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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in a national Click It or Ticket seatbelt campaign which takes place May 23 through June 5, 2022. To kick off the national campaign, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has requested that all states participate in a one-day, […]

Salem, OR—Electric vehicle (EV) charging is coming to the Oregon State Park system. Starting this summer and over the next year, Level 2 EV chargers will be installed in selected state parks as part of a pilot project created by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and the nonprofit Adopt a Charger (AAC). The agreement […]

ROSEBURG, Ore., — The Paul Morgan Observatory at Umpqua Community College will reopen to the public on May 15, after over 2 years of closure due to the pandemic. The dark red Super Flower Full Moon will be rising in total eclipse. Weather permitting, the observatory telescopes will project images of the eclipse onto a […]

ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an assault that occurred on Sunday near the 7000-block of Melqua Road and is asking for assistance in solving it. On Sunday, May 1, 2022, shortly before 5:00 am, deputies were advised of a man in the emergency department at Mercy Medical Center who had reportedly […]

Roseburg, Ore., – The Umpqua Community College Board of Directors has voted to raise tuition per credit from $104 to $109 for the 2022-23 school year, which for most students will be covered by increases in state and federal grant programs. The 4.8 percent increase falls well below the national inflation rate of 8.5 percent […]

Douglas County, Ore. – Changes to the voting process to begin as soon as the May, 2022 election. First, a new Oregon law (House Bill 3291) known as the “postmark rule” went into effect on January 1, 2022.  The new law changed Oregon’s mail-in voting laws and states that any mail-in ballot postmarked by the […]

Azalea, Ore. – In the evening hours of Monday, April 18th, 2022, detectives with the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT) executed a search warrant on a rural property in Azalea, Oregon and located an illegal marijuana operation. Detectives seized 1,702 marijuana plants, and approximately 23.5 pounds of processed marijuana.  Detectives also located 4 high end […]

Witness the spectacle of seasonal bird migration during Roseburg Spring 2022 Swift Watch & World Migratory Bird Day Celebration on upcoming Friday evenings in Fir Grove Park. Roseburg Parks and Recreation is co-sponsoring swift watches on four Friday evenings – April 22, April 29, May 6 and May 13 — with the Umpqua Valley Audubon […]

Glendale, Ore. – In the evening hours of Thursday, April 7th, detectives with the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT) executed a search warrant on 3 warehouse buildings in the 300 block of Hayward Lane, in Glendale. There had been ongoing suspicious activity at the location to include high volume of workers coming and going, and […]

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has been notified by Lumen Technologies & Reliance Connect of a telephone service and disrupting the ability of those affected to dial 9-1-1 from their landline telephones. The outage began roughly around 7:18 am on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Residents in the communities of Drain, Yoncalla, […]