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ROSEBURG, Ore. – Umpqua Community College (UCC) has been awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title III Strengthening Institutions Program. The 5-year grant will fund programs to support students in college preparedness, retention and graduation. The programs will employ two new staff members dedicated to helping students make the transition […]

Salem, Ore. – The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis (OEA) confirmed earlier this month a nearly $1.9 billion tax surplus, triggering a tax surplus credit, or “kicker,” for the 2021 tax year. Instead of kicker checks, the surplus will be returned to taxpayers through a credit on their 2021 state personal income tax returns filed […]

Canyonville, Ore. – On Tuesday, October 5th, 2021, members of the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team executed a search warrant at a large scale illicit marijuana growing operation in the 9000 block of Days Creek Cutoff Road in Canyonville. The activity was being conducted on two parcels of historical farmland along the South Umpqua River just […]

Roseburg, Ore. – On October 5, 2021, OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers out of the Roseburg Office were notified that a 5-point bull elk was left to waste on a BLM road between Turkey Creek and Upper Cow Creek Road in South Douglas County just east of Interstate-5 and Canyon Mountain. A preliminary investigation has […]

IDLEYLD PARK, Ore. – Searchers have recovered the body of Branda Hoyle who went missing on Saturday, September 25, 2021. 43-year-old Branda Hoyle was on an outing with family members when she walked away from the group. When she didn’t return, family became concerned and began looking for her. They later called 9-1-1 when they […]

Somewhere near 9:00 am Monday morning (PST), the social media giant Facebook went down. Users of Instagram and WHatsApp were also affected by the outage. Facebook sent out a Tweet on Twitter, “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing Facebook app. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, […]

Roseburg, Ore – On September 9th, 2021 at about 8:00 PM, officers with the Roseburg Police Department responded to the 1300 block of SE Magnolia Street after it was reported John Kliestik (39) was attempting to light his parent’s home on fire while they were inside the residence. Officers on scene verified there were fires […]

YONCALLA, Ore. – A large scale criminal marijuana grow operating under the guise of a legal hemp operation has been shut down by law enforcement in Douglas County. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT) executed a search warrant in the 1000-block of Scotts Valley Road Wednesday, September 1, 2021. The […]

CANYONVILLE, Ore. – Fire officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association and the Bureau of Land Management have declared the Skyline Ridge Complex 100% contained as of Monday, August 30th. With full containment on the incident being reached, all 19 fires within the complex will be moved to a patrol status. DFPA crews will continue […]

Steamboat, Ore. – As of Saturday, July 31, the Jack Fire has burned 23,004 acres and is 63 percent contained. The fire is burning in steep, rugged terrain that is difficult to access, and it continues to be a challenge for firefighting operations. Fire behavior on the Jack Fire is most active south of Hwy […]