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ROSEBURG, Ore. – JULY 6, 2021 – Firefighters are actively suppressing a wildfire near Steamboat, approximately 30 miles east of Glide, Oregon on the North Umpqua Ranger District. The Jack Fire, which is currently estimated at 900 acres, was reported on Monday, July 5, 2021 at 5 p.m. and is burning in grass and timber […]

This weekend Douglas County will experience an unusual heat wave not common for this time of year. This has created a sudden need for cooling centers around the county. At the time of publishing there are only a couple of places offering relief from the freak heatwave that begins Friday and will stretch well into […]

Douglas County, Ore. – After joining other counties in sending a number of letters to Oregon Governor Brown in the past regarding COVID-19 mandates due to risk levels, Douglas County Commissioners have drafted and sent their own letter. This time, to confront ‘enhanced’ unemployment benefits the county commissioners believe, if ended will encourage people to […]

ROSEBURG, Ore. – A Roseburg woman died in a traffic crash on Thursday night on Del Rio Road. On May 27, 2021, at approximately 6:36 pm, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a report of a serious two vehicle crash in the area of Del Rio Road near Wilbur Road. Deputies arrived on scene and discovered a 2002 […]

(Douglas County, Ore.) As you embark on your Memorial Day weekend adventures, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners are very excited to announce that they have decided to eliminate the day use parking fees at all Douglas County operated Parks starting tomorrow, Friday, May 28, 2021. The change comes ahead of schedule, as the Douglas […]

IDLEYLD PARK, Ore. – After 17 nights in the wilderness, 69 year-old Harry Burleigh has been found alive and rescued by Search and Rescue crews who never gave up. On Sunday, May 23, 2021, Douglas County Search and Rescue conducted another mission in the area of Calf Creek after Burleigh’s fishing gear was found last […]

Sutherlin High School’s Wes Crawford was named Douglas Regional Teacher of the Year and is now a Candidate for 2022 Oregon Teacher of the Year. Sutherlin High School’s agricultural science teacher, Wes Crawford was named Douglas’ 2022 Regional Teacher of the Year! Crawford wins a $500 cash prize and is in the running for Oregon’s […]

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – Beginning Monday, May 24, 2021 and extending through Sunday, June 6, 2021 the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon will use federally funded overtime to educate the public about safety belt and child seat laws including a law passed in 2017 increasing safety for children under age […]

CORRECTION: This news release is being corrected to include a hyperlink for the new Interim Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals, in addition to a hyperlink to the updated Statewide Reopening Guidance – Masks, Face Coverings, Face Shields. OHA will be hosting a Media Availability today at 3pm. Oregon State Public Health Officer and Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger will […]

UPDATE 05/17/2021 1:30 PM IDLEYLD PARK, Ore. – The search efforts for Harry Burleigh who was reported missing on Friday, May 7, 2021, are continuing today after finding what are believed to be some of Burleigh’s personal items and a makeshift shelter near Calf Creek. 69 year-old Burleigh failed to return from a fishing trip […]