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Douglas County, Ore. – The Douglas Forest Protective Association has increased the fire danger to “EXTREME” effective immediately on all 1.6 million acres of land protected by DFPA. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level will remain at IFPL III. During extreme fire danger, the following activities listed under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions are prohibited:• The use […]

Douglas County, Ore. – The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution declaring a State of Emergency for Douglas County today, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at their Weekly Business Meeting, in response to the Jack Fire burning up the North Umpqua Hwy (Oregon Hwy 138) near Dry Creek. At the time of the declaration, […]

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 […]

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. – The recent surge in COVID cases over the last two weeks have prompted the State of Oregon to move Douglas County from the State’s Mandated High COVID Risk Level to the State’s Mandated Extreme COVID Risk Level, thus imposing stricter guidelines on Douglas County residents and businesses. The county will move […]

“Second Draw PPP Loan” program created for previous borrowers seeking additional economic relief.“ According to a recent release by the Small Business Administration (SBA), over 1.1 million Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans were issued in 2020, worth over $100 billion in economic relief for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. But PPP relief doesn’t […]