 a.m. A Winston man is in jail after Oregon State Police accused him of a fishing crime.
7/24 5:00 a.m. Residents of SE Roseburg are invited to be part of a Community Impact Measurement Event on Saturday.
7/24 4:50 a.m. Motorists should expect delays of up to 20 minutes on Steamboat Road due to logging and equipment traffic.
7/23 3:00 p.m. A 74-year-old woman was taken to the Douglas County Jail on Monday afternoon, when deputies say she was accused of threatening her grandson and his girlfriend with a machete.
7/23 11:40 a.m. A man described as ‘one of the defining figures’ of American roots music plays Music on the Half Shell Tuesday night. Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks takes the Nichols Bandshell at 7:00.
7/23 11:00 a.m. With the deadline to apply just over a week away, only one person has put their name in for the vacant seat on the Roseburg City Council.
7/23 10:40 a.m. Eastwood Park in Roseburg will be getting a makeover next year. The City of Roseburg has announced that they received a grant from the State of Oregon to make some significant improvements to the park.
7/23 10:10 a.m. The Douglas County Child Safety Seat Coalition will have a Child Safety Seat Clinic on July 26th in the parking lot of the Roseburg Valley Mall.
7/23 10:00 a.m. A local transient is in jail following an incident on Monday afternoon.
7/23 7:38 a.m. Organizers for the 2013 Douglas County Relay for Life are down to working out the final details for the 21 hour event coming Friday at UCC.
7/23 5:50 a.m. The Roseburg City Council has decided to declare a small parcel of green space next to the Willis House as “surplus”, and allow it to be put on the market as part of a package to sell the historic home in downtown Roseburg.
7/23 5:30 a.m. The Roseburg City Council heard more about the potential benefits of having a plaza in downtown Roseburg on Monday night.
7/23 5:00 a.m. Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center will have their 5th annual Paws for a Cause fundraising dinner on Friday, August 23rd.
7/23 4:50 a.m. Increased fire danger has prompted the Coos Forest Protective Association to increase fire prevention measures for industrial operations.
7/22 5:00 p.m. A longtime Roseburg convenience story is getting ready to close its doors. Owner Dan Cossey says that Anderson Place Market will close by the end of the month.
7/22 2:30 p.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is trying to locate a Glide man in connection with two recent burglaries.
7/22 11:30 a.m. A Roseburg man is in jail following an incident at a gas station on West Harvard Avenue on Sunday.
7/22 11:15 a.m. A Sutherlin man is in jail following an accident Saturday night. A report from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says the deputies responded to an accident at the intersection of Nonpariel and Plat K roads at around 7:30 p.m. that evening.
7/22 10:50 a.m. In what is likely the first “back to school” related story this summer, the Roseburg School District has announced registration information for the 2013-14 school year.
7/22 10:30 a.m. The Roseburg City Council is continuing to explore the feasibility of having a plaza in the downtown area.
7/22 10:10 a.m. Construction work on a campus roadway expansion and enhancement project is underway at the VA Roseburg.
7/22 9:50 a.m. Firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service dealt with eight abandoned campfires over the past weekend, all on the Tiller Ranger District.
7/22 9:30 a.m. Douglas County did not come out unscathed over the weekend, either. Douglas Forest Protective Association crews worked with Riddle Fire Department crews to contain a small natural covre fire just outside of Riddle early Sunday morning.
7/22 9:25 a.m. A 500-acre fire threatened 150 homes in Josephine County over the weekend. One home was lost. The Pacifica Fire started Friday afternoon near Williams.
7/22 9:20 a.m. A piece of equipment in a substation near Roseburg went out yesterday afternoon, cutting power to approximately 4,500 Pacific Power customers for a few hours.
7/19 3:30 p.m. For some it has been a dream years in the making. Now it is only a few weeks from becoming a reality. Friday at noon, about 40 supporters gathered to hear speeches, break ground, and celebrate the start of the construction of a new paved parking lot.
7/19 11:36 a.m. Indie pop band Dirty Martini plays Riverbend Live in Winston Friday night. McKinley from Dirty Martini was on the Morning Coversation with Kyle Bailey. It turns out, the trio isn't your typical band.
7/19 11:10 a.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has charged a transient with arson and accused him of setting a series of arson fires in south Douglas County.
7/19 10:30 a.m. The Sutherlin Stampede is happening Friday and Saturday. The 21st annual free rodeo takes place both nights starting at 7:00 p.m.
7/19 10:10 a.m. Firefighters from around Josephine and Jackson County were busy on Thursday when a fire broke out north of Grants Pass in the Merlin area.
7/19 9:30 a.m. Traffic backed up for several miles on Interstate Five southbound Thursday afternoon when two vehicles got involved in a wreck.
7/19 6:48 a.m. The House Democratic Caucus has voted Congressman Peter DeFazio as Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee.
7/19 5:50 a.m. The groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction for a new paved parking lot in Fir Grove Park will be held at noon on Friday.
7/19 5:30 a.m. Riverbend Live continues their 2013 concert series on Friday night. Portland based indie band Dirty Martini will perform.
7/19 5:15 a.m. Umpqua Watersheds will have their 27th Annual River Appreciation Day on Saturday. Events will run from noon until 8:00 p.m. at the Elkton Community Education Center, located along the Umpqua River.
7/19 5:05 a.m. Graffiti Weekend has been over for several days, but one aspect of the fun event will be benefiting a local food bank for awhile.
7/18 3:00 p.m. Fire investigators have finished their work on the scene of Wednesday’s fire at Chrome Nightclub in Roseburg.
7/18 2:30 p.m. Oregon State Police dealt with their second high speed chase in less than twenty four hours on Thursday afternoon.
7/18 11:40 a.m. Court Appointed Special Advocates of Douglas County is sponsoring Kids’ Day at Legion Field Friday night when the Doc Stewarts face Grants Pass at 6 p.m.
7/18 11:30 a.m. Oregon State Police say one woman was hurt when her vehicle left Interstate Five northbound ten miles north of Glendale on Wednesday afternoon.
7/18 11:00 a.m. One segment of the North Umpqua Trail will temporarily close for construction. Officials with the North Umpqua Ranger District say that the Calf Segment will close starting on Monday, July 22nd while the Panther Creek Trail Bridge is being replaced.
7/18 10:55 a.m. The Roseburg School Board met on Wednesday night. Superintendent Larry Parsons says the board discussed a potential future use for Rose Elementary School.
7/18 10:30 a.m. Two fires kept crews with the Douglas Forest Protective Association busy on Wednesday night. Kyle Reed of DFPA says the report came in just after 7:30 p.m.
7/18 7:00 a.m. Some people in Douglas County are hearing about the Douglas County Citizen Emergency Notification System for the first time.
7/18 5:50 a.m. A state investigator is being brought in to help as local fire officials look into what may have caused the fire that destroyed Chrome Nightclub early Wednesday morning.
7/18 5:25 a.m. The Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce is still seeking applicants for the 2013-14 Project Leadership class.
7/18 5:15 a.m. The Douglas County Fair is only three weeks away and organizers are getting ready for the 46th annual Diaper Derby contest.
7/18 5:00 a.m. You can get something to eat and help a local concert series at the same time. The periodic Eat to Keep the Beat fundraiser is happening on Thursday in Winston.
7/17 3:45 p.m. One man was arrested following a 17 mile pursuit on Interstate Five southbound on Wednesday afternoon.
7/17 2:08 p.m. The Roseburg Police Department used the reverse 9-1-1 warning system late this morning in order to ask residents to keep an eye out for a potential burglary suspect.
7/17 11:35 a.m. Christian music icon Amy Grant plays the Britt Festival in Jacksonville Sunday night, but Wednesday morning she talked about her career on News Radio 1240 KQEN.
7/17 11:30 a.m. Fire officials are continuing their investigation into Wednesday morning’s fire at the Chrome Nightclub on Diamond Lake Boulevard.
7/17 10:30 a.m. A Roseburg man was arrested Tuesday on the charge of first degree sexual abuse.
7/17 10:20 a.m. A Roseburg man is jail on multiple charges related to methamphetamine.
7/17 9:50 a.m. An 18-year-old Glide woman was hurt when her vehicle crashed Tuesday morning in the 11,000 block of Little River Road.
7/17 9:30 a.m. Predicted lightning storms did not materialize, but the 500 acre Box Springs Fire is still burning 25 miles northeast of Prineville.
7/17 5:45 a.m. Fire crews battled a big fire at a Roseburg night club early Wednesday morning.
5/17 5:10 a.m. American music was a big hit at Music on the Half Shell on Tuesday night. Around 4,000 people turned out to hear The BoDeans.
7/16 1:30 p.m. A 40-year-old man is in the Douglas County Jail following a disturbance at a home Monday night in Yoncalla.
7/16 11:35 a.m. The Douglas Forest Protective Association says the fire danger level has increased to “high” for the entire Douglas District.
7/16 11:30 a.m. The Oregon Department of Forestry is fighting the Box Springs Fire in Central Oregon. That lightning-caused fire has burned 240 acres and is only eight percent contained.
7/16 11:21 a.m. A public bike sharing system with success around the world is being launched in Roseburg. A program called B-cycling is making its debut at the Roseburg VA as part of a new health and wellness program for veterans.
7/16 11:10 a.m. A Roseburg couple is improving at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.
7/16 10:10 a.m. The Douglas Forest Protective Association responded to several fires between Monday night and Tuesday morning.
7/16 9:45 a.m. The VA Roseburg Healthcare System will have their quarterly remembrance service on Thursday at noon in the campus Chapel in building 16.
7/16 5:45 a.m. The Southern Oregon Wine Institute is restarting the vineyard next to their facility on the west side of the Umpqua Community College campus.
7/16 5:20 a.m. Crews from the Douglas Forest Protective Association tackled a fire along the Tiller Trail Highway on Monday afternoon.
7/16 5:00 a.m. Two semi trucks were involved in an accident on Interstate Five southbound on Monday afternoon. Information supplied by Oregon State Police says the wreck happened around 12:45 p.m. near Rice Hill.
7/16 4:30 a.m. Music on the Half Shell has their third show for the 2013 season tonight. Wisconsin based group The BoDeans will perform their brand of American music.
7/15 1:19 p.m. Industrial operators in Douglas County are under more restrictions Monday, due to increasing fire danger.
7/15 11:10 a.m. Only minor injuries were reported when a pickup tried to avoid some deer and crashed along Highway 138W about two miles west of Sutherlin on Sunday night.
7/15 10:40 a.m. The Umpqua Business Center will celebrate their first year in operation on Thursday.
7/15 10:00 a.m. A 21-year-old woman is in the Douglas County Jail on multiple charges after being arrested late Sunday night.
7/15 9:45 a.m. A 20-year-old Scottsburg resident is in the Douglas County jail after his arrest on Friday.
7/15 6:50 a.m. The trial of the man accused of shooting at police last December has been moved back.
7/15 5:30 a.m. The City of Roseburg will have a groundbreaking ceremony for the Fir Grove Park parking lot project on Friday.
7/15 5:20 a.m. Graffiti Weekend brought lots of classic cars to Douglas County.
7/15 5:10 a.m. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level has risen for lands in the Umpqua National Forest and for land protected by the Douglas Forest Protective Association.
7/15 5:00 a.m. The Oregon Department of Transportation is continuing nighttime drainage work on Interstate Five near the Garden Valley Interchange.
7/15 4:50 a.m. The Douglas County Health Department is offering the zoster vaccine for shingles for those who are uninsured and underinsured and who are 60 years of age and over.
7/14 6:45 a.m. After the big cruise on Saturday night, there are still a couple of Graffiti Weekend events set for Sunday.
7/13 7:00 a.m. Graffiti Weekend continues around the Umpqua Valley and there is a lot going on.
7/12 11:11 a.m. Douglas County Health officials are trying to find a dog that bit a woman Thursday.
7/12 10:40 a.m. The City of Reedsport will remember Police Chief Mark Fandrey during a memorial service on Sunday afternoon at 3 in Pacific Auditorium in Reedsport.
7/12 10:15 a.m. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says that a 64-year-old man was arrested on Thursday afternoon and charged with DUII.
7/12 10:00 a.m. Two people were charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine after Roseburg Police responded to a report of suspicious activity near Legion Field on Thursday.
7/12 9:45 a.m. A bicyclist was taken to Mercy Medical Center on Thursday after being struck by a van while on West Harvard Avenue in front of the northbound on-ramp to Interstate Five.
7/12 9:20 a.m. A 57-year-old Sutherlin man was arrested after victims reported that shots