Category Archives: Roseburg News-Review

Here’s how Roseburg’s growth stacks up against other cities in state, county 

Roseburg’s been growing slow and steady since 2010, slower than most Oregon cities, but faster than most other cities within Douglas County. According to the most recent estimates by the U.S. Census, Roseburg is estimated to have grown 5.4 percent between 2010 and 2017. That’s roughly the same rate of growth as Ashland, with 5.2 […]
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Update: Oakridge tunnel open for train traffic again

UPDATE ON JUNE 20. Union Pacific announced on Wednesday, June 20, that the tunnel near Oakridge causing delays in rail shipments to most of Eastern Oregon, has been repaired and is open for train traffic again. According to the announcement, they expect the delays to continue for two to three weeks while congestion eases. Source: […]
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Roseburg VA nursing home receives four star rating

The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s Community Living Center has received a four-star rating out of a possible five stars. Roseburg VA Interim Director Dave Whitmer said in a written news release that staff members have worked hard to improve the center. Source: Roseburg VA nursing home receives four star rating | Veterans |

Umpqua Rivers deemed at risk for toxic algae

Douglas County’s main waterways are on a preliminary list created by the Oregon Health Authority that highlights toxic algae-prone water systems within the state. Nearly 40 percent of the 41 water systems listed by the state agency are in the county. The initial list was made in response to toxic blue-green algae found in treated […]
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Railroad tunnel collapse reroutes local lumber shipments

Local lumber mills have been suffering from delayed deliveries since a railroad tunnel collapsed near Oakridge on May 29. Part of Union Pacific Tunnel number 11 near Oakridge collapsed, according to a release sent out to local lumber mills and posted on its website after the cave in. The tunnel is supported with steel liners […]
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Opioid safety topic of Roseburg VA town hall 

Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center officials told local veterans Tuesday they’re making progress on reducing opioid overuse and abuse. The comments were made at a town hall meeting on the Roseburg VA campus Tuesday evening. Source: Opioid safety topic of Roseburg VA town hall | Veterans |

Roseburg library receives grants from Oregon Community Foundation

The Roseburg Public Library has received a $100,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation, which will help pay for creation of a state-of-the-art children’s library and a library for teens and pre-teens. About $50,500 comes from the Crane Creek Family Fund, the Olsrud Family Fund and the Robert K. and Judith A. McDermott Fund. Source: […]
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Prozanski talks guns, recycling at town hall 

Algae blooms, proposed gun laws, funding for higher education and recycling were all topics at State Sen. Floyd Prozanski’s town hall meeting at Umpqua Community College on Saturday. Prozanski, who represents Senate District 4, which covers North Douglas County and much of Lane County, spoke in front of a handful of people Saturday morning as […]
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Two cases of whooping cough confirmed at North Douglas Elementary School

The Douglas Public Health Network has confirmed two cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, at North Douglas Elementary School. Source: Two cases of whooping cough confirmed at North Douglas Elementary School | Health |

Lawmakers hold hearing to discuss Oregon dairy’s downfal

Oregon lawmakers are asking questions about what went wrong with a large dairy that is facing a lawsuit, regulatory problems and bankruptcy in an effort to find ways to prevent a similar situation in the future. The Senate Interim Committee on Environment and Natural Resource scheduled a legislative hearing with the state’s top agriculture and […]
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