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ROSEBURG, Ore – Numbers of wild summer steelhead returning to the North Umpqua River are showing improvement. As of July 19, 1,094 wild summer steelhead crossed Winchester Dam in the North Umpqua River. Which is an improvement over 2021 when a total of just 450 wild fish returned. Although returns remain below average for this […]

UPDATE: Delmagene “Dallas” Smith and Charlize Gibson have been located and are no longer considered missing. On Thursday, June 11, 2022, deputies learned that Smith had been spotted at her place of employment in Riddle. Deputies contacted her and conducted an interview. Smith denied having any knowledge of Gibson’s whereabouts. Further investigation revealed that Smith […]

UPDATE: July 22, 2022, 4:45 p.m., the Oregon State Medical Examiners Office has confirmed the deceased female found in Cow Creek on July 13th is 18 year old Kendra Marie Hanks of Winston. RIDDLE, Ore. – A Riddle man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance and murder of 18-year-old Kendra Hanks of Winston. On […]

ROSEBURG, Ore. – The search and investigation into the disappearance of a Winston woman is ongoing and the Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s assistance in the missing person investigation of Kendra Hanks. Kendra was last seen walking past B&D Meats towards Winston on Highway 99 near Grange Road in the Green District at […]

Roseburg, Ore. – Tuesday, Umpqua Community College was awarded a $40,000 grant from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Dell Technologies and Intel, as part of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Incubator Network Initiative. The attributed funds will go towards building an AI incubator on a virtual platform for greater access to AI computing power, […]

Roseburg, Ore. – At 12:35 a.m. on July 4, firefighters with Douglas County Fire District No. 2 and Winston Dillard Fire District responded to the 4000 block of Hanna St. for a reported garage on fire.  Several callers to 911 reported a garage on fire, unknown if anyone was still inside. A Fire District No. 2 […]

At 1:26 a.m. on July 2, 2022, Roseburg Fire Department personnel responded to a reported commercial structure fire at 2435 NW Stewart Parkway.  Dispatched received several reports of smoke showing from the roof of the commercial structure that houses Del Taco on Stewart Parkway.  Firefighters arrived on scene to find a significant amount of grey […]

ROSEBURG, Ore – Numbers of wild summer steelhead in the North Umpqua River are up from last year’s low of 450 fish. As of June 21, 544 wild summer steelhead crossed Winchester Dam into the North Umpqua Basin. Although this is still lower than average, biologists anticipated an increase in returns as ocean conditions are […]

You Buy One, We Plant One campaign donates $1 from every purchase to plant one tree Portland, Ore. – Once again, four leading Oregon craft beverage producers are teaming up with Oregon Parks Forever to raise funds to replant 25,000 trees in Oregon’s parks and forests. Between record breaking fires caused by a freak windstorm […]

REEDSPORT, Ore. – Oregon hunters are offering a $500 reward for information on a poacher who shot a deer and left it dead in a Reedsport boat launch parking lot at about 3 a.m., June 17. The report must lead to an arrest or citation and the reporting party could opt instead for four hunter […]